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Create Background Mockup with ShineOn product
Create Background Mockup with CustomCat product

Usually, after completing the Define Design steps, customers can already place orders on your live store. However, in order to make the product look more appealing, we will use Dastomize's Background Mockup feature.

(Optional) Sync properties of Attributes and Categories.
Go to menu Integrations > Online Stores. Then click the store's three-dot icon to select Actions > Edit.
On the Edit Store page, go to Tab Attributes and Tab Category. Then click the Sync button to synchronize all attributes and categories.
You should take the step of resynchronizing Attributes and Categories, to ensure that Dastomize App has fully received your store's information.


CREATE BACKGROUND MOCKUP WITH SHINEON PRODUCT
To create a mockup as shown below, we need 2 elements:
Element 1: Product design templates.

To learn more about how to define design a product template, please see the articles here.
Element 2: Create your own mockup or use one from ShineOn's mockup repository.



The following steps will show you how to design the second element: the Message Card Mockup and combine element 1 and 2 into a completed mockup.
1. Create element 2 - Create an Unfilled Mockup File.

Step 1.1: Create/Download mockup files.

If the seller has their own design team, they are free to create their own mockup.
Please note that the mockup files must leave the printing area unfilled (have a transparent printing area) in order for App Dastomize to fill in the seller's personalized design.
However, for small teams without designers, we can totally use ShineOn's mockup repository and edit it as needed.
- The Mockup is available on the ShineOn website at: https://shineon.canto.com/. On ShineOn's Canto website, navigate to Library > Public Seller Repository > Product Photos > Love Knot > Mockups. Then, find and download the appropriate mockup template.

Mockup files similar to this tutorial can be found HERE.

- Refer to Shineonmaster.vn to learn how to use it.

Please keep in mind that Dastomize Mockup Studio currently only allows rendering angular mockups directly into the product. Slope/diagonal mockups will be available in future updates.



The downloaded file will be formatted as ".psd" so that the seller can easily edit it. Open the file in the Photoshop application and perform the following steps to get the unfilled mockup (the mockup has been adjusted to transparent the design areas).

Step 1.2: In Photoshop, locate and select the layer as shown below. HIDE the picture layer below the necklace layer by clicking the eye symbol.



After hiding the layer this will be the result of the Mockup file.


Step 1.3: Select Save as Mockup file as .png to finish creating an unfilled Mockup image file for the Background Mockup Step (Step 9.3).


2. Create a new Mockup group in the Mockup Studio menu

Step 2.1: Navigate to App Dastomize > Products > Mockup Studio. Then click the +Create new button.



Step 2.2: Enter a name for the mockup product in the Name field and then choose the Product Type.

Note: In this step, you must first create the Product Type of the product so that later, when you create a Background Mockup with that product type, App Dastomize can recognize the product and sync your design to the mockup.. Learn how to create Product Types in: Create & Edit Product Types


Step 2.3: Click Create to finish creating the Mockup group for this product.

3. Create Background Mockup
After creating the group, click it to start editing the Background Mockup.
In the Mockup creation interface, click the + Add Style button.




Step 3.1: In the Style field, click the arrow to expand your Style selections. In this step, the App will retrieve data from WooCommerce > Products > Attributes, which you previously set in your WooCommerce Store.

Step 3.2: (Optional based on different products' kinds) Similarly, in the Color section, click the drop-down and select the product's Color Attribute.

Step 3.3: Click +Upload to upload the empty Mockup image prepared in 9.1.

Step 3.4: Select Effective to display the uploaded image on the screen.

Step 3.5: (Optional) Click the Save button to avoid losing the image.

Step 3.6: Click the Add Print Area option to add the print area to the Mockup; this print area will be used to display your personalized design.


After adding the print area, drag and drop the print area to fit the transparent area.


Step 3.7: Move the print area layer behind the Mockup image by clicking the green arrow button on the right (to push the printed area forward, click the arrow button on the left).

Step 3.8: Click Save to finish creating the Background Mockup.

4. Add Background Mockup to the product.

Note: In order for the Background Mockup to function, this product must have the same matched Product Type as the one specified in the Background Mockup menu (so that App Dastomize can identify the product and adjust the design properly.)
Navigate to menu Products > All Products > Find the product you want to add Background Mockup.
On the Product page, enable the Background Mockup option (Optional: turn on the Show Preview Image With Background Mockup option) as shown in the image to finish adding the newly created Mockup to the product.



When you enable this button, customers will be able to see the Background Mockup while personalizing their product on live store, rather than only seeing the design template.


BONUS - FOR MOCKUP THAT IS NOT TRANSPARENT:

If you are unable to make the transparent area of a Mockup, we can use a combination of 1 Mockup file (jewelry box without the Love Knot necklace) and 1 Frame (the necklace image) to get a similar result.


Instructions for creating a Frame (Love Knot pendant image).
To export the Frame (the pendant) of the message card like the third element in the picture above, please follow the steps:
Step 1: In the Photoshop application and open the ShineOn ".psd" mockup file format.
Step 2: Once the file has been opened, HIDE ALL LAYERS EXCEPT the pendant layer, as shown below.


Step 3: Next select Save as Mockup file as ".png" to obtain the pendant frame for Preview purposes in Define Design.

More information on Frame and how to use it may be found here: Define Design: Frames

Create Background Mockup (Similar to the Section 3 above)
Note: In Step 3.7 Section 3, DO NOT perform this step - move the print area layer behind the Mockup image because you need to put the print area layer in front of the Mockup image.

Then, insert the Frame that you just made during the Define Design process.
The mockup (jewelry box without the Love Knot pendant) and frame (the pendant) will then result in the below outcome, which is exactly as the other way.



CREATE BACKGROUND MOCKUP WITH CUSTOMCAT PRODUCT

To create a mockup as shown below, we need 2 elements:
Element 1: Product design templates.
To learn more about how to define design a product template, please see the articles here.
Element 2: Create your own mockup or use one from Internet free resources.


The following steps will show you how to design the second element: the Portrait Canvas Mockup and combine element 1 and 2 into a completed mockup.

If the seller has their own design team, they are free to create their own mockup.
The Mockup files are recommended to have the printing area unfilled (have a transparent printing area) to make the process of adding the personalized design more precise.
However, for small teams without designers, we can totally use Internet free Mockup resources.
Please keep in mind that Dastomize Mockup Studio currently only allows rendering angular mockups directly into the product. Slope/diagonal mockups will be available in future updates.
In this tutorial, we will use a free mockup file as below.


1. Create a new Mockup group in the Mockup Studio menu

Step 1.1: Navigate to App Dastomize > Products > Mockup Studio. Then click the +Create new button.



Step 1.2: Enter a name for the mockup product in the Name field and then choose the Product Type.

Note: In this step, you must first create the Product Type of the product so that later, when you create a Background Mockup with that product type, App Dastomize can recognize the product and sync your design to the mockup.. Learn how to create Product Types in: Create & Edit Product Types


Step 1.3: Click Create to finish creating the Mockup group for this product.

2. Create Background Mockup
After creating the group, click it to start editing the Background Mockup.
In the Mockup creation interface, click the + Add Style button.




Step 2.1: In the Style field, click the arrow to expand your Style selections. In this step, the App will retrieve data from WooCommerce > Products > Attributes, which you previously set in your WooCommerce Store.

Step 2.2: (Optional based on different products' kinds) Similarly, in the Color section, click the drop-down and select the product's Color Attribute.

Step 2.3: Click +Upload to upload the empty Mockup image prepared.

Step 2.4: Select Effective to display the uploaded image on the screen.

Step 2.5: (Optional) Click the Save button to avoid losing the image.

Step 2.6: Click the Add Print Area option to add the print area to the Mockup; this print area will be used to display your personalized design.


After adding the print area, drag and drop the print area to fit the transparent area or the area where you want to show the personalized design.



Step 2.7: Click Save to finish creating the Background Mockup.

3. Add Background Mockup to the product.

Note: The product needs to have a matching Product Type so that App Dastomize can identify the product and adjust the design properly.
Navigate to menu Products > All Products > Find the product you want to add Background Mockup.
On the Product page, enable the Background Mockup option (Optional: turn on the Show Preview Image With Background Mockup option) as shown in the image to finish adding the newly created Mockup to the product.


When you enable this button, customers will be able to see the Background Mockup while personalizing their product on live store, rather than only seeing the design template.

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