+ When can I buy? And when will the course lessons go live?
The course will be available for sale starting October 2. Only the welcome module is viewable during this time.
All the actual modules and lessons go live on October 29.
+ What's included in the course?
The course has 7 modules plus my Clothing Mockups course is included as a bonus module! And I've added my Photoshop 101 Challenge as a bonus module too. Each module is around 5 lessons long. There are some PDF downloads, and practice files to work from.
I've also included a BUNCH of mockups directly from my online shop such as my Mockup Scene Creator, Wine glass (with and without glitter), Mason Jar Mug, Beer Stein, Champagne Flute, Picture Frame, and lantern and flower accessory prop images.
+ How long does the course take?
The course has 7 weeks worth of content (plus a bonus course) but many students will blast through the lessons over a weekend because they are so easy to follow :-) You get instant access to the entire course once it's released...I don't drip it out to you over weeks like other course creators.
+ Photoshop looks hard! Can I really learn it?
Do you want to know a secret? You don’t have to know EVERYTHING about Photoshop to make it work for you. And you don’t have to be a professional designer to learn to use it.
You only need to learn the few tools and processes for your particular situation to make your image creation tasks easier.
In this course, I’ll walk you step-by-step through those essential tools and I leave out all the rest so you never feel overwhelmed. This may be called Mockups for Makers but it’s meant for beginners! Newbies who was they need to make their Etsy shops shine.
+ Do I need Photoshop? Can't I make mockups in Silhouette?
You can technically make mockups in other programs like Silhouette, Cricut, Canva, etc by laying your design on top of an image one-by-one on an individual mockup basis. But those programs don’t have Smart Objects like Photoshop does. And Smart Objects are your secret weapon in the war against TIME SUCK with your image creation.
Smart Objects combined with Photoshop's built-in automation tools mean you could create all 10 of your Etsy listing images in minutes.
Whereas doing the same process in Silhouette would require painstaking manipulation of each mockup image TEN TIMES for every single listing. That's ok if your shop has just a couple designs in it.
But if you want a shop with lots of products (and lots of SALESssss ;-) then don't waste your precious time on lesser programs! Photoshop is only ten bucks a month :D
+ Do you teach me how to take my own photos? Or just how to make mockups from stock photography?
I teach you both! If you sell designs on glass and have ever tried to take a decent picture of then you KNOW how hard it is. In fact, it's scary no matter what kind of product you sell, from glass to frames/signs, to clothing. You can often find some really amazing stock photos to work from for all of these. But when you can't find a photo of the exact blank you sell, or you want to do a unique branded look for your business's imagery, then you need to learn to take your own photos.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen people taking pictures of glass in front of black backgrounds (which makes it easier to read, but looks kinda depressing), or stuffing tissue paper inside their glass mug in hopes that customers can see the design, or straight up taking shiny reflective, awful photos because that’s the only option they know about.
That's why I added an entire new module dedicated to product photography for mockups. I'll teach you how to fix all the glare and shadow issues. And how to plan your photos strategically so they are set up to work perfectly as a mockup later.