Ability to rotate Custom Shape while creating it

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I'd love to see an ability to rotate custom shape or any other shape while dragging.
This can be put on Cmd/Crtl modifier key, the same way as Alt and Shift work for pivot centre and keeping proportions.
Here's an example of similar behaviour from Zbrush: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5rzcW... In this video Michail puts stencils on his painting under the angle he wants. This allows to drop unnecessary additional step plus helps to keep focus. Imagine putting 20 screws with different rotation or something similar, that's is especially true if you don't need shape layers and work in Pixel mode.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/4...

There's a similar request from Roman here http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...
If I am not mistaken, the difference is that he wants additional option to drag the shape from point A to B and what I'm suggesting having additional modifier that will work in conjunction with existing two.
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You can already do that by enabling "show transform controls" on the move tool.
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Chris, how 'showing transform' on the move tool will help me to rotate the shape while dragging (creating) it with Custom Shape Tool?
I don't want to make 2 separate operations: first create/scale and than rotate, I want to be able to create and rotate at the same time with one click (the same way Shift and Alt modifiers work, as I mentioned)
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You can't while creating the shape, but you can rotate while dragging (moving) the shape.
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I'm sorry I guess I wasn't clear enough. By dragging I meant creating the shape. Not moving it afterwards
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Yeah, that didn't come through on the original request. But I changed the title to reflect that.

Ok, we'll have to see if we can come up with a way to make that work. Right now the UI is a bit overloaded (several modifiers are already in use), so I'm not sure what we can do for rotation.
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Thanks for the edit, and thanks for a consideration! As far as I'm concerned, ability to rotate is crying to be added because now you can scale, scale proportionally, move while creating the shape, rotation would settle on perfectly! Photoshop has a lot of amazing little imperceptible features that greatly improve workflow and in the same time don't overload experience for less skilled users (like existing creating modifiers), so with this little thing I wouldn't bother about overloading the UI. I mean for overburden you always have HUD Color picker with its ctrl+cmd+alt+shift+whatever hotkey :)