In this brief guide, we've shared how to flip a layer in Photoshop, so you can quickly shift the balance of your composition. This is extremely useful when plotting out design layouts that have too much content on one side. Using the Layers panel, it's easy to select an image in your project, and then flip it horizontally or vertically.
How to Flip a Layer in Photoshop
First, open your current Photoshop project and go to the Layers panel (press F7 if you can't see it). Click on the layer that you'd like to flip.
Next, choose "Edit" > "Transform" to see the full list of flip and rotate options. In most cases, you'll want to choose "Flip Horizontal" or "Flip Vertical". The former option will transform your layer into a mirror image of itself, while the latter option will flip the layer upside-down.
You can also select the desired layer, press Ctrl/Command+T (to enter Free Transform mode), and then right-click on the layer to see the full list of Transform options.
How to Flip Multiple Layers
Select the layers you'd like to flip by holding Ctrl/Command and clicking on each layer in the Layers panel. Then, choose "Edit" > "Transform" > "Flip Horizontal" (or "Flip Vertical").