- Design Brief:
- 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.
"Instagram Grid Mock" Grid Mockup by Marina D
"Mordern Balconies" Photo by Stas Ovsky on Unsplash
"Haircare, Skincare, and Other Products on Shelves" Photo by Anna Sullivan on Unsplash
"Sunrise from the Clouds" Photo by Kenrick Mills on Unsplash
"Woman Below Neon Sign" Photo by Allison Heine on Unsplash
"Airplane Wing Against a White Sky" Photo by Masaaki Komori on Unsplash
"Cloud from Plane Window" Photo by Peter Bucks on Unsplash
"Flowers Set infront of a White Wall" Photo by Sylvie Tittel on Unsplash
"The Flatiron Building" Photo by the Cereal Team featured on their site
"White Bookshelf" Photo by Carolyne Grod on bloglovin.com
- Complete the Instagram Grid mockup and then try putting it into the iPhone mock. Quick, simple, and effective!
- After creating the Instagram grid, try having a go at creating your own mock using a smart object.
- 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
- Design Constraints:
- 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.
- Design Goals:
- Create a design and use mockups to showcase your work in a more realistic and professional layout.
- Tools & Techniques:
- Adobe PhotoshopMockupsApp EditingPhotoshop Smart Objectsinstagram
- Total Time Allowed:
- 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.
DEXDesign Exercises Weekly
Weekly Design Exercise abbrev. DEX
noun: weekly design exercise; plural noun: weekly design exercises
1.Activity requiring physical effort occurring once a week, carried out to sustain or improve health and fitness of your freakin’ mind.
E.”Weekly Design Exercise improves your Adobe skills and design power"
Feel free to jump into our weekly design brief and produce a mini design project. They are completely free. No catch! These exercises are The Graphic Design School’s contribution to the continuum of the design education of our design graduates, students and the design world at large. Gosh darn that’s nice of us!
Who is this for?
Whether you are a Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced level designer. There is a brief to suit you. Follow the instructions in the brief to the letter.
How do I submit my work?
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What is a good size for the images?
Please make sure your image is of good resolution, it shouldn’t exceed more than 5mb or thereabouts. png, jpeg, svg all acceptable formats. By uploading your image you are giving us permission to publish it.
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What if I want to go further?
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