How to Rotate Text in Photoshop?

Photoshop features many tools for creating, touching up, and adding elements to images. For example, the “Type Tool” allows you to add a text layer to an image in Photoshop.

How to rotate text in Photoshop

To achieve a more desirable design, it might, however, be necessary to tweak the orientation of the text. To do that, this post explains how to rotate text in Photoshop. Read on for the step-by-step instructions.

How to Rotate Text in Photoshop?

If you’re a Photoshop CS5 user, one way to rotate a text is to apply transformation effects to the text layer. But this may rasterize the text and prevent further editing.

This method explained below is easy to use. Furthermore, this method will also work on CC and other versions of Photoshop.

  1. Open the file containing the text you wish to rotate.
  2. Make sure the “layers panel” at the bottom right corner is opened. When not, click “Window” at the top bar and then, select “Layers” from the options displayed. This should reveal the panel.
  3. Now, on the Layers panel, click (to select) the text layer.
  4. Move your cursor to the top bar, click “Edit,” and then select “Transform.” This will reveal more options. Here you can “Rotate 180°, “Rotate 90° CW,” “Rotate 90° CCW,” or use other rotating options available. Play with each option and settle for what suits your needs.

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Rotate Tips: If you can’t get the perfect rotation with the options displayed in #4, then follow the instructions below.

  1. From the Layers Panel, click (to select) the text layer
  2. At the top bar, click “Edit” and then choose “Free Transform.
  3. Ensuring your mouse is positioned outside the text, rotate your mouse in the direction you desire.
  4. To apply the rotation effect, press “Enter” on your keyboard.

By using this method, you don’t have to worry about the text becoming rasterized. Furthermore, you can still use the Type Tool to make additional changes to the text.

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