Whether you're creating art posters, movie posters, or text posters, you'll need a top-quality poster mockup to show off your work.
That's where Placeit comes in. Placeit has the largest collection of mockups on the internet, and today we'll share just 42 of the best print poster mockups available. The Placeit poster mockups not only come in a wide variety of styles but are super easy to use with the online poster mockup generator. Let me show you what I mean.
How to Use an Online Poster Mockup Generator
1. Go to Placeit.net. Search for Poster Mockups
2. Select a Poster Mockup
3. Upload Your Design
4. Add Text If You Need It
5. Download Your Design for a Small Fee
And that's how you create your own print mockup in five easy steps.
42 Best Poster Mockups
Let's start simple. This mockup gives all the attention to your poster design, displaying it against a plain background. The subtle shadow and the clips at the top still give it a realistic look, however.
If you're an artist and you want to show your work in a gallery, try this template, which lets you upload two of your images and have them displayed in an exhibition setting, complete with people walking past and admiring them.
Most poster mockups are vertical, so this horizontal poster mockup is a good find if you have a landscape image to display. And the setting is very realistic too, with people and city details in the background, but your image still front and centre.
Posters often appear in cities, where plenty of people will be walking past to see them. So it makes sense to choose an urban poster mockup like this one, complete with a wire fence, an overhanging tree, and graffiti on the wall behind.
The trouble with showing posters on a wall is that the images are not very dynamic. In this image, on the other hand, there's plenty of visual interest, with the model holding the poster and the unusual angle of the building in the background.
Try this art print mockup if you like the idea of an exhibition setting like the one above, but prefer to display three images instead of two. There's more scope here to show the full range of your portfolio.
This one looks like the conclusion to the image above, where the woman was carrying the poster through a building. Now she's posted it on the wall and looks proud of her work. This option could work well if the model fits the demographic you're targeting.
Now let's head outside again, with a grungy urban setting for this street poster mockup template. Notice how the perfectly symmetrical composition of the image draws your eye naturally to the place where your image will go?
Or if you're looking for something more edgy, try this urban poster mockup showing your image on a graffiti-sprayed wall. If your brand is targeting young city-dwellers, this could be the perfect choice.
The setting here is abstract, but the little details like the drips and scratches on the wall communicate that it's an outdoor setting. Use this one for an interesting composition in which all eyes will be on your poster.
And here's another outdoor poster mockup, but this time with a few more details to provide visual interest, thanks to the reflections in the window and the white paint marks over one half of it.
This movie poster mockup is cleverly composed, with the woman's face partially visible but her eyes cut off. This makes viewers less likely to focus on her face and more likely to focus on your poster.
And here's our model from earlier, but this time in an outdoor setting. Again, the composition is visually interesting, while the lines of the image tend to lead the viewer's eye towards the all-important image of your poster.
This poster frame mockup would work really well if you want a simple, plain background with just the frame to hold your poster in place and make it look realistic. You can even change the background if you prefer.
Trying to promote a luxury brand? Why not use this image of a high-end mall, with clothing boutiques in the background? Bonus: the white walls will make the colours of your poster really pop!
Putting up posters all over town is hard work. So why not use this template and have the hard work done for you? Just upload your image, and you've got a realistic shot of your poster being put up on an invitingly empty red wall.
Successful mockups have to strike a difficult balance. They should be visually interesting, but without being so cluttered that they distract from your poster. This template gets the balance just right, with the striking yellow wall and interesting lines providing the ideal backdrop to your image.
The rough patterns of a plywood wall provide an interesting background for this image. And we see just enough of the man to see that he's holding the poster, but not enough to distract us from your message.
Nothing says "urban" like chipped walls and peeling paint. It looks as if there's some old graffiti on the wall, and notice how your poster has subtle shadows to make it look as if the corners are peeling away from the wall slightly.
You get the idea now: some details of a man holding your poster, but the face is cut off so that your poster is the main event. See if you can make those red shoes pick up a corresponding red detail from the poster.
Simple and eye-catching. This image shows your poster coming off the wall at the bottom, while being secured at the top with black tape. Despite the curling effect, you'll only lose the bottom corner of your image, so as long as you don't have important details there, it'll be fine.
And now for something a bit more corporate. If you're targeting corporate customers, this mockup would be a great choice, with its elegant office setting. Looks like a meeting room in the background, and those chairs look quite luxurious!
Now we're back outside again, with a young woman sitting on a concrete wall, just above your poster. This would make a great street poster mockup for a brand targeting young people.
Many of the posters in these images have been tacked up or taped on walls, but this poster frame mockup looks much more official. Your poster has its own frame on a concrete post, and it's pinned up neatly in the corners.
Try this poster for a simple, minimalist image of your poster lying on a smooth surface. The paper is curled up at the corner, with realistic shadows to make it look as if it's lifting off the desk.
The golden hour makes for beautiful photographs, and the light in this image really makes it work well. You can see how low the sun is from the shadow on the wall (and from the way the model is squinting).
Try this mockup if you want to display your poster in an abstract urban environment. The edge of the wall divides the image right in the centre, giving your image a neutral background while providing some visual interest in the right half of the image.
This is a very simple template, but the little details make it look realistic and interesting: the pipes heading up the right half of the frame, and the dents and marks on the pipes and wall. Give it a try and see how your poster stands out!
This is a great, futuristic-looking image, with two posters on a metal frame against a backdrop of black walls and cool lighting. Use it for art prints or other types of posters, and give your images the setting they deserve.
Here's another of those rare items: a horizontal poster mockup. It's simple and minimalist, with the poster simply hanging from poster clips against a white wall. Upload your landscape image and see how it works.
Here's another corporate option, but this time with space for three separate images. This would be great for a campaign involving more than one image, or as a way of showing three images that are connected in some way.
For a poster related to the food industry, this option would be ideal. It shows your image displayed on the wall of an elegant urban restaurant, with lots of great details to make the scene come alive.
Show your support for the LGBTQ community with this fabulous shot of a man at a Pride parade. It really captures the positive spirit of the event, and you can put your poster right at the centre of it all.
Not one, not two, not three, but four posters! Keep in mind, of course, that the design only allows one to be seen in full, but it could be useful to show the existence of the other three behind and to give a tantalising hint of their contents.
Here's another example of the simple "poster on a wall" mockup style. In this case, it's a dirty, grungy wall, so choose this mockup if you want to create an edgy urban vibe.
The poster in this mockup is huge, covering almost all of the woman's body—all you can see are her hands, the top of her head, and her legs from the knees down. We often associate size with importance, so this will give your viewers the implicit message that your poster is super-important!
This looks like a realistic scene from a gallery or exhibition opening. It's unusual to have the poster in the background, but it works in this case because the people are all turning away from the camera and are in soft focus, so your poster will still cut through the noise and grab people's attention.
This is an eye-catching setup, with your poster half rolled up. Posters often have the most important information near the top anyway, so you can ensure that you display the key information, even if the rest is lost in the roll.
This looks like a trendy urban apartment, perhaps a loft in SoHo or Tribeca or some other glamorous neighbourhood. Your poster will benefit from the association, and the monochrome image will allow it to really pop.
Here's something a bit different: it's the usual "poster on a wall" style, but this time the wall is decorated with hand-drawn illustrations. That, combined with the way the poster is curled at the edges and slightly distorted, makes this a unique and compelling design choice.
Instead of showing your poster on a wall, why not show it on the floor? This horizontal poster mockup displays your image on the staircase in a mall, where you often see ads for shops or products.
And finally, here's another exhibition shot for the artists out there, or for brands that want to associate themselves with the art scene. The blurred image of a man in front of them communicates the idea of an audience without distracting from your posters.
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