Shortcut to flip a layer horizontal/vertical

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In Photoshop. What is the shortcut for this? And especially if I have triggered a CMD+T free transform bounding box. Is there a way to flip horizontal where the image snaps to the correct width while dragging a bounding box handle in some way?

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Is there a way to flip horizontal where the image snaps to the correct width while dragging a bounding box handle in some way?When Transform has been invoked ctrl-clicking raises a contextual menu. In Photoshop. What is the shortcut for this?I think there is no default shortcut but you could assign one.

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Is there a way to flip horizontal where the image snaps to the correct width while dragging a bounding box handle in some way?

When Transform has been invoked ctrl-clicking raises a contextual menu.

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In Photoshop. What is the shortcut for this?

I think there is no default shortcut but you could assign one.

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Thanks, but...

Come on, folks, read the question carefully!

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As I mentioned there is no default shortcut to »flip« – feel free to define one under Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts.

Come on, folks, read the question carefully!

Please elaborate.

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While physically dragging a bounding box handle:

Is there a way to flip horizontal where the image snaps to the original width while dragging a bounding box handle in some clever way?

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Perhaps the idea of "mirroring" a layer (object) helps you understand what I'm wishing for. For example, press CMD +T for the transform mode bounding box around the layer painted um "object". If I drag the right bounding box handle to the left, I can flip it, but the width is fluidly variable. I wish I knew the secret to having it flip to the same width it had been.

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You could do this:

Highlight with the Marquee

Use Ctrl+T to get bounding box

Move the centre of rotation to the edge (it will snap)

Enter -100% in the options bar width - it will flip exactly

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One can invoke the flip from the contextual menu and from then on the pressed shift-key will lock the proportions within this transformation but just dragging alone is not enough.

A possible work-around would be recoding the flip in a Free Transform and then checking the »Toggle dialog on/off«-field in the Actions Panel.

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I do not know of a keyboard shortcut but you can add a negative sign in the tool bar option window. It will than flip transformed selection to exact size.

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Thanks Dave, and Randy, and C. Pfaffenbichler, for your replies. I always assumed that I didn't know that obscure "secret" way, but evidently there isn't a secret way. Having considered the matter, the assigning of a custom shortcut is probably simplest way to go forward. Many thanks to you!

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If it is just about flipping the custom Shortcut seems to be the best way indeed, if you want to combine with other transformations Actions can be assigned F-keys.

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Dec 08, 2017 Dec 08, 2017

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How to make a flip canvas button in photoshop hotkey How To Draw Tutorial - YouTube  this show you how to do it with the push of one button

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Thanks tons!

Mike Witherell

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Although it's an extra step, you could drag in a guide and snap it to one edge of the layer. Then, Alt+Drag the opposite edge all the way over, until it snaps to the guide. You could probably make a script that would place the guide automatically (and possibly clear it when done).

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