Context is going to change how you work as a designer!
Live Surface have been working hard on this revolutionary new Mac application. Using the design tools you already know you’ll create stunning photorealistic onscreen mockups in no time. Context links with Illustrator to allow you to see your concepts realised side-by-side, while you work.
The apps Live View window floats over Illustrator, providing a preview of your design concept in real-time. Live Surface have also developed a what they call Live Inks. These swatches replace your flat artwork with photorealistic inks and print finishes such as metallic foils, fluorescent colours and blind embossing. You can even control the lighting, reflections, emboss depth and transparency in realtime!
Over the years Live surface have been building a solid image library of surfaces to apply your graphics onto. In context this library is even more extensive and easier to browse and download. Anything from billboards to boxes, stationery to vehicles, Context has them all.
Give Context a shot with their free trial for one month. After that you can access the entire library of surfaces for only 9 USD a month (less with yearly and group plans).