Free PSD Template: Presentation Folder Mockup

Convert your print-ready artwork for a standard 9″x12″ presentation folder into a visually stunning mockup using this free template from CompanyFolders.com. The template allows you to turn your own custom artwork into a polished representation of your finished product.

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Why Should You Use this Free PSD Template?

  • Receive better feedback. A folder mockup gives clients and colleagues a much clearer idea of what your finished product will look like compared to a standard flat template that can be difficult to visualize. This means you’re more likely to receive better feedback about the design before it’s actually printed.
  • Save time and money. You can use your mockup to discover any design issues or errors before sending your artwork to the printer. This helps ensure your project will come out right the first time and you won’t need to rerun the print job.
  • Get more exposure. You can place your customized mockup on a website or blog to elicit instant feedback from your audience.

How to Use the Presentation Folder Mockup PSD Template

Below are instructions on how to use the Presentation Folder Mockup PSD template.

Smart Objects 101

I’ll show how to edit your free PSD template by adding your own source images. We’ll achieve this by replacing the contents of the design’s smart objects.

Smart objects are layers in Photoshop made up of image data from a separate source such as a raster or vector graphic. This effectively “protects” the layer, allowing you to edit nondestructively.

You can add as many filters or effects as you like to the object and the original source image will still remain intact. Smart objects can also be rotated or resized freely without rewriting the object’s pixels — meaning no damage to the image’s quality.

They’re especially useful when you want to include multiple instances of the same image. Any edits you make to the source image will be reflected in every “clone” you create of the smart object in your design.

If your design contains multiple instances of a company logo, for example, you could use smart objects to easily replace all of those logos with a different one.

Think of smart objects as drinking glasses filled from a pitcher; alter the contents of the pitcher, and you’ll change what ends up going into the glasses.

To customize our mockup, we’ll effectively change which “pitcher” each “drinking glass” is being filled from.

Step 1: Find the Smart Object You Want to Replace

Locate the smart object layer you want to replace the contents of.

We’ll begin by replacing the front cover of the folder, so we’ll locate the layer labeled “Your_Front_Cover_Image.”

Step 2: Replace the Smart Object Contents

Right-click the layer and choose Replace Contents in the contextual menu.

Select your desired image file.

The front cover of our folder has now been replaced with the new art.

Step 3: Repeat the Process

Now we can repeat this process for all of the remaining elements.

Here’s the finished product after replacing the contents of every smart object in the mockup.

Video Tutorial: How to Customize Your Free Folder Mockup Template

Here’s a video tutorial you can watch outlining the steps for customizing this free PSD template:

 

Folder Mockup Template Options

The folder we mocked up includes the following options:

  • 4-color process printing: allows for a full spectrum of hues and shades, including full-color photography
  • 2-sided printing: both the interior and exterior of the folder are printed
  • 12pt base stock: a strong, durable white paper to ensure that the ink appears bright and vibrant
  • Soft-touch coating: gives the folder a velvety texture that begs to be touched
  • Left pocket CD/DVD slit: holds digital media in a visually appealing way
  • Right pocket business card slits (H3): makes it easy to store and highlight contact information

We hope you enjoy using your free folder mockup template! Please feel free to leave a comment if you have any thoughts or feedback.

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    Thank you a lot! This seems very useful but I can’t download it. Can you give me another link to download?

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    I love this! Beautiful! However I tried to download the file and I get a network error. Is it currently working? Is there another way I can obtain the file? Thanks!

  • Casey, it could have been a temporary issue. I tried downloading it just now and it now works. Could you try again and then let me know if you encounter the same issue? Thanks.

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  • Martin

    Thanks!!! When I edit the smart objects and save the changes, the mockup isn’t look like the original because the front and the cover are out of original envelope.

  • raffaella

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    This is wonderful, but how do I download the template?

    Can you help? Thanks 😉

  • Mick

    False alarm…I see the link now.

    Thank you!

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  • Dragan

    Great work! 🙂

    I was wondering, are there any tips when someone have folder that is different dimensions? I tried to resize effects etc. Didnt go well. 😀

    Cheers!

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    So nice! But I tried to download it and it’s showing every time an error. Is there another way to download this file? Thank you!

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    Não consigo fazer Download.
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    I really appreciate your effort in helping others, like me.
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