I show you how to create mockups in Canva for free so you can have beautiful product mockups for your business. Join me on this livestream.
YouTube video set up: How to create product mock ups – Video Transcript
In today’s livestream, I’m going to show you how to create realistic mockups like this, and like this, and even beautiful documents and iPhone mockups as well using Canva. I’m going to show you how you can do it using the free and paid version of Canva. And if you haven’t got Canva Pro, I’ve got a link in the description where you can try it out for free.
Now, for those of you who don’t know me, my name is Sara Nguyen and I help you create videos and social media design to help grow your business. Make sure that you check out the links in the description because I’ll go back and add all of the timestamps as well as all of the resources that I mentioned in this video.
And if you have any questions, please drop them in the chat or in a comment and I’ll answer them at the end of the livestream.
Let’s go over to Canva now and I’ll walk you through how to actually use the Smart Mockups feature. Okay, so in Canva, you’ll be able to find the Smart Mockups feature when you log into your Canva account and then you’ll see on the left-hand side it will appear as Smart Mockups here.
Now you can select that one and then when you select this, you’ll see that we have the Smart Mockups homepage. And from the homepage, pardon me, what you’re able to do is you’re able to select the different categories or you can use the handy-dandy search bar. So if you wanted to search for a specific design, so let’s say I wanted an iPhone X design, I would search for that and it would give me different options and I would choose what I want.
I’m just going to grab some water, and then I’ll be able to see all of the different options here. So there’s lots of different designs. Canva boasts that they have over 8000 different designs. And I’m going to show you how to create four different designs, real life examples that you can use in your own business as well. So the first one that I’m going to create is a mockup of a mug, right?
As usual, you can either search for it or I’m going to choose one from the trending section here. I’m going to go ahead and scroll and I’m going to select this mug here. I’m going to select this mug and then Canva is going to bring it up for me. And now here is where I can put my design on it. Now, with Smart Mockups, you need to add an image design.
If you, for example, have created something in Canva like what you see here, you will need to download and save and download the image as a graphic and then upload it so you can’t use the design in Canva, you have to use the design as a static image. What I’m going to do is I’m going to then select the select button that you see here.
And then I’m going to add a design so I’ve already got uploaded designs. If you don’t have it already in your Canva uploads, you can just select upload and upload it from your computer. I’m going to select this logo here, hit the select button here and then you can see it’s put it on the mug mockup for me. Now, what I can do here is I can adjust the image because I feel it’s a little bit large, so I can adjust it.
And let me show you what you can do. I can make it a bit smaller if I wanted to, or I can use the image sizing options that Canva give me to fit it out so it goes full to the design to stretch it or feel it. I’m going to go custom and I’m going to just make it a little bit smaller and I’m going to just put it in the centre like that.
You’ve got options to align it and you’ve also got options to flip it. Then what you want to do is select Save. Then you can see here, here’s my beautiful mockup. And then you would click Save mockup. And Canva gives you two options here.
You can go ahead and download it, which is this option here. I select that and as you can see, it creates the PNG image for me here, which I can then go off and use wherever I need to use it. Or if I select use in a design, I’m going to go ahead and click that. It will allow me to either put it into an Instagram story or whatever Canva graphic that you want directly. It saves you a couple of clicks.
Let’s just say that I wanted to use this in an Instagram post, I would select that or I would type whatever graphic that I wanted to create and then I would click on the Instagram post and it would open it out for me just like this. And there you go. It’s put it in there for me. I still need to play with it and stretch it out.
But it saved you that click of having to go create design Instagram posts. They’re just simplifying the clicks for us. That’s the first demo that I wanted to show you. How do you do like a little mug? You can incorporate your logo into it or whatever you really wanted to and use it on your social media post. And it just adds that little bit of depth and a little bit of dimension to your graphic designs.
Now, the next one that we’re going to create is I’m going to go back and now I want to do an example of a lead magnet. Whether you have an eBook or you have a free download, I have YouTube scripts that I have as a free download for people. And I want to take it from being just this static image to being something that people can visualise and go, oh, that looks quite sexy. I want to grab a copy of that. In Smart Mockups, what I’m going to do this time is I’m going to search for paper, right?
Just bear with me. You’re like paper? What do you mean by paper? I’m going to search for papers and then you can see here there are different layouts that I can put my mockup in, right? I quite like this because once again it just adds that extra dimension to the design.
I’m going to go ahead and select this one. You’ll notice on the designs that there’s Pro with the crown on it. That means that you can only access them on the Canva Paid account. If they don’t have it it means you can access it on the free account, but once again, you can access Canva Pro for free if you use my link in the description for 45 days. I’m going to go ahead and I’m going to select this design here.
Click on that and just like every design, Canva will load it up. Then I get to select the image that I want to add to it. Click the purple select button. I’m going to add this cover page here. Click the select button again. And as you can see here, it’s laid it out
but there are some spaces and I want to get rid of the spaces so I’m going to select the Adjust Image button and then I’m just going to stretch it out. I’m going to stretch it out so that it fills the entire space and just go to the edge a bit. Then I’m going to select save. And there we go, we have a beautiful image and I can save the mockup, right?
Once again Canva will give me the option to download it as a transparent PNG file or use it directly in a design. So that’s pretty cool. That’s the second one that I wanted to show you. Now, the third one that I wanted to show you was a laptop mockup because I love laptop mockups because you can use them basically for anything.
You can use them to help promote your YouTube videos, upcoming YouTube videos. You can use them to help you promote your website, so many things. And it looks really sleek when it’s in a laptop if you ask me. I’m going to search laptop. You can even specify like Mac laptop or Windows laptop.
But I’m just going to go laptop so you can see some of the options. Here’s, where you’ve got these beautiful mockup options where they’re in different scenes, right? You’ve got desk mockups and you’ve got office mockups and garden mockups. You have so much choice and so much beautiful designs and access to all of these images and layouts as part of Canva. And it’s so quick to do.
I’m going to scroll and choose one that I like. I’m going to choose this lovely one here.Just let it load. I like this picture. It’s got a bit of scenery going. I’m going to select my image, this time I’m going to put a YouTube thumbnail that I created in Canva and saved as an image.
Select, click, and then I think it’s done a pretty good job of the layout there. I wouldn’t change anything here, but if you wanted to, you could always go in and resize it if you wanted to. Once again, really easy, really sleek and perfect way of giving people just visual representations of what you’re going to do.
I would easily use this in a social media graphic to promote an upcoming live stream or even to promote like a previous YouTube video that I’ve created. Now, last but never ever least, I wanted to do a demo of how to do a mock up for the good old phone.
I’m going to go iPhones because everything looks sexier in an iPhone. And I’m a big fan of putting things in iPhones because of the psychology, in my opinion, of what happens when you see a phone. What happens when you see your phone, your phone or anyone else’s? You look at it, right?
The same concept here is if you’re creating graphics for social media, if you put something in a phone, then in theory, people’s eyes will draw to it a little bit easier or a little bit faster because they’re just seduced by phones as we have all become addicted to phones.
I’m going to go ahead and select the iPhone. Let’s go 13. And then I’ve got all these options, whether I want a white background or if I keep scrolling I’ve got all of these different environments as well. I quite like this one here.
Let’s go a little bit romantic with the roses. Let it load. Now I’m going to select my image. Now, you don’t always just have to use your YouTube thumbnails or you don’t always have to use your logos. You can also just put whatever image you want to kind of make stand out or I hate the term pop, the image that you want to pop. I’m going to grab this image of myself and I’m going to select that.
And it’s not great. This is not great, but I’m going to adjust it, put it in the iPhone and then I can stretch it to fill. And in this case, where it may or may not fit, I’m able to swap out the image as well. That’s not too bad. And then I’m going to save it.
Let’s have a look. That’s not too bad. If I didn’t like this and I was like, oh, that looks horrible all you would need to do is select this little bin icon here and that will get rid of it and then you can go back and select another image. So these are the ways that you can really easily just create these beautiful layouts or mockups within Canva.
Really excited to show you this feature today, I’m just going to quickly jump to the comments. Thanks everyone for bearing with me on this live stream. I wasn’t expecting the audio to go out. Thanks everyone for still staying here and supporting me all the way. Anyway, all right, pardon me.
I’ve got a question about how do we know the difference between the free and the paid options? With Canva, with all of their different with anything that you use within Canva, if you have a free account, you will see that the paid option will have the little crown on it and when you hover over it will say Pro.
You do have access to smart mockups whether you’re on the free or the paid account, the difference is you have a little less selection than the Pro version. I highly recommend Canva Pro not just because I’m a big advocate of Canva and an affiliate, but I do use them all the time and I love how they make design really easy and there’s basically zero learning curve.
Once you have the feature, you can go in and create really beautiful designs. Let me see, what else have we got, coming through the feeds today? Big thanks to everyone for joining today. And yes, I have been away for a little while. I had a baby and I’ve just taken some time out, but I’m slowly coming back to live streaming and video and that sort of thing.
I’m really appreciative of everyone being here today and all of the support. Now that basically wraps up today’s live stream. Thank you so much for being here. Now, if you haven’t got it already, make sure you grab a copy of my Swipeable YouTube scripts. If you’re a creator or you want to get started on YouTube, or you want to promote and grow your business, I’ve got these scripts to help you go live or to start creating video you can plug and play and start getting your content out there really easily as well.
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