The HoneyBook Brochure file goes beyond the standard, static brochures that you know. With the ability to add things like images, text, questions for your clients, and services for them to choose from, it’s flexible enough to become any number of documents that you need it to be — including a mood board that you can send to your clients for their comments and approval!

Before you get going, make sure you understand the elements of Brochure files and how to put them together. Then, you can mix and match those elements — using the suggestions below as a starting point — to build out Templates for your mood boards (in your Brochure Templates section), or simply create them on the fly within a Project!

While everyone’s mood boards will look a little different, here’s an example of how to build one using a Brochure file.

To build a mood board from a Brochure file:

1.  Create your Brochure file within a Project, or begin a new Brochure Template.

2.  Now, use Content Blocks to insert the images you need to build your mood board. Use the variety of content formatting options to create a layout you like!

  • HoneyBook Tip: If you’ve created images of your mood board elements in a platform that allows you to build custom layouts (or you have access to another editing platform like Photoshop, Sketch, Canva, etc.), feel free to create the layout of your dreams there — or build any other elements that you need, like color palettes, collages, etc. — then export the images as PDFs, JPGs, or PNGs! You can upload those images right into your Brochure file as Content Blocks. A few helpful Content Block options:

  • Cover image: a full-width image that can be resized to fit almost any dimensions — everything from a full-page PDF, to a wide and narrow color palette!

  • Text on image: same ability to upload any size image/file, but with the added option to overlay text on the image.

  • Left-aligned image: creates a two-column effect, with a square image on the left and a field for text (with customizable fonts, colors, sizes, etc) on the right.

  • Two images: another two-column option, allowing side-by-side images!

  • Full-width text: allows you to create headers, breaking up your mood board into digestible sections! 

3.  If you need your client's approval on anything — or want them to have an opportunity to provide feedback — add some Question Blocks! Some Custom Question types that might be helpful:

  • Long text: request additional feedback/comments 

  • Single choice: ask your client to check a box indicating whether they do or do not sign off on the mood board

  • Short text: have your client type their name to indicate approval of the mood board

  • HoneyBook Tip: Remember to click the Gear icon to adjust the settings for each question — that’s where you can toggle whether the client is required to answer!

4.  If you have multiple elements for which you're adding sections, repeat the process with additional images! Add another image in a Content Block, then another question/set of questions below, if relevant.

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