Finishing up the Concept Board

This is the last week I work on the Concept Board and it is an exciting moment as I finally get to see the final view of my work.

So, first of all, I changed the concept board a bit this time as I did not like the appearance, I included a cropped picture of Audrey Hepburn unto it and deleted some of the ones I had.

This was the new original image I used:

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This is the concept board before adjusting any new techniques(however I did add one – glow of the material scanned):

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I also used a variety of techniques, such as “blending mode” which allied me to change the outlook of the layer. I also chapped the “Layer opacity” which is kind of blending mode but it only changes the way one image appears comparing to another, it may be not bright(20%) or in its normal way(100%).

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In this concept board I used”Fill color” for background as it is divided into 2 to make images appear in a nice way.

Then, I edited some text to identify the purpose of the concept board “F/W14” and some text to reflect the atmosphere of the board. I also Rasterized a “Bonjour” Text Layer so it appeared as a layer not as a “text”.

After all the adjustments and techniques, this is the final version of the concept board created: conceptboardFINALBLOG

I really enjoyed using variety of techniques and applying them to my concept board and thought this is the first ever time creating something like this, I like its the final look and look forward to creating more!

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Concept Board (Version 1)

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. Image

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.

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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” :

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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.

This is my the first version of concept board: conceptboard1-BLOG

I enjoyed this lesson as I learned the basic rules of using photoshop which will be useful for further work and studies.