How Do I Make an Animated Mockup in Photoshop? The Simplest Way

If you are among the many who are asking the question - “How do I make an animated mockup in Photoshop?”, we got you covered.

In this short tutorial you’ll learn how to make animated video mockups like the example below in Photoshop.

the sample animated video mockup

First Step - Collect The Resources

First thing first, let’s collect a video enabled PSD file from resources like mockupworld and start the process.

For this example, we choose to work with the sample below.

the base animated video mockup that we will work on

And the design we’re going to put here is this -

the design we will use for this tutorial

Second Step - The Process

After collecting the mockup and design resources, let’s open the animated video mockup in Photoshop.

After opening it, in the layer panel, there will be a smart object layer. In this case, the smart object is named - “Change This”. It can be named anything depending on the maker. Check documentation when getting or buying a video mockup PSD.

the smart object layer

Now, like any other PSD mockup, double click the smart object layer and the current design will open in a different window.

We will have to put our design here and resize it to fit the smart object.

the resized design for the smart object layer

Now the mockup file will look like any other static mockup.

Then we have to save the file for the web or press ctrl+alt+shift+S. This option might take some time depending on your hardware.

After it’s saved, click on the animation looping option to forever instead of once and hit play. Now you would see your animated GIF playing in Photoshop.

putting the look on "forever" so it can work as an animated gif or video

After this step is done, you don’t have to do anything else, just save the file and use it anywhere you want.

If you're an visual learner, please check the video below for the process.

Shohidur Rahman

Shohidur Rahman

Hey, I’m Shohidur, the content guy behind Bulk Mockup. In the past, I ran a print on demand tshirt store, where I learned the nitty gritty of the industry. Being in the industry for 7 years I understand the challenges faced by print on demand entrepreneurs of now. My main goal is to help print on demand sellers through the content I produce for Bulk Mockup.

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