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Design and Create a Mood Aesthetic Board for Your Fav Character

Genevieve Wilson

Design and Create a Mood Aesthetic Board for Your Fav Character

Genevieve Wilson

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9 Lessons (49m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:21
    • 2. Project Overview

      1:18
    • 3. Choosing Your Character

      1:12
    • 4. Sketching and Planning!

      10:10
    • 5. Collecting Your Elements

      6:27
    • 6. Importing and Cleaning Elements

      15:53
    • 7. Arranging Your Board

      9:59
    • 8. Safely Exporting

      1:44
    • 9. Final Thoughts

      0:34
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About This Class

Have you ever wondered what you favorite TV or Movie Character would pin to their own Mood Board?

Come along and design an entire aesthetic mood-moodboard with me for YOUR fav character.

We'll really dive into things that you love about them, their style, apartment, fashion and food choices and all things that fit in with their character and mindfully arrange them into some really cool art. It's fun,  cathartic and you'll pick up some graphic design and sketching skills along the way.

1 - Get to know WHY you love your character

2 - Sketch and Design Their World

3 - Gather Elements and Arrange in Photoshop

4 - Create a Board that You Love

This class is aimed at everyone :)

Here's what we'll be making:

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Meet Your Teacher

 


Hello and Welcome!

My name is Genevieve and I'm so excited that you've landed here!
I'm a Graphic Designer, Composer and Artist originally from Australia, but have called New York City home for almost 10 years.
I am passionate about creating clean, minimalistic and individualistic artwork across a range of mediums! 

I've thoughtfully crafted short courses that I believe would be super helpful for anyone who is looking to get into creative design or graphic work, but also for those looking for a artistic outlet. I cover the complete basics of using Photoshop for the first time if you're new and a little intimidated. Then I'll take you all the way to building cool logos, images for companies and small businesses, as we... See full profile

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1. Introduction: Hello and welcome to this course. I am so excited to have you here with me. My name is Genevieve Wilson and I have been a graphic designer for over 10 years. My favorite TV show is Frazier, and I love all of the characters there, but I thought it would be really fun to dive in deeper with one character in particular and create what I have cold and mood aesthetic bullet. I have imagined that this character has created their very own Pinterest board that highlights elements of their life, their fashion, their lifestyle, places, they may go, things they may say, and turned it into a really cool-looking piece of art that I would absolutely hang up on the ball of my house. I had so much fun doing this project that I thought I would turn it into a Skillshare course so that I can show you how you can do it with your favorite character as well. We're going to go over all the basics of finding the elements, getting to know your character, diving into a big sketch that we love the idea of, and then bringing it all to life at the end in Photoshop, leaving you with a piece of art that you are going to love as well. So come along and join me in the next lesson where I'm going to show you what project we're going to create together. 2. Project Overview: So let's talk about our class project together. We are going to be creating a character aesthetic mood board. Now what is that? That is something that we are going to make together that resembles the world of your favorite character from one of your favorite TV shirts. So for me, my favorite TV show is Frasier and my favorite character from that show is Ross Doyle. She is my favorite character because she's such a badass. She's going to kick in Korea. She is quickie, she's funny, She's sassy and she's always got something to say. And I love that about her. I also love her style. I love her apartment. I love what she wishes and everything like that. So I will be taking her life, her world, and creating an aesthetic mood board that she would have today if she were to have a Pinterest account. So in this course, you're going to get to dive into the world of your favorite character from your favorite show and think about the kind of things that they would have in their life. Maybe something they would take away with them on a holiday or something that would decorate their apartment with. That is the fun part about this class project. So at the end of all of this, we are both going to have our very own character aesthetic mood board. So let's jump in. 3. Choosing Your Character: So now we get to choose your favorite character to make a mood board full and dive into that world. If you don't already have a favorite character in mind, I have a couple of pointers that can help you find the right person to make your aesthetic board full. Number 1. Does this character resonate with you? Do you want to get to know them a little bit? Would you be friends with them in real life? Is there something about them on screen that jumps out to you and you really want to dive into their character a little bit more. If so, they are a great candidate and you should absolutely make an aesthetic moodboard for that character. Number two, the whole point of this is to have fun. I wouldn't be making a mood aesthetic board unless it was something that was enjoyable to me. So if the character doesn't really seem so interesting or so fun to you, maybe that's not the right person to use. And number three, there is no pressure when it comes to having to choose this character. You can do this with as many characters as you want. So don't get bogged down into the details. Choose someone who's interesting to you and join me in the next lesson and we'll get sketching and planning. 4. Sketching and Planning!: Okay, so now is a super fun, easy going part of this whole project. And quite honestly, one of my favorite parts we get to lay out in our mind a plan of something that we would like to put together on our aesthetic mood board. Now, I have gone ahead and inserted what I think is a fantastic photo of rows here in Procreate. I've popped it on the left-hand side because that is what my end aesthetic mood board is going to have. So I'm using that as the starting position and everything else is just going to be a random sketch that we can build upon in the next couple of lectures. So Let's get started together. I'm going to be talking exclusively about Ra's, going to be talking about her character and the things that she likes and the things that I think that if she were around today would be pinning on a Pinterest board. So let's pick a color of some ink here and we can just get, get started. So first off, when I think of RA is I think of her fashion. So she's always got these cool, especially in the early seasons. She's got these cool high wasted pants. I think we're really super round in the nineties and they we've had pleats in them and in pockets and she always wore like a cool belt and stuff with them. So I want some cool pants. Yeah. Now, I'm just going in and obviously that looks not like a pair of pants, but I'm just getting myself kind of a basic place to start because this is just a sketch and everything else is gonna go on over the top of it later when we find the actual elements. And when I think of raus, I think of her order when she goes to Cafe nervosa, which is always a cappuccino. She is always ordering a beautiful hot cappuccino. She often has one to stay, but she also has one to go as well. So I'd love to find some coffee cup elements. For a coffee. We have a cappuccino. The reason I'm writing the woods under these is because sometimes if you were not the best at sketching, we can come back later and say, Oh, that's what I was referring to. The other things that Russ does that I love is she's not afraid to have a drink, so she drinks a glass of red wine. So let's put a big glass of red wine here. A martini with some olives in it, which also kind of represents her nightlife to There's something I love about roses. She's so casual with her dating life. She's so casual with the amount of time she goes out. She's not afraid to make someone for a drink and I think it's really it's really powerful of her. So why don't we put a couple of different drinks on here. So we've got all my teeny. She's not afraid to have a glass of whiskey, especially with phrases, Dead Mountains venture from ice cubes in 10 minutes. I might remind myself that then say whiskey and a martini. Now the cool thing about you'll mood bullet is that this is completely up to you. What kind of elements you want to put into this. You can put in words, you can put in quotes from your character. You can put in clothing, you can do food, you could do maybe what they'd want to weigh and maybe, you know, she's always got like a really nice watch on. So we could have like a watch here that she's got on and she works at the radio station. So maybe there's a on a sign here that we can use to represent her career because she also has such a powerful way prevailing in a, in the nineties what was mostly a room male dominated Korea. So let's, let's pay homage to her career as well. So we could even talk about KCL, which if you are afraid of fan, that is the name of the radio station they work for as well. It gets plugged in some way. Who knows? We've got some, let's do some headphones here. Because in the 1980s they always had these cool headphones with this squiggly cable with it came out of it. So remember all of these elements that I'm putting on or just paying homage to her as a character. She's always got some sort of cool press for outfits, always match. Her. Her style is very different, even afraid her nose love to make fun of her. She's always got her own style, which personally I really love. She wears a lot of cool jewelry, is actually a great scene where she's trying to raise money for a fundraiser. And she says that she could give this rich guy 10 percent off if he buys a 100. And he said, What do I get off? What would you take off if if I were to buy 1000 and she says everything except my bracelets, because hilarious. Pops and bracelets there. I've got some M&M's. She goes, I died at 1 and she rides the cafeteria or at the radio station for a packet of M and M's. So you can see how rough on being here with this plan. It's sketchy, it's messy. She always gets ready for her dates here with with with some lipstick. Definitely need to label that one because who knows what that's going to be? Lip stick. Maybe there's a blush year blush. Maybe there's a cool old phone. Because she's always taken coals at the radio station. Just be cold screen of aphasia. So I'm trying to fill all this space with different elements. Things. Just remind me of how she always pops a can of Coke which comes out but, uh, phrases has Sydney is a cool vintage, could, can hear that we can find. So maybe a big pair of boots here. Terrible drawing, but Like I said, doesn't matter. Get the idea of it. So when you're thinking about your character, definitely think about what kind of music do they like? Rose loves Blondie. So I'm gonna put a bloody album right in the middle here. And we're, we're talking purely aesthetic. So have a think about what you'll favorite character would listened to around the house. So what kind of snacks they would have if they were to go out to a cafe or are they the kind of person to have a nice muffin that they have a skinny latte. Would they wear big sunglasses? Would they have, you know, pumps on with they have boots on Rosewood, have bytes. Don't actually going to try and draw some heels up here. I'm going to put a big kiss set up here because part of what I love about the show, and especially that RAS is the fact that they worked out a radio station in the nineties, which is just nothing like a radio station is today. And it uses cassettes and she has to literally put in a cassette every time they go to an ad break, which I just, it's so old school and I really just love it. What else could go up here and maybe a mira in her house because she's a little bit vain when it comes to how she looks. Can find some sort of little Mira aesthetic that would look like part of her house, my label, that case we forget. If you find that you can't come up with ideas or you're running out of ideas and you still have space to fill here on, you'll draft, go and watch your favorite show and have a look at the character and think about what it is that you could pop onto this, onto this mood board. She's always talking about going to sports games. So I'm going to have a ticket, TEA tickets might put specifically sports ticket. That's also what I love about rods that she's not afraid to get down and dirty with a sports game or actually a poker game for that, for that madness. So let's draw some poker cards here. And Percocet and quite know what these curves look like. So I will label this for myself later. Pick up. As you can see, this board is filling up really nicely. We could put Bell TEA. And when you feel like you're starting to really reach the end of what your character it is on paper. You're gathering this giant list TEA. So that in the next lesson we can go and actually find these elements together. I remember seeing an episode where she has this cool vintage perfume bottle that I'd love to be able to draw one day, but that's going to have to do for now. Let's see. Perfume. This is just a draft, so these are just ideas. They don't have to be on the right spot. So all of this sketching is very imperfect, as you can see by my drawings. It's just random sketches of some ideas that I have come to my mind when I think about RAS. So you'll sketch does not have to be perfect, it doesn't have to be clean. It can be really super messy because we're going to go and find the exact elements that feel right for the character lightest. So these are just ideas. You can leave a little bit of dead space here if you want for maybe a picture of her, you can leave some blank spaces here for courts, if you'd like to put a quote from your character or anything like that. So the more imperfect Abeta is this just a sketch? And I hope you're excited about it because I'm looking at this and I think we are pretty much done this mood board. So this imperfect sketch that we have is essentially going to serve as a list of elements that represent rose to me. And we're going to go and find these elements now. And I'll show you how to put them together. 5. Collecting Your Elements: Okay, so now we have this fantastic rough sketch that we have designed for ourselves. Now remember, it does not matter how rough this looks. Mine looks kind of quite scratchy if I'm being really honest, but it doesn't really matter because like I said, what this has given us is a complete list of things that now we're going to go ahead and find together and be able to import data into L mood boards. So how do we stop finding elements? We're going to move this slightly off to the side. You can see here on the right-hand side, I have a folder here called elements. That's where I'm going to drag everything at the moment. So let's just go through this list one by one and start collecting some elements. So I'll do a few with you, but we're going to have very different elements if we're not doing the same character. So you should go off and find your own elements. But let me show you how I found most of mine. So first things first, let's get this big KCL icon because of course that is there. That is their radio station that they use to give up. Let's go to images and we will find a clean image of KCL that has a black background. Now, it doesn't matter what background is on your picture. The cleaner, the better if you can find a PNG. If you type PNG in AFDA, your image, you're more likely to find a picture that does not have a background and it is much cleaner and easier for us to use in our mood board later. But if you'll picture does have a background. So if it does have a white background, don't worry, I'm going to show you how you can remove that in the next couple of lessons. So once you have the image you want, you can either drag that straight into the folder, let it sit in there right, like that, and keep moving along on your images. If it doesn't drag, right-click, Save Image As, and make sure it's either a PNG or JPEG file. Give it a name if you'd like, if you want to stay organized. But I'm going to cancel that because it looks like it came across nice and clean. So let's go back to our artwork. Let's find, let's find this cassette here. So we're looking for a cassette tape. And then again, if you type PNG, you are more likely to find a cassette tape that has no background. Usually represented by these kinda checkable are looking things. So once you've found a cassette tape that you'd like, quite like the look of this one. Doesn't look like it's a PNG. It looks like it has a white background, but I am not fast because I'll be able to come in and change that later. So I'm gonna go ahead and drag that into my elements folder. There it is, right there as a JPEG. Moving along, what is my next element? Let's get a cappuccino. Why not? So Google is a great place to find images to stop. But if you're a drawer, if you're an honest you of course can draw these elements, save them and put those in your elements folder. This particular lesson is all about just collecting everything we're going to need. We can worry about arrangement and editing later. So you can see this as a PNG because it's got the background missing. It's gonna go ahead and drag that into my photo. Check that it is there. See how doesn't have a background that's going to come in handy for us later. Again. Don't worry if it has a background because I'm a fix that for you. All right, let's get a big set of headphones together. Why not? Headphones? Png. Now we can start with the word headphones, but I'm definitely looking for Quite a vintage style, the big headphones which Google kind of knew that I was looking for. So that is good. The first time I made a mood board for a character, I found that the more I started typing in elements that were on my sketch, the more I came up with other ideas so we can find lipsticks here. I found that the more I was looking for ideas as my character would kind of build her own board. The more I was coming up with stuff that I didn't think of in the first place. So this is getting quite full. I'm going to go ahead and find the rest of my elements on my own because I think it's more important. I showed you how to put them all into Photoshop. Use our sketch as our template. Actually start gathering this cool aesthetic mood board that we love. There is a great website called flat icon. If you are looking for some images, maybe I could type in head frontier if I was looking for some headphones for RAS. And I am free to use any of these ones here if I would like. So if you're looking for more of a cartoony vibe to your mood board, you are welcome to come to a site like flat icon and find some headphones that really work. So you'd have to do is download the PNG and that could sit on your mood board as well. This is a good resource here. So is Pinterest. If you go to Pinterest and type in your character, you can get some stills from the ship. So you could go to Pinterest here and get some stills. I can also just type in her name, her character's name. Go to Google images and see what sticks at this particular picture to me, I would love to include in my mood board because it's sassy and hilarious. I think it's totally sums her up. So I'm going to drag that into my elements because it would definitely be using that. There's actually another great, she comes as a schizont kind of super woman. She comes as Wonder Woman. Rhos comes as Wonder Woman to his Halloween dress up as your hero night. And this picture is fantastic. I love it, so that is going in my elements. Fold it as well. Go ahead and collect all of your elements that were on your list. If you get stuck, go back to our mood board. If you're still stuck, just go What's your favorite show and take a couple of notes on what they're wearing, on what they're talking about, on any quotes or anything like that. I'm going to collect the rest of my elements and see you in the next lecture where we can put them into Photoshop together and start removing some of those backgrounds. 6. Importing and Cleaning Elements: Okay, so now that we have our sketch and we have our design idea, let's go ahead and pull all of those elements into Photoshop, clean them up, and get ready to rearrange them on our mood board, just like we planned. So open up Photoshop. But before we do, I want to show you what it is that I have done. So I have myself a folder here on my desktop, and I've called it elements of rows because that is the character that I have chosen. And you can see on the inside here I have a bunch of individual elements that I've gone ahead and collected, mostly from the list we made together. There are a few here that maybe we didn't get to together on that list for whatever reason. But I have all of this in here organized, so I've decided to name every single one of my images in here of what it is because that will, that will help us inside of Photoshop when importing images, they usually create their own layer, and it will create the layer based off of whatever your photo is cold. So if you have labeled your photos correctly, then it's going to be a much more straightforward process once we're inside Photoshop. So that's just something I'd like to do. Little tip for you if you would like to do that as well. Now, some of these are PNG files which doesn't have a background. They're going to be quite easy to pull in like this. Cappuccino is a dot PNG you see does not have a background, but some of these do, like this. Candle has a white background. There are backgrounds here behind our glosses here, the whiskey glasses that I've chosen. So it's, there's going to be a different mix on how we put each image in. And that's something I want to show you as well. So we'll be doing that in a little bit. The first thing we're going to do is pull in our sketch. So I've taken my sketch off of my iPad, brought it here onto my laptop. And this is going to serve as the base of everything that we do. So let's go ahead and open that into Photoshop. You can either drag this straight away and drop it and let it land in Photoshop, or you can create a brand new document and choose its dimensions. Let's have a little look what ten by nine looks like. So I want quite a high resolution here. A 100 pixels per centimeter is a good place, especially if you wanting to print this out later. You don't want it to get all peaks allele laid us. So go ahead and press Create and see the shape of that. Now it looks a little too square for my liking. So we can always change that. Just go Image Canvas Size. And you can bring up this menu right here. And you can change that to maybe an eight and see what that looks like instead. Now that's looking a little bit better to me, more like the shape of the one that we sketched out together. So over here I like to work with this little margin here. If my desktop you can see my Photoshop doesn't take up the full screen. That's that way I can just grab something from his photo and rocket into place. Now you can see it's not quite the exact size. You can go ahead and try and make it the exact size if you would like. Again, if you would like to do that, just go can resize. Just go ahead and say, let's see, 7.5. Cool, that looks good to me. I am completely happy with that. So you can see over here on our Layers panel that we have a background that we don't really need. So I'm going to go ahead and get rid of that. Our background is going to be our rough sketch so we can put her there. Let's turn the opacity write down because we really don't need her to be there straight away. Let's give ourselves a background that we actually want to work with. So I'm going to draw myself in a big square here. Go ahead and drop that. That was the last color I had on my pellet and that's not color I want to use, nor do I want it to have a strict. So let's turn the stroke off and fluids with quite a neutral color. I'm going to go with kind of a new limits, like a beige color. Let's try this. Now the reason I'm choosing a neutral color is because a lot of the ways that we're going to be getting rid of some of the backgrounds are going to involve blending it to the background color that you have. So if it's a quite a neutral background here, Let's pop that behind. Perfect. I like that as a good place to start. We have our opaque rose sketch, turn that right down, and we have our rectangle going to lock it into place so we don't accidentally move it. And now we can start importing our images. So the first one I'm going to import is actually this picture, all the rows here. So I'm going to open up this thing where I had a folder of all of her fashion in case I wanted to use that from her so you could do that for yours as well. So I'm going to go ahead and drag this picture of rods in here, and it's landed behind our sketch. So it does have to reorder those layers. Then let's pop this over to the side. Now you can see in our idea, she was much shed much kind of a thin of sine to the border of this. So I'm going to pop that into place and then I'm going to grab my rectangle marquee tool just sort of drawer around the space that I would like her to show up. We're going to pop a mask on this layer. So mosques work in a way that only show the selection that you'd like it to on this. So when I hit mosque, you see only the books that I selected just then is going to pop up for me. So that's nice and handy tip for you. And I can hit Command T and pop her into the right place. Now, that's the only one I'm going to worry about getting in the right place at the moment. The rest of these, I'm just going to throw in one by one by one and show you how to remove some of the background or clean them up. So let's go to our main elements folder here that we have. And let's just stop right at the top. So this is a belt, it is a PNG. There is no background on an already, so we could drop that straight in, resize it. You can see on the right-hand side here our LEA has the belt would written on it because that is what we named it. Printing approximately the right spot if you want. And go to the next element. I had the bloody album. Let's pop that into place. Now, something I noticed about this is that it has a border on either side. So quickest, easiest way is to highlight those two solid colors with the Maki, you can either throw a mask on and the inverse of this to try and get rid of them. Or you can just hit Delete. If it is a smart object because it is an image, right-click Rasterize Layer, and then press delete. And now when you deselect and transform it, it will only be that small shapes. So approximately in the right place. I am not taking the time at the moment to make this neat. That'll be laid down the line. I just want to get all of my elements in. Let's throw our blushing. Now. A blush has a white background. We can go ahead and highlight that and deleted if we want, but it might be a little bit jagged around the edges. So I want to show you a different way of getting rid of a background if some of your images have very clean starting positions. If you come up here to the blending modes above your layers and you drop down here, you can see that there are different ways that this layer can be blended with the stuff that's below it. When you press darken or multiply, you can see that they're changing the attributes just slightly of our blush. They're changing the color of it slightly, but it doesn't really matter for our, for our mood board what color this blush is. But you can scroll through some of these and find one that highlights the blush itself like this DACA column one did, but removes the background in the process. You can find one that looks right to you. I think the dock and mode looks right. And now when I transform it, it does still have that white background. But when I kind of put it into place, it looks like it's transparent for me. We can see what's behind it at the moment because something written behind it, it's blending with the mode. It's blending with these layers below it, including our sketch. But we can come back to that at another point and see if that's a problem for us. So there's a nice quick way as well. Always try blending mode before you go getting really detailed with or any sort of brush. Let's get her boots on here. And this is the same, so I'd love to keep the shadow if I can. So let's see if we can use a blending mode doc and looks pretty good. You see multiply, you can still slightly see that box around it. That changes the boot completely. I don't mind dark in color again, these light ones are not really what we're looking for. So I'm gonna go ahead and go with dark skin, transform it and approximately put that in its spot. So again, not worried too much about the layout of this. Just getting everything into place, adjusting the dock and mode, the mode to dock in or dark a color depending on our item. If we meet with the ADA, I may actually do this the other way. Highlighting the whitespace because it's pretty clean. I'm going to invert my selection and thrombus couple, not perfect. Now to clean up a mosque, you just add the black ink to remove anything from your mask that we get. The good thing about a mosque is you don't actually affecting the, the image itself. You're actually just hiding things from view. A mosque looks like this over here in the Layers panel. And at anytime you can just hold shift and click on it. And it will show you what your masking out to shift and click again to bring it back. Pop the hair brushing. Let's see if a blending mode can help us out here into Looks good to me, Doc and mode it is Command T. Let's resize it. Now. I didn't have a brush on my plan, but we can draw hair brush up here some way because there's a great scene where Frazier. Approaching some of her hair after a couple of failed dates. Well, you can see here without PNG, there's no background to remove and we don't have to do any work. Yes, it put that roughly in the right place. Cassette tape. These blending modes also give you a really cool style. If you are going for something that's quite, you know, invisible or something that's lighter or color blown out. It's completely up to you what you want your aesthetic board to look like. This particular example, I think I may try and mask out all this whitespace. I'm holding Shift to select more than what was picked up. The first. Not super worried if the edges on as clean as possible because they're just going to be quite small on our mood board. Really fussed about that. All right, so I'm going to go and do these on speedy mode. I'm going to speed this up so that you don't have to watch me do every single image. But always try a blending mode first, just like with these cherries, even a, you can see through them when they are placed on our board later. You're not going to be able to see through them because it's just going to be a plain background behind them. All right. Okay. So this one here where she's holding up her sign saying that I'm Union just going to very roughly kinda make an edge around her here with my black ink on the mosque. So I'm hiding things from the sleigh as you can see everywhere I'm drawing, you can see it right underneath it. And just gives me a good place to make this into more of a Styka. It can pick a brush and we can call it out the rest of this with black ink. There are a couple of quick ways to do this, but I'm really committed to the slicer. This way we good. If you make a mistake, just go into the white ink and reveal more of what you want. Switch the black city, you could clean it up. Benefits of using a mosque. Transform this image, and kinda help her in the middle here, we'll figure out later. And the last picture that I want to bring in is this Wonder Woman image of RAS dressing up for one or phrases, parties as her hero, Wonder Woman. So again, I'm going to throw Moscow illness, grab the black ink which hides and just draw around the outside of her. Just in a rough way. Not too fussed about this. Again, if this is too complicated or you don't want to do these steps, just put the whole picture in mind to look a bit like a sticker. So I'm taking off some of the sides of this great command T to transform. And I might put her over here where I had that sort of tentative below. Okay? So we have all of our elements here. If we scroll down on our layers, they're all labeled pretty well. If we get rid of the sketch underneath, it already starts to look a little cleaner. And we can start to look for some random lines that might be left in here from some mosques. So you can see this line right here is attached to this because my mask isn't quite clean enough. So I'm just going in with the black ink and getting rid of that. I'm not too phosphate the rest of it. So let's zoom out. And if anything looks a little messy, take the time now to clean it up, but we're going to arrange this and add some texture to it just in the next lesson. So join me in the next lesson and we're going to start arranging these in the best possible way. 7. Arranging Your Board: All right, so now we are really coming up to the fun part because we have all of our elements on our aesthetic mood board. We have our powerful character on the left-hand side. And now we get to arrange all of these background less pictures so that it looks more aesthetic. And I'm going to show you a couple of tips and tricks to do that along the way. So let's hop back into our Photoshop together. And let's start moving some of these elements around so that they look like they were meant to be near each other. So for example, let's start at the top here. I do like that. This mirror is sort of hanging off of the screen up there. I like that a lot. Before we go too far, I have actually decided that I don't love the color of our rectangle here. So I'm going to unlock this layer just so I can change the color just slightly to a more pale color, I thought was a little orangey to be really fair. And I think that we could go with more of a more of a pale ish pink. Something like that looks a little better to me. So I'm gonna go, okay, so change that. Let's zoom in on a couple of Athena and start just arranging themes in a cleaner way. So that might involve tilting things slightly. So you can press Command T on a Mac and you can make things different sizes, leaving a little bit of negative space in between every single item. So I'm gonna make this, the sunglasses quite a bit bigger. I'm going to tilt them just slightly so that it sort of fits into this gap here, which I like as you go, you might notice little speckle you bits like this that are the result of a bit of a messy mosque. There's no problem there. You can just, you can just come in and clean those up as you see fit and make this watch chest a little bit smaller and a little more tilted on its side so that it can fill space in there. And we're going to move that down a little bit, zoom out and see how are we going. So the idea here is that we've let go of our sketch, we've let go of our plan. We don't need that anymore, but we're going to start arranging things in a way so that they look good with each other. So we're no longer worried about our initial vision. We're going to slowly just arrange things so that they look good together. So I'm making sure that there is clean space between all of my elements. Couple of things may mean tilting or resizing. Everything is facing Olaf the same way. I think it looks a little bit rigid, so feel free to relax on what shape everything is in. Now you might decide halfway through that you don't actually like the order of these. So you can start shuffling stuff around and finding new homes for things. Maybe the cards should come over here, maybe we should do it. There's a little bigger. And until those I love the look of those poker cards. Candle can come up a little bit. Maybe up hints go here, maybe a bit smaller. So we're just taking the time. Put things in a place where we think they are shaped, compliments the shape around them. Okay, there it is. Now, for example, I've noticed the card deck here, that's me. There's had been noticed the card deck is kind of a curve at the bottom here. So I've put a bit of a curvy item in this space. So it looks like it was deliberately put that and the cot, these tickets on the other side sort of carry on that idea. So I really like that, like tilt those pin fully available. Let's make our headphones a bit smaller. Let's arrange her because she's got a curve on her arm and I think we can use that for. I had friends right there. Let's make our lipstick much smaller. Fit more into this space. Love that. Really take your time on this and find the spaces that work best with each individual element. You might find that in your initial sketch you like the idea of something being over here. Then when it came down to it, you don't like that anymore. That is. Okay. This is your mood board. It's supposed to be a ton of fun. And at the end of the day doesn't put up, this is very cathodic. To just move these things around. I could do this all day. So when you start to think that you're really coming up to having everything have its own clean space. So you're really, really getting to the end of this, just kind of check if everything is the right size that feels right for you. There is no right or wrong answer. So just come through and it's very intuitive. I feel trying to present this again. So this even space between all of our elements and every place looks like every piece in this looks like it's dead deliberately. Nothing looks like it's been placed there by accident. All right. This is looking pretty good to me. I think we are almost ready to start adding some texture and some extra little things here. So if you are like me and like a little bit of texture and find a picture, I've saved it in my elements of RAS folder just as texture. And I found this on the Internet, which is just, it looks like almost like dry wall or like placenta texture. So what I'm going to do is drag that in over absolutely everything. Make sure that it fits out full canvas. Now you are looking at me thinking this looks absolutely ridiculous, but bear with me. So firstly, I'm going attending opacity down slightly. And then I'm going to adjust its blending modes so that it fits in here and creates little that looks good to me. Create some texture across all of our elements, makes them look really cohesive. So you can scroll through all of these different effects, these different blending mode TEA, and find the one that looks best to you and how you want yours to look. I think I'm going with the multiply for me. I might make it a little more opaque so that you can see more of that good enough texture. And let's go back down to our rectangle at the bottom. And I'm still not thrilled with this color. I think I might make it a little bit paler, to be honest. So let's have it be almost, almost a wife. I like that a lot. Wonderful. So the last thing I wanna do is add her name here. So go ahead and grab the text tool and throw up a layer here, and her name's just three letters RAS. Going to make that much bigger. Choose a font that I like something kind of cool and funky. Size her up. Can transform that until it's the right size. And that's also the same color as our background, which I think gives it some cool texture. And underneath our texture bubble here, I'm going to create a new layer. By creating a new layer right here. I'm going to call this one dots. And I'm just going to grab some my pen tool, make it quite big, and just find some colors from our image just by holding down key, I love this green. And I'm going to come in here and just kind of put some random dots just in some of these empty spaces. If your pens too big, make it a bit smaller. This just ties in all these colors here cohesively and fills in this dead space as if it was there on purpose. Let's grab some of this pink, love it. Keep doing the same thing. And if you sit, you sit back and you sort of say, You know what, this is looking really strong to me. I think we are there. Then guess what? We I think this is looking amazing. This is arranged exactly the way I would like it. And now that this is all finished here, let's join me in the next lesson where I'm going to show you how to export this and get it ready for printing. Or you can sing as a background or whatever you like. 8. Safely Exporting: Okay, so once you have the final product and you are completely happy with how everything is laid out. Let me show you how to export it and how to save this in a proper way so that you can use it for whatever you like. So jumping here with me. Once everything is fully together, Let's go up to File. We're going to go save as. And that's going to bring up this right here. And I was naughty, did not save it as I was going. So definitely save your progress as you are going along. So this is a recovered version. Sad we, but here we go. I'm going to call this RAS mood board and change it from a Photoshop file to a JPEG. Go ahead and press Save. It's going to ask you what size JPEG, I always make the largest one just so that it is nice and clear. And then that's going to minimize this program. It's going to have saved it to my desktop here. So let me bring it over here. And there you have it, There is your JPEG file, it is fully exported. You can use this for anything. You can send this to a please to get printed. You can put it on a t-shirt or a tote bag. You could print it out and pop it on your wall or your fridge, or you can set it as your desktop background on your computer effect is what you choose. But go ahead and show me what it is that you have made. Please post your final product down below so that I can have a look at who your favorite character is or who you've decided to do a mood board on. I am so excited to have this finished product may even dump in and do another character that I love. 9. Final Thoughts: Thank you so much for taking this course. I hope this was as much fun for you as it was for me. I hope that you have a mood aesthetic board that you love and are excited about. And now can take this and put it to any character from any show or movie. If you enjoyed this course, please check out some of my other Skillshare courses where I teach all the basics of Graphic Design, photoshop, and fun graphic work. Thank you again, and don't forget to share your project below so that I can check out what it is that you have made.