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Before I Placeit.net discovered, I used "mockuuups" for years when I made featured images for my blog posts. When it came to software problems on the Mac or iPhone, I picked out an appropriate template and then copied a screenshot into the template to create a mockup.
That was good as far as mockuuups in my Setapp subscription is included and I didn't have to pay anything extra for it. But the choice of templates is quite limited. Especially when you are looking for newer iPhone models or Macs, you are often lost with mockups.
After I was once again frustrated by the selection of mockup software, I looked around to see what other mockup software was available and at some point I went to the service Placeit.net encountered.
This is an online portal that not only offers mock-up templates for MacBook, iPad, iPhone or iMac, but also covers a large number of areas that I would like to briefly list here in excerpts:
And the amount of mockup templates is impressive too. If you search for iPhone mockups, there are 78 pages with 25 mockups each. So very, very many templates that you can use ...
With the iMacs we have almost 250 templates and MacBook mockups are over 500 in the existing collection - and this is growing steadily.
I never used the mockups for t-shirts and other items of clothing myself, as I tend to deal with Apple devices, but I think there should be a lot of food for t-shirt designers in particular.
In total, Placeit currently offers over 13.000 mockups and templates - and the number continues to grow as the portal is well maintained.
Placeit also stands out from Mockuuups with helpful graphic templates. There are a number of templates in the "Design" tab, which in turn are divided into areas such as Facebook Ads, Pinterest Pins, Instagram Stories, Instagram Posts, Twitter Headers, Twitter Templates and so on.
If you click through the individual categories here, you will find a mass of templates, which in turn can be filtered in the sidebar.
The filter options are always different and based on the themes or content of the templates. For example, there are filters like Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Fall, Beauty, Birthday, Xmas and the like.
Once you have chosen a template, you can adapt it to your wishes and change the fonts, font sizes, texts, colors and images. Of course you can upload your own photos and graphics and incorporate them.
All of this works via the browser, which makes things very easy and flexible, because you can work on it on a Mac as well as on the iPhone or iPad.
Another often praised area (which I personally did not use in detail) is Placeit's logo maker. There are numerous topics or areas of activity for which you can look at logo templates.
If you have found something that suits you, you select the template and can then customize it in the next step. Colors, fonts, texts and graphics can be edited without Photoshop or illustrator knowledge.
When you're done, you can save the design for further editing or save it as a transparent PNG. Unfortunately there are no layers in the final file, but with the resolution of 4000 x 4000 pixels you can do a lot.
Some time ago, Placeit added an additional service to its portal with videos. There are templates for Twitch streams, slideshows for photo presentations, Facebook covers, Instagram stories and much more.
For example, if you want to quickly turn a handful of photos into a film with transitions and music, this is the place for you, as well as someone who wants to create an end screen for their Twitch stream.
The number of templates is manageable and before you get placeit for them, you should see whether there is something there that you may need.
All videos, mockups and templates can be created and tried out in the browser for free. As soon as you want to download something, you need a paid account at placeit. There are three options for this:
I can only recommend the service. Some time ago I wrote a post about a Comparison between the Mockuuups software and the Placeit service goes.
I already mentioned there that the selection of templates at Placeit is definitely much larger. For me as a blogger, it is also interesting that Placeit regularly updates new mock-up templates with the latest Apple devices. Who would want to see a mockup with an iPhone 5?
That's why placeit is definitely my favorite. In fact, I've been there for over a year and so far have not regretted it.
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.