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Recently, we released some handy custom templates that allow you to add your art to some product mockups. The response has been tremendous and it’s been exciting to see all of the ways you have been using—and customizing—these mockups for your promotional needs. One of the many requests we had was for some wall art templates, so this new batch contains mockups for canvas, metal, and framed prints. Each mockup has room for custom text to add your Redbubble URL or even the current promotional sales code. For a quick video tutorial on how to use these mockups check out our original post on the Promotional Artist Templates.
Here’s a quick rundown of how they work:
Start by opening one of the templates in Photoshop. As the templates rely on the use of Smart Objects, we suggest only using Photoshop unless you feel confident enough to use the templates in another image editor that can open psd files. If you do open the templates in a program like GIMP, for example, you will need to adjust your art and mask it to the canvas. Here’s a great list of alternatives to Photoshop.
Once you have the file open you’ll notice three layers starting from the top.
- Main Design: This is the smart object that contains your artwork. This is the main layer you’ll be using and adding your artwork to and should stay hidden.
- Design Adjustments: This folder contains a copy of the smart object with some effects to help it fit the image.
- Background: This the main image featuring the blank products.
In order to add your design to the wall art mockups, double click the thumbnail of the smart object in layer #1. A new window will popup that will allow you to add your artwork. Here you can place your design file—make sure to hide any layer inside the smart object that you don’t want showing—adjust it to size and then save using CMD+S on a MAC or Control + S on Win. While placing art, make sure to use a large enough image so that you are not making the art larger in order to fit it the smart object canvas, as this might cause your artwork to look blurry or pixelated on the canvas mockup. It always a good idea to scale down and not up.
Now after placing your art if you look at the template your design is featured on the wall art. From here you can add any text you like to the mockup and share on social media.
That’s all for now. Hope you have fun and we’re excited to see what you come up with.