Today I’m sharing the best places for free + premium mockups that you can use for your better showcase your designs. Recently I shared what a mockup was and why they were important, which you can read here! If you need to find mockups for print or digital collateral, websites, packaging, etc. these are some of the best places for free + premium mockups. Plus, a lot of them don’t require you to give credit to the original creator, although that is always nice to do! Before I share where to find mockups, let’s quickly discuss best practices or tips when you are using or looking for mockups.
1. Look for free-for-commercial-use mockups, which pretty much means you can use them for whatever you want.
2. Give credit when credit is required. Not all artists or sites require you to give credit, but if they do, make sure you are providing the source. If not, it could lead to legal problems.
3. Double check the format: Make sure you check what format you will be recieving the file. Is it a photoshop file or do you need an indesign file? Is it just a jpeg or an .ai file? All mockups are designed for different programs, so just make sure you have the program you need to be able to open the file, especially if you’re paying for a premium mockup.
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Now here are the best places for free + premium mockups:
1. adobe stock
Adobe Stock is a library of royalty free images, videos, templates and mockups. Most of the mockups or design assets available through Adobe Stock are premium or you can join the subscription through your adobe account, but there are a limited amount of free options. The quality is great and it easily allows you to filter out what you need and find a great selection of design assets.
2. creative market
Creative Market has a lot of design resources including some really fantastic mockup options from different creators. The options range from print + branding mockups to desktop mockups + scene creators. Apart from their weekly free goods options, these mockups will all need to be purchased. The nice thing is that the creators price individually so pricing starts at just a few bucks and increases based on what’s offered and by who. Before you buy, double check the file format and choose the best licensing for you!
3. moyo studio
Moyo Studio is another mostly premium option but they provide amazing quality stock photos, mockups + scene creators. However, they do give 50 free mockups + stock photos when you sign up to be on their email list (which is pretty great too). In addition, you have the option to join their membership and access all their images + mockups, both old and new, for one price.
4. graphic burger
Graphic Burger is another design resource that provides both free and premium options as well as personal and commercial use options. They have an array of mockups including clothing, signage, packaging, mobile, desktop + print. The styles vary from creator as well but they have a great selection and it’s super easy to use!
Freepik has over 50,000 mockup options to choose from, ranging from free and premium options as well as personal and commercial free use! The variety of mockups include packaging, print, walls, windows, signage, mugs, stationary, desktop, mobile, clothing and more. Easy click downloads, but this one definitely just make sure you are checking whether the mockup is free or paid + selecting the correct licensing option.
6. Mockup World
Mockup World offers both free + premium options as well as a mockup generator option in case you don’t have photoshop, which is quite cool. Mockup World has an big library and a ton of options for mockups such as food and beverage, signage, packaging, mobile, animated mockups, papers + books and more.
7. social squares
Social Squares is primarily a styled stock photo membership library but has some great mockup options that you can easily turn into a smartobject on Photoshop if necessary or upload to Canva. This one is perfect for those looking for a more feminine vibe and style and more lifestyle imagery. All the images require a membership to access.
These are some of my go to places for free + premium mockups and they all offer different options, styles + designs so you can find what works best for you. Again, before you download, make sure you have the right licensing option and the correct file format that allows you to actually use it. I use mockups all the time to showcase my designs and I hope this will be a great resource for you.
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