LiveSurface Context is an Adobe Illustrator plugin by Brooklyn-based Josh Distler that renders your flat artwork onto a wide range of contextual photos.

I had a go with the free trial. Excellent. And at $9 per month (or $89 for a year) it’s a fair bit cheaper than a stock photography subscription. You can cancel at any time if it’s for a one-off project or occasional use.

LiveSurface Context

All the available contexts are here.

LiveSurface Context

Try it for free (Mac only), or read a few words from Creative Review's Mark Sinclair.

Top work, Josh.

Free LiveSurface codes

Josh gave me seven 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 identity project that stood out from another designer or studio (just to add some interest to the comment thread). I’ll randomly draw names next Wednesday (6th November) and email the codes.

The magnificent seven are Nick Wilmot, Laura Miller, Anthony Schmiedeler, Richard Knobbs, Jess, Steve Perry, and Richard Baird. Codes on their way.

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