Are you a beginner in creating personalized mobile case mockups? If so, you may get confused which of the various skin cut files to download and use. 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. Read on to gain a few ideas on how to select and edit the ideal file type for your next mobile case mockup.
The most popular image format to create a mobile case skin is a vector file. Raster files is the other file type.
What sets raster files apart from vector files is that they are made up of fixed picture elements arranged to create illustrations and pictures. The fixed sets of picture elements in raster files causes them to lose quality when the file dimensions is changed. This explains why it is impractical to enlarge a raster file. A raster file skin cut template must be designed for the final product from the start since the file cannot be edited.
Vector files, on the other hand, are essentially mathematical formulas that can be converted by the computer into shapes and colors. Vector files are ideal for creating illustrations, texts, and logos because they are flexible, they are easy to edit and personalize. The best part is that vector files will not deteriorate in quality when resized. 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
Once you find the right vector file for your mockup template, you will probably want to personalize it to meet your needs. You will be surprised how easy it is to edit a vector file. 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. The illustrations in the objects layer are grouped together to ease selection and manipulation.
In most cases, you will have to ungroup the objects to edit the customizable elements without affecting the overall shape and size of the vector file that creates the mobile case mockup.
This information should make you ready to find, download, edit an make a personalized mobile case mockups.