How To Create Your Own Etsy Mockups For Print On Demand Or Digital Download SellersJun 22, 2021
Creating your own mockups to use on Etsy isn't as hard as you might think it is.
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Here's seven tips explaining what you need to do:
TIP ONE: Find Your Space
Before you do anything, you need to have a look around your home or office and see where you get the best light. Photos can be edited later in an editing app, but it is good practice to find a light, bright space to work with from the get go.
Once you've identified a good space to use, you can set up your items.
* TOP TIP: If you don't have space for a permanent set up, you can purchase fold down tables from Amazon, or use sheets of white card to create a wall/background and table.
Make sure your space is clean of any dust, dirt or marks, as we don't want to see those in the final mock up photo.
TIP TWO: Use A Tripod
Tripods are easy to move around, and can be bought online at places like Amazon for less than £20.
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TIP THREE: Lighting
The aim is to make the area a lot brighter. Imagine you're shooting a photograph near a window (on your right) on a sunny day. The sunlight will cast a dark shadow behind your photo frame, and the left side of the photo will be super dark.
To prevent this from happening, you could put your box light (or piece of white card) to the left of your photo frame to reflect the light back towards your frame, and therefore reducing the shadows!
TIP FOUR: Preparing For The Photo
Now, we're ready to take the photographs!
TIP FIVE: Taking A Simple Photo Of Your Mockup
Square photos are great to use across all platforms including Etsy, Facebook and Instagram. Portrait photos are great to use on Instagram stories, or when creating a reel.
* TOP TIP: if you press on the frame on your phone, this will focus the picture, and make the background softer.
TIP SIX: Styling With Props
TIP SEVEN: Transfer To Your Computer
Upload your photo to Canva, and from here you can adjust the brightness, contrast and detail if you need to.
Alternatively, you can do this in other photo editing apps like LightRoom if you prefer.
Congratulations! You've just made your first mockup! I told you it was easy. Now your mockup is ready for you to add your art.
If you'd like to watch me creating an Etsy mockup, you can watch my YouTube video here - https://youtu.be/ZcVmuuuXSxg
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