You can easily make stuff float on photos by searching for a stock image, cutting the object and pasting it in a layer of your psd file. There are millions of drawbacks in using that technique, being the correct lighting and the getting the exact object the main ones.
In this video tutorial by Patrick McKinnon, you will learn, in detailed steps, how to make a photoshoot of your object and how to apply some Photoshop magic to create the perfect floating object scene, with the perfect lighting and, of course, your favorite mug.
Mastering Your Photoshop Skills Is Easier Than You Think.Join one of our best software instructors, Ben Willmore in Adobe® Photoshop CC: The Complete Guide on-demand class, to learn how to work effectively in Photoshop.
Ben has made a profession out of teaching Photoshop and has been doing it for over twenty years. In this series, you’ll learn essential topics such as retouching, compositing, masking, layers and troubleshooting.
You’ll also learn how Photoshop’s adjustment capabilities are essential and how they go way beyond what is available in Adobe Lightroom. By the end of class, you should feel proficient in the workings of this complex program. If you’ve been paying for Adobe’s Creative Cloud Photography plan every month and only use Lightroom, then it’s time to take full advantage of your investment by learning Photoshop.