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Questions tagged [mockup]

Questions about creating scale or full-size models of a design or device. They are used for teaching, demonstration, design evaluation, promotion, and other purposes.

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What is the difference between wireframes and mockups?

I would like to know the difference between Wireframes and Mockups. I'm hoping to gain a simple understanding of the difference or to definitively know that both are the same. I googled it but I ...
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How to create animated GIFs of prototype mockups, like the ones on Dribbble?

I'm sure you've seen Dribbblers upload animated mockups of their designs. Here's an example: I can create mockups on Photoshop and even apply simple Tween Animations to them but I can never get ...
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How to achieve this 3D “Card” effect

How do I create this type of effect with an image? I'm wondering how to get the thick edges and the tilted look. Is there an online tool that will convert a flat image to look like this? Source
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Is there an advantage to doing a full image mock-up versus diving straight into writing the HTML/CSS?

In the past, many companies and web designers had a workflow that was two or three parts, minimum -- design, markup, backend. These are generalizing and the lines may blur a bit... but I'm sure you ...
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How can I showcase a working example of my past web development work, without linking to the constantly changing live site?

Whenever I design a website, I think it's useful to not only show screen captures but also coding abilities. Unfortunately, most of the time, clients end up editing websites themselves and if they'...
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The problem with mockups for Branding/Corporate-Design applications

I would like to ask you about a problem I’m facing very often at the end of a corporate-design process. After all corporate-design elements are approved, I usually go on with proposing some ...
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Cutting knife practice drills/exercises?

I teach a packaging class as part of a college graphic design program and I've noticed my students' prototyping skills have been on the decline. This is possibly due to less practice in previous ...
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How can I create realistic business card mockups?

I'm trying to produce the effect in the below image: I'd preferably like to do this with Photoshop or Illustrator. How can this be accomplished?
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How to mockup a logo in a realistic environment?

I have recently created a logo. I have seen an online trend of showing off a logo in a realistic environment, illustrating possible use cases of the logo. An example of this can be seen here, with ...
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How to present web design mockups to a client?

I'm working on a website redesign project. I will need to present a few different mockups to the client for review. I want to make sure the client can see everything in context. I don't want to assume ...
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How to smooth out lines of rotated smart object in photoshop?

I am building some kind of mockup for business card and while i was trying to create the looks like cards are on top of each others i used smart object to easily change look of business card on all ...
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Why are Apple products so common in mockups?

Inspired by this question: Why are Apple Macs used so much in the graphic design industry? While browsing through the web trying to find device mockups for my website, I realized that about 90% of ...
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Using real products when creating fake mockups

When creating mockups for marketing material, what is the legality of using real products to demonstrate the use of your application? Examples for any given application: Google chrome with a website ...
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UI Mockup and wireframing tool for Mac OS X app UI's [closed]

I'm looking to get some input from experienced designers, since my main job revolves around coding and not so much designing... What good tools are out there that one can use to mockup some os x ...
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How to give a site a mockup look?

Edit to clarify Thank you for the existing answers. I am afraid that you misunderstood my question. I don't want to create mockups (I have some, but they are not suited for my current purpose). I want ...
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Is there a canonical way of representing parallax backgrounds in a wireframe?

I am currently working on several wireframes / mockups. The product I am designing will have a landing page with a parallax. What is the correct way of representing this in a wireframe? So far, I ...
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Creating 3D book cover mockups from scratch

You very often see 3D mockups of books that look realistic enough to pass for a photo of the book at a glance. They’re a great way to make a flat front page come to life, and it’s no wonder they’re ...
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Why @2x Mockups

Just for my own curiosity, why is it becoming a trend to create "@2x" mockups in photoshop? Other than creating larger native file-sizes, what's the difference between a 360ppi mock vs a 72ppi mock (...
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Illustrator image viewed at 100% is “tiny”

I'm a web developer and I love Photoshop but unfortunately I have some design mock-ups sent over to me in Illustrator. When I viewed the document at 100% the text isn't even legible on my monitor. At ...
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Using incomplete web designs in a portfolio

I have battled a situation in the past from when I have an idea for a website I would design it. A few years back I decided to apply for some companies that were starting out in web development and ...
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How do you create a client website design mockup/image?

For all the graphic designers who do web design too: How do you produce client design mockups for review and then convert them into HTML/Wordpress etc? Are they created in Illustrator/Photoshop and ...
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How to create an animated demo of my webdesign? [closed]

How to create an animation of my webdesign so the client can see the interactivity in the page (including popups, tooltips...) instead of seeing a set of still images? I used to make this task using ...
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What are some good “mocking-up” practices in web design?

A friend of mine and I have been trying to start up a web design company, so we're looking to find the most efficient overall web-design process straight off the block. However after reading a few ...
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What is the best way to review static mobile mockups?

This question is in regards to mobile site layouts but could just as easily apply to apps. I am not concerned with pitches, just true team reviews among UX, design, dev, and business partners. I ...
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Most efficient way to adapt current mockups to different devices and resolutions

I've completed about 90 screens of mockups in Photoshop for an app. The mockups are done for iPhone 5 / iOS7 (640px by 1136px). Everything is calculated to pixel-perfection. Now management wants to ...
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Turn die-line into 3D mock-up

If I have a 2D die-line of a product. What's the quickest way to turn it into a 3D mock-up? Preferably it should output to a popular 3D format like 3ds Max. Here's an example of the kind of dieline I'...
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Wire framing over full design?

I've experienced both PSD designs and wireframes in the past to work from, though never have I experienced using both. What's the main difference between a wireframe and a PSD mockup?
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What's the width to mockup websites for desktop and mobile now?

Recently, I was practicing web design beyond code things. But after I opened Sketch and just started to make a rectangle of my site, I got stuck. What width should I use? I'd search for the ...
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Glossy black logo on matte black background

I remember seeing high-fashion packaging with black-on-black printing; but, the difference was with only the finish. Normally, I see gold-on-black, or silver. I want that same black "shiny effect" ...
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Balsamiq sketch skin in Sketch App

I search to have a Balsamiq mockup skin style in the Sketch mac app. Is there a library or something else ? Thanks.
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Pixellated Text on Magazine psd Mockup

I'm new to photoshop mockups to present my work. I can't figure out why the smaller text in the mockup isn't sharp, or the whole image in fact. I've been saving as a jpeg and then viewing at 100%. The ...
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How to create 3D presentational mockup templates to showcase logo design to a client? [duplicate]

I would like to know how to create a 3D presentational mockup template that utilizes smart objects to change dynamically for example logo design. I would like to know also tricks on how to add shadows ...
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How can I make 3D mockups for packaging more realistic?

I'm new at making 3D mockups. I have tried making 3D mockups(attached one) but they don't look like a real image. I have used both CorelDraw x5 and PhotoShop CS6 to achieve the necessary results. ...
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Texturing a less than perfect object in photoshop/Affinty Photo

I am not a photoshopper, but I have been given a task to make a mockup for a customer. Basically, I have to take the texture from one bag, and apply it to another, without it looking awful. Bellow is ...
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How to prepare (what all sizes and resolutions) mockups and UI graphics for an Android app in PS

I've seen similar questions asked here but they did not answer my question 100%. So please bear with me. Now I am starting an app design project for iOS and Android. I've been designing for iOS for ...
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How to represent a screenshot on multiple devices without using third-party branding

The company I work for wants to release a brochure and they want to demonstrate that our app works on PC (web-based app) as well as on a smart phone. They used to have a designer who used a picture of ...
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font size for mockups across all devices

I have to create mockups in Photoshop across all 3 devices (iPad, iPhone and Desktop). Obviously 20px font size on a tablet is going to be a lot smaller then on a desktop so does anyone have any idea ...
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Creating mockup template using inkscape for logo design presentation

How do I create mockup templates for Logo design using Inkscape? I don't have Photoshop where mockup template can be created very easily. I have created a logo and I want to use this mock up as a ...
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How to do a prototype print of a business card

I'm a newbie in the freelancer world. I started creating logos and business cards and I show it to my customers. Well, I always face a problem how to present my work in a professional and a nice way. ...
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Which is the best software to create 3D mockup from scratch? [duplicate]

I am always get stuck when I have to create a specific position/view/custom mockup. I want to design the mockup very realistic like the image. I can't find any options to create such mockup but I am ...
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How to create mock ups in GIMP using templates like PSD in Photoshop?

I am almost novice to graphic design. I need to know whether there is any way to create mock-ups in GIMP, people generally create in Photoshop with PSD format. Is there any format like PSD in GIMP, ...
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How to change canvas size in fireworks without your work being moved?

I am making a website mockup in adobe fire works. I noticed that i need more space so i try to change the canvas size vertically and it does add more space but i notice that my content is moved out of ...
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How to present a print project to a client?

I'm a self-taught designer and now I'm working on a packaging project. I'm designing in Adobe Illustrator CC using CMYK color mode, but now, I want to present my client the work with a mockup and I ...
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Best tool to create a mock GUI quickly? [closed]

I'm looking for an application/tool to easily create a mock GUI. This GUI will be used by users to control home devices remotely. They can login to a website or use an application to view/control ...
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How to reduce screenshot dimensions for putting in a macbook mockup?

I need to put a screenshot of a desktop application into a macbook mockup. My problem is that the mockup I have needs a screenshot of 2880x1800px but my system screen is not big enough. I have ...
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Cannot adapt image to mockup

I’ve purchased a mockup “Surface Studio, Presentation Kit” and I’m trying to replace the computer window with my own image. I actually achieved this, but I have a little problem: I’m working on the 6K ...
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Best way to automate the creation of PS-Mockups

I have designed several template pages in Indesign for sales purposes. Whilst most of the design stays the same, some elements (like logo and name) get individualized for each client. Afterwards I ...
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A5 Double Gatefold mockup

Can anyone please point me in the direction of a good mockup PSD of an A5 double gatefold mockup please? But one where the gatefolds are half the width of an A5 page or at least a mockup where I ...
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Creating bulk PDFs from Spreadsheet?

I have designed a TCG game with roughly 500 card created. I have a card frame made, and would like to use these to create a PDF of each card. Is there a way to automate this so i can make any changes ...
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How to use a vector mockup with perspective?

I don't know how to explain what do I want, so I put some images to explain that. We have a vector mockup here for example (image 1). There is no problem with this mockup because you need just put ...