Mockups are creative, often photorealistic presentations that preview how a design could look or function in the real world. A mockup suggests what the final design will look like, and is usually shared with clients and stakeholders between a wireframe and prototype.
Though they are composed of images, design mockups are at their most powerful when they tell a story. The attention and detail poured into that story determines whether the viewers will find it compelling or sleep-inducing. Ultimately, a mockup serves as a visual draft of what a web page or application.
Here are the top 4 ways to create mockups:
- Create a custom mockup from scratch
- Create reusable mockup templates
- Use a mockup generator website
- Use a mockup creator software plugin
We’ll be using item 3 to create our mockups:
This technique is by far the cheapest and easiest solution, but it does come with some drawbacks. The resulting mockup will be unoriginal, and given that many designers will have used the same service, it is not uncommon to see the exact same mockup images cropping up ad nauseam all over portfolio sites. At the same time, this can be useful in a pitch, and unless the client is a purveyor of design mockups, they likely will not mind.
In terms of price, many mockup generators are free to use, though you want to be wary of hidden inconveniences like watermarking or limited template selection. Otherwise, price is usually based around a subscription model, and most of the services I reviewed are in the $10 to $20 per month range.
Finally, some of these sites specialize in certain types of mockups, and you will need to choose one that will be relevant to your projects, especially if you are purchasing a subscription.
There are tons of mockup website generators, however we’ll be using smartmockups.com for our training.
Log on to the site and find a mockup that suits your logo design.Reference: https://99designs.com/