As a designer, I’m a visual thinker, but that doesn’t mean that my clients are. Sometimes they need help actually visualizing the end result. This is where mocking up my work comes in handy. When sending a design to a client, presentation is always crucial. Mockups are also great for showcasing final work in your portfolio like I have done here, here and here. This is great when you can’t get around to photographing your work.
The process of mocking up your design work doesn’t have to be difficult or too time consuming. You could always build your mockup files from scratch, but there is not always time for that, so I like to use pre made templates. My favorite spot to find mockup images is Creative Market. To find mockups like these search words like tablet, screen, corporate templates and mockup. Once you find a mockup you like, just download and paste your own designs in! Some files even take advantage of Photoshop smart objects which makes it even more easy to create your own mockups. So just keep that in mind when reading through project descriptions.
I am a writer, so I would love to create branded cards, notepads, etc… to entice customers to use my services. This image (although obviously not mine, so I would either find a similar one that has all rights or create my own image) perfectly sums up my craft: http://www.photographymad.com/pages/view/5-essential-tips-for-black-and-white-photography! Thanks for the chance to win.
I am going to be making a couple last minute mother’s day cards with these pretties!
I would love to win this 🙂
I’m currently working on a redesign for my blog/portfolio and I have been looking for great looking mockups. I have bought some already but a subscription site like this would be a lot cheaper in the end. I signed up and so far, haven’t found what I’ve been looking for BUT I did stumble upon some great illustrations that would be perfect for a new custom design that I’m making. I love things like this:
http://www.graphicstock.com/stock-image/seamless-vintage-flower-pattern.html and http://www.graphicstock.com/stock-image/cute-floral-greeting-card-101820.html
Congrats Naomi, you are the winner! You will receive your login info directly from GraphicStock next week but let me know if you don’t!
Thank you Ciera! This is perfect! I’m so happy right now!
I love this tree! http://www.graphicstock.com/stock-image/stylized-love-tree-made-of-hearts-with-two-birds-101716.html
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