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Create your mock ups in Procreate

teacher avatar Ana Di Maria, Pattern Designer

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Topics include illustration, design, photography, and more

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Lessons in This Class

9 Lessons (32m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. Class Project

    • 3. Before we start

    • 4. Mockup 1 First Part

    • 5. Mockup 1 Second Part

    • 6. Mockup 1 Third part

    • 7. Mockup 2

    • 8. Mockup 3

    • 9. Thank you

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About This Class

Creating mock ups will help you visualize how your art would look in a potential product. They are useful for creating clients' projects but also to show in social media. It will make a huge difference when you show your work.

This class is for anyone trying to show their art in a more professional way or maybe just to test the scale of a design.

In this class I will teach you how to create them from start to finish in PROCREATE.

Will go from selecting the right picture, adding your art, to the finishing touches of shadow and blending modes. And by the end of the class you’ll be able to create templates in procreate that you can use many times over

Thank you for taking this class!

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Ana Di Maria

Pattern Designer




I'm Ana,  i'm a freelance pattern designer, based in Buenos Aires, i love creating in both traditional and digital media.

My work is mostly full of flowers and a little bling! you´ll find a gem in almost every piece if illustration a make, i love them that much!

You can find my latest work in Pinterest, together with process videos and updates on new classes!


Thank you for visiting this page, i hope you enjoy my classes and see you in the project gallery!








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1. Intro: Hi, I'm Anna. Welcome back to another one of my classes. I'm a freelance illustrator and surface designer. Creating mockups is a quick and simple way to help visualize how your artwork will look in a potential product. They are useful for creating client's projects, but also to show in social media. It will make a huge difference when you show your work. This class is for anyone trying to show that art in a more professional way. Or maybe just to test the scale of a defined. We go from selecting the right picture. Adding your art. Do the finishing touches of shadow. I'm melamine mouse. And by the end of the class, you'll be able to create templates in Procreate that you can use many times over. I hope you enjoy the class. I'm LED screen your afterlife. 2. Class Project : Now for your class project, I want you to create at least one mockup with your art in it and share it with the class in the project gallery. For this class, I'll provide you with the photos I used for the examples in the class. If you want to follow along and grade the same mockups of the glass. As always, you can now learn them from the resource section. And you'll need an iPad with the procreate app installed. And they are you want to add to your mockups. If you still don't have any, I will provide you with mine so you can follow along with the L2. Let's start with the graph. 3. Before we start : Before we start, we have to take care of something essential to grade a mock-up. That is, to find the right picture to use. It has to be. And this is very important from a free stock website. That means that any image you download from the website is free to use for any project. The main three, I always use our Pixabay Pexels. And I recently discovered Unsplash. If you choose to use any other website, always make sure to know if they're free to use. That is to find out in the web description. Sometimes they ask you to mention the creator, but that's it. And it's not always. It may take you a couple of searches to find the right picture, but it's worth it. If you get a free to use fodder. Don't just get one picture at a time. Have a couple of examples to try on. And once you choose the ones you like, make sure to download them in a big resolution. To start the class. Don't forget to download the photos and designs I using the glass to follow along. They are in the resource section. Now let's move on to the next lesson. 4. Mockup 1 First Part: Well, to start off, we need to have the pictures we're going to use or within your photo gallery. And once we have our photos downloaded, we're going to open a new canvas in Procreate in any size you want. So we can start editing them. We have to go to the Actions icon and select, Insert a photo. The first picture we're going to use is the one with the cell phone. And we're going to put our design in the cellphone case. Now that we add in the picture, we can see that the Canvas has a different size. So in this case, what we're gonna do is to adjust it before we start. It's very simple and it won't take long. So let's go into actions to the Canvas section and select, Crop and Resize. This allows us to edit the width and height to match the photo. Once we finish with breast done and the gammas will resize. And why do we do this? Because I wonder combust to fit the picture. And it's easy for me to edit the size right from the start. The other option is to resize the picture, but we will lose part of it. And in this case, we don't want that. Now do after the sign to a specific object in the picture. We have to isolate it from the original photo. With procreate. We can do it either by duplicating the picture and in that duplicate layer, erase everything but the object you want. Or we can use the selection tool that it's up here, the one with the S shape. And that's the technique we're going to use with all your examples. Because I believe it's more precise and faster to use once we start using it. Sure that the freehand mode is selected. So this way we can use the dual more freely. So let's start selecting. We need to have patients precision and so mean the gammas. Every time we need to select in detail. In the straight parts, we don't have to keep pressing the pencil all the time. We can press once at the beginning of the selection and once at the end. And it will make a completely straight line. We keep selecting around all the edges of the case. Always trained to be as steady as possible. Because if we don't, we can leave some part outside of the selection. And when we add the yard, it will look bad that you're dying. And rotate your canvas as many times as you need. So it's easier and more comfortable for you to select. And Louis bisexuals. This way. If we make a mistake and we need to undo a selection, we can undo without losing all of our process. And go back to the beginning. We just go back to the previous step. Once we've finished selecting on the edges of the cell phone gaze, some gray lines will pop up outside the selected area. To differentiate the brand value selected from the bird. It's not. Now we need this object in a different layer. That's why we're going to select Copy and Paste. Click on that and we can see it created a new layer with only the cellphone gaze. And the original photo stays the same. Before we move on. At this point, I like to name the layers. You can do it too if you want to. And you can name them as you like. Now, if this was any other object, we will be done with the selection. But this one in particular has a whole for the cell phone camera. So we have to go to the layer name object, not the original one. That shows for background at this point. And start selecting this section. Just like we did before. Very slowly and with special care when selecting the girls, that virus very difficult. After we're done. This time, we won't be making a copy because we don't need that, but instead, we're going to erase it. And we will also delete any part that has a whole, any feasible, like the holes in the case to plug in the charger. So if you follow the steps and hide the first layer, you should be able to see just the cellphone gaze. And now we can add anything we want without modifying the background. Now let's move on to the next lesson for the following step. 5. Mockup 1 Second Part: All right, now the selection is ready to add the design. You can choose to use mine or whatever pattern you have, or even a spot illustration. Whatever you would like to show in a mock-up. Let's go one more time to actions. And insert the photo again from the photo gallery of your iPad and select from layer will rename the layer. And if you press it and menu will appear with several options. One of them is clipping mask. That's the one we want and the one-way apply. So when we put our design, it will we only on the surface. And what a clipping mask does is to add any design in your layer to the layer below. In our gaze, the layer below only has the cellphone days. That is why we isolated in the first place. So it can only be applied to that specific object, but it doesn't have to stay in the same position we added. We can move it around or resize it until we find the right position. If we zoom in, we can see that Bargh we raise didn't apply the design. And we can see the cell phone from the original layer below. So now that we got to this part, they are, is officially added to the object. And you can leave it like this. But we can make it look a little more realistic and not some flat to help visualize how a real object would look. And if you are designed, will work on it. Next step is to change your blending mode in the layer where your ys. If you don't know, blending modes are a tool that creates an effect in the layer you apply it to. In our case, he hopes to blend the design in the layer with the object in the layer below, making them look like the original photo was taken with the art on it from the beginning, which is what we hoped for. By default, all layers are position in normal. But if you move it to another blending mode, we will get the effect we're looking for. And for every new photo, I create a mockup. I try them all to see which one is better. However, there are three use the most, that will usually work. Those are screened, Linear Burn, and multiply. In this example, we're going to apply screen. Most of the time the blending modes will work, but in some cases they don't or not so well. In that case, sometimes it helps if you change the background color of the design and try it again. Or look for a different picture to work with if you don't want to change the background color. Like I said, with this particular design, a screen works just fine. Another thing we can do is to adapt the design to the shape of the object and do the postition. The photo. In this example, the cellphone case is lean on the table in a diagonal way. It's a rigid object. So we can use the the Star Tool to adjust it. You can find that this tool in the transform button. It's the one with the arrow shape next to the selection tool. Once you selected several mouse at the bottom will appear. We will use this torque. It will help us move around and scale the shape in a uniform way. So we can match it as best as we can to the position and shape of the case, right? To get the corner points close to the corner of the case as much as you are satisfied with the wave. I'm finally, we'll add some shadows altogether. Let's make a new layer. Make sure your current color is black. Rename the layer and change the blending mode to Multiply. I use Multiply because it tends to darken any picture, which may sit the best blending mode for creating shadows. Also with a clipping mask. So everything in this layer will affect only the object in this layer. Now we'd be garage for shadows. I always use the soft brush that you can find in a rushing. I use this brush because it's not a hard brush. Before you start using it. Take a moment to see where are the shadows in the photo. If the light is coming from here. You can assume the shadows are in this part. So start adding more efficiently. We don't want a dark shadow. Just a little bit to help lender design and the picture. Trying to make it look more cohesive. Again, once we put all the layers in one group. In the next lesson, we'll see how to add a new art without starting over. 6. Mockup 1 Third part: Now we'll see how to add a new art without starting over. When you create a new design, I want to try it out. In your existing mockup. You're going to open your group, go to the layer, go to Insert a photo and create a clipping mask. Because it's above the previous art. You can only see the new art and not the other one. Now, to blend it better with the mock-up picture, we repeat the last two steps we did in a previous lesson. We change the blending mode to screen and use the tool to then form and adjust the scale slowly until it fades. And that's saving. The shallow stays the same. And you can see that the France, when you turn off the layer. And also when you zoom in. And let's solve for the first example. Remember, you can use the same steps we saw here for any object you want to see your art on. And you can use the same selection tool to move around any object of the picture, to make a new composition. Maybe to make it better for social media. Or you can also remove things you own. Like there are many options. You just have to be creative. In this example, we have a great photo to show your ad on notebooks. And if you have your design, but you're not quite sure about the background color. What you can do is tested before deciding for that, you always have to export your ad in a PNG format. That means it has a transparent background. But before we do that, we select the area you want your ad on. Same way as the previous example. And this time, once you select it, we make a new layer and fill it with color. We'll rename it and insert the PNG file of your app with transpiring background. Same them before rename and create a clipping mask for the layer. Resize it, and move it around. This time, the notebook is not in a weird position. So you can use the uniform mode of the transform tool. You don't have to use the stored. When we are done, we then go to the layer name selection and fill the shape with a new color. Once you're happy with the color. We just need to add the shadow layer, multiply. And we can even add another shadow layer between the first layer and the second one. In the next lesson, we have another example that is a bit more complicated to select. But good for fractures. 7. Mockup 2: Hi again. By now we already know all the steps to grade them Maga. Now let's practice with a couple of more example. The more examples we do, the better we will incorporate what we have learned. I choose this picture because the object has fabric with a lot of wrinkles, curves, and this time includes hands touching the option. So it's two options, overlapping. Great practice for the selection tool. As you great mock-ups, you will be easier and faster for you to do it. Let's start with the selection. Again. We did the selection tool and freehand. Pay attention, especially where the hands touch the Kushan. Try not to select the fingers. It will be noticeable when you add the art. Always zooming. For the better selection. Do it by sections. And once you've completed, copy and paste them. So you'll have it in a new layer, rename it. So far we are doing same as the previous example. Rename it, and add a clipping mask. Now, we change the blending mode. Let's see it again. We go from normal within sign is really bright and flat and it doesn't seem part of the photo. It stands out not in a good way. But when we change it, in this particular case to linear burn, it blends with the picture. We can see a lot more shadows that creates volume and that gives a sudden change. But it shows. Now we need to accentuate the shallows could to give it more volume and make the design fit the shape of the cushion. First the shadows. I can see some around here and here in the bile duct, the hands touch the caution. And on this side, once we decided where to put the shadows, add a layer with a clipping mask to the cushion layer, and change the blending mode from normal to multiply. Let's pick up the rash. Soft brush again. Make sure the color is black. And we start adding strokes. We don't want a super dark shadow. Just to blend with the picture. When we finish, we'll create the group to contain the mockup layers. Now the only thing we're missing is to fit the design or the Add Layer 2 the cushion. Again, to give it more volume and a sense of movement to the fabric. So one loop, so ratio or flat. Make sure your position in the art layer. And in this example, we're going to use the warp tool that allows you to manipulate the shape of the object. Even the middle of the object, not only the size like in the store. By dragging the edges or the control points, little by little, start closing in. And you'll be able to move into a unique shape. Similar to the question. You don't have to make it to just get it as close as we are almost finished. Let's go for the last example. 8. Mockup 3: And we'll finally in the last picture. In this one, we can see a lot more shadow. But don't get gamelike ID. When you see a photo like this. I thought he will go into me. Really difficult to show any sign with this photo because of all the shadows it passed. But I try it anyways and it work. So don't assume a picture World War with the correct blending mode. It can be quite realistic. So let's start again. They are the same steps as in the previous example. And this time the blending mode we're going to use is the same we use in the shadow layer. Multiply. We start selecting the below. In this case, I chose to use the below, but we could be easily using the bed covered too. Once the selection is complete. And add a clipping mask. Like I said before, this time, we'll use the blending mode. And we instantly see the difference it makes is now behind the shadows. It blends really nicely. Okay, we've practiced this before. So by now, we know that now we need to add the shadows. Let's add a layer. Also with multiply. We apply the clipping mask and choose the same soft brush and paint color. We slowly apply them to the edges of the below to emphasize that area. And add more volume. We add some more in the Duchess the cover to create depth between the two of them. And finally, in this example, we are also going to use Warp tool instead of this term. Don't forget that you know which tool you should use, warp or distort. It will depend on the object and the position ethos in the photo. Now we gradually start adjusting the shape to make it look more natural. It has many wrinkles on the fabric. So we need to men and modify the shape until we're satisfied with the look. And there we finish. After the lease, you get this work in procreate, and you always have the option to come back and edit the design. Only change in the art layer and saving a few steps in the process. Now, it's also ready to export as a JPEG and upload whatever we want to. Remember that the same steps can be done with one or more objects in the same photon with different blending modes. And even preserve the texture of the fabric in some cases with the right blending mode. Now to sum up, our first step is to find a good picture in any of the bases that have free stock for those. The main ones that I usually use, our Pixabay Pexels Unsplash. Then we isolate the object we want our design on with the selection tool. Then we have the art and the shadows in different layers, always applying clipping mask and with dry blending modes until we find the one that works best. Or we like the most. Sometimes more than one blending mode can work. The ones that usually works for me, our screen, Linear Burn and multiply. And that is how I make my mockups in Procreate. 9. Thank you: And we got to the end of the graph. I hope it has been useful to you and by now, you can create your own mockups. Don't stop practicing and remember to share with the rest of the class all the projects you did. You can foolish them in the project gallery or on social media like Pinterest and Instagram, where you can promote your art and share with your friends what you have created. And if you want, you can also follow me on Skillshare to know when a new class is Bhavesh. Thank you and goodbye.