Mockups are nothing more than prototypes and models that show how a product works, what it looks like and what features it has. They are of great value, especially when you want to see how you can use specific solutions. They help you understand what to expect. If you want to know how the Midjourney function works for creating mockups - be sure to read this article!
- 1 The importance of mockups in the world of digital art sales
- 2 Solving mock-up challenges
- 3 "Custom Zoom" in Midjourney V5.2.
- 4 Creating a mockup in midjourney
- 5 Create seamless patterns (endless patterns)
- 6 Popular Midjourney errors in generating mockups:
- 7 Summary
- 8 Other examples of mockups generated in Midjourney
The importance of mockups in the world of digital art sales
Mockups even become indispensable if you sell your designs on online stores (e.g., Etsy, Amazon, Teepublic, Teetres, Cupsell, Selino, T-shirtkowo or Redbubble). Why? Because one of the most important aspects is how a particular design looks on an item (such as a T-shirt, mug or sweatshirt). It is through them that you manage to break the boundary between the virtual world and reality and encourage the customer to buy your product.
Solving mock-up challenges
Print-on-Demand platforms offer advanced mock-up generators, but they often lack creativity (at least in my opinion). The available templates are quite limited, which can make your designs look monotonous. However, you don't want your artwork to be lost in the crowd. In this case, you need to find the perfect balance between efficiency and a creative approach to make your projects stand out in a highly competitive digital market. This is where Midjourney comes to the rescue.
"Custom Zoom" in Midjourney V5.2.
Midjourney V5.2 changes the rules of the game in creating mock-ups. With the "outpainting" function you are able to do the impossible (seriously). After preparing your design, you click "Custom Zoom" and start the whole process.
Example command: /imagine a chubby cat that eats a big fish, comic style, kawaii, transparent background, --ar 1:1 --niji
You select the most appropriate image using the "U" button. Then you click the "Custom Zoom" button and proceed to the next steps:
Creating a mockup in midjourney
You remove everything from the text field except the suffix "-- zoom 2".
You can't get rid of this suffix, because then the approximation will stop working. A value of "2" indicates a two-fold approximation. Acceptable values are from 1 to 2. You can also experiment with approximation by entering values in between.
You don't have to type "/imagine " in the text field. All you have to do is enter a specific command.
Enter in the field the type of mockup you want to create, for example. t-shirt mockup on a brick wall background --ar 1:1 --v 5.2 --zoom 2
In this prompt, I used version 5.2 because it gives very cool, photorealistic results and is best suited for creating mockups.
Create seamless patterns (endless patterns)
If you want to get an endless pattern (tile) created in Midjourney V5.2 you need to add to the prompt --tile, for example:
/imagine kittens playing in comic style, kawaii, --niji --tile
Now we can superimpose this seamless pattern created in Midjourney onto our custom mockup by clicking the version we like best ("U"), clicking "Custom zoom" and typing:
/imagine Photography of a hoodie mockup female --v 5.2 --zoom 2
Popular Midjourney errors in generating mockups:
1. failure to maintain background information from prompt
I often set a specific background for a mockup like brick background or anime convention, but midjourney completely ignored it.
I also encountered errors related to Midjourney's overlay of graphics on the mockup, where the graphics were applied in a way that obscured certain elements of the mockup and without shading.
Mockups play a key role in the presentation of products in online stores, offering a visual representation of what the design will look like in reality. Although there are many tools for creating mockups, many of them suffer from a lack of creativity. That's why Midjourney V5.2 introduces a revolution in mockup creation with its "Custom Zoom" feature. It enables the creation of photorealistic mockups. In this article, we also showed Midjourney's ability to create endless patterns (seamless patterns) in a simple way. However, like any tool, Midjourney has its drawbacks, which are worth keeping in mind. Despite some imperfections, Midjourney V5.2 offers an intuitive and effective tool for designers and artists who want to present their work in innovative ways.