How to Make a Concept Board in Photoshop

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How to Make a Concept Board in Photoshop
Use Photoshop to redecorate this room. (Jupiterimages/Creatas/Getty Images)

A concept board is an interior design presentation that presents clients with an approximation of a possible design. This approximation allows this client to determine the elements she likes and dislikes before any real work is done. Creating a concept board requires using a graphics program to assemble the elements. If you have Photoshop, this is fairly easy to do.

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Things you need

  • Photos of many different types of furnishings and decors
  • Photos of the empty room

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  1. 1

    Load the photos you will be using onto your computer. Save them all to the same folder.

  2. 2

    Select "File" from the menu and choose "Open." In the dialogue window, browse to and open one of the photos of the empty room. Go to "Image" in the menu and choose "Image Size." In the dialogue window, resize the image to the scale you want for printing.

  3. 3

    Use the "Polygonal" selection tool to select one of the walls in the image. Select the "Paintbucket" tool from the toolbar on the left and use it to fill the selection with a colour you want to use for that wall.

  4. 4

    Select "File" and choose "Open." In the dialogue, browse to and open an image containing a piece of furniture you would like to use. Use the "Polygonal" selection tool to select this item. The use the "Copy" and "Paste" function under the "Edit" menu to place it in the empty room.

  5. 5

    Bring in all the items for the concept board, using the "Scale" and "Distort" functions under the "Transform" menu to resize the images and the "Move" tool to position them. Save this concept board for printing and then repeat this process with the other photos of the room.

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