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How to rotate text or text box? - in Photo

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I think you have to select the text box with the "move tool" (top arrow in the left panel) and then top-centre the rotate "button" will present itself..... click and drag on that and it will rotate. For accuracy you can type in the figure (e.g. 90) in the "transform" panel, bottom right.




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5 minutes ago, gumbo23 said:

I did spy the rotate box, and managed to get there. Still, I don't know why you can't select and object and more easily rotate it.

In Photo:

  1. Transform studio panel: R (for Rotate) box.
  2. Right-click on the layer in the workspace, choose Rotate Left or Right.

Additionally, in Designer or Publisher:

  1. Layer menu: Layer > Transform > Rotate Left or Right
  2. On the Toolbar, Rotate Clockwise or Counterclockwise:


The capabilities are probably different because Serif doesn't expect photographers to be needing to rotate individual layers as often as designers or publishers would need to.

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42 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

Right-click on the layer in the workspace, choose Rotate Left or Right.

That rotates the view by 15º.

Right-click then Transform > Rotate Left/Right rotates objects by 90º.

(left/right seems to be Affinityspeak for anticlockwise/clockwise, sometimes)

Also, Photo has Rotate 90º Clockwise/Anticlockwise in the Arrange menu, which affects objects.

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You can also rotate a layer by moving the mouse pointer near to (not directly over) one of the selected layer’s corner handles, until the pointer looks like a curved-double-headed-arrow, and dragging from there. You can also hold the right-hand mouse button down while you do that to rotate the layer from the opposite corner to the handle which is being dragged.
gumbo23: How were you expecting to be able to rotate a layer “more easily”?

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