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How to Preview Your Art on A Wall: Create Wall Art Mockups In Seconds

Easily preview your art on a wall.

So, you’ve created an incredible design or piece of art to sell on your online store or for a client. You might now be wondering how best to visualize how that artwork will look on a wall or showcase it to your client in an attractive way.

Here are your options:

  • Frame your artwork yourself and take quality photos in various locations
  • Create product mockups yourself with a tool like Photoshop
  • Create product mockups using an online tool such as Placeit

By far the easiest and most affordable option is to use an online tool to showcase how your artwork will look on a wall in a variety of settings.

In this article, we’re going to take you through the process of creating incredible mockup images showcasing your fantastic artwork on a wall.


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Artwork from Vexels
Artwork from Vexels

#1 Why use wall art mockups?

If you want to sell more of your artwork online, you can make your art stand out with mockups. It’s surprisingly easy, so let’s learn how…

Whether you’re showing off your artwork to clients or looking to sell more of your artwork through your online store, visualizing how your artwork looks on a wall with mockups can help you sell more.

It allows people to get a good sense of how your artwork will look in their own home, and this can be much more impactful in getting them to make the purchase.

The good news is that creating wall art mockups is incredibly easy to do with Placeit and a few similar sites.

How can Placeit help?

Tools like Placeit let you find quality images to showcase your art without having to pay a photographer to take quality images for you or to do all that yourself.

All you have to do is choose one of their wall art mockup templates, upload your art or design, and download your image. It couldn’t be simpler.

You can easily find different scenes to choose from to fit the style you’re looking for and you can also find landscape or portrait wall art placements to fit your artwork.

Using a site like Placeit also means you don’t have to learn to use complicated software like Photoshop to create your own mockups, which can be a challenge and also time-consuming.


#2 Create images to preview your art on a wall

Using Placeit to find wall art scene mockups is incredibly easy. You can have a whole range of quality mockup images made in no time. Here’s how:

Step 1 – Choose a template:

Placeit has a huge library of hundreds of wall art mockups for you to browse so you’re bound to find some images that have the look you’re going for. You simply need to find a template you like and select it:

Placeit Wall Art Mockups

You can also easily preview how your art will look on other products too including apparel, phone cases, pillows, and much more. Placeit has a huge range of mockup categories:

Other mockup categories on Placeit

Step 2 – Customize the template:

Now that you’ve chosen your mockup image you just need to make a couple of customizations.

You can upload your artwork (i.e. the design or image you want to see in the wall art frame) and you change the frame color on some of the templates.

Additionally, with some templates, you can upload an extra design (via the ‘upload your logo’ button), add custom text to the image, and also add graphics from Placeit’s library.

Blank mockup template

As an example, we uploaded our artwork to this template:

Adding our artwork to the wall art template

Step 3 – Download your image:

All that’s left to do is download your image. Here you have a few options too. You can:

  • Buy the single mockup image for $7.95
  • Get a Placeit subscription for $14.95 per month or $89.69 per year and get unlimited downloads of the wall art mockups on Placeit (and all the other templates they have!)

If you need more than one image, it’s a no brainer. You can get an unlimited subscription and download as many as you need.

There are no lock-in contracts either so if you have all the templates you need you can pause or cancel your subscription.

Bonus Tip 1 – Create and download multiple mockup images in seconds:

If you want to see your artwork on lots of wall art mockups at the same time (and be able to download them instantly) then you’re in luck. You can do this on Placeit.

To get this feature you will need to be a paid subscriber.

Here’s how it works. Go to this page on Placeit:

You’ll then see that you have the option to choose the product color of all the mockup images on the page, and upload your artwork or design to appear on all the mockups:

Once you upload your image and change the color you will get the option to download all the images directly from the templates page, rather than having to go into each template individually and download them one by one (what a time saver!)

Bonus Tip 2 – Licensing:

Another great thing about creating images and designs on Placeit is that with their license, anything you create on the site you can use for commercial purposes.

That means you can use them in your store and in your advertising. Here’s their human-readable summary of their license:


#3 How else can you use Placeit to promote your art?

If you’re not sold yet on using Placeit to create wall art mockups, it has other features that may sway you. Here are a few other areas of the tool you can use to promote your art and online store:

Logos – if you need a logo for your brand you can easily create one with Placeit. They have thousands of logo templates:

Social Media Templates – Placeit also has templates for all the major social platforms. With their tool, you can create Instagram posts and storiesFacebook posts and banners, Pinterest pins, and even more – perfect for getting the word out there about your brand and artwork:


#4 Alternative browser tools

In our opinion, when it comes to easily creating wall art mockups so you can see how your art looks on a wall there isn’t a tool out there that offers as much as Placeit.

However, there are a few that do have some quality images so if you want to see what else is out there we recommend checking out these tools:


#5 Alternative apps

If you prefer to use a mobile device there are also plenty of art staging apps you can use to create great images to promote your artwork and make more sales.

Some offer decent levels of customization, whilst others allow you to click one button to see your art on a wall. So whatever you’re looking for there’s an app out there for you too. Here are some of the best:


To conclude…

So, there you have it. Rather than stressing about creating images to promote your artwork you can use Placeit to easily create quality images to preview how your art looks on a wall.

In our opinion, Placeit is the perfect tool for this and will let you create some fantastic-looking mockups with ease.

We hope this article helped you out. If you have any questions or comments leave them down below and we’ll get back to you there.

Written by James Black

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