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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.

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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.

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