This is a sequel of my previous blog dated November 22, 2010 - (Plan and Share the Details of your Wedding Day Online).
What is an INSPIRATION BOARD?
It is basically a photo collage that inspires you to have certain concept for your individual endeavor. It is similar to a “mood board”.
A mood board is a creative tool, a process that enables you to develop and share the visual direction for your project. It's an essential activity for art and design directors. Technically, mood boards are a key milestone in the design process. But it is not confined solely in advertising but for wedding also. It is collaboration between the wedding planner and the bride in most cases.
There are myriad of beautiful things you can find in the internet. It is far more comprehensive and accessible- just few clicks. There is no need to feel guilty about being influenced by others or by the things you see in the internet or magazines. The truth is everything is constantly evolving and everything is inspired by something, and I believe this move is not being a copycat. It is important however to fully understand and acknowledge your influences .In short, the look of your work should be the natural by-product of your intellectual process. You can always modify the progenitor.
There are basically 2 two ways to make your inspiration board. The first is using either poster board or something similar, and decorating it with photos, glossy magazine cut-outs, etc. that you cut and literally paste onto the board.The second is using digital software or a similar program (photoshop,corel draw,photomix,photo-collage,etc.)to cut and paste photos, phrases, etc. into a digital collage.It is a preferable method for much easier to upload a digital photo.
Excited to make Inspiration Boards.Make one for you too.