How can I rotate a pattern overlay layer style?


If I apply a pattern overlay layer style to a rectangle drawn using rectangle tool, is there anyway to rotate just the pattern itself to a diagonal? I'm looking for a way to do it similar to how Illustrator lets you hold down the tilde key while rotating fills.

If there is not, how could I do this?

9/12/2016 8:36:00 AM

I don't believe there is a way to transform a pattern overlay as a layer style (I may be wrong), but what you can do is use the "Create Layers" command to convert the pattern to a reguler image layer and transform the pattern from there.

Simply right-click the effect in the layers panel (or go to Layer → Layer Style) and choose "Create Layer[s]":

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You can then rotate, transform or do anything you can do to a regular layer:

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9/12/2016 8:35:00 AM