Creating a mood board shouldn’t be rocket science.
Are you frustrated with using Photoshop and Illustrator to complete simple design tasks? Designing doesn’t have to be rocket science; there is an alternative!
Did you know you can use Adobe InDesign to create beautiful page layouts? Unlike Photoshop and Illustrator, InDesign is a powerful tool created specifically for page layout. That makes it perfect for designing books, PDFs, content upgrades for your blog, checklists and cheat sheets, and brand boards and mood boards for your design work.
In this video series, I will show you how to create easy and gorgeous mood boards in Adobe InDesign. I provide step-by-step instructions on how to set up your document, place images and text, create color swatches, and export your mood board. This free course uses Adobe InDesign CC to create a stunning interactive PDF.
InDesign is the industry standard for page layout design. This program enables you to create professional print and electronic publications such as magazines, books, brochures, newsletters, pamphlets, stationery, and more.
So why use InDesign instead of free, web-based programs like Canva?
InDesign is a powerful application that gives you full control over all aspects of page layout design such as color palette creation, typographical styling, gradients, page sizes, interactive elements, creates several kinds of file formats, and much, much more. Plus, InDesign is just more fun—in my humble opinion! 🙂
Don’t have Adobe InDesign CC? Don’t worry! Just follow the link below for a FREE 7-day trial: http://www.adobe.com/products/indesign/free-trial-download.html Once you’ve downloaded and installed the program, you’re good to go.
Don’t underestimate the importance of beauty (psychology of beauty). Humans seek beauty everything we do. Beauty brings us a sense of wholeness and completion. Beauty adds to our understanding and desire for transcendence and our attempts to escape the mundane. When you provide your readers with beautiful images, you are providing a whole experience, the shape, and the substance. The image and the content. It all goes together to create one cohesive experience. Here is a list of some of my favorite free photography websites:
- Create Her Stock: http://www.createherstock.com/
- Creative Convex: http://www.creativeconvex.com/
- Death to Stock: http://deathtothestockphoto.com/
- Flickr Creative Commons: https://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/
- Unsplash: https://unsplash.com
Of course, if you already have your images, you can proceed to the next lesson.