How do I return to 0º when I accidentally rotate with gestures in Photoshop

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  1. danielmedhurst macrumors newbie

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    Hello, I wonder if anyone can help. I have recently upgraded to the new Lion (something which I am slightly regretting now) and when I use photoshop I keep accidentally rotating the image using gestures.

    It is useful occasionally but most of the time its just irritating. Is there something I can do to get it to snap back to 0º quickly? At the moment I have to try and manually rotate it to 0º with the gesture, which seems next to impossible to get it perfect.

    Has anyone had any luck with this?

    Many thanks,
    Daniel
     
  2. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

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    This won't work. Rotating the canvas is not regarded as an undoable action.
     
  4. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

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    Oh, fair enough. Kind of an oversight don't you think?
     
  5. danielmedhurst thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Jimmy, I've been using Photoshop for years, I know my way around that. Its just this new gestures function that is confusing me. Surely there must be a quick key command to get it to snap back to zero.

    I thought if you held alt or something it might rotate in 45º increments, allowing you to rotate back to 0º easily, but no. Any other suggestions?

    Thanks.
     
  6. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

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    Sorry, you just never know sometimes :rolleyes:

    It seems like a major oversight to me for cmd-z not to work.
     
  7. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    Have you tried holding down Shift and then rotating it? That's the button to press most of the time when rotating.
     
  8. danielmedhurst thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah that doesn't work unfortunately. There must be a way of doing it?
    Apple really seam to be slipping otherwise.

    This is the first OS I've upgraded to where I have been really disappointed by it. My mac actually slowed down after upgrading to Lion (and it was only 4 weeks old at that point). Plus it still seems to be full of bugs and while I'm ranting whats with the faux calendar look for iCal. That just looks like something Microsoft would do.
     
  9. iHateMacs macrumors 6502a

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    It's nothing to do with Apple or Lion. It's a Photoshop thing.

    Rotating with gestures (in photoshop) is the same as holding the R key and rotating with the mouse.

    When you hold the R key a little tool bar appears at the top. Click "Reset View" there.
     
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  11. Peter Mead macrumors newbie

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    Great - It always seemed like a weird issue, and tried every variation on the 'shift / alt / cmd / ctrl' radar and got nothing.

    'ESCAPE' works brilliantly - in fact it's gonna encourage me to needlessly rotate the screen in PS whenever I get the chance!

    Thanks el Maco community.
     
  12. etayyab macrumors newbie

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    Press the r key to use the rotate tool, on the top tab click hit reset or change the degree to 0.
     
  13. Uptownjesus macrumors newbie

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    Holy ****. Thanks, man. I can't believe something so simple took ten replies to resolve.
     
  14. tarinrafferty macrumors newbie

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    Brilliant Thanks!
     
  15. erikafranzi macrumors newbie

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    THANK YOU!!
     
  16. bernardtime macrumors newbie

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    You sir are great, worked for me!!! Hate all these people on the forums stating the wrong answers, but cant thank you enough. No messing and it WORKED!! simply press escape.
     
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  18. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    It's a great solution...good thing your keyboard has an "Escape" key.
     
  19. YurmaSter macrumors newbie

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    I just got back into Photoshop and I had the same issue on Photoshop for Windows. Holding the "R" key and rotating with mouse works! Thank you!
     
  20. ullysses31 macrumors newbie

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    This works Great! - Thanks
     
  21. toma932 macrumors newbie

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    within photoshop just press R and the Rotate View tool comes on then set the rotation to 0 in the top left
     
  22. lphillips2002 macrumors newbie

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    This is life changing, thank you.
     

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