How to Mirror an Image in Photoshop


To mirror images refers to flipping them so that everything is reversed – just like in real life when you reflect something in a mirror.

This can be useful in any number of situations. For example, if the photo was taken in front of a mirror and you want to reverse it back; or if you need to place a logo or some text onto an image and the negative space is on the wrong side.

You can also use this technique for creative purposes. You can use it when you’re doing composites and you need to add a reflection to one of the elements.

You can even mirror an image to give a surreal effect to your photograph.

Another possibility is to go abstract and use a mirrored picture to create beautiful patterns. Whatever the reason, it’s always useful to know how to flip images in Photoshop, regardless of whether you’re a professional or an amateur.

In this article, I’ll show you how to mirror an image in Photoshop, how to flip only a part of it or a specific layer, and how to rotate a photo.

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How to Flip, Mirror and Rotate Images in Photoshop


Shotkit Writer & Camera Gear Reviewer

Ana Mireles is a Mexican researcher that specializes in photography and communications for the arts and culture sector.

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