Here is an example of a moodboard for a collection called Flying High. I was inspired by women in aviation and their contribution to the field. I researched the outfits women wore throughout history. I researched the important flights they made. I researched planes and their models. Once I got a grasp of the design direction for my collection, I got to assembling the moodboard to capture the collection's feeling.
The image below is the final moodboard. The photos lower are the original imagery I used to create this moodboard in Photoshop. You can see that the plane photo was altered when it comes to color and copied over and over. The image of the sky was darkened and sharpened, which gave it a more abstract feel. Lastly, I used a photograph of Amelia Earhart. I layered the photos and tested several ways to use transparency to give the moodboard depth and ambiance.
There are unlimited options when it comes to moodboard creation through Photoshop so I find it valuable to know what I want to communicated and to limit the number of images used. This way I can focus and end up with a moodboard that represents my fashion collection in the best possible way.