Could someone recommend software for me please


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Driffty66

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#1
Hi.
I run a small business selling personalised umbrellas. To help me get clients i would like to do mockups of umbrellas with their company logo and colours. But i have little experience with graphic software.
it would be great if i had something set up so I can simply type in the company name and see it as it would look printed on an umbrella.
This is just for a quick mock up and a graphic artist will then do the final work in the production factory.
I use a macbook pro and an android tablet for work.
thanks.
 

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hankscorpio

hankscorpio

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#2
Best to use something like Photoshop. There's a tonne of free Templates that you can edit to change colours and to add logos/text etc.

However, for actual production you'll likely need the Adobe Illustrator files or similar file created in a vector format.
 
Paul Murray

Paul Murray

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You could look into SmartMockups. It lets you import PSD mock up files and edit them without needing a Photoshop subscription. I don't think it will let you just type in a name and display it though but it has a free trial available so you could try it out beforehand.

Alternatively you could look for a designer on here. Exporting mock-ups is really quick and easy so I don't think it would be unreasonable to negotiate a fixed fee per mock-up or perhaps even a bundle deal (10 mock-ups for £X for example). Eventually it will be cheaper for you to do it yourself but if you're not experienced with design and the software, outsourcing it might be a better use of your time, especially if you want to tweak certain elements.

On a side note, I'm actually looking to get a personalised umbrella made up, so if you have a website or contact email, please PM it to me. :)
 
@GCarlD

@GCarlD

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Alternatively you could look for a designer on here. Exporting mock-ups is really quick and easy so I don't think it would be unreasonable to negotiate a fixed fee per mock-up or perhaps even a bundle deal (10 mock-ups for £X for example). Eventually it will be cheaper for you to do it yourself but if you're not experienced with design and the software, outsourcing it might be a better use of your time, especially if you want to tweak certain elements.
I'll be happy to lend a hand if you opt for this. I am also based in London and it won't take up much of my time.
 
Brentt

Brentt

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If you mean online preview of text/image of clients artwork on product? Such software cost a fortune the one I know is called Direct Smile, im sure there can be cheaper alternatives.
 
Brentt

Brentt

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How about GIMP? I’m sure someone can create mock up for you and you would learn only how to add client’s artwork on. I found how to create a t shirt mock up in gimp (tho it isnt in english but definitely you can figure it out what that guy is doing) and create yourself? I havent use gimp for years so cant say much only that is free tool.
 
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Driffty66

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#10
Thanks for your replies guys.
ive been playing around with gimp but its a steep learning curve for me.
another member suggested an online tool like this one used here [deleted link - Levi]

that would look great on our website.
 
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Levi

Levi

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Deleted the link because no one on this forum recommended that tool and as such looks like spam.
 
rodger1513

rodger1513

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I would recommend PhotoViewerPro Software for beginners because it very easy to use. Every menu is simple and compact
 
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