Transform Origin

Tailwind CSS version

Utilities for specifying the origin for an element's transformations.

Class reference

.origin-centertransform-origin: center;
.origin-toptransform-origin: top;
.origin-top-righttransform-origin: top right;
.origin-righttransform-origin: right;
.origin-bottom-righttransform-origin: bottom right;
.origin-bottomtransform-origin: bottom;
.origin-bottom-lefttransform-origin: bottom left;
.origin-lefttransform-origin: left;
.origin-top-lefttransform-origin: top left;


Specify an element's transform origin using the origin-{keyword} utilities.

<img class="origin-center transform rotate-45 ...">
<img class="origin-top-left transform rotate-45 ...">
<img class="origin-bottom-right transform rotate-45 ...">
<img class="origin-left transform rotate-45 ...">


To control the transform-origin of an element at a specific breakpoint, add a {screen}: prefix to any existing transform-origin utility. For example, use md:origin-top to apply the origin-top utility at only medium screen sizes and above.

For more information about Tailwind's responsive design features, check out the Responsive Design documentation.

<img class="origin-center sm:origin-top-left md:origin-top-right lg:origin-bottom-right xl:origin-bottom-left ...">


Origin values

By default Tailwind provides transform-origin utilities for all of the built-in browser keyword options. You change, add, or remove these by customizing the transformOrigin section of your Tailwind theme config.

  // tailwind.config.js
  module.exports = {
    theme: {
      extend: {
        transformOrigin: {
+         '24': '6rem',
+         'full': '100%',

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

Responsive and pseudo-class variants

By default, only responsive variants are generated for transform-origin utilities.

You can control which variants are generated for the transform-origin utilities by modifying the transformOrigin property in the variants section of your tailwind.config.js file.

For example, this config will also generate hover and focus variants:

  // tailwind.config.js
  module.exports = {
    variants: {
      // ...
-     transformOrigin: ['responsive'],
+     transformOrigin: ['responsive', 'hover', 'focus'],


If you don't plan to use the transform-origin utilities in your project, you can disable them entirely by setting the transformOrigin property to false in the corePlugins section of your config file:

  // tailwind.config.js
  module.exports = {
    corePlugins: {
      // ...
+     transformOrigin: false,

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