How to make a business card / carte de vizita

So let’s learn how to design this wonderful business card template:

1. Start from creating a new Photoshop document with the following settings:
  • Width – 1128 pixels;
  • Height – 679 pixels;
  • Resolution – 300 pixels/inch;
  • Color mode – CMYK Color.
We actually took a 100 pixels wider and higher than a standard business card size, which is:
  • 1028 * 579 pixels
  • 87 * 49 millimeters
  • 3,43″ * 1,93″ inches
2. Now fill the background with black (#000000) color using the Bucket Tool, and add Rulers with Ctrl+R (View – Rules). Move the rulers to set the edges of the future card.
3. Use the Pen Tool (P) to draw two arbitrary curves:
4. Create a new empty layer and take the Brush Tool (B) with the following settings:
  • Master Diameter – 9 px;
  • Hardness – 0 %.
5. Now get back to the layer with the curve. Click the “Paths” tab > right-click “Work Path” > choose “Stroke Path
Choose “Brush” in the dropdown list and check the “Simulate Pressure” setting.
6. Add the “Gradient Overlay” effect to this layer:
Configure it this way:
And the resulting image will look somewhat like this:
7. Let’s add a kind of shine to the background. Create a new layer and place it under the layer with the curve. Use the Brush Tool(B) with the settings below:
  • Master Diameter – 400 px;
  • Hardness – 100%.
When the shine effect is in its place, make the Opacity of this layer 10%.
8. To add text use the Horizonyal Type Tool (T). I’ve picked the Reobic font for the name, size 62 px, bold, cursive, color – white. The profession is the same font, but smaller size – 24 px (Enhance the text with the same effect as we used for the layer with curves.). E-mail – 18 px and underlined.
And we have our front side ready:
9. Let’s make a new document and repeat all the steps, but with a bit different curve, texts and their placement.
  • Company Name – 62 px, bold, cursive, white;
  • Slogan – 22px, gradient overlay again;
  • URL – 22px, cursive, underlined.
And the back side is ready too:
10. Here’s the final result of this tutorial, enjoy:
final-business-card-template

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