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Business Card Design in Photoshop : Creating a Background in Photoshop

Business Card Design in Photoshop : Creating a Background in Photoshop


Hi, I’m Gary for Expert Village. Now that
our new image has been created the size of our business card, we’re going to first create
a type of background color that’s going to be our base to work with. The way we do that
is we first select the color. Now we have two boxes over here. One box represents the
color of the foreground, and one box represents the color of the background. Now we’re going
to apply the color to our image. We’re going to be use the color–be using the color of
the foreground, so I’m going to for my–for the business card that I want to create, I
want to make it a little bit of a kind of a off-white or gray–grayish type of background
to work with, so I’m going to choose that color. As I double-click on the square, this
color-picker window opens up, and I can choose by clicking on the square or on the color
bar, I can go ahead and choose which color I want to work with. So I’m going to choose
a kind of off-white/gray, I’m going to hit “ok”, and now we see that that color appears
in the foreground box, and I’m going to click on my paint bucket, which is, like a paint
bucket would, which is dump a whole bunch of paint on a surface, and that’s exactly
what it’s going to do. I’m going to take my paint bucket, and I’m going to click onto
the surface, and it’s going to create everything that gray color I had chosen in the color-picker
window. We want to put a little bit more texture into the background, so what we’re going to
do is use our paintbrush tool, which is over here, and once our paintbrush tool is selected
we can go over here and actually choose the type of brush we want to use. Now we see a
whole bunch of different types of textures and imprints from each type of brush. I’m
going to use a bit of like a splattering type of mark on–from the brush, and I’m also going
to change my color to create more of a–bit of a darker orangish yellow, and we see that
that color appears here in the box. So now I’m ready to use my paintbrush tool, and we
see the splash mark that I chose, from the brush that I chose, and I’m just going to
click around and create some texture to the back of my image. Each time–each mark is
one click of the mouse, and if I hold down the mouse a little bit longer, it creates
a darker image. And if I move the mouse a little bit, and hold it down, it’s going to
create like a smudge mark, as if I was painting. So I’m just going to click around, and this
is going to complete the paintbrush, the coloring effect for texture, but we’re going to apply
one more effect before we’re done, before we begin to add text and images.

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