How to mirror an image of a photo to print out

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How to mirror an image of a photo to print out
Use the mirror function on your program to create cool photos. (drache image by RICO from

Flipping photos so they mirror the original is necessary when printing iron-on transfers. It is also useful for making unique photos. Although possible in most programs, the way to flip your picture is sometimes difficult to figure out. Microsoft Office programs, Photoshop and Google's Picasa each use a different set of instructions for flipping pictures. Doing this is not hard; you just have to know where to look.

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    Create your design in Microsoft Publisher or Office. Include photos, designs or text.

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    Select your text first, then copy and cut it. The "Copy" and "Cut" buttons can be found in the "Edit" drop-down menus.

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    Open the Toolbox menu and select "Insert WordArt." Paste your text into the box by pressing "Control" and "V" at the same time. Select a style that you want your text to be in. It can be normal, arched or any one of more than a dozen styles. You can change the text colour at this point as well.

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    Point your mouse to the selection "Rotate or Flip." This is still within the WordArt section on the Toolbox. When you hover over the word, a flip-down menu will appear with the options to flip it horizontally or vertically. Both of these are mirror images; select the one you want to use.

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    Repeat the above steps with any images you want to flip. You will not need to select any text formatting as above, however.

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    Place your photo or text on a new document.

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    Select "Image" from the toolbar at the top of the screen. A pull-down menu will appear. Select"Image Roation." Another offshoot menu will appear.

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    Select "Flip Horizontal" or Flip Vertical," depending on the direction in which you want to mirror the image.

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    Open Picasa on your computer and find the album with the picture you want to mirror flip.

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    Select the photo you are going to flip. There should be a blue outline around the photo.

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    Press "Contol," "Shift" and "H" at the same time to flip the picture horizontally. Press "Control," "Shift" and "V" simultaneously to flip it vertically.

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