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Firstly, we made New SampleBoard, the digital mood board creator, more powerful than ever. So that you can be more creative and efficient than ever.
After a long run, it was time for us to part ways with Flash. Adobe Flash ended its life (including Old SampleBoard, our previous mood board creator) in December 2020. And we wanted to be able to give you a mood board creation experience that has more speed and power and less crashing and glitches.
A very warm welcome, fellow creative, to New SampleBoard! Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride as we take you on a journey through some of our most favourite aspects of New SampleBoard, the digital mood board creator.
Let’s take a peek at some of our most exciting new features, inspired by the best users a software program could ask for. (That’s you!)
With our brand new Background Remover, you can make the backgrounds in your photos disappear with a single click. All you have to do is sign up for SampleBoard Professional to access this amazing feature.
And, as an additional bonus, you can save your transparent image back to your computer as a PNG file (which will maintain the transparent background) to use again later!
There are many reasons to remove the background of a photo: to get rid of visual clutter, to clean up a product photo for display, or to cut out an item in the foreground to use in a layered moodboard design.
It’s really super simple and incredibly fast.
No more installing of bookmarklets or tedious photo grabber tools!
Now you can instantly import a product photo from any vendor or website with just one click.
Visit your favourite vendors and online shops, search Google Images or Pinterest, and save any image or product photo straight onto your mood board canvas with our handy image address importer.
A powerful solution that automatically generates detailed product lists for each mood board, simplifying your product procurement process.
The first part of interior design is the creative and visual “moodboarding” stage and the second part becomes more “technical”. The actual procurement and purchasing of products proposed on the moodboard happens after the moodboard design is created, presented and approved by the client.
This is a very time intensive second stage – often filled with many obstacles.
For instance, some designers choose to create mood board designs using items from popular retail vendors only. And subsequently provide the final, approved mood board, with the purchase list, to the client to handle the details (also known as ‘shop the look yourself’). This option has become a standard e-design service offering for many of our customers.
But on the other hand, traditional interior designers still handle the FF&E (Furniture, Fixture and Equipment) purchasing - It simply means purchasing all the approved goods on behalf of the client - and this is only logistically possible if you reside in the same area as your client.
Most importantly, with SampleBoard, each detail of the product can be specified and priced with the following details:
The cost of the mood board items will auto-magically add up and total your purchase list price for you.
In addition, you can even upload your business logo to keep that professional image and choose to export as a PDF document ready to present to your client, or insert it into Excel for further editing.
Choose between custom, print or social media canvas sizes with instant canvas resizing for any type of moodboard.
Firstly, you can adjust the canvas size at any time during your creation. So for instance, if you started with a landscape orientation, but then decide portrait or square would be a better choice, you can easily change the canvas width and height by changing the pixels.
Don’t waste time starting from scratch! In New SampleBoard, the digital mood board creator, you can quickly resize your canvas, no matter what stage of editing you’re in.
For newbies to the moodboarding game, or those looking for inspiration - we recommend you begin with a pre-designed template.
In short, you have a busy life and definitely don’t need to reinvent the wheel when it comes to making stunning mood boards from scratch.
As a result, we offer many gorgeous, designer-made templates so you can get your projects going pronto. All of the templates in New SampleBoard are pre-designed with images, text, and colorways.
Pick your favorite and customize it — add your own image, change the fonts, or brand it with your corporate colors and logo.
Start with a template and use it as a foundation to create beautiful and professional mood boards.
And as a bonus, we’ll keep adding more templates as design trends emerge!
So we’re not just saving you time, but we’re keeping you on trend and on point. Epic.
SampleBoard has partnered with Unsplash, known for their beautiful photography, to give you unlimited access to free stock photos right from within New SampleBoard.
Consequently, now it’s easier than ever to add unique, conceptual images to your mood boards, without the need to purchase any. Therefore, you don’t have to leave your project to go looking for a stock photo to download and then upload to SampleBoard —they’re already here.
Free to use, with no attribution necessary, you can search stock photos by colors or keywords. Elevate your conceptual phase of your moodboarding journey with New SampleBoard's mood board creator!
If you want to add text to your canvas in ways that enhance your mood board creation, we've got what you need. Our tools like drop shadow and handwriting style text put us way ahead of other design platforms.
SampleBoard enables you to share your moodboard instantly.
You can invite team members to your mood board, allowing them editing permission. Ideal for groups of designers who all need access to the same mood boards. Like remote teams that want to easily work out design ideas in real time. Or small businesses that need to create, store, and share their creative ideas.
Sharing your work in progress with clients to view and comment on your mood board is vital. Receiving in-progress feedback is an essential capability for designers creating mood boards for a client. Mood boards, are the only way of timeously, and quite literally, getting you and your client on the same page.
Collaboration helps your client to visualise your design concepts and ideas you’ve discussed, prior to committing to specific fabrics, furniture, colour schemes or a specific layout.
But most importantly, we know designers want to get feedback in the most painless way possible so they can continue doing what they love best - design!
Your mood board draft won’t be seen as the final product, but rather a conversation starter, allowing you to discuss the most important issue of them all – the concept.
Thank you for being part of our journey in developing the best mood board creation software out there! You rock!
Ready to try out New SampleBoard? Create a mood board today!