A Site for Photographers by Photographers

Community > Forums > Digital Darkroom > Software>Editing > How do you rotate an image in...

Featured Equipment Deals

25 Creative Photos of Sunflowers Read More

25 Creative Photos of Sunflowers

From bud to decay, a sampling of beautiful sunflower photos by photo.net members.

Latest Equipment Articles

Lensbaby Spark Review Read More

Lensbaby Spark Review

This inexpensive gadget does indeed spark your creativity. Read on to see how.

Latest Learning Articles

26 Creative Photos of Water Drops Read More

26 Creative Photos of Water Drops

These absolutely amazing macro photographs feature a tiny elemental thing that can hold a lot of mystery. Take a moment to enjoy these photographs of water drops.


How do you rotate an image in Photoshop without rotating the entire canvas"

Maria Linda Garcia , Aug 08, 2007; 04:23 p.m.

I would like to rotate an image without rotating the canvas. How can I do this. I don't want to get the white around the image.

Responses

Patrick Lavoie , Aug 08, 2007; 04:28 p.m.

You are rotating the layer only instead of the entire canvas.

let say you have a horizontal image that you want to rotate as a portrait mode for example, just go to IMAGE > ROTATE CANVAS and everything should rotate. If you have a layer and use EDIT > TRANSFORM > ROTATE you will get the result you get right now.

Errol Young - Toronto, ON, CA , Aug 08, 2007; 04:29 p.m.

I think that I know that you mean. You have an image with a white background. Use the Rectangulay Marquee tool to isolate the image. I would copy this to a new layer. Layor/new/image via copy. Then use the transform tool Edit/transform to do what you want. Fill the lower area with white if needed.

Errol

David Banks , Aug 08, 2007; 07:32 p.m.

What Errol said. Using image/rotate canvas as suggested above will rotate the whole canvas, which is not what you want Select just the image area then use edit/transform as Errol suggests.

Patrick Lavoie , Aug 08, 2007; 07:36 p.m.

strange it seem im the only one that have read;

<...I don't want to get the white around the image....>

Maria will tell us what work for her hopefully : )

David Banks , Aug 09, 2007; 12:08 a.m.

Using image/rotate canvas as suggested above will rotate the whole canvas, which is not what you want Select just the image area then use edit/transform as Errol said.

Back to top

Notify me of Responses