Place It Review
- Versatile customization options
- Great option for beginners
- Premium options
Placeit is a graphic design platform that allows users to create logos, templates, animated videos, and mockups. Users can make graphics for social media, clothing, business cards, magazines covers, stickers, and more. There’s a wide selection of free templates as well that can help you create high quality graphics to promote your brand.
Placeit falls under the umbrella of the impressive Envato network, who also developed ThemeForest, the Tuts+ site, Milkshake, and more.
Place It in detail
Placeit is a great tool that offers a variety of different services: a logo designer, high-resolution mockups, design and video templates, and gaming designs. It’s remarkably easy to use, even for beginners, with an intuitive drag-and-drop interface and a template library that’s constantly being improved and expanded.
Placeit’s logo center allows you to create branded logotypes, taglines, and slogans. Plug in your brand’s name and Placeit will generate pages of previews - there are over 5,000 designs, organized by industry.
Placeit’s design center has grown significantly in the past few years, to over 5,700 diverse, versatile templates. There are tons of templates for a wide variety of categories, including flyers, social media graphics and ads, business cards, book covers, bottle labels, and even garments (from hats and sweatshirts to t-shirts and face masks).
They’re also experts in mockups, which are models or prototypes of a design used to review its format, layout, and functionality, and get an idea about what the final product will look like before producing it. Placeit creates high resolution mockups for clothing and accessories, from hats, tote bags, and bandanas to shorts, hoodies, and t-shirts of all styles. You can also create mockups for household items like mugs, pillowcases, bumper stickers, and many more. There are over 13,000 templates to choose from and lots of customization options, including adding your own text, images, and designs.
You can also use Placeit’s video maker to create Instagram videos, product demos, and other social media marketing videos. For all design services, including the video editor, you’ll use Placeit’s drag-and-drop editor, which is quite simple and user friendly. Because it uses premade elements, it’s not quite as customizable as some competitors, but there’s still a lot of variety and you’ll be able to make a high quality video that stands out from others.
Placeit also has a gaming center, where you can brand your gaming channels, add graphics and logos to your Twitch profile, create and edit video intros, design merchandise, and more.
- Easy to use even if you aren’t a graphic designer
- Big template library updated regularly
- High-resolution mockups and templates
- Accessible browsing options
- One-off purchases are a bit expensive
- No branding color scheme presets
- Users can’t upload custom fonts
Placeit is geared towards beginners, those who don’t have extensive graphic design experience. Their drag-and-drop editor is very simple, and their interface is easy to navigate. You can add elements to your canvas and move them around, though there’s no grid for the precision-oriented editors.
This makes Placeit a less desirable option for more experienced designers, who might be looking for advanced features, technologies, and integrations that aren’t available here - like a lack of gif support, few advanced cropping tools, and realistic blurring. And if you need to buy just one design or logo, the cost is a bit high compared to the premium monthly rates.
When you download your logo or design, Placeit provides several different file types and versions, so you’ll be able to add it to anything, from social media to letterhead, business cards, t-shirts, and more. This can help you create consistent branding for your business.
There are several avenues for contacting customer service. First, check out their Help Center, which is brimming with tutorials for all of the different design processes offered. If that doesn’t cover it, you can opt for a live chat, email, or even phone support. The support team is patient, friendly, and knowledgeable.
While Placeit doesn’t have a free plan, you can still navigate the site and get an idea of what it offers without plugging in your credit card info. If you’re willing to pay for the service, there are two options:
Unlimited Subscription: For $14.95/month or $89.69/year, a subscription gets you full access to everything on the site - the logo maker, mockups, design and video templates, and gaming graphics.
Single logo/design purhcase: Pay for what you download. Of course, this depends on the design, and some items might cost as little as $2.95, while others go for $39.95.
It’s important to think about how you’ll use the platform - if you need just one design, it probably makes more sense to purchase that design. But if you know you’ll have ongoing design needs, and that purchasing individual designs will put you over $14.95/month, it’s worth it to pay for a subscription. You can cancel your subscription at any time.
Placeit is a powerful tool with impressive design options and template variety, especially for novices who aren’t too picky about customizing every last detail. If your business depends on creating mockups or designs frequently, the unlimited subscription is likely worth the price. But if you just need a couple of designs, it may be wiser to save your money on the subscription and just pay for each design. If you want to give the subscription service a try, it’s inexpensive and Placeit allows you to cancel your subscription whenever you want.