4.8.  Flip Tool

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Figure 12.62.  Flip tool

Flip tool

The Flip tool provides the ability to flip layers or selections either horizontally or vertically. When a selection is flipped, a new layer with a Floating Selection is created. You can use this tool to create reflexions.

4.8.1.  Activate Tool

You can get to the Flip tool in several ways :

  • In the the image-menu through: Tools/ Transform Tools/Flip ,

  • By clicking the tool icon: in Toolbox,

  • or by using the Shift-F key combination.

4.8.2.  Key modifiers (Defaults)


The Shift-F key combination will change the active tool to Flip.


Ctrl lets you change the modes between horizontal and vertical flipping.

4.8.3.  Options

Figure 12.63.  Flip Tool” Options

Flip Tool Options


The available tool options for the Flip Tool can be accessed by double clicking the Flip Tool icon.

[Note] Note

These options are described in Transform tools common options.

Flip Type

The Tool Toggle settings control flipping in either a Horizontal or Vertical direction. This toggle can also be switched using a key modifier.