Step 1. Search for Images/inspiration
The first step everyone needs to do when creating a mood board or any other type of work – search for inspiration through images. Nowadays it is not that hard to do as we have all types of internet search engines. I personally, love to use “Google” as it is the easiest and the most popular one. I simply type the name of something I want to findI need and get the hyperlinks along with images based on my search criteria.
This is one of the images I found when I was looking for inspiration. I searched for “polaroid pictures” as I wanted to do something vintage and cute.
As I am inspired by people a lot, I decided to search for actors that inspire me, such as Audrey Hepburn and Bridgitte Bardot.
I also wanted to ass some inspirational images of textures or just interesting surfaces, so I found the one with shells by searching “Black and White Photos” :
After all, I created a new bank background in photoshop and opened all the images I found on internet. Then, I dragged them on the blank document using a “move tool” (which is simply an arrow that helps to move image from one place to another) so they all appear on one background as one file. Each image appeared as a new layer, I renamed each one of them so it is easier to understand which one is which.After moving and placing layers the way I wanted them to look like, I saved the file as “Concept Board1” so I know that this is the first version of my concept board, I saved it as a “pdf” type so it can be opened in photoshop later on. Then I saved the file one more time for my blog but this time it was as “JPEG”, resolution 72 ppi that allow the image to be uploaded on website.
I enjoyed this lesson as I learned the basic rules of using photoshop which will be useful for further work and studies.