Mocking up your lettering is a must if you wish to sell it, whether it’s a print or other product. No one has all the things or all the time to be taking fancy photos of the actual print in 10 different settings or in two or three different frames.
Have you ever uploaded your work to Redbubble or Society6? Their websites doit automatically when you add a design. I got to say, it's pretty cool, and you get to see what your products will look like, without spending money ordering all of them.
I do this all the time for my own Etsy shop, heck, I do it just for Instagram posts and the blog.
I don't have the time or the many different frames to actually take photos of, so I purchase product mockup photos and just quickly pop in my lettering inside of them.
It also makes your shop look more simplified and cohesive to have all the frames look nice and clean with perfect lighting.
Not bad huh?
You may be thinking this would take you forever, no worries, it's all explained to you in the video below and mockups are an easy and fast way to show your client how the lettering or other art will look in a specific setting, color or on their own product.
There are so many ways to do this, and this is just one of the 4 that I often use. You can also do this in Illustrator as well, but Photoshop is much better for this job.
You need 3 things for this
- A hand-lettered piece scanned, or photographed
- A mock-up photo of a frame If you don’t have one you can use this or you can visit creativemarket.com and purchase some.
- Photoshop Software
Next, watch the video below and follow along.
This video is part of the beginners course all about Photoshop, you get a little sneak peek.
So, let's get started.
So, what did you think? Let me know below.