This tutorial will show you how to edit your mockup using smart objects in Adobe Photoshop. First things first, a mockup is a digital image that allows you to place your product within it to make it look natural and in use. Nearly all shops that sell digital items or wall art use mockups to make those beautiful images that you see on display for their products.
Not all mockups require Photoshop but in this instructional, I will be focusing on using Photoshop smart objects. Many mockups use smart objects within Photoshop to make editing your mockup a breeze. If you have Photoshop, this tutorial is easy enough to follow, even for a beginner.
Open the file in Photoshop
Double-click the smart object image icon (for my mockups, these will be indicated by “…<– double click to edit” in the layers panel.)
A pop-up will appear. Click “OK.”
Place your file by either dragging and dropping your file onto the image or go to FILE > PLACE> find and select your file. The box below will be shown over your image. You can then drag the corners to fill the screen. Once satisfied, click enter.
PLEASE NOTE: Any white left over will be shown on the computer screen in the mockup. Also, be careful not to upscale your image too much or quality will be affected.
Now that your item is placed, it’s time to save your smart object. Go to FILE>SAVE (don’t choose save as or any other options). This will then save your smart object in a temporary Photoshop folder and place it on the page/screen in the mockup. You can then close the smart object file and go back to your mockup file.
Now simply save your newly created product mockup as a new image and upload to your site!