Quick reference

rotate-0transform: rotate(0deg);
rotate-1transform: rotate(1deg);
rotate-2transform: rotate(2deg);
rotate-3transform: rotate(3deg);
rotate-6transform: rotate(6deg);
rotate-12transform: rotate(12deg);
rotate-45transform: rotate(45deg);
rotate-90transform: rotate(90deg);
rotate-180transform: rotate(180deg);

Basic usage

Rotating an element

Use the rotate-* utilities to rotate an element.





<img class="rotate-0 ...">
<img class="rotate-45 ...">
<img class="rotate-90 ...">
<img class="rotate-180 ...">

Using negative values

To use a negative rotate value, prefix the class name with a dash to convert it to a negative value.

<img class="-rotate-45 ...">

Removing transforms

To remove all of the transforms on an element at once, use the transform-none utility:

<div class="scale-75 translate-x-4 skew-y-3 md:transform-none">
  <!-- ... -->

This can be useful when you want to remove transforms conditionally, such as on hover or at a particular breakpoint.

Hardware acceleration

If your transition performs better when rendered by the GPU instead of the CPU, you can force hardware acceleration by adding the transform-gpu utility:

<div class="rotate-45 transform-gpu">
  <!-- ... -->

Use transform-cpu to force things back to the CPU if you need to undo this conditionally.

Applying conditionally

Hover, focus, and other states

Tailwind lets you conditionally apply utility classes in different states using variant modifiers. For example, use hover:rotate-45 to only apply the rotate-45 utility on hover.

<div class="hover:rotate-45">
  <!-- ... -->

For a complete list of all available state modifiers, check out the Hover, Focus, & Other States documentation.

Breakpoints and media queries

You can also use variant modifiers to target media queries like responsive breakpoints, dark mode, prefers-reduced-motion, and more. For example, use md:rotate-45 to apply the rotate-45 utility at only medium screen sizes and above.

<div class="md:rotate-45">
  <!-- ... -->

To learn more, check out the documentation on Responsive Design, Dark Mode and other media query modifiers.

Using custom values

Customizing your theme

By default, Tailwind includes a handful of general purpose rotate utilities. You can customize these values by editing theme.rotate or theme.extend.rotate in your tailwind.config.js file.

module.exports = {
  theme: {
    extend: {
      rotate: {
        '17': '17deg',

Learn more about customizing the default theme in the theme customization documentation.

Arbitrary values

If you need to use a one-off rotate value that doesn’t make sense to include in your theme, use square brackets to generate a property on the fly using any arbitrary value.

<div class="rotate-[17deg]">
  <!-- ... -->

Learn more about arbitrary value support in the arbitrary values documentation.