How to make a Product Mockup for your Cricut Business
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Hello everyone! Today I’m going to show you how to create professional mockups for your small Cricut business, in Cricut Design Space. If you want to get serious about your small Cricut business, you will need to start creating mockups for your product listings. Mockups are blank product images, that you can overlay your design over and show potential customers what they will get if they order.
Some benefits of creating mockup images for your small business is you don’t have to waste supplies or time to actually create the product. You can take a picture of your blank product, like a mug, tote bag, or t-shirt, and then overlay the design in Cricut Design Space. (You can also use pre-made blank mockup images). Doing this in Design Space, will allow you to change the colors of the design incase your customer wants to see how it looks in 2 different colors. Or if you create your own design in Design Space. This kind of mockup is called offline mockups, where you only share them with the customer.
Another benefit of creating mockups is to use online. If you have a business page or Etsy Shop, you can use mockup images to show off your products. Whether you sell physicals products (shirt, cups etc.) or digital products like SVG designs, you can use pre-made mockups or create your own images. I have started a collection of Bella Canvas 3001 Shirt Mockups, which is available in my Etsy Shop. I hope my mockup images will make other small businesses life much easier! I also have mockup images of canvas tote bags and pillows!
Select image type, select complex image. This will keep all the fine detail of the image.
Save it as a Print then Cut Image, and click upload.
Insert both your SVG design and mockup image in to the canvas.
Resize the image so you can see the full image on your screen like I have here in the image below. Select the image and move it to the back if it’s in front of your SVG design.
Resize your design and place it on the location of the shirt of where you want it to go. You can ungroup your SVG design and change the colors. Once you have it the way you want it, we need to remove the black outline on the design so it can look more realistic. Drag your mouse over the image and the design to select all. Then right-click and select Flatten.
This is how your image will look after it is flatten. Design Space doesn’t let you export files so you will need to take a screenshot of your screen and paste it into a program like PAINT 3D, Power Point or Photoshop if on a Windows PC. I will show you how to paste the screenshot in PAINT 3D, which comes installed on most Window PC Computers or Laptops. To take a Screenshot on a Windows Desktop or Laptop you have to click Alt+PrtScn, it will save an image of the active window you have open, which is Design Space. The image will save to your clipboard.
Mac or Macbook click Shift+Command+4 and drag your mouse over the image only, starting at one corner of the image in Design Space. It will save to your desktop, no need to save in another program.
iPhone or iPad hold down power and the home button at the same time.
Galaxy phone hold down power and volume down button at he same time.
After made your screenshot, open up Paint 3D on your Windows PC. and click Paste. Next you will need to Crop your image, click Crop on the left top tool bar and crop your image to the corners of the edge of the picture.
Here is how the image should be cropped. Now will need to save the image. Click on the Menu tab in the left top corner.
Click on Save as, save as JPEG image and save to your desktop or desired location.
Here is the final mockup image!! You can add your own logo or watermark as well. Watch video Tutorial below for more instuctions!
Watch Mockup Tutorial Video!