by Geno Arguelles . June 15th, 2012
Branding and identity design junkies, rejoice! Since we’re making the month of June You The Designer’s Logo Design Month, we’re going to teach you how to make your own business card. We’ll walk you through a five-step process, which you can modify later on and apply to your own design concept.
Here’s how it will look when we’re done:
Since we are doing a print-ready UPrinting business card (with bleeds and margins), download a PSD file of a Standard Business Card (2″ x 3.5″) at UPrinting’s Free Template page.
After downloading the business card template, let’s get the font that we’ll be using on our design. You can get the font from DaFont here, and make sure to install the font on your computer.
After that’s done and good, let’s move to the tutorial proper:
Open the PSD file that you have downloaded, here’s what you’ll see.
Now that we are all set up let’s start to design the front of the business card.
On the layer panel, double click the layer named “Background” and name it to Front Background then hit OK. Double click the same layer again and you’ll end up in the “Layer Style” window. Click the Color Overlay to color the white background with black (which is #0c0c0c) and hit OK.
Now that we’re done with the front side, this time we’ll do the back part’s design. Just repeat Step 1 until you end up with a white background.
On the toolbar on the left side, select the “rectangle tool”
This time we need to place the logo from the card’s front design to the our current canvas.
Open Front_Design PSD and position your two sides like this:
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Mark Geno Arguelles is a graphic designer, photographer and musician. Geno has a long-standing passion for print design and digital artworks. He loves researching new techniques and always tries to come up with fresh designs. His works have been featured in a number of graphic design websites such as Abduzeedo and Digital Served.