A long-desired feature from other leading digital painting tools is the Rotate View tool, which allows you to rotate the document canvas to make otherwise uncomfortable strokes with a digitized art tablet perfectly natural. Press the R key or click-and-hold the Hand tool at the bottom of the Toolbox and select the Rotate View tool. Click-and-drag on the document until you reach your desired placement. For precision and consistency, you can also enter rotation numerically in the Rotation Angle field in the Options Bar. Click Reset View in the Options Bar, or double-click the Rotate View tool in the Toolbox, to return to normal orientation.

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  1. Halfling Rogue 23 July, 2010 at 19:39 Reply

    Is this available in Photoshop CS3? My Hand tool doesn’t appear to have any options other than Zoom with the Ctrl and Alt keys, and the R key is assigned to Blur/Sharpen/Smudge.

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