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Utilities for skewing elements with transform.

Default class reference

skew-x-0--tw-skew-x: 0deg;
skew-x-1--tw-skew-x: 1deg;
skew-x-2--tw-skew-x: 2deg;
skew-x-3--tw-skew-x: 3deg;
skew-x-6--tw-skew-x: 6deg;
skew-x-12--tw-skew-x: 12deg;
-skew-x-12--tw-skew-x: -12deg;
-skew-x-6--tw-skew-x: -6deg;
-skew-x-3--tw-skew-x: -3deg;
-skew-x-2--tw-skew-x: -2deg;
-skew-x-1--tw-skew-x: -1deg;
skew-y-0--tw-skew-y: 0deg;
skew-y-1--tw-skew-y: 1deg;
skew-y-2--tw-skew-y: 2deg;
skew-y-3--tw-skew-y: 3deg;
skew-y-6--tw-skew-y: 6deg;
skew-y-12--tw-skew-y: 12deg;
-skew-y-12--tw-skew-y: -12deg;
-skew-y-6--tw-skew-y: -6deg;
-skew-y-3--tw-skew-y: -3deg;
-skew-y-2--tw-skew-y: -2deg;
-skew-y-1--tw-skew-y: -1deg;


Skew an element by first enabling transforms with the transform utility, then specifying the skew angle using the skew-x-{amount} and skew-y-{amount} utilities.

<img class="transform skew-y-0 ...">
<img class="transform skew-y-3 ...">
<img class="transform skew-y-6 ...">
<img class="transform skew-y-12 ...">


To control the skew of an element at a specific breakpoint, add a {screen}: prefix to any existing skew utility. For example, use md:skew-6 to apply the skew-6 utility at only medium screen sizes and above.

<div class="transform md:skew-6 ..."></div>

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


Skew scale

By default, Tailwind provides seven general purpose skew utilities. You change, add, or remove these by customizing the skew section of your Tailwind theme config.

  // tailwind.config.js
  module.exports = {
    theme: {
      extend: {
        skew: {
+         '25': '25deg',
+         '60': '60deg',

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


By default, only responsive, hover and focus variants are generated for skew utilities.

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

For example, this config will also generate active and group-hover variants:

  // tailwind.config.js
  module.exports = {
    variants: {
      extend: {
        // ...
+       skew: ['active', 'group-hover'],


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

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