You know the saying ' creative people have a messy desk.' My mind is a cluttered mess of thoughts and ideas in great need of a spring clean out. As well as designing jewellery pieces for my small business Ninique, I am constantly thinking of ways to shoot unique, fashion editorials using my pieces or drawing inspiration from my work. It is a constant battle for me to sit and plan a shoot as at times they all seem to merge together. A mood board helps me plan and organise my ideas into theme, it helps convey my ideas to the makeup artist, hair stylist, model or designer when words cannot be used to thoroughly express the mood, feeling or idea I want to capture.
My go to place for inspiration in Pinterest. I create a folder for my project and then scout the internet for inspirational pictures, posts or colour palettes that would suit my theme. Best thing to do is to set yourself a time limit and don't get distracted by pretty pictures. I give myself approximately 15-20 minutes and focus on finding pictures on the style, make up, hair style, wardrobe and point of view for my photos. Once I've done this, I screen shoot the board and send the images to all members involved in the shoot. Check out my boards for upcoming projects.
1. Create a new image in photoshop > file > new
800 x 600 pixel image.
2. Find your images: File > open > [find your folder]
Highlight and select all your images and 'open'
3. click on the move tool and drag images into your moodboard image
4. Drag your pictures into your mood board, resize and move your pictures around your board.
5. Set a time limit when creating your mood board. It's best to focus on how to create the look you envision not the board.