How To Make People and Objects FLOAT in Photoshop | Alex Edwards | Skillshare

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How To Make People and Objects FLOAT in Photoshop

teacher avatar Alex Edwards, Video Editing

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3 Lessons (10m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. Objects

    • 3. People

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Hey guys!

Todays video is a different one to the usual premiere pro tutorials. Instead, I’m going to be showing you how to make objects and people float in images. There are multiple ways of doing this edit however this is just my preferred method and its always worked for me!

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1. Intro: 2. Objects: he goes. So today I'm going to be showing you how to make it look like your images are levitating info to shop and a little bit of editing in light room for my image. I'm using paper planes and I'm going to make it look like they're hovering above my hand. For your image. You'll need a background layer. So for mine, I'm just going to use the picture off my hand. You then need to hold whatever is you want tohave levitating in your image like I'm sure you can also make your object and take multiple pictures like I'm doing similar to a multi me on. Once you've got all your images, you need to import them into photo shop. A final picture. I'm going to use Thea quick selection tool. However, you could also do it using a mask on. Just select the planes to get rid of the background. But anyway, I just use the quick selection tool and then invert the selection on delete the background on. I did this with every image off a paper plane. One of my images has a warmer tone to it than the others, so even them out I did just drag down the saturation on the other two planes. As you can see, my images finished in terms of photo shop. So now I'm just going to import it to light room. So I think it would look better in black and white. So I'm just going to click black and white on the top, right? And what's it going to love with the exposure? A little and increase the contrast. I also lowered the highlights and shadows of it. Just a dark in the image are and create a sharper contrast. Now I'm going to create a mask in the center of my image and dark in the edges. By increasing the contrast. This is just to bring a little bit more of the focus into the middle. Off the picture. Theo corners are still a little bright for my liking, so I'm just going to create another musk for this one. I love it, the feathering quite significantly on, then lowered the exposure and finally understand to lift the mask a little so the wing is inside the mosque. So that's how I levitate objects in my images and also a little insight into how I edit. I hope this video was at least a little helpful. So thank you guys for watching and make sure to subscribe to keep up with all of my stuff. 3. People: So now I'm going to see how to levitate people, which is pretty much the same thing. So as you can see, I've got my shot off. My model just sat on nature, and then I've also got a blank picture with no chair and no model. So in future, you need to make sure that your blank picture that doesn't include the model in the chair is your first layer. And then you need to go to theories. It'll and you just need to erase everything on that layer that overlaps with the model on. Make sure not to include the chair, since we are using the cellphone a razor. I just went over. The edge is with the polygonal tool. Just clean them off a little bit, so they were a little bit sharper. I also use this much tool just to drag down a couple of the areas just where they overlapped with the chair. As you can see, this is my finish picture in photo shop. Next thing I did was drag it into light room toe editor. So I love the temperature on increased. The tenants was looking more pink and blue. Then I increase the exposure a little bit on also the contrast. Then I load the highlights on the shadows on. Then I just created a new mask under my model. And then I invested it so that the selection was inside the mask on. I just loved the exposure. This was to create a shadow. Then I increased everything under present. So the clarity, vibrance and saturation and then went back on increased the whites and decrease the blacks a little bit. And then the last thing I did waas crop the image so that I got rid of the house in the background and also centered my model. One thing I also did that I didn't show you was I created a mask around her face and just load the saturation a little bit because I faced was a little bit pink in comparison to the rest of the image