How to Move Object in Photoshop

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Sometimes simple edits in Photoshop can feel complicated. Luckily, we have the answers. Here’s how to move an object in Photoshop.

How to Move Object in Photoshop

Photoshop is a great photo editing software that you can use to do almost anything to a photo or image. If you’re just getting started and have no clue how to move an object in Photoshop, we’ve got your answers here. Even better, our method will take you no longer than a few minutes.

How to Move Object in Photoshop

To move an object in Photoshop: 

  1. Left click the layer you want to edit.
  2. Select the Content Aware Move tool in your main toolbar on the left side. Click and hold the Spot Healing Brush tool under the Eyedropper to see the tool. 
    How to Move Object in Photoshop
  3. Trace around the object you want to move. You can leave an allowance surrounding the object. 
  4. Move the object to where you want it to be. 
  5. Hit the Checkmark icon at the top of the screen. 
How to Move Object in Photoshop

And there you go! The Content Aware Move tool is easier to use in less-busy photos with the same color background, but will work for most scenarios. You may have to clean up with the Spot Healing Brush tool if you want to sell the effect. You can play around with the tool until you become good at using it.

FAQ

How do I move things in Photoshop? 

Open the image in Photoshop. Select the Move tool from the toolbar. Click on the object you want to move and drag it to the new location. 

Why can’t I move object Photoshop? 

You may not have the correct layer selected. Make sure you’re selecting the right layer, or your Move tool will not work.   

Which tool is used to move the object from one place to another? 

You can use the Move and Content Aware Move tools to move objects in Photoshop.   

How do you change positions in Photoshop? 

There are a few different ways to change the position of an object in Photoshop. You can use the Move tool to click and drag the object to a new location or the Transform tool to move, scale, or rotate the object. 

How do I resize a selection in Photoshop? 

To resize a selection in Photoshop, first, make sure that the selection tool is active. Then, click and drag one of the handles on the selection to resize it.

For more Photoshop guides, see our Photoshop Section