How to Make Moodboards in Figma in 2024 (Plugins + Shortcuts)

How to Create a Mood Board in Figma with Pinterest and Pin Toolbox: Step by Step Guide

Hello! It's Caleb from Pin Toolbox, and today I'll show you how to create a moodboard in Figma using images that we found on Pinterest. This guide will also introduce you to Pin Toolbox - the Pinterest board downloader for creative professionals, and some really useful Figma plugins!

Step 1: Setting Up Your Workspace

First, open Pinterest and Figma. Pinterest is excellent for finding a vast array of images, while Figma provides an infinite canvas suitable for arranging these images effectively.

Step 2: Using Pinterest to Find Images

Create a Pinterest board to collect images that match the digital aesthetics you’re interested in. In my case, I've chosen stuff I like - digital art, camcorders, and grainy movie stills.

Step 3: Download Images with Pin Toolbox

First, add Pin Toolbox to Chrome, from the Google Chrome webstore and follow the instructions to add it to your menubar. Pin Toolbox allows you to quickly download all images from your Pinterest board at once. For free users, the limit is 15 pins, but with a Pro account you can download unlimited pins.

Step 4: Organize Images in Figma

After downloading, unzip the file containing your images and drag them into Figma. With Figma, you can lay out these images easily to make a moodboard.

Step 5: Refining Your Mood Board

There's a few Figma plugins I find useful when making moodboards.

Step 6: Export Your Final Design

Once your mood board is finalized, use Figma’s export options to save your design for presentations or further editing.

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Hope you found the tutorial useful. And if you use Pinterest in your design workflow, I think you'll find Pin Toolbox really saves you time. It’s been designed specifically for creative professionals, with lots of handy features. It allows you to download entire Pinterest boards, with all the full size images, in just a couple of clicks.

You can try Pin Toolbox for free from the Chrome Webstore.

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