hey whats up youtube hope you’re doing
well today i have a tutorial on designing a business card. i’m going to
run through how you set up your document firstly in Photoshop and then how to
design the artwork in Photoshop for your business card from there i will show you
how to set up your printer document in indesign and how to explore the business
card and the artwork from Photoshop to indesign ready for print the first thing you need to establish
with your client or if this is your business card established with yourself
are the dimensions I’ve put a link in the description below
or various dimensions used in the industry around the world summer
portrait in summer landscape i personally prefer to use portrait
designs as you can see here for my most reason business card design here is a
design preprint and then again afterwards you can see have changed it
slightly but i’m really proud of how this came out and this is a design for
myself however the most generic and most common
dimensions used that I’ve been counted when designing a business card is 85
millimeters by 55 millimetres landscape once you have the dimensions established
we need to set up your document in Photoshop you must understand that in
the printing industry and the design industry there is something known as a
bleed I bleed is a term that is used to describe a document which has images of
elements that touch the edge of the page extending beyond the trim edge leaving
no white margin when a document has a bleed it must be printed on a larger
sheet of paper and then trim down I think I bleed is professional and
helps the printer cut down your design effectively I and many other designers use three
millimeter bleed around the entire design business cards so let’s set up
your document and photoshop rest here’s a quick tip or hack for you guys
go to new document and put in dimensions so 85 millimeters by 55 millimeters and
you want to use 300ppi which will give the best quality for something this size
this right now has no blade so drag for guides and down to each edge of the
canvas then give up to image canvas size and
add six millimeters too both measurements you had six and not three
because you want three millimeters around the entire canvas there will be
six millimeters in total in height and width if that makes sense so the
document will be 91 millimeters by 61 millimeters in total which would include
a three millimeter bleed around the entire design from here you can go and
design your artwork remembering that anything outside of these guys will be
cut out and throw away the printing process to keep your most important
information such as contact info etc within these margins the artwork side of
this is going to be completely up to you of course and your design spec just
remember that anything outside of these margins will be cut away and decided i
have here a designer did back in $MONTH 2015 for fashion label I had to design
the logo and the business cards as part of the full branding project i’m going
to use this for the purposes of this video but once you have you outwork you
need to save the jpeg but it’s best to flatten this beforehand to go to layer
flatten image yeah yeah now open up in design and create a new
document make sure print is selected and then click two pages you want to use the
measures we did back in photoshop so 85 millimeters by 55 millimeters and then
click three millimeters for the bleed and select this icon right here to
spread across the entire canvas you can preview your canvas by clicking here or
just go ahead and generate it and you should have something that looks like
this go ahead and select the box tool here
and create a new box over the entire page including a bleed once you’ve done that select the white
arrow tool here and highlight the bugs edited file and then place find your
image and click it it should fit perfectly if you used the
right measurements if the quantity looks bad like this its most likely because
they’re humaid on your desktop not set high quality to change that go to view
screen display performance and then high-quality never repeat this for the
other side and your business card is almost print-ready make sure to save your document before
you go and exports once you have saved it go to file export you want to select
Adobe PDF or print make sure to select the most recent version of acrobat
either for the layout when printing business cards to choose to a continuous
facing an impression you should have these values marks and bleeds and select
printer marks or printer monks and for the output no color conversion after
that the export and you have it finished you can check the quality of your work
in acrobat reader you can check for any anomalies or any issues that have arisen
and of course your client can check it to your business card is now print-ready
I want to hear your comments on your thoughts not only on this video but for
future videos so don’t be shy make sure to subscribe for future
content and until next time design your future today peace yeah

Comments (10)

  1. Firstly – Photoshop is not a page layout application.

    You've done so many things wrong, I think you should remove your video completely and burn the hard drive you created it on.

    1. Photoshop is not good for page layout and is the wrong application to start a business card.
    2. Flattening all layers is a huge mistake. There's no need. Had you used Vector Shapes, Vector Masks, and Text Layers, you could have kept it unflattenened, and save it as a print ready editable PDF for photoshop that would output vector shapes, masks and text.
    3. Importing the file to Indesign was a complete waste of time (see 2 above). You could have kept the document as vector rich PDF from Photoshop.
    4. InDesign is the program you should have done all this in from scratch – there was no need to involve Photoshop at all in any stage of this.
    5. This is common mispractice by so many people – PLEASE STOP MAKING BUSINESS CARDS AND OTHER PAGE LAYOUT IN PHOTOSHOP – THAT'S WHAT INDESIGN IS FOR – (or Illustrator for 1 or 2 page pieces).

    Use InDesign.

  2. Missed the part where you saved it as a JPEG…so many things wrong with your workflow… you really need to be taught the right way.

  3. thanks buddy really work full…

  4. can we create print ready files in illustrator instead of in design?
    is there any effect on printing? if we are saving print ready file in illustrator instead of in design.

  5. have designed a bussines card in Photoshop when saved as PDF with all printing company preferences they send me this -> Your writings/texts are not embedded correctly or have not converted into the file(s). What should i do should?

  6. Guys when adding if adding slug (color bars) accompanying with bleed, u should change the offset value of the 'Marks and Bleeds' tab to 1mm of space + the bleed value. So 3+1=4. It prevents overlapping in slug and bleeds. Cheers

  7. do u know how to do pop up business card?

  8. Super, Please make more videos on print ready design

  9. I like this mr satori

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