Whether you’re selling a font or creating a sample for a brand design client, these days, you’re just behind the times if you’re not using Photoshop mockups to help present your design in the best light!
I’ve been using Photoshop mockups for a few years now, not long after I started showing my surface pattern designs to the world. I wanted to showcase how a piece of fabric could be used in home interiors, clothing, gifts and so much more.
Photoshop mockups have exploded in the past few years. You’ll find anything from desktop scenes, lay-flats, well-photographed products like clothing and packaging and anything else you can potentially think of to showcase your work.
I have shown you how I have used a stock photo to create my mockup file to present my designs, but now there are so many sources to purchase Photoshop mockups that it can be overwhelming. Many of these sites offer free Photoshop mockups that you can use with a limited commercial use or personal use option.
Free Photoshop Mockups Sites
One of the first sites where I found free Photoshop mockups was Freebiesbug. I believe everything here on their site is free. However, they do advertise paid bundles and other paid sources. Some of the free downloads link offsite to places like Behance. I’m sure this is so they can allow each user that submits a freebie to provide the hosting source of the file, and terms. I love this Home Office Mockup that’s okay for commercial use!
Graphic Burger was another one of the first sites I found for Photoshop mockups a few years ago. They offer free downloads for both personal and commercial use. This site shares special deals that are affiliate linked to other websites like The Hungry Jpeg. To get their freebies, you have to subscribe to their email list so that it unlocks the free download. Graphic Burger offers some slick packaging designs and this mug that I love to use!
I was a bit confused because the URL is Mockupdeals.com but they use Mocup as the logo name. So don’t be confused, the link is correct. Mocup has a market where you can purchase premium mockups, but they also offer Photoshop mockups for free as well. Click on Freebies in the menu to locate free files. They have a beautiful photography style if that’s what you want more of in your mockups. Their computer scenes are pretty sweet, like this one.
Mockup World is a new site to me for Photoshop mockups, but they link to cool animated mockups that might interest you! At Mockup World you’ll find a variety of free Photoshop mockup files along with some paid options in their paid marketplace. I am smitten with this hardcover book.
I can’t remember what I was searching for, but when I came across Pixeden, I felt like I had found a lot more feminine themed Photoshop mockups that would be beneficial to my library of resources. You have to watch for the free options since they do mix with their paid files. One of my favorite Photoshop mockups is this business card design.
I found this site when I was doing research for this post, so I haven’t had much experience with GraphicsFuel. If you click on Categories on their main menu, you’ll find a link for free Photoshop mockup files that you can download. Though, I recognized some of these files from other sites. However, I did like the feminine feel of this Thank you card and envelope mockup.
I had almost forgotten about this site until I got an email from them. Pixel Buddha offers a lot of mockups for web use like UI or web buttons. But, you’ll find some cool Photoshop mockups in there too. For instance, surface pattern designers would love this Bed Mockup.
Media Loot provides a variety of free download file types, including some cool vector icons. But, if you’re looking for Photoshop mockups you can find a few in here too. The free licenses here usually require an attribution back to Media Loot, FYI. I like this Photoshop mockup of a sketchbook – ideal for showing off illustration work on Instagram!
I just discovered GraphBerry, but I like what they offer! They host a variety of free Photoshop files including this frame that would work perfectly for selling your artwork on Etsy.
I left off sites that were mostly paid options for Photoshop mockups like Creative Market but don’t forget about them if you want premium files.