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How To Make A T-Shirt Mockup (Without) Photoshop

how to make a t-shirt mockup without photoshop

I want to guide you through the easiest tutorial on how to make a T-shirt mockup without Photoshop.

Making a T-shirt mockup used to require expert Photoshop knowledge.

A professional designer would need to integrate your design image onto a photo and make it look as realistic as possible.

Not. Anymore.

Thanks to tools like Placeit, you can EASILY CREATE a T-shirt mockup without Photoshop.

Note: You can make any type of mockup using the platform.

T-shirt mockups are crucial if you want your store to succeed. After all, your customers want to see what the T-shirt looks like before handing over their cash.

A realistic T-shirt mockup is a great way to show how the T-shirt looks when worn by real people and in real-life scenarios.

With Placeit, you can make as many T-shirt mockups as you need. This online mockup generator has 1,000s of T-shirt, apparel, and clothing mockups that you can use to showcase your entire clothing line.

In this post, I’ll show you how to use Placeit to create a T-shirt mockup without Photoshop and show you some of the best Placeit T-shirt mockups available.

Guide: How to make a T-shirt mockup without Photoshop

Here are the exact steps you need to follow to use Place it to create a T-shirt mockup without Photoshop.

Step 1: Visit Placeit

To get started, visit Placeit. If you know what kind of mockup you want, you can use the search bar to look for it.

Otherwise, click on Mockups > T-Shirts (or just follow the former link).

You can then use the dropdown menu to find the exact type of T-shirt or use the filters on the left to narrow your search and find what you need.

professional t-shirt mockup without photoshop

You can filter by gender, age, occasion, environment, etc.

Another cool feature is that you can sort mockups by “mixed,” “newest” or “best selling.” Once you’ve found a mockup you like, you’re ready for the next step.

Step 2: Upload Your Design

Click your chosen template to open the editor and then the button that says Upload Your Design.

Select your design image from the computer and click Upload.

It’s RECOMMENDED to use an image in the PNG file, but you can also use images in JPG format.

Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay.

Step 3: Adjust The Crop

adjust the crop and reposition design
Once the design image has been uploaded, you can adjust the size of the image and crop it if needed.

All you do is drag the slider left or right to adjust the image size.

You can also adjust the position of the image by dragging it up or down. When you’re done adjusting the design, click Crop.

Step 4: Customize The Design

customize the design
You can now customize the design of your T-shirt even more. For example, you can add text or upload your own logo.

You can also modify the color of the T-shirt to see how the design will look on different colored T-shirts.

Step 5: Download The Finished Mockup

download the finished t-shirt mockup
When you’re done with your mockup and happy with how it looks, you can download it so you can present it to your client.

Placeit offers two choices for downloading your mockups.

1. The first option is to download the single mockup for a one-time fee of $7.95.

2. The other option is to sign up for a monthly or yearly subscription. The monthly subscription costs $14.95 while the yearly subscription costs $89.69.

The benefit of a subscription is that you can create and download unlimited mockups and other designs.

If you’re launching your own clothing line, a monthly subscription will give you the best bang for your buck.

Where To Use T-Shirt Mockups

As mentioned earlier, mockups are perfect for showcasing your designs.

Here are a few ideas for using your T-shirt mockups:

  • Use mockups in your own online store to show potential customers what the T-shirt will look like when worn by them
  • Upload your mockups to a print on demand site like Spreadshirt, T-Spring, Printful, and others
  • Create social media posts on Instagram, Facebook, and other platforms to spread the word about your clothing line
  • Create printed or digital product catalogs with your mockups, etc.

5 Best Placeit T-Shirt Mockup Examples

Now that you know how to use Placeit to create T-Shirt mockups, let’s look at some of the best T-shirt mockups you can use.

1. Frontal T-shirt View Mockup

frontal t-shirt view mockup
Here’s a full frontal view mockup of a T-shirt.

You can use this mockup to give your customers a good idea of how the T-shirt looks when worn.


2. T-Shirt Mockup On A Solid Background

t-shirt mockup on a solid background
This T-shirt mockup is a great choice if you want to present your design against a solid background.

This mockup would work well for a social media post.


3. Crewneck T-Shirt Mockup

crewneck t-shirt mockup
If you want to create a crewneck mockup, this design is a good choice.

Your customers will easily be able to picture what the T-shirt will look like in different everyday situations.


4. T-Shirt On A Plain Solid Color Background

t-shirt on a plain solid color background
This mockup would work well for a featured image in your online store.

The design shows a T-shirt against a solid color background and you can customize both the shirt color and the background color.


5. Multiple Product Mockup

multiple merch product mockup
If you want to showcase your design on multiple products or if you want to showcase the front and the back of the T-shirt, this design is a perfect choice.

In this case, you can also create a matching mug.


Final Thoughts

You can create realistic T-shirt mockups without hiring an expensive designer or spending hours learning Photoshop with Placeit.

We use it regularly, and I’m sure you’ll love it!

Use Placeit to quickly create tons of shirt and other apparel mockups for your clothing line.

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