The Rotate Tool will always rotate the guides with the image. I would suggest the crop tool. You can rotate the image keeping the guides in place. Of course the crop tool actually rotates the image instead of the view,but you can always straighten the image when you are finished.
It is non-destructive,and I know image rotation is destructive because the pixels must be re-written. My question would be "how destructive?" Make a duplicate of your image,try rotating using the crop tool,and see if there is visible damage. If not...rotating the image and keeping the guides in place may just work out.
The reason it's non-destructive is because it's not a transform at all. It's just a temporary gimmick with the display only, not the actual pixels in the image. That's why the guides follow along.
Ok,then if that is the case,then using the Free transform command or the Crop tool would rotate the image (I guess positioning the image makes it easier to edit or paint) and keep the guidlines in place since "Rotate View" naturally will not. That's what I was thinking,but I did want to be sure there wasn't some downside to that idea.
Thanks for clearing it up.
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