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Poster Mock-up tutorial

Step 1

Use the image below as the base for the mock-up.


Step 2

Open the image you would like to apply to the mock up in photoshop. For this example, I will be using the following graphic


Step 3

Duplicate the layer and convert it to a smart layer.

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Step 4

Drag the new smart layer into the mock-up template.

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Step 5

Hit “command T” to transform the layer and hold “command” as you drag the anchor points so they line up with the template.

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Step 6

Now that the image is lined up to the template, it is starting to look more realistic and believable… but we can do better. Since it is a smart layer, we can apply a smart blur. so apply a guassian blur and set it to 5.0 pixels.

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Step 6

Click on the smart filters thumbnail and select your gradient tool.

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Step 7

With the smart filters thumbnail selected, apply a radial gradient that goes from black to transparent.

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Step 8

The final product should look something like this

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Poster mock-up