Shows the steps required to flip a layer in Photoshop.

How To Flip Layer In Photoshop
How To Flip Layer In Photoshop
March 10, 2019

This tutorial shows the steps required to flip a layer in Photoshop both horizontally and vertically.

Open Image

We will be using the Lighthouse Royalty Free Stock Photo from Pexels for demonstration purpose. Open the downloaded image in Photoshop as shown in Fig 1.

Open Image

Fig 1

The right side shows the Layers panel having Image layer in locked position. Double click the layer to unlock it. A confirmation dialog will be displayed as shown in Fig 2. Provide a name to the layer and press Ok Button to unlock the layer.

Unlock Layer

Fig 2

Flip Horizontally

Click on the Edit Option Button on the Top Menu Bar, hover on Transform and click on Flip Horizontal Option as shown in Fig 3.

Flip Horizontal

Fig 3

Flipped Horizontally

Fig 4

The flip horizontal option flips the image horizontally as shown in Fig 4.

Flip Vertically

Similar to horizontal flip, click on the Edit Option Button on the Top Menu Bar, hover on Transform and click on Flip Vertical Option. The vertically flipped image is shown in Fig 5.

Flipped Vertically

Fig 5

This is how we can flip an layer both horizontally and vertically.

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