Dawn Bradley
Arts/AV Graphics Teacher

Teaching Students to Levitate with Photoshop

Lesson Plan Published 1/7/16 Last updated on 5/15/18

Want to introduce students to masking tools in Photoshop? This is the lesson that you should use. Gain students' attention with this cool project that they will want to share with their friends.

  • Photoshop

    Editing and compositing for photos, web and mobile app designs, 3D artwork, videos, and more.

Age Levels
Content Standards
Visual Communication using Adobe Photoshop
Creativity and Innovation

For rookie Photoshop students, I recommend using a very simple background, blank wall, or backdrop. Using a tripod will also help students get photos that are easy to align. Advanced students can build on the lesson by adding props and more complex settings. (See example in cover photo). Students will need to use a chair, stool, ladder to be on in their photo. Please make sure that safety is a priority during the photography part. 

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Cortez William

Posted on 5/19/19 3:11:09 PM Permalink

The students will highly appreciate ​the project and will keep them energize to learn more about Photoshop tools.

Carly Manhart

Posted on 4/6/19 6:13:46 AM Permalink

​Students will love this! Thanks

Renee Agnew

Posted on 6/26/16 1:14:30 AM Permalink

I can't wait to do this tutorial - the levitating affect looks really cool.. Thanks for sharing.

Rich Sigfrit

Posted on 4/18/16 4:36:52 PM Permalink

Fantastic name for a great and fun tutorial! Thank you!

Dawn Bradley

Posted on 4/18/16 5:15:18 PM Permalink

Thanks. If you use this, please send me feedback. I always try to adjust my instructions when/if people have problems or questions.

Tracy Grant

Posted on 3/8/16 6:52:58 AM Permalink

Great resource, thank you.

Jonathan Doyle

Posted on 2/19/16 12:51:00 AM Permalink

Great & awesome to trick the mind with these tricks

Dawn Bradley

Posted on 4/18/16 5:16:41 PM Permalink

Thank you. My students seem to retain the concepts when they are doing something that they can show off on their social media accounts.

Jamie Leduc

Posted on 1/24/16 11:27:21 PM Permalink