How to make stuff FLOAT in your photos!

How to make stuff FLOAT in your photos!

– What's up everybody? Today we're talkingabout how to make objects look like they're floating, and no Hogwarts required.

That's a terrible joke, itsounded better when I.

Yeah, intro.

(exciting energetic music) Okay, there's a few ways to do this.

There's a really easy way,you just take like 200 photos until you get the one you like, or if you're in a studio,or a house, your apartment, your loft, your flat, yourschool, your kitchen, whatever, there's a couple things youcan buy to make it easier, tape, fishing line,command hooks, bathtub rod.

So what do you do with all these objects? Essentially we're trying to make an object look like it's floating.

Like I said earlier, youcan literally toss it up a bunch of times, and witha camera that has really fast shudder, you canjust snap that photo until you're happy with what you get.

Sometimes that's what I do.

If I'm outside and I haveno where to hang something, I'll just throw it up in the air 200 times until I get one that I like, done.

A bit time consuming.

Now for those of us whowanna put a little more time into it and control the atmosphere and the overall outlook of the photo, you can hang it.

And then you go into Photoshopafter and you, whoop, Photoshop out that fishing line.

Okay, if you don't haveanywhere to hang something, use the bathtub rod, extend it, stick it between two walls,stick it between a door frame, stick it between whatever,something so that you have an anchor point to tie andhang some fishing line.

If you don't wanna do the bathtub rod, you can buy these command hooks.

Just grab some fishingline, thread it through that command hook, putthat sticky tab on it, stick it to the ceiling,stick it to your doorframe.

Pull on it, just to makesure it's tight, good to go.

Let's just say becauseI'm obsessed with coffee, we're gonna float, youguessed it, a coffee mug.

Tie the fishing line to the mug, make sure it's not gonna fall.

Add a little bit of coffeeto that mug for realism, because hey, details matter, and we're all about details here.

And just make sure ithangs and doesn't fall.

Stand in front of it, take a photo, you can do that with the self timer, or you can do it with a remote.

A remote's nice and easybecause you can wait until that object spins to the right angle, and then just snap aphoto with your remote, you're good to go.

Your object is now floating,boom, no dark arts required! Still not funny, is it? Okay, we're almost there.

Can't post the photo yetbecause it look stupid with that fishing line visible, unless that's what you're into and you think that's cool, then you know, art is subjective, have at it.

We're gonna get rid of that fishing line.

(light snapping) I'm gonna show you guys how.

Okay everybody, you'regonna pull those images into light room, pick the one you like, so let's cycle through a few of these.

Check out our options.

That's a pretty coolone, I five star that.

Hit number five on your keyboard.

That's a cool one, I dig that one.

Five star that on my keyboard.

I think this one looks pretty cool, that might be my favorite.

So you know what, I'llchange these back to four because this one's my favorite.

Ah, that one's pretty cool too, boom.

I like these too, so we'regonna work with those.

So come in here, do yourquick color correction, pump the exposure up a little bit, let's bring those highlightsdown, a little more black, higher on the whites, that clarity.

Look at that clarity.

So from zero, you slide that up, see the contrast that bringsin, that's pretty cool.

Let's do a little bit of that.

This is looking pretty good, okay.

So after you have done youredits on this that you like, you can go to the nextphoto in light room, and hit previous, and itwill do all the same edits to that photo.

So now we've got bothof these that we like.

Let's highlight both ofthose and export them into our folder, hit desktop,make stuff float, boom.

Choose and export.

Okay, so now we gotta hopinto Photoshop and piece out that fishing line, unless like I said, youwanna keep that in there.

But we're gonna get rid of it.

Super easy, don't freak out.

I know people are probably like.

(loud gasping) I've never used, like I don't.

Way easier than you think.

You're gonna be like, oh my god, what else can I get rid of in photos.

This is a big tip, you're gonna love this.

Okay, so now we're in Photoshop, we're gonna grab our two photos.

Let's start with.

Let's start with thisone, that's a good one.

Drag that into Photoshopand boop, here we are.

This is what's coolabout the band aid tool.

You're gonna come over here,spot healing brush, band aid.

For those of you who have never done this, I'm about to blow yourmind, check this out.

Grab the spot healing band aid tool, it's this one right here.

Click on this, hold it down,drag all the way down to here, let go, oh my goodness,that fishing line is gone.

So all ready, it's looking pretty cool.

We just gotta get rid of therest of the fishing line.

So we're gonna do it in stages.

Sometimes it can gettricky, like for example, see this area right here? And I'll get the brushtool so you guys can see.

This area right here,it's a little harder to do because we've got thedifference of contrast between the wall and my shirt.

This is a horrible mess.

But we can still do that.

We're just gonna make thebrush size a little bigger.

Make the brush sizeright about there, gone.

Just like that, it's gone.

It's magic, I don't knowhow else to explain it.

That is pure magic, youliterally click on something, it's gone.

It's amazing, it blows my mind.

I love using Photoshop.

So we gotta get rid of the rest of this.

One thing to point out,don't get ahead of yourself.

You don't wanna get rid of thewhole fishing line at once, because if you do that, look at this.

(light whistling) (man grunting) What just happened? A little bit too much to process there.

We gotta go bit by bit.

Now when we get to the wall,we're gonna bring that brush size down a little bit, and we're gonna go little by little.

We don't need to go overkill and do a ton.

Just a little bit at a time.

Don't do the whole thing at once, it's not gonna look asgood as you think it will.

Don't get excited, I know it's easy.

Okay, so we got that out of the way.

Come up here, a little bit at a time.

Baby steps people, baby steps.

Oh, look at this, look at that.

We are painting away the pastto make way for the future.

I don't know what that means.

Just get in here with the shadow.

Whoop, okay, that fishingline, ladies and gentlemen, is just about completely gone.

We get that little knot on theend of the cup to get rid of.

Not to worry, a little bitat a time, paint that away.

It's so easy when black is thebackground too, by the way.

Let's just get rid of that to here.

Boom, boom, we're just clicking.

We're doing baby steps, folks.

Just a little bit, alittle bit, a little bit.

(soft peaceful music) A little bit more.

Look at that, that's the mostinsane thing I've ever seen.

Now you have a floating cupand no explanation for it.

Now I'll add some more creative edits, we're gonna get intothis in another tutorial, but we'll dress up thephoto a little more.

Fast forward here so you can see it.

Okay, remember that lensdistortion app I told you guys to download in order totake better iPhone photos? You can use the samething on your desktop.

You go through, you findthe lens distortions, you pick a light hit, anything you want.

I like this light hit 30,you drag it into Photoshop.

You zoom out, you make itthe size that you want.

You hit Enter, you come down,you hit that Play button, and boom, beautiful light hit.

The windows on the left side here.

So we're gonna have thatcoming in from the left, because it doesn't make sense if it's coming in from the right.

So we're coming in from the left here, nice little light flare, it looks dope.

Let's bring that in a little bit more.

Perfect, pump thatsaturation a little bit more, that contrast.

Ooh wee, that's looking moody.

F to preview, F to preview again.

Command plus to make thatfull screen and look at that.

That's pretty cool.

And all we used was somefishing line, a command hook, and a couple quick edits in Photoshop.

You post that online andpeople are gonna be like, wait, what? You can throw it up a bunch of times, but if you've got coffee ina mug and you're throwing that in the air to get a photo, you know what, tag me inthat, I'd love to see it.

We got the before, withthat big line there.

And then we've got the after.

How cool is that? How cool is that? Before, zip! It's magic.

Before, zip! I can do that all day.

Look at that, woo! Not too bad, you guys justlearned a new skill today.

I wanna see stuff floating, tag me! So there you have it, you can now float objects in your photos.

Get creative with this,maybe you're doing engagement shoots for a couple, youcan float both the rings with both of their hands,that's a good idea.

You're welcome.

Coffee connoisseur? Float a coffee mug, float a deck of cards, that seems to be a recurring theme.

Float anything you want.

You can actually go toWalmart and buy command hooks that can hold up to 20 pounds.

So maybe a cool idea istaking a portrait of somebody and having them float thatvery portrait in a frame, in the photo, that's cool.

All right, that's it for me today.

If you like this video,hit that Like button, share it, whatever you want, comment.

What are you gonna float? See you guys in the next tutorial, peace! You guys ever notice I do this a lot? I talk with my hands a lot.

I feel like it would be so weirdif I just stood there like, we're gonna talk aboutfloating objects today.

You can float a coffee mug.

(man grunting) Can't do it.

(soft exciting music).

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