Whether you’re making over your look or your pad, collecting inspiration or promoting your products on social media platforms, like Pinterest and Instagram, these designs will make your personal style and ideas shine. Tap or click to make them your own and use the following design tips to hone your graphic design skills to boot!
Lend Order with a Grid Layout
A grid layout gives multiple images structure and makes it easy for viewers to quickly understand the graphic. Easily land on a pleasing layout with Spark’s AI-powered layout suggestions, which automatically sets you up with smart layout options based on your photos. If you’re working with multiple photo sources, opt for photos with similar or complementary colors and backgrounds to help your collage feel cohesive. You can also apply a consistent filter to the images in Spark Post.
Play with Pallette Inspiration
The best inspiration comes from the real world and now it’s easier than ever to harness that inspiration for color matching. Use Spark’s custom color picker to find the specific hex codes from your favorite snapshots and images. Then apply those colors to fill shapes and icons to make a creative mood board.
Frame Your Focal Point
Sometimes simple shapes can turn a snapshot into a work of art. Search for “polaroid” or “square” in Spark Post’s icon library highlight parts of your image with a graphical element, or simply add borders to your design under layout.
Dazzle with Contrasting Colors
The following Spark Post templates show the power of simple color palettes. If you’re creating a mood board around a design or color trend, consider picking a “pop” color that’s on the opposite side of the color wheel to create pleasing contrast.
Make it Pop with PNG Cutouts
If you’re looking to highlight specific products, one savvy way to make them stand out is to apply them to your designs as PNG cutouts. Instantly put products in context (no product styling necessary) and pair with complementary lifestyle photos as the background. In the example below the clock and planter become the focal point of the design while also showing the viewer how they look in a finished room.
Use Text to Create Context
Make your Pinterest pins that much more pin-able with explicit messaging right on the image. Not only will it help Pinterest browsers instantly understand what content you’re delivering, but it will make your image more searchable on the platform. The copy in the following images works well because it’s descriptive and hints that there’s more content after the jump.
Mood board graphics shine on image-sharing social networks, but when you want to share more visuals and info-rich text, Spark Page makes creating professional look books easy. Compile your images in one web page to send to buyers, clients, or customers, like fashion brand Noctis did to unveil its fall fashion line. The automatic responsive design ensures your content will look great no matter where its viewed.
Tag your look books and mood boards on social media with #adobespark!