Week 3: Create Your Own Mockup

Pick one of your designs that you are very proud of/love and create a mockup to present your design 'to the world'. There's many mockups available online (free and paid), try to find one that matches your work and really gives it the credit it deserves.



Pick a 'basic' mockup with just 1 or 2 layers that you need to adjust, to get yourself familiar with it.



Pick a more complex mockup with 3+ layers you need to adjust.



Challenge yourself. Can you create your own mockup?

Time Allocated


1/2 hour research (and get familiar with the offer of mockups), 1 hour execution for beginner and intermediate, more for advanced.

Design Goals


Bring your work to life and make it look like reality.



Use Photoshop and create a mockup for work you designed yourself. Adjust your design where needed to match the mockup and make it look correct and as real as possible.



  • Adobe Illustrator

    Trace Tool

  • Adobe Photoshop

    Mockups, Smart Objects



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