Week 26: Social Media Series: Absolute Beginners Design & Present an Instagram Mockup

Want to showcase your work in a professional and realistic way? Mockups are easy to use and there are so many available, both free and paid. Be sure to always find a mockup that suits your final project. Can’t find the perfect mock for your design? Find an image (make sure you check the licensing) or use your own to get started with your own mock.

Beginner

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Complete the Instagram Grid mockup and then try putting it into the iPhone mock. Quick, simple, and effective!

Intermediate

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After creating the Instagram grid, try having a go at creating your own mock using a smart object.

Advanced

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After creating the Instagram or design element, go ahead and create a series of your own mock designs (x3). Then try putting 2-3 designs into one image

Time Allocated

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30 minutes for research to see how the mockup is constructed and also, to gather your imagery. 60 Minutes for Beginner and Intermediate. 80 Minutes for Advanced.

Design Goals

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Create an animation in which your word appears as if being written ‘live’ on the spot

Constraints

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Use Photoshop to create an Instagram mockup either of design work or a series of images, but make sure they tell a story. Then try putting your final Instagram feed into a mockup to make your final display more realistic.

Resources

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Software

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  • photoshop
    Adobe Photoshop

    Mockups, Smart Objects

  • other-software
    Other

    Instagram, App Editing

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