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.
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.
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!
to flip horizontally you can, with your object selected, press 'o' and hit enter twice
Hey man, thanks.
You are rock! Thanks a lot
ty so much!
on a side note - this should be first reply in thread - every other response is pretty much irrelevant or purposefully smug.
"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.