This time for some easy tutorial, even if you are not a designer, you can also create a Business Card in Photoshop. In this tutorial I’ll unlock some secrets on how to create a correct business card with the right colors and size.
Here’s what you’ll get in result:
And here’s the font you need.
Open Photoshop and create a new document of size 3.75 x 2.25 inches.
Resolution set to 300 pixels / inch, with color mode 8-bit CMYK (CMYK colors used to use for printed production, like the Business Cards).
Standard business card size should be 3.5 * 2 inches, but to optimize it for printing out, leave on each side of a quarter of an inch of free space.
I’ll use the auxiliary lines to place all the elements of business cards.
To do it, go View – New Guide, and add these lines:
a vertical 0.125 (left) and 3.625 (right)
a horizontal 0.125 (top) and 2.125 (bottom)
Do not forget to change the units from pixels to inches.
Now we are going to change the background.
First, create a new group: Layer – New – Group, which we’ll call the “Background”.
Then double-click on the Background layer to unlock it.
After that, choose a dark purple color # 17142b and Paint Bucket Tool (G) fill the document.
Now go Filter – Noise – Add Noise and change the following parameters:
Now click the right mouse button on the Background layer and select Blending Options.
Create a new layer (SHIFT + CTRL + N).
Select the white color and activate the Brush Tool (B).
Then select a basic set of brushes Photoshop and select a brush Soft Mechanical 500.
Once we click it in the center of the canvas.
Activate the Rectangular Selection Tool (M), select half of the document and press DELETE.
Set the layer mode to Overlay and reduce the Opacity to 15%.
Click on CTRL + J to duplicate the layer “Stripe” and move up to the right. then make another copy.
Create new layer (SHIFT + CTRL + N) and name it “Light.”
Again, take a brush (B) Soft Mechanical 500 and draw a spot in the center.
Change the layer mode to Overlay.
Turn off a group “Background”, click on the little gray arrow next to the name.
Create a new Layer – New – Group and call it “Front” (make sure it’s under a group “Background”).
Create a new layer (SHIFT + CTRL + N) and activate the Rounded Rectangle Tool (U)
Set the radius of 1 mm and draw a button as shown below:
Double-click the right mouse button on the layer “Button” and select Blending Options.
Change the settings as it shown below:
Gradient from color # 4b93ce to # 1c5eaa.
Choose the font Devil Breeze, which you should download at the beginning of the tutorial.
Change the font settings as on the picture and write down the name of your company or website, for example, “Top Web Design”.
Double-click on the layer with font and change settings as it shown below:
Create a new layer (SHIFT + CTRL + N) and choose “Go Button”.
Then hold down the CTRL key and click on the thumbnail of the layer with a button to load its selection.
Activate the layer “Go Button” and select the tool Rectangular Marquee Tool (M).
Holding down ALT key, cut off more than half of the selection (you should get something like this):
Fill the selection with any color using the Paint Bucket Tool (G).
Next, select the Custom Shape Tool (U) and draw the arrow, as on the picture:
Press CTRL + T and rotate the arrow to 180 degrees.
Again, double-click on the arrow layer and change the blending settings:
You should get something like this as a result and in order to make Go button not so boring, you can put on it some beautiful icon. We have placed there a light bulb as a sign of a new idea.
We should change the blending options here as well:
Change the blending mode to Soft Light.
Create a new layer (SHIFT + CTRL + N) and name it “Shadow.”
Choose black color and activate the Ellipse Tool (U).
Draw a narrow ellipse, as shown below:
Pass Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur (Photoshop will ask you to rasterize the object, click OK).
Set the Radius to 4 pixels and reduce the Opacity to 40% then you should get something like this:
Turn off the group “Front side” and hide it by clicking on the small eye near the group name.
Then create a new group of Layer – New – Group and call it the “back”.
Put the logo of your company and write with the needed information on the back side of the Business Card, using the font Devil Breeze (you can place the info as you like).
We’re done. Following all the simple steps of the tutorial, we will end up creating an amazing Business Card for any type of business. Hope you like it and here’s the final result:
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