Create this cozy latte cup mockup step-by-step with me!

Mockups are a great sales and marketing tool and the soft focus of this photo makes it an inviting mockup. But sharply focused artwork wouldn't look right if you put it into this photo. In this class you'll learn how to add soft focus to your artwork, making it fit seamlessly and realistically.

The class includes a download link for the latte cup stock photo, so you can go through the lessons right along with me. At the end of the class you'll have an inviting mockup template ready to showcase your own surface designs. Plus you'll have new skills to turn any soft-edged stock photo into an appealing mockup.

The class includes a Basic Concept lesson so even if you've never made a mockup before or never taken a Mockup Academy class you'll have everything you need to complete the class.

Hi, I'm Kris Ruff

I have a degree in Fine Arts and have worked in creative fields my entire career – as a graphic designer, t-shirt designer, surface pattern designer, and instructor.

I use mockups every day in my art licensing business because they're a great way to help clients visualize how my art will look on their products. 

I created Mockup Academy because I would have loved to have found a course like it when I started making mockups. I'll be sharing everything I know, so in no time you'll be able to create a whole library of your own mockup templates ready for your lookbooks, sell sheets and portfolio.

You don't need to be a Photoshop expert to make great mockups. I keep things simple and easy, guiding you through the clutter, and showing you exactly what you need to know, including all tools and techniques I use every day as a professional surface designer.

About the Class
• Includes 6 video lessons. Total time: 36 minutes
• Get immediate access once you enroll
• Self-paced — work through the lessons as quickly or slowly as you want
• You'll learn:

  1. The Basic Concept for making mockups
  2. The easiest way to set up Photoshop layers
  3. How to create a soft-edged layer mask
  4. How to warp artwork to mimic the shape of the cup
  5. How to selectively blur art
  6. How to elevate any mockup using selective blurring.

Mockup Academy Class 7

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. I'm still learning Adobe Photoshop. Will I be able to follow along in this class?

A. Yes. As long as you can do basic tasks in Photoshop (like opening files, using marquee tools, accessing menus) you should be just fine. I keep things as simple and easy as possible.

Q. How is this class different from the Mockup Academy Class on Skillshare?

A. It's exactly the same. Offering it here is simply an opportunity for those who don't have a Skillshare membership to take the class. If you prefer to watch it on Skillshare, just click here.

Q. What do I need in order to complete this class?

A. You'll need a computer with Adobe Photoshop installed on it. You can download a free Adobe Photoshop trial here. And you'll need to download the free stock photo with the link provided in the class.

Q. What if I'm not happy with the class?

A. I would never want you to go away unhappy! If you complete the class and feel you didn't learned anything, contact me within 30 days of your purchase for a full refund.

Q. How long will I have access to the class?

A. Indefinitely! Come back and watch it whenever you want, as often as you'd like!

Mockup Academy Reviews

"Kris is very clear, offers suggestions based on anticipated questions and does not assume that someone knows the keyboard shortcuts after the first time she says them. A true teacher who reinforces the skill."

– Christie B.

"Sure you can buy mockups, or find freebie downloads somewhere, but nothing beats the satisfaction of creating your own mockups from scratch, and if that's your goal, this class is a great place to start. Thank you Kris for sharing your techniques."

– Chris Heath

"Great class...thank you! I've taken other classes creating product mock-ups however this was the very first time I learned about using 'Art Folders' with masking. A game changer for me!"

– Sand Oei