Rotate in Photoshop CS6

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You're watching VisiHow. In this video, I'm going to show you how you can rotate an image in Photoshop CS6 in Windows 7. To begin, you should have Photoshop CS6 open. The icon is blue, with the letters "P" and "s" on it. Then, either create a new document, or open an existing one, which I show you how to do in other tutorials. You can see that I actually have two documents open, accessible by clicking on the two tabs near the top of the screen. For this tutorial, I will drag the second image onto the first and drop it. It shows up as a new layer, "Layer 1". The first image is now the "Background" layer. With "Layer 1" selected, I will very quickly shrink the image down. I've taught you how to do that in another video, and I won't show it today, because we're just going to rotate. Make sure that you are selected on the layer that will be rotated. For this demonstration, that is "Layer 1", the dog image.

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    Press "Ctrl" and "T" on the keyboard
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    This adds little squares around the borders of the image.
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  2. 2
    Right-click on the image
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  3. 3
    Click "Rotate"
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  4. 4
    Look at the cursor
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    It now looks like a curve with an arrow at either end.
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  5. 5
    Click near the edge of the image, hold, and drag
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    A little box pops up with an angle in it. It tells us the degree that we are rotating the image.
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  6. 6
    Release
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    The cursor will go back to normal.
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  7. 7
    Right-click on the image again
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    We have the option to rotate by a set number. We can choose "180" degrees, "90" degrees clockwise, or "90" degrees counter-clockwise.
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    Click on a rotation option
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    We will choose 90 degrees counter-clockwise.
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  9. 9
    Look at the image
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    Because ours was slightly rotated before we applied the new rotation, it's still slightly lopsided. It's exactly 90 degrees from where we had it.
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    To fix an error, mouse up to the three icons near the top right-hand side of the working area
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    The center icon is a circle with a line through it.
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    Click the icon shaped like a circle with a line through it
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    This takes it back to how it was before.
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    To accept the changes, click the icon shaped like a checkmark
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    This applies everything we just did to the canvas. We will click to cancel, because ours is lopsided. That's how we rotate in Photoshop.
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    I've just shown you how you can rotate an image in Photoshop CS6 in Windows 7. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to add them to the section below, and we'll do our best to get back to you.
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