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How to Flip a Layer in Photoshop

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What You'll Be Creating

Wondering how to flip a layer in Photoshop? Today I'll show you a few simple ways to do that!

What You'll Learn in This Tutorial on How to Flip a Layer in Photoshop

  • How to flip one layer in Photoshop vertically
  • How to flip one layer in Photoshop horizontally
  • How to flip a layer horizontally with the Transform Tool
  • How to flip a layer vertically with the Transform Tool

1. Flip Layer a Vertically in Photoshop

If you want to flip a layer in Photoshop, all you need to do is select your layer in the Layers Panel and then go to Edit > Transform > Flip Vertical.

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And this is how my image, which I found on Envato Elements, look now:

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2. Flip a Layer Horizontally in Photoshop

The Photoshop "flip layer horizontally" function works the same way! Just select the layer and go to Edit > Transform > Flip Horizontal.

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Here's my image, which I flipped horizontally:

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3. How to Flip a Layer Horizontally With the Transform Tool

Another way to flip your layer in Photoshop is with the Free Transform Tool. To activate it, press Control-T, and then change the angle to 90° (or -90°).

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4. How to Flip a Layer Vertically With the Transform Tool

This works the same as the "flip layer horizontal" Photoshop function. Just press Control-T and change the Angle to 180°.

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Awesome Work, You're Now Done!

Today you've learned how to flip a layer in Photoshop in a few simple ways! I hope you enjoyed the tutorial, and if you want to learn more about Photoshop functions, check out these amazing tutorials:

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