Screen shot would hep?
With the direct selection tool hold down ALT key then click on one of the corner of frame, then insert the angle rotation on control panel.
You can draw the shape of diamond with pen tool, then insert the image.
Double click on an image that also rotated in the frame. Move your cursor out from one of the image's control handles. Rotate it to how you want the images to be. Click onto the page.
Hold ALT/Option down and click on this now correct image. Drag a copy. Replace the picture. It will have the correct orientation and the frame will still be rotated.
Have you tried what I suggested?
I just tried what you said again and it worked perfectly! You ROCK! Thanks so much!!
fwiw, I recently created a similar layout. It was fresh in the mind.
Take care, Mike
Nice! I'm an ex-chemist teaching herself design so I appreciate all the help I can get!
Of you want to place an image in a rotated frame but do not want to rotate the image itself, you can rotate the frame first, draw another small frame above, select both frames and use pathfinder add operation.
Now every placed image will not rotate.