Tuesday, June 30, 2015

How to Make a Moodboard Part 2: Assembling the Images

Last week I posted part 1 of this tutorial, collecting your images. Today we're wrapping up with part 2, assembling the images into the actual moodboard.

Let's go back to our good friend PicMonkey.

This site has an option to start an image from scratch, allowing you to choose your own dimensions. When I made my first moodboard, I played around with this and ended up simply cropping my final image down. I recommend starting with a large image and going from there.

To add images to your blank canvas, you will need to click on the butterfly on the right (Overlays) and then choose Your Own.

A dialog box will pop up and allow you to choose one of your saved images to insert on the canvas.

You can move and resize the image however you'd like. The background of the canvas and the background of the image are both white, so we have no issues with colors not matching.

To add text, click on the Tt symbol on the right (Text). Click on one of the multiple font options and then on Add Text. Click in the box and type your text. You can size and color the text as needed.

Since I'm making moodboards every month, I actually saved a template image to speed up the process. 

Each month I start with this template, and add images from there. When it's done I save the new image and keep the template for next month.

And in case you missed it in the comments last week, there is a great app called Moodboard that you can use for this same sort of process. I've only used Moodboard Lite, which is free, but works great for boards that aren't too complicated.

There you have it, my process for creating moodboards! I hope this was helpful for all of you who asked. I'd love to see any of your boards if you use this tutorial! Feel free to link below.

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