How to create beautiful mockups for posters in Photoshop

30/06/2024 70

How to create poster mockups in Photoshop will be fully demonstrated in this tutorial. Throughout the poster mockup tutorial, you'll learn in detail how to create a smart object and how to frame a poster mockup. Please follow SaDesign.

How to create beautiful mockups for posters in Photoshop

How to create poster mockups in Photoshop will be fully demonstrated in this tutorial. Throughout the poster mockup tutorial, you'll learn in detail how to create a smart object and how to frame a poster mockup. Please follow SaDesign.

create beautiful mockups for posters in Photoshop

The tutorial includes the following content:

  • How to create smart objects in Photoshop 
  • How to create poster mockups in Photoshop 
  • How to create frame poster mockups in Photoshop 

1. How to create smart objects in Photoshop 

Step 1: Open the closed store photo in Photoshop. Then use the Rectangle Tool (U) and start creating a rectangle with dimensions of 2460 px x 3420 px.

Open the closed store photo in Photoshop

 

Step 2: Next, rename the rectangle layer Poster Mockup Design. Right click on the layer and click Convert to Smart Object.

rename the rectangle layer Poster Mockup Design

 

2. How to create a poster mockup in Photoshop 

Step 1: Go to Edit => Free Transform to reduce the size by 57% on the Poster Mockup Design layer to fit the wall. Next, place the Mockup Poster Design layer in its own Folder.

Free Transform to reduce the size by 57% on the Poster Mockup Design layer

Step 2: Select the Background layer and go to Select => Theme. Then, go to Select => Inverse to invert the selection. So, we have created a mask on the Poster folder layer.

Select the Background layer and go to Select => Theme

 

Step 3: Double click on the Poster Mockup Design thumbnail. A new file window will be opened and you place your Indie Festival Poster there. Then, do File => Save.

Double click on the Poster Mockup Design thumbnail

 

Step 4: Make a double click on the Poster Mockup Design layer. Then add a Shadow using the following settings: 

  • Blend Mode: Multiply 
  • Color: #000000 
  • Opacity: 100% 
  • Angle: 139 
  • Distance: 14 
  • Spread: 0 
  • Size: 18

 

Make a double click on the Poster Mockup Design layer

 

Step 5: Next, use the following settings to add another Drop Shadow layer style. 

  • Blend mode: Multiply 
  • Color: #221f1f 
  • Opacity: 65% 
  • Angle: 139 
  • Distance: 55 
  • Spread: 0 
  • Size: 68

 

use the following settings to add another Drop Shadow layer style.

 

3. How to create a frame poster mockup in Photoshop 

Step 1 :Now use the Rectangle Tool (U) to add a frame to the poster mockup. Make changes to the Stroke to 31 px and the color to #ebe9e9.

use the Rectangle Tool (U) to add a frame to the poster mockup

 

Step 2: Use the settings below to add the Bevel and Emboss layer style to the frame layer: 

  • Style: Internal Beveled 
  • Technique: Chisel Hard 
  • Depth: 131 
  • Orientation: Up 
  • Size: 6 
  • Softening: 0 
  • Angle: 139 
  • Height: 30 
  • Highlights: Dodge |#ffffff 
  • Highlight Opacity: 100% 
  • Shadows: Multiply |#000000 
  • Opacity: 89%

 

add the Bevel and Emboss layer style to the frame layer:

 

Step 3: Add an Inner Shadow layer style to the frame layer with the following settings: 

  • Blend mode: Multiply |#221f1f 
  • Opacity: 20% 
  • Angle: 139 
  • Distance: 61 
  • Choke: 0 
  • Size: 7 
  • Noise: 81

 

Add an Inner Shadow layer style to the frame layer with the following settings:

 

Step 4: Click on the Background layer and hide the Poster folder. Make a selection of tree silhouettes with the Magic Wand Tool (W). Then, create a new layer on top of the Poster folder and fill it with #0b0b0d, name it “Shadow” .

Click on the Background layer and hide the Poster folder.

 

Step 5: Filter => Blur => Gaussian Blur to change the Radius to 4 pixels on the Shadow layer.

change the Radius to 4 pixels on the Shadow layer.

 

Step 6: Add Motion Blur to the Shadow layer. Then change Angle to -33 and Distance to 212.

Add Motion Blur to the Shadow layer.

 

Step 7: Display the Poster folder and click to select the Shadow layer. Next, right-click => Create Clipping Mask. You need to change the Shadow layer to Linear Burn and the Opacity to 49%.

Display the Poster folder and click to select the Shadow layer

Now, you know how to create a poster mockup in Photoshop. Practice and experiment with new techniques until you achieve the best perfect poster mockup. Follow us to update knowledge about Photoshop tools.

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