Business card is a great way to express their brand and especially every designer or client must have. The clients always look out the professionalism in you and later the cost, like that! The way you make your business card will stand out from the crowd. To make biz cards we have to follow very few guidelines, and apart from that not stick to the same fact or style. Its creative means you can show creative in your own way, i fed up with the default white card with your name and your details and nothing else- it really frustrating. Even some companies follow or say stick to their fact- funny!
Today we are going to create a simple business card with texture applying on it. As i always shout “break the rules”. But the basic guidelines should be kept for printing and user-friendly to the print media and client.
Basic Requirements! :
1. Company name (optional).
2. Your name.
3. Your title.(status)[ graphic design, illustrator.. etc] 4. Phone number (mobile number in case you are freelancer).
5. Your e-mail address (never use a free service) but most of them don’t have own site/domain email
6. mailing address(optional) [ i won’t do that ]
Step:1 Create a document in Photoshop and give these settings
– Mode: CYMK (for printing)
– Width: 3.5 inches X height : 2 inches
– Resolution : 300 ( for better quality )
Now pick the Foreground color #26c0ec and hit enter. Press Alt +backspace for fill foreground color.
Step:2 Make Guidelines
Here we made two line horizontally and vertically, the reason we won’t add much detail here. So keep the text at the equal distance I made this two lines.
Step:3 Add the Text
We are using Brandish Font here ! (See their licences use before commercial purpose). Link: Brandish Font
Type the Word “Graphic “@ 14” font size. Now press Ctrl + T for transformation and right click on the text and select Rotate 90 degree CW.
Do the same for Text for “ Designr ” Font size= 30”. Do the transformation as we did earlier.
Step:4 Add basic details to the business card.
In the right side, type your name. With the brandish font. And below that add the following details in Calibri font.
your site name/company site name
your email address
Note: i used the brandish font for my name to highlight them. Other basic details are in 11-12 size and it’s optional.
We are almost done.
Step: 5 Add texture to the business card
We have writer we used paper texture from SXC.hu- i usually get textures from there. See the standard restrictions on the image.
Download link: . Now open the image in Photoshop and copy to our business card psd, above all the layer.
Now change the layer mode to MULTIPLY and opacity = 83% and fill = 42%.
Note: as we mention you always play with the layer mode and you get more unique effect
Optional Steps1.Adding any grunge brushes to the biz card make unique and dirty effect on it.
2. Use halftone brush download
Your print ready business card done.
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