Hello everyone. I hope your week has been a good one so far! We are so pleased to announce the launch of our brand new Pro Plan and we’re even happier to see many of you already making use of this great new feature.
I thought I’d take some time today to show you how you can use the new Text tool, Color tool and Budget tool to not only help you in the design process, but also to help promote your business. I think you’ll find that each of these new tools will significantly help save you time and money. Plus, they are sooo fun to use!
Click on the image for the full tutorial
While the screen above gives you some tips on how to use the new text tool, it’s the moodboard below that shows you how to use it to your benefit. Lynda Quintero-Davids from Focal Point Blog is one of the many members on Olioboard that is putting these tools to use to help promote her brand and business. We’ll be interviewing her early next week so make sure to stop by for tips from Lynda on creating visually impactful olioboards.
You can use the text tool to add a graphic touch with bold titles or to add your company logo and contact information, making it easy for others to find your business. You can also use the tool to simply add notes about your design. Let’s say you want a specific chair reupholstered in a certain fabric, now you can make note directly on your board for youself or your client.
The text tool isn’t just for notes and contact info. Use it during the creative process as well to create bold accent walls covered in brightly coloured text, or create art pieces to add a graphic element to the space. The tool is there for you, so get creative and you’ll find it will be extremely helpful in creating even more in depth and stunning moodboards.
COLOUR SCHEME TOOL
Aside from the text tool, our new colour scheme tool was one of the most requested additions from our members. With colour playing such an important role in interior design we were happy to act on this request.
Using the colour tool you can create colour schemes of up to six swatches. It’s as simple as dragging a swatch from the right side panel onto the board and mixing and matching colours until you are happy with the result. You can also scale and rotate your colour scheme to fit anywhere inside your Olioboard.
Last but definitely not least, we are working with a very special brand to get you real paint colours to experiment with very, very shortly. Keep your eye open for future updates!
Click on the image for the full colour tutorial
The new budget calculator will be a tremendous help in saving you time and money. Each time you drag an item onto your board the total cost of the item is tallied and added to the total cost of the design. With this tool you can not only keep yourself on budget, but you can compare costs on similar looking items to get the best bang for your buck. With over 150,000 products on Olioboard, you can save yourself or your clients thousands of dollars. It’s basically your own personal game of high vs low. Pull similar looking items onto your board and get the look you want for the price you want.
The screen below shows a variety of products with a similar look. Each product is listed in the budget tool so you can compare the price. I’ve highlighted the lower costs in the tool so you can see how much you can save.
Well that about does it for today. I hope this has been a helpful post and if you have any questions at all just leave a comment so that all readers can learn from your question.
Bye for now!