Photoshop: Rotating guide lines when rotating the canvas view

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I don't like how the guide lines rotate with the image when holding 'R' and rotating. This is all.
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christoph pfaffenbichler, Champion

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Guides are defined relative to the document, so they naturally rotate along when using the Rotate View Tool.
How exactly would you like them to behave when rotating the view?
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Behavior similar to Transform>Rotate. Separate of the document.
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Christoph is correct. The point if rotating canvas is to help users who use a tablet and want to rotate the canvas to match the natural way an artist would draw on paper. The guides need to stay square with the canvas otherwise they are not very useful.
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I'm sorry but this hasn't been solved at all.

I see your point about the guide lines needing to rotate and makes complete sense, but I still feel that there should be an option to not have them rotate with the canvas.

Say I'm working on a photo and I want to level the image with the help of a guide line, the 'R' is the quickest method of rotating the image. But if I want the use the guide as reference for level, it becomes useless.

Anyway... nevermind. From your point of view I see how this is solved, but on my end of the spectrum it isn't.
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Possible work around is to...

1. Dupe the layer you are working on. (This is just so you don't mess up your original)
2. Select all...
3. Ctrl T to transform
4. Then rotate the image.

The guides will not move then.
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»I'm sorry but this hasn't been solved at all.«
So do tell, in your opinion should the guides on rotating the canvas
• stay fixed with regard to the current section of the image visible in the window or
• counterrotate relative to the center of the image or ...

Another option (not especially convenient, though) for you might be to use Paths (or Vector Masks) instead of Guides.
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I know the work arounds to this, I find it annoying that something new (new to me at least) like R and rotate would be solely for people using a tablet so they can rotate their tablet like they were writing on paper and having the guide lines rotate with the canvas.

I mean having an option to have them rotate with the canvas or not with the R and rotate option would IMO reach a larger crowd as opposed to having separate functions within the program that basically do the same thing.
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Nothing stops mouse-users from using the Rotate View Tool and it has nothing to do with what Guides are in Photoshop.
I’m pretty sure Feature Requests for angled Guides and using Paths for guides have been made previously, maybe you should check those out.
For example:
http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...
http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...
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This is still an issue.  5 years later and typical Adobe does not listen to their users.  I will not be renewing my Creative cloud subscription when it is due.  Gimp works as it should and its free.  I guess its time to make the switch.
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Just to clarify: You want to use the Rotate View Tool but want the guides to dissociate form the image and stay vertical and horizontal in display?