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Adobe Photoshop : Creating Digital Mood Boards

One Day Course

Overview

Mood boards are used by designers to enable a team to illustrate visually the direction of style which they are pursuing. This one day course will show you how to optimise your scanned or other digital images in Adobe Photoshop before laying out your mood board using Adobe InDesign. You will then learn how to turn your mood board into a PDF so that it can be easily sent by email, printed or used as part of a design presentation. You need no previous experience to attend this course.

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Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • What are mood boards and how are they used
    • Working collaboratively when designing
    • Gathering your resources

    Photoshop Skills
    • Using scanned and other digital images
    • Cropping & resizing images
    • Masking images
    • Making Selections
    • Changing colours
    • Customising images for use on your mood board
    • Reducing file sizes
    • Using the correct image resolution
  • Using InDesign To Build Your Mood Board
    • Setting up a document
    • Importing an image
    • Placing an image and adjusting its orientation
    • Saving your work
    • Editing a mood board when working collaboratively

    Using Your Mood Board
    • Creating a PDF from your mood board
    • Printing your mood board
    • Using your mood board as a presentation tool

    Sending Your Mood Board By Email
    • Keeping file sizes low
    • Packaging an InDesign file to work collaboratively

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