Do you need the best free and premium canvas mockups for beautiful, realistic presentations?
I feel you.
I was in your shoes a few months back when working on several projects.
Luckily, I researched and gathered fifteen absolute best mockups I’m stoked to share with you.
I used mockup generators and free PSDs to create quick drafts and actual projects.
This post covers:
- Best canvas mockup generators
- Best free canvas PSD mockups
- How to easily create a realistic canvas mockup
- FAQs about canvas mockups
It only really takes some clicking and you can make your version like a professional (even if you’re not)!
Best Canvas Mockup Generators
Use each generator for $7.95, but I recommend Placeit’s monthly ($14.95/month) or yearly ($89.69/year) subscription (and save money).
Remember, you create a mockup without using Photoshop with these!
1. Horizontal canvas print mockup in living room
This horizontal mockup of a canvas print on the wall gives a 100% realistic experience.
Here’s the SECRET: No one will tell you used a mockup! (And that’s my guarantee.)
The comfortable living room scene can present your canvas design in all its glory.
How to edit it? Click on the “insert image” button and upload your artwork.
You can also crop and reposition it, but a 750 x 500px design will cover the whole space.
Add a graphic or text and you’re done!
2. Hanging canvas mockup
This is a fantastic solution for working on a vertical canvas presentation because of its minimalist appearance.
But the fact that it’s hanging grabs a lot more eyes. At least that’s what I experienced when testing it on a client’s IG with 5,000+ followers.
What I really LIKE about this one is that it allows you to change the background completely. Hey, you can even insert your custom backdrop (or choose one from Placeit’s archive)!
3. Minimalistic mockup of a squared canvas
This minimalist square canvas mockup features a plain wall, which is great if you’re looking for simplicity.
But it’s also AWESOME that the generator allows you to change the background to a different solid color, pick a gradient or upload your own.
Plus, you can add graphics or text at your free will. But I wouldn’t recommend using these two unless it’s vital.
It bloats the presentation too much in my opinion.
4. Vertical canvas print mockup
Another fantastic and realistic canvas print mockup for showcasing vertical designs and artworks.
You have the FREEDOM to slide in any creation you want. In fact, you can even test multiple versions to see which wins.
And because it has some extra space at the bottom, you can also include a call-to-action or add a graphic (which you can also upload from your device).
Play with the generator’s options to come up with the ultimate solution. It’s so easy.
5. Mockup of a woman holding a poster
If the above hanging canvas/poster version is too BORING for you, I’m sure this one will grab your attention.
It features a young female model holding a vertical canvas that you can modify completely.
From changing the color of the canvas to completely covering it with your design, it’s all possible.
What’s also possible is to modify the backdrop, add texts and spice things up with graphics.
But don’t overdo it, because you can ruin the excellent result!
6. Art print mockup hanging in a lounge room
This one is SO pretty!
A lounge room, a minimalist living room, well, you decide, but once you add your design, everything will look ten times better.
This one is great if you’re working on a larger piece for a client they want to see before realizing it.
But you can also use it for marketing campaigns or just for your testing. (Hint: You can use it for free if you want to test the waters.)
7. Mockup of square and vertical wall canvases
Do you work on two designs? That’s great because you can now CREATE a life-like presentation with this canvas mockup.
It features a square (750 x 750px) and a vertical (750 x 1000px) canvas on top of a bookshelf.
Both canvases have the option to change their colors, which you may not need to do if your artwork covers the whole space.
Graphics and texts are available as additions in case you need to add some more content. (But this is something I rarely use on Placeit.)
8. Art print canvas mockup in a modern apartment
This one is for all the (extra) ARTISTIC people out there. It already has a canvas/poster on the right wall, but you can now add your version on the left wall.
I think I don’t need to go into detail about how to use it because it only takes a few clicks to make your version.
However, I’d like to mention that it’d be really cool if you’d also have the chance to modify the wall color.
9. Wall canvas mockup
Do you have a square canvas design that you want to present in a life-like surrounding?
Here you go!
Except for the canvas on the wall, nothing is editable. But I’d assume this one is the PERFECT solution for someone in the fashion industry. Or I might be wrong.
Anyhow, it’s your choice to decide what type of artwork you’d like to add to this canvas mockup.
It could be anything! I went with something more avant-garde, and it worked really well.
10. Three art prints placed against a modern living room wall mockup
While most of these canvas mockups only have one canvas to work with, this one has THREE.
You can create three individual presentations within this template, including changing the colors.
This already beautiful living room will look even better after you import your images, which takes only a few clicks.
Best Free Canvas PSD mockups
11. Free canvas mockup
This one may be free, but it’s MORE premium than anything else. You get a collection of six layered PSD files at excellent resolution.
Additionally, you can also choose between two ready-made backgrounds and use all mockups for personal and commercial projects.
I mean, what’s not to like about this bundle?!
Copy and paste your design and let the mockup do the rest. It’s just as easy as it sounds.
By the way, the floating ones are my favorite.
12. Free vertical canvas mockup
Do you have art to display but don’t know which mockup to choose?
This one will feel very natural, especially if you’re an artist, because of all the extra elements.
The template is compatible with personal and commercial projects, but you can also use it for print and reuse it unlimited times. Of course, with the necessary attribution.
Your outcome(s) will be LOVELY, I promise!
13. Free large canvas posters mockup
The realistic look of this canvas mockup, featuring three editable posters, is EPIC.
Do I say epic too much in my reviews?
All three posters are on individual layers equipped with PS’s smart objects, so you know editing will be a little breeze.
You can use three different or identical designs – make the exhibition you want!
It’s also a template that you can use for personal and commercial projects.
14. Minimalist canvas PSD mockup
Sometimes, going minimalist is the right thing to do. Actually, that’s most of the cases! At least from my experience.
This to-the-point canvas mockup is ready for any design you want to present on a solid-colored wall.
Perform as many customizations as you want, create personal projects or use the PSD for a commercial showcase; the options are MANY.
15. Free canvas PSD mockup
While this one aims at flyers, greeting cards and business cards by default, you can also use it for something else.
In other words, you can use it for cards or large canvases, it’s ENTIRELY up to you.
The creation of a photorealistic version takes no time at all after you import the mockup to Photoshop.
This allows you to play with the variations (create as many as you wish) to come up with the exact version you want.
How To Easily Create A Realistic Canvas Mockup
I chose the simplest way to create a realistic presentation with Placeit because I like working with mockup generators the most.
It’s great because you don’t need software and can even do it using your mobile device.
Here’s my process of doing it. Trust me, it couldn’t be any simpler:
- Step 1: The first step is to visit Placeit, where you search for “canvas mockup.” But you can also follow this link that takes you directly to their ultimate collection.
- Step 2: Pick the template that you like. I always first check the best-selling mockups to see what’s hot and do any additional searching later. Click on the drop-down that’s on the left, above the tags and pick “best selling.” Or click on Filters on mobile and choose best selling templates.
- Step 3: Once I have the design, I always first click the “insert image” button to upload my design to see how it fits. If it doesn’t work too good, I go back to choose a different template.
- Step 4: When everything clicks, I make final adjustments, which may be changing the color of the canvas and configuring the background. I rarely choose the Text and Add Graphics because they usually add unnecessary bloat – but you can!
- Step 5: And that’s basically it! The fifth step is already the step when I download my creation and put it to use.
You now have everything you need to create a life-like presentation like a CHAMP, from canvas mockups to the quickest how-to guide.
It’s now time to get creative – yes, YOU!
FAQs About Canvas Mockups
What is a Canvas Mockup?
A canvas mockup is a digital tool used to display how artwork or designs will look on a canvas. It’s used by artists and graphic designers to visualize their work in a realistic setting, including the texture and size of the canvas, before actual printing or painting.
Why are Canvas Mockups Useful for Artists and Designers?
Canvas mockups are useful as they allow artists and designers to preview and adjust their work in a simulated real-world setting. This ensures that the final artwork will look as intended in terms of scale, color, and texture, which is essential for client presentations and marketing.
Can I Customize Canvas Mockups with My Artwork?
Yes, you can customize canvas mockups with your artwork. This is often done using graphic design software like Adobe Photoshop (or online solutions like Placeit), where you can insert and adapt your artwork into a mockup template to get a realistic view of how it will appear on an actual canvas.
What File Formats are Used for Digital Canvas Mockups?
Digital canvas mockups are commonly available in PSD (Photoshop) format due to its layered editing capabilities. AI (Adobe Illustrator) and high-resolution JPEGs are also used, depending on the complexity and requirements of the mockup.
Where Can I Find Canvas Mockups for My Art Projects?
Canvas mockups can be found on various online platforms that provide resources for artists and designers. Websites like Envato Elements, Creative Market, and Adobe Stock offer various mockup templates, including those specifically for canvas art, in various styles and sizes.
Note: This article was originally published on November 8, 2022. But our team regularly reviews it and updates it with necessary improvements for accuracy.