Make Apparel Mockups Quickly with Photific
We all know that mockups, virtuals, etc. are a fantastic tool for helping your customers picture the products you intend to deliver.
For a number of years, I've purchased Photoshop documents, collected blank images and created my own tools for quickly generating mockups. Today I stumbled across Photific. Photific looks like a lot of other mockup systems I've seen over the years. You can create apparel mockups instantly using their online tool. No Photoshop required. Currently there is just a handful of items to choose from but (and this is important to you), they indicate that brands will be coming soon.
Photific also has a great selection of Photoshop templates for mocking up branded apparel. That's important because you want to show your customers accurate virtuals. The selection of brands are familiar:
- Bella Canvas
- Next Level
- and Gildan
...to name a few. Each bundle costs $29 and includes some features that are super handy, including:
- Brand colors - manufacturer fabric colors are built into the document.
- Custom tags - replace manufacturer tags with your own.
- 3D wrapping - results in an ultra-realistic mockup. No more building displacement maps!
If you dig it, I'd recommend springing for the STOREFRONT mega bundle. At $79 for over 500 mockups, it's a no-brainer. You'll also get future updates for life.
Many of you may be a small shop with no in-house designer. If that's the case, don't fret. If these Photoshop mockup systems from Photific work like others I've used, it's really not that hard. If you do have a Photoshop wizard at the office, share this resource with them. They'll be happy you did.
UPDATE: Okay, so I just bought the STOREFRONT Mega Bundle. Without every having used this mockup document before, I recorded myself building a quick mockup. Easy peasy. Those displacement maps make call the difference. Check it out here: https://screencast.com/t/NwPslJTS8mn
Posted on Sun, December 17, 2017
by Eric Granata filed under