ArticlesBlog

Business Card Design in Photoshop : Opening a New Image in Photoshop

Business Card Design in Photoshop : Opening a New Image in Photoshop


Hi, I’m Gary for Expert Village. The first
things we want to do is open up Photoshop, and create a new image. Now, our image has
to be the size–we want it to be the size of the business card that we’re going to be
working on, so the first thing we want to do is make sure that we’re–when we create
the size, we want to make sure that we’re dealing in inches, because our business card
is–a standard business card is three and a half inches in width by two inches in height,
so if we, once we set the sizes to three and a half and two, respectively, then we just
want to make sure that we’re dealing in inches and not pixels, or centimeters, or millimeters,
so that’s one thing to make sure when we change the dimensions over here. And the other thing
is that we want to make sure that we’re dealing with a transparent background, because the
type of business card that we’re going to be creating is going to deal with images and
bringing different layers to the forefront and to the background, and we’re going to
have–have to have a transparent background to work with in order to create those effects,
because if we have a background color, or a solid white color in our background, then
it’s going to shine through when we try to manipulate the layers. So, the first thing
we need to do is open up our document to the exact size of our business card, three and
a half by two inches, and make sure we have a transparent background, hit “ok”, and we
see, that at a hundred percent, our business card canvas, we’ll call it, is ready to be
used and to apply the images and the text that we’re going to use to create the business
card.

Comments (4)

  1. You have to use CMYK color for printing

  2. look closer, its at 71.9, not 719.

  3. Good but please number your videos. I had a hell of a time trying to get them in sequence. They are scattered and still havn't found the last one for the text effects.

  4. @TrickyMagic12 Actually it isn't, you need bleed room.

Comment here