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How to mirror a layer with a given shape e.g. a little cloud

about a diagonal path or like?

there is a path, that consists of a simple line, it is tilted 5 degree from vertical and I'd like use this path as mirroring axis

but the point is the mirroring with a tilted axis so if the path should be replaced with sg else, tell me

Please help me

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  • What have you tried? Where is it failing?
    – Scott
    Commented Jun 16, 2023 at 14:17
  • Can you please show us what you are trying to do? Take a screenshot or show an example of what you are trying to achieve. Thanks.
    – Billy Kerr
    Commented Jun 16, 2023 at 20:42
  • If you consider paid extensions and you’re not M2 Mac, my Layer Factory has this functionality Commented Jun 17, 2023 at 21:10

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You cannot mirror anything with custom axis in Photoshop. You can only mirror things by scaling them to -100% in width or height, but you can also rotate stuff. That's quite unnecessarily complex for such a simple task, but at least you can do it. So what you could do is:

  • Draw a huge vector circle around your objects to 'save' the exact pivot point for rotation and put them into a group. Copy the angle of the path from the properties window:

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  • Transform the whole group with Ctrl + T and rotate it by the copied angle. You might want to change it to negative, if it doesn't rotate in a way that the path gets straight. It doesn't matter if its vertical or horizontal, just that its parallel to width or height of the image:

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  • Duplicate and transform the cloud. Place pivot point on the line and enter -100 to the height or width depending how your path is oriented:

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  • Rotate the group back and delete the circle:

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