If you are a beginner in creating mobile case mockups, it is easy to get lost in the many skin cut files available for download online. The secret to cutting a perfectly fitting skin template is getting the right type of file from the many available. Luckily, once you get to know the broad categories of these files, you will find it much easier to select the right one that you can easily edit to meet your needs. Here are a few tips to guide you on choosing the right mobile case mockup file for your next project.
Vector cut files are one of the two image formats that you can use to create mobile case mockups. Raster files is the other file type.
Raster files are different from vector files in that they are essentially fixed pixels arranged in a way to create images that may include illustrations to high definition images. The fixed sets of picture elements in raster files causes them to lose quality when the file dimensions is changed. Raster files are therefore impractical to enlarge. To create a skin cut template raster file, designers must design an image specifically for the final product.
On the other hand, vector files are basically mathematical formulas converted into colors and shapes by the computer. Vector files are ideal for creating illustrations, texts, and logos because they are flexible, they are easy to edit and personalize. Besides, a vector file does not lose quality when it is compressed or enlarged. Hence, it is best for you to narrow your search down to vector image files as you search the Internet for the right file to cut your mobile case mockup.
How to Edit Vector Files
When you find the correct vector file to use in creating the mockup template, you can choose to customize it for your specific requirements. You will discover that editing a vector file is surprisingly uncomplicated. To begin, check to make sure the vector file is not locked and can be edited, and that you have installed an image editing software capable of modifying vector files. You will notice that the file has a background, and another layer called ‘objects’.
The objects layer is the one you can modify. This is the layer that has different illustration grouped into one for easier selection and editing.
You should be able to separate the various modifiable elements of the image file objects layer and edit them without tampering with the general size and shape of the elements that make up the mobile case mockup template.
This information should make you ready to find, download, edit an make a personalized mobile case mockups.