Templates vs Mockups

Distinguishing the difference between Templates & Mockups

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Written by Peter
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The Graphics category has everything you need to make print or digital vector content. It's important to note that while they are both graphical elements, Graphics templates and Mockups are 2 distinctive categories.

Graphics templates may be any of the following:

  • Posters

  • Flyers

  • Infographics

  • Website UI/UX Design

Mockups may include any of the following:

  • Real-life or inspired 3D objects

  • Business cards

  • Calendars

  • Letters

You can learn more about the unique characteristics of Graphics templates and Mockups below:

Graphic templates:

Graphic templates include digital or print posters, flyers, infographics and web/app UI/UX. The creator gets a graphic design that they can alter by changing the text, colors, and adding images. For example, it can be a design of a poster or flyer or a design of a website landing page.

Templates typically come in .AI/.PSD/.INDD/,EPS file formats, depending on the specific asset.

Mockups

Mockups are a different type of graphic template. They help creators imitate how designs they made would look in a real-life scenario.

For example:

Let's say the creator designed a mobile website and wants to demonstrate how it would look in real life. They can use a mobile phone mockup like in the example shown above. The pink part in this mockup is a layer that can be easily replaced by the creator's design (it is layered so if there is a light effect etc. these will be preserved and will help create that realistic feel).

A business card /letterhead mockup example: (in this case, the creator can place and showcase the design they made for a business card on this mockup of a business card)

Mockups typically come in .PSD, .JPG or .PNG file formats, depending on the specific asset.

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