How To Create Realistic Mock-ups Using Your Designs & Stationery Styled Stock Photography

How To Create Realistic Mock-ups Using Your Designs & Stationery Styled Stock Photography

If you're like us, you're probably still swooning over the new Fall MaeMae x SC stationery collection! With rich colors like Cerulean, Navy and Plum - we don't blame you!

We know that once you narrow down your image choices, you're going to want to jump right in and start using them! If you're new to using stationery styled stock, or even if you consider yourself a pro but are up for learning new tricks, we have a treat for you!

Our sweet friend Michele Perry is taking us through not one but two step-by-step video tutorials to help you get the most out of your stationery stock images! We were blown away by the mockups Michele has been creating with her own MaeMae images so we asked her to spill the beans on exactly how she does it.

Come follow along with Michele as she shows us all how to create effortless, realistic mockups using the MaeMae x SC stationery images!

Video tutorial one will walk you through how Michele uses her MaeMae Stationery Collection images with paper styled in to create mockups for her clients. She's going to walk you through how to make your work blend with the image to create a seamless, polished look that gives your client the impression that you styled and took the photo yourself. And bonus - she'll teach you everything you need to know in about 12 minutes!

Video tutorial two will walk you through how to overlay your designs on a blank stationery stock image (with no paper styled in). She's going to give you all the secrets on how to make your work blend perfectly on the flatlay, how to "tuck" your design under an existing prop in the photo, and more! 

And because she is super kind, Michele has also included a free downloadable checklist to go along with each tutorial so that you don't miss a step! 

All you need to get started is your own MaeMae x SC stationery image, Photoshop, and your personal design file! Read on to learn about Michele and to watch her two part video series!

Michele Perry is a Jacksonville, Florida native who found her passion for championing the dreams of others while living a world away in an African war zone. She is a business educator, brand designer, & creative strategist for creative brands & businesses, & the amazing entrepreneurs who run them.

War zone meets board room, purpose meets profit, story meets strategy, Michele remains convinced that mascara is a survival essential and espresso is a food group. You can also find her creating fine art custom watercolor wedding stationery from her studio & finishing her MA in Organizational Leadership.

You can find her online at: &

Tutorial Pt One:

Download the free watercolor paper & the step-by-step checklist!

Tutorial Pt Two:

Download the free step-by-step checklist!


Grab your Stationery Styled Stock images and get started!

2 Responses

Marah Elizabeth
Marah Elizabeth

March 14, 2019

Two great tutorials! Just starting out with Photoshop, and I can’t wait to add my own artwork to some of your mockups. Thanks for sharing.

Trisha Mishra
Trisha Mishra

October 24, 2018

Loved this tutorial.
The shadow creation made so much sense. Thanks for sharing this. <3

PS: I would really appreciate a tutorial where I can learn how to insert products on the stock. Example a beauty product like a tube or a pot of cream.

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