At the beginning of each new season Product Developers create mood boards to help visually communicate ideas to their buyers and other members of their team.

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Overview:

At the beginning of each new season Product Developers create mood boards to help visually communicate ideas to their buyers and other members of their team.  The object is to get everyone working on the new collection on the same page.  This helps ensure buy-in before development happens. Colours and pictures used should create the mood of the collection. In this assignment students will create their own mood board as if they were creating their own collection.

 

Tasks:

 

1.    Research: Look through online collections to discover trends from various designers and/or forecasting services.

 

2.    Locate an Inspiration Photo (5 marks):  Look for a non-fashion image that contains the hues of your colour story and personifies the concept of your theme. This will be your focus image, and will be the centre of your board. Some good sources include stock image websites that were presented in week 1.

 

3.    Document (4 marks):  Your Photoshop document size must be 11” wide x 8.5” high, 300 resolution, and RGB colour.  The file name must be ‘Photoshop_Inspiration Board_YOUR NAME’

 

4.    Background (2 marks): Fill the background in with a colour (can’t use true white or black).  Choose a background that compliments your non-fashion inspiration image.

 

5.    Image Selection (16 marks): Add 4 – 8 images (in addition to your Inspiration Photo) that represent the theme of your collection.  Make sure to reference your sources in a separate MS Word document.  Remove selected pixels from the background of each image.

 

6.    Refine the Edges (8 marks): Each image that has been edited to remove background pixels must use the ‘refine edge’ tool.

 

7.    Create Shapes & Colour Fill (10 marks): Create 4 – 6 square shapes and fill each with a single colour, to make up your colour palette.

 

8.    Titles (10 marks): Assign titles to the hues in your colour palette.  Give your mood board a name to explain the theme of your collection.

 

9.    Layers (5 marks): Identify & rename each layer in your document.  The layer name should represent what that layer is.

 

10. Overall Colour (10 marks): Each image on your inspiration board should represent the colour of your colour palette.  If an image does not fall into the same colour tones, change the hue and saturation of the image to better align with your palette.

 

 

11. Submit a Reference Page (bibliography) (5 marks): In MS Word create a reference page using APA format, and reference the location of all images used in your report.  The document name must be ‘Photoshop_Inspiration Board References_YOUR NAME

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