I use frame mock-ups every day in product photos for my art prints and digital downloads. They make my workload infinitely lighter by not making me print and mat and frame and hang and photo every single piece I make. 🙂
But the ones I’ve found were in odd sizes, at least for me. My watercolor paper is 9″ x 12″ (3:4 aspect ratio). I like to work at 8″ x 10″ (or another 4:5 aspect ratio) for digital.
Few files let you change the colors, and what if you’re feelin’ a bubblegum-pink mat?
So I’ve made my own frame mock-ups to suit those sizes. I loved making them and decided I would share the fully-editable .PSD files with you.
I will continue to update and add to this post as I make more frames. Check back soon!
Free Editable .PSD Frame Mock-ups
Below are two examples; first is the standard white the files come in, second is with the mat and frame customized. The download includes both portrait and landscape frames.
Download the Files
A how-to and license are included in the download. I hope you find them useful and enjoy! As always, please follow me on social media for my daily art adventures, and subscribe to the newsletter for shop promo codes and other special offers. Thanks for reading!
I’ve spent countless hours of my precious life watching videos, reading blog posts, and generally researching digital painting techniques. I’m compiling all of the best information here in this blog post so that I might save someone else all those same hours. 🙂
This post will be continually updated as I find new and/or better information. For example, I still have not found anyone who can make me understand the elusive art of turning blobs into beautiful fully-rendered paintings.
I watch, it seems like a simple premise, and then I just can’t seem to put it into practice lol. Maybe I’m too impatient. I DIGRESS.
Digital Painting Programs
Either purchase Photoshop or download Krita (a free & open source program). Both make equally beautiful paintings. Remember: practice is more important than equipment.
Get yourself some free Photoshop brushes:
Or purchase Kyle T Webster’s popular brush sets.
Get yourself some (obviously) free Krita brushes:
Digital Painting Tutorials & Tips
YouTubers to Follow
Sara Tepes because she is a lovely & talented digital painter (who uses Krita).
LavenderTowne because she has a quirky, comic-y style and a soothing voice.
Lastly, if you have anything to add or an artist I might include here, please comment below! I hope this saved you some time or brought you a little inspiration. As always, please follow me on social media for my daily art adventures, and subscribe to the newsletter for shop promo codes and other special offers. Thanks for reading!