LiveSurface Context has just been launched by Brooklyn-based Josh Distler. It’s an Adobe Illustrator add-on that renders your flat artwork to a range of contextual photos in seconds.
I had a go with the free trial. It’s excellent. And at $9 per month (or $89 for a year) it’s much cheaper than a stock photography subscription. You can cancel at any time if it’s for a one-off project or for occasional use.
All the available contexts are shown here.
I’ve embedded the promotional video below (email subscribers might need to view the post).
Get the free trial on this page (Mac only).
Read a few words from Creative Review’s Mark Sinclair.
Brilliant work, Josh.
Josh gave me some codes so you can get the high-res non-watermarked mockups for free. I’ve got five 1-month codes and two 1-year codes. To enter, share a recent brand identity that stood out from a design studio portfolio or an inspiration website (just to add some interest to the comment thread). I’ll randomly draw names next Wednesday (6th November) and email the codes.
Update: Wednesday 06 November
The magnificent seven are Nick Wilmot, Laura Miller, Anthony Schmiedeler, Richard Knobbs, Jess, Steve Perry, and Richard Baird. Codes are on their way.