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Shortcut for flip horizontal/vertical?

Community Beginner ,
Oct 27, 2008

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I find myself digging this option from the transform pane all the time, is there a way to assign a shortcut for this simple operation?

I can't get a hang of the Reflect-tool for some reason, it's quite clumsy.

You're confusing robustness with clumsiness. Just hold down the Shift key at the same time to get basic horizontal/vertical operation.

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Shortcut for flip horizontal/vertical?

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I find myself digging this option from the transform pane all the time, is there a way to assign a shortcut for this simple operation?

I can't get a hang of the Reflect-tool for some reason, it's quite clumsy.

You're confusing robustness with clumsiness. Just hold down the Shift key at the same time to get basic horizontal/vertical operation.

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Just double-click on the reflect tool and you get the Horizontal/vertical option. Or (with the same tool) put your cursor on the reflection axis and option-click. This is one of the tools that you seldom need to use manually.
Of course you can do exactly the same with the transform gadget by entering a minus value, but the reflect tool is easier.

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I use the flip horizontal and vertical commands alot also. But it has never seemed a hassle to get to them. If you keep the transform panel open all the time then it's only two clicks to do either command - one to open the flyout menu and one to select either of the flip commands.

You could also create an action to do them, but that requires the action panel to be open and still takes two clicks. You could however assign a Function Key to the action and reduce the work down to just pressing one key.

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I second the request for a keyboard command for flip horizontal, vertical, 90 degrees, -90 degrees, 180 degrees and -180 degrees. Photoshop had this and as a textile designer I use it constantly.

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I have Actions for both operations and use Button Mode so I have a button for each in the Actions panel, along with buttons to rotate 90 degrees clockwise and counterclockwise. The buttons save a lot of effort.

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I've wanted a shortcut for flipping for a long time.  I use it a ton.  In Photoshop it's easy.  In Illustrator there's no shortcut.  I assign the horizontal flipping to my "double-clicker" on my wacom pen and then hold down shift to do vertical flipping.

Thanks to tmalcom's suggestion, I have created an action, assigned it the F2 key, and then assigned that to my wacom pen.  This is more complicated than it should be, but at least it'll feel like I'm working as efficiently in Photoshop now.

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I learned an incredibly quick shortcut in school if you are reflecting so that it ends up perfectly symmetrical.  Click on the Reflect tool, and make sure that your selection that you want to reflect is highlighted.  Hold down the alt key, and click where you would like it to reflect to( for example if you are reflecting half of a shirt, click the middle of the half) Then your options will pop up, and just make sure that you press copy.  Then group the two and bam! You have two perfectly symmetrical and attached halves to make a whole!

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to flip horizontally you can, with your object selected, press 'o' and hit enter twice

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Hey man, thanks.

Really helpful

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THANK YOU!

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You are rock! Thanks a lot

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ty so much!

 

on a side note - this should be first reply in thread - every other response is pretty much irrelevant or purposefully smug.

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"on a side note - this should be first reply in thread - every other response is pretty much irrelevant or purposefully smug."

 

The answer just doesn't universally work.

If you have previously used the reflect tool with a horizontal (or any other angled) axis, then that option will be the preset for your next reflection. There are several post with universally working solutions in the thread.

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