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5.1 We’re Done!

I hope you’ve picked up some useful skills and tips from this course! In this final lesson, let’s review the main techniques for tackling product mockups. We'll also discuss when it’s best to turn to a template or create your own designs from scratch. To finish, we’ll take a look at some examples of great product mockups to inspire you to keep developing your mockup skills.

5.1 We’re Done!

Hey there. Nice to see you again. And I think there is a big congratulations in order for completing this envato Tuts+ course creating product mock-ups with Photoshop and Illustrator. So give yourself a big clap on the back. Great work. We've covered lots of useful techniques, tips, and tricks in this course for creating product mock-ups. We've looked to how you can edit mock-up templates when you're short on time, and also how you can create your own photorealistic mock-ups from scratch using Illustrator and Photoshop. Some of the key techniques that we've covered and new skills that you've picked up which you can revisit when you come to create your own product mock-ups are, giving your designs accurate perspective, using the 3D shape tools available in Illustrator to draft the basic shape of your product and adjust its angle while maintaining accurate perspective. You also now know how to manipulate light and shadow and we use the interplay of these two elements to help give your designs depth and contrast. Working with folds and curves. Print documents like the magazine mock-up we created, don't lie stiff and flat. They fold, and they curve, and they undulate. By recognizing the direction in which pages would curve and how far away from the eyes certain parts of the page would be, you can bring your print document mock-ups to life. Incorporating different materials and textures. We've also looked at how you can integrate your packaging artwork with the material of the product. And looked at how appreciation of the texture and material makeup of an item can help make your mock-up appear way more photo realistic. Adding a subject to your mock-ups. In our paper bag project, we looked at how introducing a human subject, whether it's a whole person or just a hand gripping or interacting with the product, could bring a whole new interactive dimension to your product market mock-up. By recognizing the right sorts of traits in your stock images you can make a mock-up that looks completely natural, and will really help your client to much better picture the product in use. With these key techniques under your belt, you should now feel much more confident of creating your own product mock-ups. These skills are a great foundation for tackling more complex product mock-ups. Let's take a few examples to get your creative juices flowing and get you feeling fired up to try something a bit different in your next design project. Curved items like bottles and cans might look a bit tricky, but with your new experience of using 3D modeling Illustrator, you'll now find the creating curve label shapes is actually not that hard to do. Signage mock-ups also look really fantastic, and if you're designing a brand for retail, the new client is going to love these. You can develop your skills of working with different materials and incorporate this into window mock-ups or metal signage. Textiles are really fun to work with and once you get the right stock image in place you can create a really attention grabbing image. You can bring in your know how about incorporating shadows and texture into this sort of mock-up. Or how about trying a whole vehicle wrap? These are really impressive and they're a great way of showcasing a logo design in a more interesting way. So these are just to give you a few ideas about the sorts of things that you can create with just a few key techniques to hand. And you really can create anything. Once you get the mock-up book it's hard to stop. Of course if you just need a mock-up done right away you can always choose from these mock-up templates or others over on envato elements. Product mock-ups really are the cherry on the cake of a good design pitch. And I really hope that you find that your designs look even better. Now you're able to present them in 3D form. So that's all for me for now but I really hope this course has inspired you to create more product mock-ups and tackle more complex designs with confidence and above all lots of enjoyment and fun. Thanks for watching.

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