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How To Create A Mood Board In Figma

Lesson 31 from: Figma UI UX Design Essentials

Daniel Walter Scott

How To Create A Mood Board In Figma

Lesson 31 from: Figma UI UX Design Essentials

Daniel Walter Scott

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31. How To Create A Mood Board In Figma

<b>In this lesson we will show you how to create a mood board in Figma and the various styles that you can create.</b>

Lessons

Class Trailer
1

Introduction to Figma Essentials

02:53
2

Getting Started with Figma Training

03:06
3

What Is Figma For & Does It Do The Coding?

03:46
4

What's The Difference Between UI And UX In Figma

05:22
5

What We Are Making In This Figma Course

09:18
6

Class Project 01 - Create Your Own Brief

04:01
7

What is Lo Fi Wireframe vs High Fidelity in Figma?

02:34
8

Creating Our Design File & Introducing Frames In Figma

08:29
9

The Basics Of Type & Fonts In Figma

10:51
10

Rectangles, Circles, Buttons And Rounded Corners In Figma

06:50
11

How To Use Color In Figma

05:45
12

Strokes Plus Updating Color Defaults In Figma

09:28
13

Object Editing And How To Escape In Figma

01:47
14

Scale vs Selection Tool in Figma

02:39
15

Frames vs Groups in Figma

09:24
16

Class Project 02 - Wireframe

03:00
17

Where To Get Free Icons For Figma

09:10
18

Matching The Stroke Of Our Icons

05:16
19

How To Use Plugins In Figma For Icons

04:31
20

Class Project 03 - Icons

03:48
21

How to Use Pages in Figma

08:31
22

How to Prototype in Figma

10:46
23

Prototype Animation and Easing In Figma

10:53
24

Testing On Your Phone with Figma Mirror

05:40
25

Class Project 04 - Testing On Your Phone

03:51
26

What is Smart Animation & Delays in Figma?

08:44
27

Class Project 05 - My First Animation

02:01
28

Sharing & Commenting on a Figma File with Stakeholders

07:10
29

Sharing & Editing With Other Ux Designers In Figma

06:58
30

How I Get Inspiration For Ux Projects

06:39
31

How To Create A Mood Board In Figma

05:33
32

Class Project 06 - Moodboard

01:26
33

How to Work with Columns & Grids in Figma

13:54
34

Tips, Tricks, Preferences, and Weirdness in Figma

07:21
35

Color Inspiration & The Eyedropper In Figma

06:34
36

How To Create A Color Palette In Figma

09:02
37

How to Make Gradients in Figma

07:09
38

How to Create & Use Color Styles in Figma

08:01
39

Class Project 07 - Colors & Columns

04:00
40

Fonts on Desktop vs in Browser in Figma

01:30
41

What Fonts Can I Use? Plus Font Pairing In Figma

06:01
42

What Common Font Sizes Should I Choose In Web Design?

11:30
43

How to Make Character Styles in Figma

06:36
44

Lorem Ipsum & Placeholder Text In Figma

04:28
45

Useful Things To Know About Text In Figma

09:35
46

How To Fix Missing Fonts In Figma

02:42
47

Class Project 08 - Text

05:19
48

Drawing Tips And Tricks In Figma

09:38
49

Squircle Buttons with ios Rounded Courses In Figma

02:48
50

Boolean, Union, Subtract, Intersect and Exclude with Pathfinder in Figma

07:25
51

What Is The Difference? Union vs Flatten In Figma

03:36
52

Class Project 09 - Making Stuff

03:29
53

Smart Selection & Tidy Up in Figma

08:40
54

Do I Need To Know Illustrator With Figma?

04:15
55

Tips & Tricks For Using Images In Figma

06:11
56

Masking & Cropping Images In Figma

09:12
57

Free Images & Plugins For Figma

02:31
58

Do You Need Photoshop For Ux Design In Figma?

10:40
59

Class Project 10 - Images

01:17
60

What Is Autolayout & Expanding Buttons In Figma?

10:27
61

Class Project 11 - Buttons

01:15
62

Auto Layout For Spacing

05:47
63

How To Use Constraints In Figma

08:22
64

Combining Nested Frames Auto Layout & Constraints in Figma

11:54
65

Adding Text Box Autoheight to Autolayout in Figma

08:27
66

Class Project 12 - Responsive Design

02:19
67

Nice Drop Shadow & Inner Drop Shadow Effects In Figma

05:56
68

Blur Layer, Background Blur & Image Blur in Figma

05:57
69

How to Make Neumorphic UI buttons in Figma

07:37
70

Class Project 13 - Effects

01:53
71

How To Save Locally & Save History In Figma

05:42
72

What are Components in Figma?

06:19
73

Updating, Changing & Resetting Your Components

07:47
74

You Can’t Kill Main Components In Figma

07:22
75

Where Should You Keep Your Main Components In Figma

05:02
76

Intro To The Forward Slash / Naming Convention In Figma

08:55
77

Class Project 14 - Components

00:44
78

How To Make Component Variants In Figma

06:41
79

Another Way To Make Variables In Figma

06:14
80

How to Make a Multi Dimensional Variant in Figma

11:13
81

Class Project 15 - Variants

01:41
82

How To Make A Form Using Variants In Figma

12:52
83

Class Project 16 - Form

01:27
84

Putting It All Together In A Desktop Example

19:44
85

How To Add A Popup Overlay Modal In Figma

03:03
86

How To Make & Prototype A Tool Tip In Figma

07:26
87

What are Flows in Figma?

05:39
88

Slide In Mobile Nav Menu Overlay In Figma

03:55
89

Class Project 17 - Prototyping

01:10
90

How To Pin Navigation To The Top In Figma

10:17
91

How To Make A Horizontal Scrolling Swipe In Figma

06:36
92

Automatic Scroll Down The Page To Anchor Point In Figma

04:50
93

What are Teams vs Projects vs Files in Figma?

05:18
94

How Do You Use Team Libraries In Figma

11:03
95

The Difference Between Animation & Micro Interactions

02:55
96

Animation With Custom Easing In Figma

25:36
97

Class Project 18 - My Second Animation

01:54
98

How To Make Animated Transitions In Figma

12:34
99

Class Project 19 - Page Transition

01:31
100

Micro Interactions Using Interactive Components In Figma

05:54
101

Micro Interaction Toggle Switch In Figma

04:23
102

Micro Interaction Burger Menu Turned Into A Cross In Figma

04:23
103

Class Project 20 - Micro Interaction

01:35
104

How To Change The Thumbnail For Figma Files

04:10
105

How To Export Images Out Of Figma

07:40
106

How To Share Your Document With Clients & Stakeholders

07:09
107

Talking To Your Developer Early In The Figma Design Process

03:55
108

Sharing Figma With Developers & Engineers Handoff

06:07
109

What Are The Next Level Handoffs Aka Design Systems

03:18
110

Class Project 21 - Finish your design

04:57
111

What Next?

06:08

Lesson Info

How To Create A Mood Board In Figma

Hi, everyone in this video, we're gonna take our inspiration, screenshots, put them into something that looks half decent as a mood board. And I'm gonna show you how to do the quick and dirty version depending on the mood boards use case. Alright, let me show you how to do it all. Create a move board. You've got kind of two move boards. You've got the mood board for yourself as a designer and then the mood board that you're gonna send to the stakeholders. Now I hate the word stakeholders as much as you do. Maybe you don't, it's management speak but New X world, everybody's a stakeholder. That's uh people like the client is one of the stakeholders. It might be the people financing it, it might be, it might be the user at the end. It's kind of like a nice round all term for everybody but I hate it. It's like uh thinking outside the box is another one I hate moving forward and maybe giving 100 and 10% all of the management things. I'm allergic to. I hate them but hey, stakeholders. Ok, so...

the one that you are doing a move board for yourself can be really rough and ready. All I tend to do. Ok. Is I just zoom out, go find my mo board screenshots and just go you and just dump them all on and mood board mate. Maybe I'll stack them up a little bit closer to here and I just use it to like, get ideas for fonts and colors and layouts and that is mood board. Simple number one now, uh it can get a bit messy. Can you see they're not in a frame? So just to make life a little easier. OK. What I tend to do, you could see the example before I totally didn't, but I'm gonna make this, I'm gonna lay it out. So it's at least a little bit manageable. Give me a sec. Now you saw that I just dragged them onto my desktop from my kind of finder window. You can do that or you can use the normal find file place image. OK? What I should do though is put them in a frame so that I can kind of tidy up this. So I can say frame tool, drag one out. OK? And it just because I dragged it over everything, they all fell into place. I can call this my Mood Ward. OK? You can get fancier and create a page that's called mood board and copy all into it. I don't want that. I'm going to undo that because I want to be able to see it while I'm working. Ok. But depending on your workflow. Now, a fancy one that I'm gonna have to send to a client, I'm gonna make, I'm gonna, the weird thing about a mood board is for a client. It's not gonna be a bunch of U I stuff in colors. It's gonna have to cos that they're gonna come back to me and say, why is there a shoe there? Why is this here? OK. I'm gonna have to be a lot more deliberate with my mood board. OK. And know who it's going to for myself. I can dump any old junk on here and be happy for my client. I need to make it look better and it needs to be a little bit more clear about my direction because this thing plus that thing over there are not a clear direction they're not gonna go. Yeah, that's a great idea. Let's use. I like the direction that you're hitting with your mood board because there is no direction. So to design a fancy one, you could just do exactly what I'm doing here. OK. Add strokes around the outside. Uh Fancy it out with colors, lay it all out nicely scale it all around using our K tool for scale. OK. And get them all nicely laid out or you could use one of the templates. There is a bunch of templates in our community. So back to home, uh make sure you're on community. There's a little option here. OK? And you can see let's go to our community. You type in mood board. Cool. There's just lots of pre laid out ones for you. OK? You might decide that. Oh You like this one? So I'm gonna click on it. I'm gonna click duplicate. Remember? Duplicating means it's now part of my Sigma file. OK? And you can see a bunch of layers now if you can't see them here, there's an example, move board. So it's gonna end up looking something like that. And you can tell how much nicer that is. I can't tell where I'm going. Um one little shortcut while we're here is shift, one shift, one kind of zooms out to show you everything that's on the document and that can be really handy. Put that in the middle and then smash command plus or control plus on a PC OK? And you can see they've created this one on this. They've created some move board structures OK? You might just copy that, paste it and start adding your images. Now we're gonna cover images a lot better later on. But let's say you like layout D, you can double click it to go inside this component, click on this rectangle and just go to our file. Um The F FIG MF file plays image OK? And pick one of these and go there you go o or do none of that and just click on it and you can see it's gone inside, double click it, move it around. We're going to cover cropping and images later on, but just wanted to give a sense. Now, at this point of my design, mood boards are getting created. OK? And you can either just do the one for yourself, dump it in a frame, don't really care or a lot more considered board that I'm going to go to my client with and say, hey, this is the direction before I start designing and moving, picking colors and choosing fonts. This is the style that I'm heading towards. What do you think? And they can give you feedback. Like no, I want to look like the Apple website or no, I want it to be a lot more urban and hip. I think you are instantly not urban and hip. If you say it like I just did there, I don't claim to be urban and hip but you get what I mean? Right. Like they're gonna give them a sense of where you're going before you start doing it because it's, their dialogue is really important because you can spend ages making a U I that they just don't like. All right. That is it for move boards. Let's move on to our next video.

Class Materials

Bonus Materials

BYOL_Figma_Cheatsheet.pdf
Exercise_Files_-_Figma_Essentials.zip

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