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Show Off Your Patterns: From Free Mockups To Building Your Own In Photoshop

——   Created by Erica Sprules

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Do you want to learn how to find free mockups or create your own high-quality mockups to show off your beautiful repeating pattern designs? This class will guide you through how to use free online mockup generators, finding the best free mockup files for Photoshop, navigating pre-made mockup files, finding stock photography images that can be used to create your own mockups, and building your own high-quality mockup templates in Adobe Photoshop. By the end of this course, you will have a robust library of mockup images and templates and an in-depth understanding of the steps required to create your own mockups from stock photography. 

This class will guide you through:

  • Creating patterns
  • How to make simple patterns in Photoshop
  • Online mockup generators
  • Top 5 online mockup generators and how to use them
  • Free Mockups:
  • Top 5 websites for free Photoshop mockup files 
  • How to open up these Photoshop files and add in your own patterns
  • Building mockup templates:
  • Top 5 best free stock photography websites
  • Choosing the best photos
  • Isolating the object that the pattern will be applied to
  • Using smart objects
  • Making an applied pattern look realistic by using displacement maps, the liquify filter and warp transformations
  • Adding shadows and highlights
  • Incorporating texture to make the final result look realistic

This class is aimed at intermediate-level students with some working knowledge of Photoshop as well as advanced students with a deeper understanding who wish to create their own mockups to show off their patterns.

This class has been created for illustrators who wish to build their own high-quality mockups, hobbyists who want to learn how to use free resources to create mocked-up images of their illustrations or patterns, and even side hustlers looking to learn how to make digital assets that they can sell.

By the end of this class, you will be able to apply your knowledge and skills to create a variety of mockups that you can sell on websites specializing in digital assets or to level-up your illustrations and patterns by adding them to mockup files and posting the completed images on Instagram or Pinterest. Mockups can even be used to advertize patterns that you wish to sell on print-on-demand websites.

To complete this class, you will need a computer, access to the internet, and Adobe Photoshop. You can always download a free trial of this program from Adobe.

Your class project is to create your own mockup from stock photography and add to it a pattern of your choice. Alternatively, you can use an online mockup generator or free mockup file to show off your beautiful patterns or illustrations.

At the end of this class, you will have 15 mockup files that you can use to display your repeat patterns. You will have five made from online mockup generators, five using free Photoshop mockup files, and five created from free stock photography.

The course project

Your class project is to create your own mockup from stock photography and add to it a pattern of your choice. Alternatively, you can use online mockup generators and free mockup files to show off your beautiful patterns or illustrations.

You can find some photos to use as mockups on the following free stock photography websites: 


Try searching for bedding, kids' clothing, white dress, white clothes and white shirt. 

Once you have created your mockup in Photoshop, add to it a pattern or illustration of your choice. This may include a pattern you have illustrated or one drawn in Photoshop.

Please post your class project under the “projects & resources” tab and then click on the green “create project” button. I can’t wait to see what you create, and I will be sure to leave a comment on your work.

13 Lessons

3 mins
free preview
1 min
8 mins
free preview
13 mins
Mockup Generator
27 mins
Free Mockup Files
27 mins
Pexels - Part A
18 mins
Pexels - Part B
25 mins
Unsplash - Part A
17 mins
Unsplash - Part B
23 mins
24 mins
19 mins
2 mins
Class Project

About the instructor

Erica Sprules
Erica Sprules
  • 2 courses

Welcome! I’m so delighted that you are here. My name is Erica, and I am the artist behind Science Maven Designs.

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Class benefits

  • Certificate of Completion
  • 30 day satisfaction guarantee
  • 24/7 streaming access
  • Project included
  • Direct teacher access
  • 3h 21m of on-demand video
  • 1 downloadable file
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