How to Rotate, Tilt or Tip and Add Text or an Image at an Angle in Preview – It’s So Easy!

Those of you who read the Internet Patrol regularly know that it’s super-easy to paste one image into another in Preview on a Mac, but did you know that you can also easily rotate, tip or tilt that second image to any slanted angle that you want? And you can do the same for text! You can rotate it, tip it, slant it, even make it vertical! It’s all easy, once you know how!

(If you missed the first article, you can read it here: How to Combine Images on a Mac)

Here’s how to do that image or text rotation:

How to Rotate Text or an Image in Preview

First, open the image to which you want to add and rotate the second image or text.

For this demonstration, we have chosen the image of a hot air balloon.

hot air balloon

 

 

Now, let’s say that we want to use the image as the background for a sales flyer, so we want to add the text “Big Sale” to it.

First, go up to the menu bar in Preview, and click on ‘View’.

preview view

 

Click on ‘View’, and select ‘Show Markup Toolbar’.

preview show markup tool bar

 

This will add this to your view:

preview markup toolbar

 

Now click on the ‘text box’ icon, which is the box with the ‘T’ in it…

preview toolbar text box

 

…and Preview adds a text box to your image (or PDF). Don’t worry that it’s not where you want it, or not the size and font you want.

preview text box

Read Internet Patrol Articles Right in Your Inbox as Soon as They are Published! Only $1 a Month!
Imagine being able to read full articles right in your email, or on your phone, without ever having to click through to the website unless you want to! Just $1 a month and you can cancel at any time!

 

From here you can drag the text box around and put it where you want it, and also enlarge or reduce it.

And you can change the font face, size, and color here:

preview font settings

 

So here’s what we have so far:

how to tilt text or image in preview

 

But we want that “Big Sale!” splashed diagonally across the page, like a banner, like this:

how to tilt and rotate image and text preview

 

“WHOA!”, we can hear you saying, “How did you do that??”

Ok, ready to have your mind blown?

With the text box selected, hold down the ‘command’ key on your keyboard.

mac command key

 

Now, while holding down that command key, put your index finger and your middle finger on your trackpad, with a little space between them, and pivot your middle finger around your index finger, either clockwise or counter-clockwise, depending on in which direction you want to rotate and tilt your text.

And you can do it with images, too!

Let’s say that instead of just putting a kitten on Lady Gaga’s head, like we did here, we want to put a kitten standing on it’s head on Lady Gaga’s head.

You do the exact same thing – after pasting the kitten into the Lady Gaga image (following the directions here), we just rotated that little baby kitty until it was on its head!

 

¡ʍoǝɯ

lady gaga with upside down kitten on her head rotate image in preview

 

And that’s how you rotate or tip your text or image to make it slanted, vertical, or even upside down!

Get notified of new Internet Patrol articles!
People also searched for https://www linkedin com/in aol com att net comcast net facebook com gmail com googlemail com google com hotmail com me com mail com msn com live com verizon net yahoo com email com games com icloud com inbox com, email exhibition health & medical 2018 @outlook com @hotmail com @yahoo com @126 com @163 com, https://www theinternetpatrol com/how/page/2/
Summary
How to Rotate, Tilt or Tip and Add Text or an Image at an Angle in Preview - It's So Easy!
Article Name
How to Rotate, Tilt or Tip and Add Text or an Image at an Angle in Preview - It's So Easy!
Description
Those of you who read the Internet Patrol regularly know that it's super-easy to paste one image into another in Preview, but did you know that you can also easily rotate or tilt that second image to any slanted angle that you want? And you can do the same for text! You can rotate it, tip it, slant it, even make it vertical! It's all easy, once you know how!
Author

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *