When working with an object or shape on a layer, you can use Free Transform (Command-T [PC: Ctrl-T]) to rotate, scale, skew, and keep doing all sorts of stuff to it. Did you know you can also use a kind of free transform on selections? It’s called Transform Selection. Choose Select>Transform Selection, and you’ll see a bounding box around the selection, where you can change the shape, move it, rotate it, etc. This option is so useful, I assigned a keyboard shortcut to it (Edit>Keyboard Shortcuts). Ironically, I use Command-Y (PC: Ctrl-Y) from the previous tip, so I don’t accidentally turn on Proof Colors. There you go! Two tips for one.
This tip previously published in Colin Smith’s Photoshop Tips column, in the April, 2020 issue of Photoshop User magazine.