How To Flip an Image in Photoshop

how to flip an image in photoshop
Have you ever wanted to know how to flip a picture in Photoshop?

These are the key steps for flipping your photograph in Adobe Photoshop. This image editor lets you choose between a vertical and a horizontal flip. Since a horizontal flip is a more practical and common edit, let us see how that works. Although the technique’s wording may differ a bit, depending on which version of Adobe Photoshop you have, it takes just three easy steps. Then, if you like, set up a keyboard shortcut to save time and boost your skills.


Time: 3 minutes.

Level: Beginner, Easy.

Step 1: Open Photoshop. Open a photo into Photoshop. File > Open ( ctrl + O/Command + O).

Step 2: In Photoshop’s top menu, find the word Image, between the word Edit and Layer.Click Image > Image Rotation> Flip Canvas Horizontal.

Step 3: Save your image file (ctrl + S / Command + S). Great, you now have learned an easy technique for flipping your photograph in Photoshop. That’s it !

Advanced Tip: A keyboard shortcut is designed to save you time navigating the menu. To make your own keyboard shortcut for flipping an image, Click Alt + Shift + Ctrl + K to bring up the shortcut dialog. Next, Click Image. Look down the dialog box to click Flip Horizontal and put in a new Keyboard Shortcut ( I used two keyboard keys: “ctrl + , “). Click Accept. Click Save. Try the Shortcut a few times and you’ll see your photograph flip horizontally back and forth.


Of course, flipping an image horizontally makes a mirror image, and flipping vertically turns your photo  upside down. You can flip a photo in Photoshop Elements, or in the Photoshop Express app.

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