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Create Your Own Mock-ups in Photoshop - Intermediates

teacher avatar Zara Martina, Surface Pattern Designer + Crafter

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4 Lessons (27m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Remove a background

    • 3. Add a background and drop shadow

    • 4. Put your pattern on your pillow

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This class teaches you (in less than 30 minutes) an extremely useful skill for artists, surface pattern designers or anyone wanting to display their work on products. 

It's suitable for those of you that have some experience in Photoshop. If you want to watch the beginners class first, click here: Create your own mockups in Photoshop - Beginners

In this class for intermediates, you'll be learning how to:

  • Remove a background
  • Add a background
  • Add a drop shadow
  • Apply your own patterns or images to the pillows 
  • You'll also learn a few other tips and tricks along the way

So let's get your patterns on your pillows!

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1. Introduction: learn how to put your patterns on your pillows. Create your own pillow. Remove backgrounds at backgrounds. Add your own patterns at your own lettering or any image at whatever says still creating now. 2. Remove a background: hello and welcome to my class in this class alone had to put your patterns on your pillows . First up will be learning how to remove a background, then will lead a new background. And then we'll move on to adding a drop shadow toothy pillow and then finally will be moving on to, um, adding our own patterns or images or letter in whatever is we want Teoh display on the pillow itself. So let's get started. So let's open our, um, document that we want to use Go to open and I'm going to use the white pillow. This is provided with this class pic No fun. And there it is in our screen, ready to start using. So first of all, we want to go to the layers here on the right. We just want to unlock this layer. So just click the padlock and then we can start aided in the actual pillar. I'm going to quickly show you how to remove this white background. You can actually keep the background in it. You want to ultimately display your pillow like this. But if you want to change the background, or if you want to be able to move this pillow on its own. Without the background, you're going to have to delete the background. So I like to make him a quick copy off my my original. So I'm just gonna drag that down, making never call pay on. I'm just gonna turn the the layer off on Go back into this new layer that we're gonna be working on today. So there's lots of ways that we can remove backgrounds. Andi. It's good to have a play around with the different tools because sometimes the image maybe a little bit bright. So say, for example, you choose this'll magic. One tool here on the toolbar left on, do you click it? You'll find that it selects the white area. Andi Also it selected like white area here in the actual pillow. So that's not really in on this occasion that suitable. So I'm just going to de select that. Now you get back into the toolbar. Here you can. There's lots of ways that you can select the area. It's just case of playing around. So the quick selection tool is quite a good tool to use, so just click it and you can even select theatrical Pillar K's. We can select the background, so we'll start by seen if we can select the background here, groups computers of its slow and just run your mouse all the way along for the way around until the whole of the background area is selected. Now that's selected that area beautifully. Eso then all we do is just click the back button to delete the background. But I'm just gonna go back myself and quickly show you other ways that you can select the background you got here. The toolbar. If you click on to this lasso less so tall, it'll open up another menu. You've got the polygamy lesser. It'll or the magnetic less suitable the political new lawsuit all. It's just a case of playing around with it. Basically, it just selects areas with with this straight line, but you can also hold down as you as you click your mouse. You can hold the ult K down, and you control free lines as well. Um, this is quite a good method, um, for different, different projects. But for today I'm not going to use that. So going to de select that, um, another one that you can do is throw the magnetic lasso total on that simply just follows any area that you run your mouse around and it will attach itself to the edge of your image . So that was quite well also. And then what I would simply do with this is because it selected the actual pillow we don't want delete what don't to delete the pillow, want to delete the background. So then I just go to select in verse, and then that selects the outer area. And then again, I would click my back bottom. Okay, so that's another option. Um, so I'm going to just go with the quick selection toll and just run my mouse all the way around and use my back button and click dilate, so that's deleted the background. That's great. Now, if we just take their selection tool and you'll see now that we can actually move the pillow case around people around do whatever with it, you can twist it round. You could actually make it smaller if you wanted to. For example, ums have a couple of pillows in one image. You could just make this a little bit smaller on, just quick apply, and you could make another co pay, and then you can bring that forward. And you can maybe put it on an angle hair wherever you like. You can even, um, squash it down to make it into what one? Those cute little rectangle throw pillows. Um, and then you could make a nice little display and then add your own background in as well. So I'm just gonna take this one out by deleting it on. I'm just gonna move this back into the middle because we're just gonna work on this one today. Okay? So in the next class would be learning how to remove backgrounds and also how to add a drop shadow. See, then. 3. Add a background and drop shadow: So now we're ready to add our own background. And to do that, which is gonna go to file place embedded, find the new background. I'm going to use this whitewood, which is also available with this class click place, Then that will start working on and then click the move Tall and click place. Um, this is actually come up quite small, so I'm just going Teoh make it a little bit bigger. Okay, that's fine. Click place, right? As you can see, it's on top of everything. So we're just gonna grab that layer and drag underneath E lay that has the pillowcase. And, um, there's your new background. So maybe you want to keep things simple and just have a block color in the background. Now, to do that, what I do is go into layers and I'll go down to the bottom here, down to the bottom. Here, to my adjustment layers. Click that click solid color on that will bring up this box where you can select the color that you like Teoh to use. Then just click. OK, here you have Ah, a space to to add your your color code, whichever that may be click OK. And then what that does is that gives you a layer here, which you can then change in the future. So say, for example, you closest document and you want to mock it up with a different pattern, which has a different color palette immediately, you can just you can switch this on or off. Um, and you can double click the color palette, change it, click OK, Also, you can So, for example, the pattern that you're going to be placing into your pillow Um, you can actually take that, um, pick colors out of that and use for the background. Like so, for example, on using a particular color palette, it's in my libraries. Or just open up my libraries and click on to whichever color that I do like to use, which would look nice to go with pattern that I'm about to pop into the markup. I'm gonna keep it, um, in this color, because now we're going to go on to just popping on, popping in a drop shadow. So it's gonna show up quite well against this and help background. No, you don't have to add a drop shadow to your image. But I find sometimes it just makes it look more realistic, and it's quite effective against a different background. So we need to be in the layer, which is holding the pillow double click that lay off. And when you double click, it will bring up this, um, this toolbox here on the left hand side. There's a lot the different things that our views recently, it's kind of my history, but you go down here where it says FX, this will bring up all the different effects that you can use. We're just gonna click the drop shadow, and that will bring up this new workspace here, this new one and tool marks. Andi What? Your Sears. If I just make this just pushes toe one side a little bit so you can actually see the shed I work in as I as I adjusted here, I like to have it on multiply. So when thes shadow is applied, if, for example, we had the wood background, the wood would show through that shadow and would look more realistic, so I'm gonna keep it to multiply now. There's a lot of different things that you can dio. Here's the angle off, the light will be shining on to your image. So if we just have a quick look at our image here, you can see that the light is shining from the top left hand side. So if we ankle that so that is coming from the left hand side here, um, you'll find that the shadow would drop to the right. No, we can't see the shed at the moment so that it's just bring the size right up said that you can actually see what we're working on. You can see this cheddar is just coming into action there. Now you can change the distance, how far away is and also the spread of the shadow and also the a pass ity, So view dark in it. If you that's the kind of effect that you like to have just bring the capacity up more because it's a power background are just gonna bring it down a little bit more just to make it look more realistic and just have a play around until you've got the effect that that you're happy with on then click OK, and that's applied here. You're seeing the layers If a later date you want, Teoh, you change the shadow. Maybe you want to make it darker because it's on quite detailed background and it doesn't show through properly. You can simply just go straight to that layer. Double click the drop shadow, and it will bring your box up straight away. And you can mess around with the A pass ity, etcetera. I'm just gonna cancel that. Um Also another thing that I'd like to do is just to close off their special effects that we've used. Just said it doesn't clutter up my workspace in my layers. You just simply click that down arrow if you want to use the special effects at a later date, Okay, so s so that's it. That's your clothes. Have a closer look. That's your You're drop shadow falling place. Now all that remains to be done is to select the pillow area on DPA power patterns into the pillow. If you enjoyed this class, please click the share button below. It really helps his class to reach other people that would be interested in it. Thank you. 4. Put your pattern on your pillow: So we're gonna start by bringing the image in that we'd like to place into the into the pillow. So go to file place embedded. Such for image. This is the one that I'm going to use. Click place Andi. Just a judge adjusted to the roughly to the size of the of the pillow. That's fine. Then we're going to click place on. Then I'm going to talk. Will be I off and they're going to go back into the layer, which holds the pillow. Now we want to select the area that we want to put a pattern in, and that's this pillow area. So we're gonna go back into the tall bar here, and we're going to use one of the tools that were used earlier to select the pillow area. You can use whichever you like, which have you're comfortable with. Whichever works best, I'm going to use the quick selection tool and see if that will select this area straight away that's selected this area. Fine. Then, with its still selected, I want to click on toothy three image that we've just placed into into our layers here, and then we're gonna go down into the adjustments layer and not the adjustments Lego down into the tool box at the bottom here, and we're going to click this'd image here, which is the layer mask. Add a layer mask. It's just going to click that on. What that's done is that added on area next to our pattern, which is our mast area, which will learn to be revealed in a second. So now we just simply click the I toggle on and you'll see that pattern has been masked off with the air that we selected before. Now that looks OK, but to make it look more realistic, we go to the the panel here. Andi will scroll down to either the linear burn or more to apply for click Multiply. You'll see that you can see more the shadows coming through. Um, I also sometimes used the linear burn because I find that it just gives more depth to the to the image. If you want to play around with the scale of the pattern, you need to just click on Teoh to the pattern in the layer here, and you need to just unlinked thies to the layer from the layer mask and then making sure you clicked into the pattern area, you can just adjust the dimensions of your pattern. If you want Teoh, move it round a different position you can and just click place and then just reeling those back together again. On If you want to replace a pattern completely with another pattern, just make sure that you're on the layer, right click and then replace contents and that will open up your files. Choose another pattern click place, and that will replace your pattern with this new one. And then again, if you want Teoh to play around with e scale, just click onto the pattern. Andi, make sure that is unlinked on. Then I can't actually see sighs. My passion is very big. Okay, you can bring it right down press place and there you have your new pattern. Just link them back together again. Another way to add new patterns on still retain the one that you were working in previously is to simply go to file place embedded. Find the image that you're looking for quick place, adjust accordingly and place, and then go back into this the pillow markup layer and then click control and L together. Click on the layer on, hold them all down and drag it into the next layer. So control out drug it into the new layer on. What that does is that makes a copy. Basically, Andi, Um, click onto the layer of the new layer, then click, multiply or linear burn, whichever you're using Andi. Then turn off the previous layer, and then that will give you your new patterns. So you know, if you're working on a few different more cops and you know you're in a rush, then you can just click backwards and forwards. See which ones work, see which ones don't work. Um, yes, so that's that's a good way to replace the pattern and retain the previous one as well. Another thing you may like to do is just to actually filthy pillow area with a block of color. Andi. To do that. It's pretty much the same as what we did to fill the background on. What I do is I go onto the layer on Die Click Control and out Andi. Click the the layer mask here, and that selects is that selects t the pillow area. Then I'll go down into the adjustment layer. Click that click solid color. And just at the color that I'd like Teoh to fill. Let's just start this up a bit. Click. OK, Andi, Um, then we need to go on and click, even multiply that we were using before or linear burn on and just toggle the layer off underneath so that that doesn't show through. And that will give you a nice block of color. And you can use that as a coordinate, maybe one of your your other pillows. Another thing which is good to know is I'm just gonna toggle off this layer and go back into this lay here. Another thing to know is that if you double click your smart object here, it will open up another window on in this In this one, you can actually edit your image, Have you like so you can talk with this off. You could even replace with another image. It's another way Teoh replace images on do. You can also use the pattern, the pattern, Phil tal eso say, for example, you have a pattern feel saved in your library's. You can simply go to edit fill, find your your pattern that you'd like to fill it with by clicking down here. Maybe you need to load your patterns and you have them saved in your files or say, for example, I've got some here that said, Look, um okay, let's use this one click. OK, wait for that to work on. Um, OK, so this is fine. I'm just gonna play about actually, by double clicking it on and go to my pattern overlay. Make sure that that's clicked on on. I'm just gonna make it a little bit smaller. The pattern, they're okay, that's fine. And then I'm going Teoh, just, um, go to flatten image, right click, flatten image file and save. And when we open it back up in, um, the original document will find that it's been replaced with this, um, Andi. Um, so that's another way that you can use patterns, toe feel areas. So once you've got to this stage, you can simply just save your document, um, at a logo, copyright, whatever, and use it to display wherever, Um, if you actually want to go on and use all these patterns together on may be display 33 pillows together in one document, you're going to need to make copies off your original pillow that we removed the background from in the first place. So you're gonna click onto the original layer here and we're going to drag it down, make another copy of it, and then we're going to grab that copy and drag it all the way up until it goes underneath the first layer here at the top, which was the chocolate color that we filled it with. And I'm just going to tuggle that back horn so that we can see what we're working with now , once we get to this stage is very important to start group in your layers together and just to pop them into folders eso that you know where you are and you can work more efficiently . Eso Now these two are linked. Um So, um, we're going to select both of these layers by just holding the shift down on bond, clicking both layers and then we're just going to click the file are icon at the bottom here, and that'll pop those two into a layer. Now just double click the writing. Andi, name your layer however you like so I'm just gonna put brown. That's the brown cushion pillow rubber. And then I'm gonna do the same for all the other layers. So I'm going to make another copy, but the pillow and then a going to drag up underneath this next pattern, um, on and going to select both with the layers again, holding the shift key down, then put them into new on files on and, uh, rename that Just floral. So we know where we are on again. We're gonna do the same with the next one on. In fact, we don't need to make a copy because this was the original s. We have the pillow in place already. I'm just going to tuggle the island on and select both by holding the shift key down and then put them into their own folder. So now we can go ahead on and arrange thief three pillows, um, into a nice display. Um, you can either, um, go to image and canvas size and change the size of your canvas. If you want Teoh Teoh to keep the size of the pillows all you can just select all three of the pillows and just reduce them in size said that. Then you can move them around in your workspace freely. Okay, So what I'm gonna do is just arrange them now, basically on. Don't think I'm gonna just drag the 12 this one to the back on. Then this one, I think, will come to the front. So put that in tough. And then the flora one somewhere in the middle on. And, um, the front one here, this image I'm going to change, um, replace the contents with this one that goes actually with this collection on and off. So I've done it in the wrong one. Put it in the floor one. So let's just good that this is a one. Okay, Andi, replace contents place with this one here. Okay, So that actually goes with this brother pattern. I've got the other assuming of it. Okay, close that up. Um, I know it was just a case of just positioning them all. I think probably gonna make him a little bit bigger, doesn't apply on. Then you can just new things around a little bit complies. Putting that down Just a case of digging them around just to see how they look on. I think I just had that one straight and have a look. See how that looks? I think that looks OK. Okay. And then, um, it's it's pretty much ready. T share. Um, you can then reuse this document. You can save it. Andi, just come back into it and just change them up. The way that you've been shown how to do in the tutorial, we can change the background. We can take this solid color off on that will reveal the wood background where you can add any other background that you You wish. So I hope you enjoyed the tutorial on and good luck with your mockups. Please share if you enjoyed this class. Thank you.