Mockups are suitable for product presentation and maximum immersion in its atmosphere.
A mockup makes it easy to describe the final digital product to your audience. Most people perceive the visual part much better than the verbal description. That’s why a visual mockup is a great way to share your ideas.
Ready-made mockups are useful in cases where there is no consensus between the client and the designer on the creation of the final template. By looking at the finished mockup, your customer can more visually represent the product they will receive.
Mockups can be used by anyone, anywhere. Everyone can benefit from them. With them, you can:
- visualize the final product;
- attract investors;
- increase the number of leads;
- convince a potential buyer to buy your product.
Mockups are an effective way to attract customers. In this way, potential buyers of your product will be able to evaluate how they will benefit from purchasing it.
In addition, such visual materials will be useful for the design team itself. Seeing the final result schematically, the whole team will be able to act in a coordinated manner and refer to the intended result.
Another important benefit is that mockups can serve as visual material for your investors.
It is important to understand that a mockup is not perfect either. You will have to take the time to find a ready-made template for your needs that can reveal the characteristics of a digital project. There are many sites on the Internet with mockup libraries, but you will have to go through several ready-made options to find the right solution.
Ready-made mockups are available here:
There are layout categories ranging from packaging and vehicles to newspapers and books. All mockups are available for free.
This is a stock that contains not only layouts for mockups, but also icons, images, vector illustrations, and photos. Therefore, when you purchase a subscription, you get access not only to templates but also to a library of other creative materials.
Another service with a not very large library. They mainly specialize in traditional advertising and souvenir products. Their main advantage is the minimalism of layouts. Everything is simple but tasteful.
Here you will find mockups by category, such as iPad mockup, animated mockup, etc. In addition to them, there are illustrations and UI and UX tools.
Sometimes you can download a suitable mockup in good quality and edit it. But there are cases when the desired one is not available for free.
When a project requires uniqueness, it is advisable to make a mockup yourself.
First of all, you need to decide what mockup you want to make in Adobe Photoshop and take a photograph of the desired object.
You can create a mocap without using such a complex graphics editor as Adobe Photoshop. If you use Canva’s online platform, you won’t need to install any software at all. The library of this service has many different templates, including high-quality and, no less important, editable layouts of various devices and objects.
It’s a good idea to use an adjustment layer. This will keep the image unchanged for further edits because it is not always possible to achieve the desired result the first time.
When working in Adobe Photoshop, the most suitable way to create a layout is with the introduction of smart objects and the layer that we wrote about above, which allows you to quickly change from one type of content to another.
Once you’ve uploaded a photo or image, you’ll need to create a form above the area. The item to be replaced will be there.
The next step will be its transformation into a smart object and further work with it, including editing. The final step in the mockup creation process is saving it as a PSD file.
Those who do not have Illustrator, Photoshop, or Figma can use online services. They are easy to use, they have a large base of templates, and they have a great online generator that will automatically place your image on the template. Each template has dimensions. This way, you will be confident in the parameters of your mockup.
In conclusion, mockups are an indispensable tool in the work of a designer to showcase a project at different stages. It is convenient to use ready-made solutions that can be found on many resources, as well as create custom ones if you have a unique and unusual project that requires a special approach.
Mustafa Al Mahmud is the founder and owner of Gizmo Concept, a leading technology news and review site. With over 10 years of experience in the tech industry, Mustafa started Gizmo Concept in 2017 to provide honest, in-depth analysis and insights on the latest gadgets, apps, and tech trends. A self-proclaimed “tech geek,” Mustafa first developed a passion for technology as a computer science student at the Hi-Tech Institute of Engineering & Technology. After graduation, he worked at several top tech firms leading product development teams and honing his skills as both an engineer and innovator. However, he always dreamed of having his own platform to share his perspectives on the tech world. With the launch of Gizmo Concept, Mustafa has built an engaged community of tech enthusiasts who look to the site for trusted, informed takes on everything from smartphones to smart homes. Under his leadership, Gizmo Concept has become a top destination for tech reviews, news, and expert commentary. Outside of running Gizmo Concept, Mustafa is an avid traveler who enjoys experiencing new cultures and tech scenes worldwide. He also serves as a tech advisor and angel investor for several startups. Mustafa holds a B.S. in Computer Science from HIET.