How to Make Objects FLOAT in Photoshop!

Have you ever wondered how some photographs seem to defy gravity with floating objects? Well, the secret lies in the world of image manipulation and the fascinating techniques of Photoshop. In this blog, we will unlock the mystery behind how to make objects float using this powerful software. From levitating everyday objects to creating whimsical scenes with flying elements, we will guide you through step-by-step tutorials and provide insider tips and tricks to accomplish impressive levitation effects. So if you’re ready to add a touch of magic to your photos or simply want to learn a new skill, join us on this creative journey to make objects float in Photoshop!

How to Make Objects FLOAT in Photoshop!


A few months ago, we released a video where we suspended some fruit in the air. Many of you wanted to know how we edited the photos. In this article, I will show you how to edit photos to make objects float in Photoshop. You can follow along by downloading the photos linked in the description.

Editing Tools

To edit the photos, we will be using Adobe Photoshop CC 2019. If you have an older version, don’t worry, you can still follow along with most of the steps.

Removing Fishing Line

In the first example, we have a pineapple suspended by a fishing line. To remove the fishing line, we can use the Healing Brush tool. Start by selecting a source for your brush and paint over the fishing line. Another tool you can use is the Spot Healing Brush tool, which can automatically sample and remove the wire.

Extending the Background

Next, we need to extend the background to cover the tripod legs. Use the Clone Stamp tool to remove unwanted elements. Select a source area by holding Option or Alt and paint over the areas you want to remove. You may need to use different tools like the Spot Healing Brush to achieve the desired result. Zoom out to check your work and make any necessary touch-ups.

Removing Toothpicks

In another example, we have fruit held together by toothpicks. To remove the toothpicks, start by selecting the area you want to remove using the Lasso tool. Use the Clone Stamp tool to remove the toothpicks, making sure to sample from different areas to maintain color variation. You can also use Content-Aware Fill to remove larger areas and then use the Clone Stamp tool for touch-ups.

Removing Dowel

In the final example, we have a dowel holding the fruit. Start by drawing a marquee mask along the edge of the dowel using the Lasso tool. Use the Clone Stamp tool to paint over the dowel, making sure to create a new source for the brush when you reach the white edge. To blend the edges, lower the flow of the brush to around 50%.

Extending Background and Removing Fishing Line

In another photo, we need to both extend the background and remove the fishing line. Follow the same steps as before to remove the fishing line using the Spot Healing Brush tool. Use the Lasso tool to select the area you want to extend the background to, and use the Clone Stamp tool to blend the extended background.


By following these steps in Photoshop, you can make objects float in your photos. Experiment with different tools and techniques to achieve the desired effect. Remember to save your work regularly and have fun exploring the possibilities of photo editing!

Frequently Asked Questions – How to Make Objects FLOAT in Photoshop!

1. What does it mean to make an object float in Photoshop?

Making an object float in Photoshop refers to the process of manipulating an image or graphic so that it appears to be suspended or levitating above the background, creating an illusion of weightlessness or magical effects.

2. How can I make an object float in Photoshop?

To achieve the floating effect in Photoshop, you can use various techniques:

  • Use the “Move” tool to separate the object from its original background.
  • Apply a drop shadow to the object to create depth.
  • Use the “Transform” tools (such as skew, warp, or perspective) to adjust the object’s shape or orientation.
  • Adjust the object’s opacity to make it appear translucent or partially invisible.
  • Create a reflection beneath the object to enhance the illusion of floating.

3. Can I make multiple objects float in the same image?

Absolutely! Photoshop allows you to make multiple objects float in the same image. You can follow the same techniques mentioned earlier for each individual object and arrange them in a way that creates a visually pleasing composition.

4. Are there any specific tools or versions of Photoshop required for making objects float?

No, making objects float in Photoshop can be accomplished using the basic tools and features available in most versions of the software. However, some advanced features or plugins in newer versions may offer additional options or efficiency in achieving the desired floating effect.

5. Can I make text or typography appear to float in Photoshop?

Yes, you can certainly create a floating effect with text or typography in Photoshop. By applying similar techniques such as adjusting opacity, adding shadows, or transforming the text’s perspective, you can make it appear as if it is floating above the background.

6. Are there any alternative software tools to Photoshop for creating the floating effect?

While Photoshop is widely used for image editing and manipulation, there are other photo editing software tools available that can help you create a floating effect as well. Some popular alternatives include GIMP, Corel PaintShop Pro, and Affinity Photo. Their specific tools and features may differ from Photoshop, but the concept of making objects float remains similar.

If you have any more questions or need further assistance in making objects float in Photoshop, feel free to ask!

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