As you may already know, I am an Etsy, shop owner. I sell both digital and tangible products. High-Quality product photos are essential if you are selling products. Why? Because the first thing people will see is your product photos.
To be even more specific: It takes someone 30 milliseconds to decide if they want to buy your product or not. That means you need kick-ass product photos if you're going to make a great first impression.
To achieve this, you can do two things:
Shoot your product photos: You could choose to shoot your product photos. And a small hint: You don’t need to invest in a $1.000+ camera to shoot professional photos. The camera you need is the camera you already have: Your phone.
Use Mock-Ups. What if I told you that there is a way to get high-quality photos without shooting your product photos? I’m not kidding. You can quickly achieve this with mock-ups. If you have no clue what mock-ups are, I suggest you read my previous blog post: The complete guide to mock-ups for Etsy shop owners.
I use mock-ups for almost every product in my Etsy shop. I barely shoot my product photos, and I have some pretty good reasons for that. Here is an example of a Mock-up I am using:
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I also prefer to invest in paid mock-ups. I have a whole list why you should spend in paid mock-ups in this blog post.
Which mock-ups are worth buying?
I did some digging and a lot of research, and I found 30 mock-ups that are worth investing in. I even spent in some of these mock-ups myself. And I am planning to invest in a lot of them.
Those mockups are divided into six different categories:
Frames (For printables)
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Mug mock-ups worth investing in:
1.11oz Ceramic Mug Starting Kit Bundle
Let’s start with my very first mug mock-up investment: The 11oz mug mock-up bundle. This is a mock-up investment I made that I still don’t regret until this day. It is high resolution, it matches my Instagram feed, and it has a donut. A donut people!
It also comes with studio photos and a mock-up with an 11oz and 15oz mug next to each other. Yes, I totally fell in love with this bundle.
You can get this mock-up bundle here > https://crmrkt.com/k6llkm
2.Plain White Mug Mock-Up
If you are not much into bundles, this mug is also perfect for you. It just contains one mug. This makes this mock-up affordable, but it will still be a game-changer in your Etsy shop.
You can get the plain mug mock-up here > https://crmrkt.com/xNXXjv
3.11oz Ceramic Mug Mockups Bundle II
When I saw this bundle, the first thing that came to my mind was like: ''Oh...My...Goodness! I NEED THIS!’’ And yes, when I have enough money, I will definitely buy this bundle. I mean did you see those lights?!
If you are new here, you have to know that I am obsessed with lights.
This bundle has a total of 13 mock-ups, and they even included gifts too. Hello, free iPhone mock-up! And this bundle also comes with an 11oz and 15oz mug comparison. This mock-up is from the same creator as the previous mock-up bundle.
You can get the mock-up with the pretty lights here > https://crmrkt.com/B733G9
4. Coffee Mug Mockup Photograph
If you want to see your coffee mug in use, then I recommend this mock-up. This mock-up has coffee beans next to the mug, which makes this a beautiful, styled mock-up.
You can get the mock-up here > https://crmrkt.com/Gk19mb
5. White coffee mug mockup photos
If you are more into the lifestyle mock-ups, this bundle is perfect for you. It has a white, black and green color palette, to give your photos a more of an ‘’Airy’’ look.
You can purchase the mock-up here > https://crmrkt.com/R0kkj8
Frame mock-ups worth investing in:
6. Frame Mockup Trilogy Bundle 01
This bundle comes with 30 mock-ups. You can probably say that I love bundles hehe. Every frame is styled. Whether you want a mock-up in a kids bedroom, or above the couch, this mock-up bundle has it all.
Get the Trilogy bundle here > https://crmrkt.com/8poeOr
7. SPRING FRAME MOCK UP BUNDLE
Spring is almost here (Okay, it’s not even winter). But if you are already planning to design a spring collection, then you definitely need this mock-up bundle. This bundle comes with four different mock-ups.
Get the Spring Bundle here > https://crmrkt.com/B733G2
8. Frame mockups Bundle
This bundle is from the same designer as the previous bundle. This mock-up bundle also comes with four different mock-ups. So if you need matching mock-ups, why not purchase both bundles?
Get the frame mock-ups bundle here > https://crmrkt.com/xNXXb9
9.NEW: Frame mock ups Bundle
This mock-up bundle is also from the same designer as bundle 7 and 8. Every mock-up is styled with a different set of flowers so that you can match your printable with the color of the flowers. How cool?!
Get the frame mock-up bundle here > https://crmrkt.com/M5mmkW
10. BUNDLE - A4 Wooden Frame mock-up
Okay, I might just have an obsession for this designer, because this is already the 4th time I am promoting her frame mock-up bundles. I don’t think I even have to explain this one anymore hahaha!
Get the wooden frame bundle here > https://crmrkt.com/11jKRq
T-Shirt mock-ups worth investing in:
11. T-Shirt Mockup Template
This mock-up is for 1 T-Shirt. You can easily customize the background, shirt color, and the design. No matter if it is an all-over design or a simple logo, this T-Shirt is suitable for every design.
You can get the T-Shirt mock-up here > https://crmrkt.com/mxl84k
12. Hanging T-Shirt Mock-Up
If you are tired of all those T-Shirts mock-ups just laying on the floor, you can use the hanging t-Shirt Mock-Up. And again, this T-Shirt is customizable in any color.
Get the hanging T-Shirt mock-up here > https://crmrkt.com/l9M1wK
13. T-Shirt Mock-Up
If you are packaging your shirts in paper bags, then you need this mock-up. You can both customize the shirt design and the bag design.
You can get the T-Shirt mock-up + Bag here > https://crmrkt.com/zBm7Jm
14. Realistic T-Shirt Templates
This mock-up is suitable for you if you just want a simple, plain T-Shirt mock-up.
You can get the plain T-Shirt mock-up here > https://crmrkt.com/AVdqbd
15. 600+ Apparel Mockups Bundle
If you are selling a lot of clothing, then you need this mock-up bundle. I mean, come on! 600 Mock-ups! That is amazing! And they have EVERYTHING related to apparel. I am not going to list every single item because it will take you forever to scroll through ;)
But you can check out every item here > https://crmrkt.com/vKmGOP
Download the free mock-up guide
Tote Bag mock-ups worth investing in:
16. Tote bag mockup #0620
If you are selling grocery related design, then you will love this tote bag. This tote bag is filled with groceries. You can customize the color and design.
You can get this mock-up here > https://crmrkt.com/wKm5lb
17. Tote bag mockup
Just like the previous mock-up, this tote bag is also filled with products. It also contains a white, wooden background for a clean and fresh look.
You can get this Tote bag here > https://crmrkt.com/dblKXK
18. Tote Bag Mock-up. PSD, smart objects
This mock-up is seriously a dream that comes true. You can customize EVERYTHING! You can recolor it, change the color, change the background, rotate the tote bag, move it around and even change the label!
You can get this fantastic mock-up here > https://crmrkt.com/KXayO3
19. Black tote bag Mock-up. PSD+JPG
If you are tired of all those white tote bags, you can go for this black one. And even better: You can customize the background.
You can get this black tote bag here > https://crmrkt.com/PNV289
20. F169 Tote Bag Mock up
If you want to add some more personality to your mock-up, then you can pick this mock-up. In this mock-up, you will see an actual person holding your design. And this mock-up comes with two different tote bag straps.
You can get this tote bag mock-up here > https://crmrkt.com/l9M1Jw
Throw Pillow mock-ups worth investing in:
21. The Pillow Cover Mock-ups Set
This pillow mock-up bundle comes with nine different mock-ups. They are styled in different ways, and some come with a simple, plain background.
You can get the pillow mock-up bundle here > https://crmrkt.com/B73ax2
22. Pillow Mock-up
This mock-up bundle comes with four mock-ups, and you can generate your background.
You can get this pillow mock-up here > https://crmrkt.com/WArQ90
23. Mockup Сushion
This mock-up is an ideal presentation to show your pillows in your shop. And you can even change the small label so that you can include your logo.
You can purchase the mock-up here > https://crmrkt.com/V6a3gd
24. Pillow Mockup, Smart object PSD file
My oh, my! I am in love with the styling of this mock-up! This Pillow mock-up is not a bundle; it comes with one mock-up. If I am ever going to design pillows, then this one will be so worth it to buy!
You can get this beautiful mock-up here > https://crmrkt.com/0EqmM4
25. Throw Pillows Mock-ups Set
If you want to see your pillows come to life, then you should definitely go for this mock-up bundle. These mock-ups are styled in a living room. In this way, you can see how your mock-up will look on the couch, chair, etc.
You can get this bundle here > https://crmrkt.com/J7eBk1
iPhone Case mock-ups worth investing in:
26. Transparent iPhone Case Mockup Set
This mock-up bundle is for clear iPhone cases. It comes with six mock-up files: 3 Different views and two different colors (Peach and Pink).
You can get the clear iPhone case mock-up here > https://crmrkt.com/N0mmrw
27. iPhone 7 Clear/Glossy Case
Speaking of clear cases, this iPhone mock-up also has a clear case. This is not a bundle; this is one mock-up file with a customizable background. This makes the mock-up affordable.
You can get the mock-up bundle here > https://crmrkt.com/zBmmwq
28. iPhone 10 X Case Mock-up
If you are trying to keep up with the iPhone-generation, then this iPhone 10 mock-up is made for you. At the moment (In as I write this) there are not so many iPhone 10 mock-ups available, so if you choose one, you should definitely pick this one.
You can get the iPhone 10 mock-up here > https://crmrkt.com/7x10Gj
29. iPhone 7 Plastic Case Mockup Set
This is not a transparent case mock-up. This is an iPhone7 Case mock-up for plastic cases. And even better: It is a bundle! This bundle comes with six mock-up files, and an actual person holds your design. This is ideal if you want to bring more ‘’life’’ to your designs.
You can get the mock-up here > https://crmrkt.com/XWaN3w
30. iPhone 6/6S crystal case
This iPhone mock-up case also has a clear case. And bonus points: It comes in 4 colors. Available colors: rose gold, gold, silver, space grey.
You can get the clear mock-up here > https://crmrkt.com/M5be3z
Those were all the mock-ups I recommend if you are an Etsy, shop owner. Want to know more about mock-ups? Read my previous blog posts: The Complete Guide To Mock-Ups For Etsy Shop Owners.
If you want to know how to work with mockups in Photoshop, then make sure to download my detailed mock-up guide. Did I already mentioned it's FREE?!
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Lots of love,
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