Do you know how to rotate text, shapes, and images in Apple's Keynote presentation software?
Sometimes you'll need to apply a bit of a rotation to an objection, either for creative purposes or to get an object looking right in Keynote. Let's learn how.
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Note: In this tutorial we use the Sidewerk Template. You can find more great Keynote presentation templates on Envato Elements, on GraphicRiver, or in 15+ Best Keynote Presentation Templates.
How to Quickly Rotate Text and Shapes in Keynote
Note: Watch this short tutorial screencast or follow the quick steps below, that compliment this video.
1. Select the Object To Be Rotated
With any object selected, like a shape or the textbox here, go ahead and switch to the Arrange tab on the right side.
2. How to Rotate a Shape in Keynote
Grab the Rotate wheel and start turning it slightly to apply some tilt or rotation to the selected object.
Another option is to simply type a number, like 90 for example, in the Angle field and press Enter for a 90 degree rotation. This is perfect if you know exactly how much you want to rotate an object. Try out another degree rotation like 180, for example, to rotate it a half turn on the slide.
Dial in a certain amount and then pull on the wheel if you want to tweak it slightly.
3. How to Rotate an Image in Keynote
Let's click on another object like an image here and apply some rotation to it.
4. How to Mirror an Object in Keynote
Just in case you ever needed to mirror an object or reflect it, you can click on one of the Flip arrows to apply that effect as well.
This is a really helpful feature that can help you skip editing and imaging another app.
More Envato Tuts+ Keynote Presentation Tutorials
Learn more in our Keynote tutorials on Envato Tuts+. We have an assortment of Keynote material to help you learn how to use the tool better:
- What Is Apple Keynote Software? +How to Start Using It to Make PresentationsSven Lenaerts24 Feb 2023
- How to Embed a YouTube Video in Keynote in 60 SecondsAndrew Childress06 Apr 2018
- How to Hide and Delete Slides in Keynote in 60 SecondsAndrew Childress16 Mar 2018
You can also find great Keynote presentation templates with premium designs on GraphicRiver or Envato Elements. Or, browse through this selection of this collection of Keynote templates:
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