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How to move objects within images in Photoshop- Content Aware Tool

Hi everyone! As the title promises, today I am going to be showing you how to move objects within pictures in Photoshop using the Content Aware Move Tool. This tool allows you to select an object within a picture and move it to a new position. The best part of the Content Aware Move Tool is that Photoshop replaces the empty space from the moved object with matching elements from the picture. So there’s no need to patch up the empty space with tedious photoshop tools!

This tutorial is also available on Tiktok. If you want to watch it, you can find it here: Otherwise, let’s get started.

In photoshop, you should have an image uploaded with at least one object in it. In my example, the penguin is the object that I am going to move.

First, select the object selection tool on the left hand side. Then draw a bounded box around your object of choice. As you can see, my object happens to have shadows. I clicked on the quick selection tool to include the shadows in my selection.

Now that your object is selected, hover over select on the top option bar. Select the modify option, then select expand, as shown in the photo below. Expand everything by two pixels.

Next, you want to add a layer. You can press command + J to do so. After the layer is added, select the Content Aware Move Tool on the left option bar. Grab your selected object and move it to another spot on the image (wherever you want it to go!). Press enter when done.

There you have it! In just a few easy steps, you can manipulate and move objects on any picture in Photoshop. If you enjoyed this post, please check out my other posts and S

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