Business Card

Today i will show you how you can create your own Business Card using photoshop. You can use this tutorial for your own business or website if you like.


Lets start of by creating a new blank document in photoshop.
Make sure you use the settings below: Width 3,75 inch, Height 2,25 inch and the Resolution 300.
Business Card 1


Now we need to set some guide lines. Because the outer lines are cut lines, they will be cut away when you print your design. The second line is a safety line. Set the outer lines to 38px and the inner lines to 75px.
Business Card 2-1
Business Card 2

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Create a new layer and fill it with the color #090909 using the Paint Bucket Tool (press G).
Business Card 3


Now download this texture.

And place it on top of the other layers. Resize the texture till you have something like this.
Business Card 4

Now set the layer mode to Color Dodge and the opacity to 40%, You can use a lower or higher opacity if you like.
Business Card 5

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Now create a new layer and paint the borders with black, using a big soft brush (press B). I used a size 200 brush.
When u painted the borders set the opacity of the border layer to 40%.


Add some text, like your Company name, your Name, Email, Tel and Website. I used Verdana as text style, and added a little line below the company name.

I also added a little logo on the right corner:


Finish it, i wasn’t happy with the text order and found a typ error so i have changed it. I also added some cool splatters to the left and right. You can download these brushes here and you can use these brushes for free.

You are now done and have created your own business card, that you can use to promote your business or website.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and feel free to ask your questions.

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    Posted by Bill on October 14, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Great tut! That’s a really nice card.

    Posted by Tommy on October 14, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    This is a very good technique gona go try it =D
    Many thanks !

    Posted by Carlos B on October 20, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    Very nice tutorial.

    Posted by Kumo on October 20, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    I’m not comfortable with the idea of working these king of things on Photoshop… I wouldn’t do a business card on PS like I wouldn’t make a website design in illustrator.

    For pages layout, it’s best to use a page layout software like Quark Xpress (even if I hate it) or Adobe InDesign.
    (but it works, Ok, it’s only that this is not the purpose of the software…)

    Posted by CookieofDoom on October 21, 2009 at 1:32 am

    I don’t know a lot about printed design, I’ll admit. I’m pretty sure that using vectors whenever your printed design allows for it is always a good idea, though. It aids in scalability and makes things like text look a lot better.

    I’d also recommend starting with a resolution of 600dpi for small projects like business cards. Photoshop will run a bit slower, but the final output is worth it.

    Good tutorial, overall, though. The point about padding is very important.

    Posted by nOmi on October 21, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    burrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!! thats niCe

    Posted by Robbie on October 21, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    The text should definitely have been done in Illustrator along with the splashes to make sure you get the sharp edges. You might get lucky doing it all in PS and get a good finished design but it’s not worth the risk. I prefer to get the background and images done in PS then export to Illustrator and add text or any shapes.

    Posted by transfer smart on October 22, 2009 at 7:10 am

    I don’t know a lot about printed design, I’ll admit. I’m pretty sure that using vectors whenever your printed design allows for it is always a good idea, coz we tried it in our site project. It aids in scalability and makes things like text look better.

    Posted by chris on October 22, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    Thank you all for your compliments and advice.
    It sure is better doing the text in Illustrator, but it worked out pretty good for me in photoshop.

    Posted by pravin on October 23, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    thank u all for your ideas.

    Posted by John Holt on November 5, 2009 at 2:07 am

    I’d probably do the background in Photoshop and the text and splatters in Illustrator,then bring them all into InDesign or Quark to layout a full page of cards to be cut. Not very cost effective to print one at a time. Great looking card though. You might even want the printer to emboss the splatters or gold type for added effect. I know, it would cost more too though.

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    Posted by Danny B on November 29, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    This is a really great business card. I think all too often people use basic designs offered by the printing companies and as far as I’m concerned they just don’t look all that professional. Also, you see the same designs cropping up all the time.

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    Posted by Pixelcards on November 4, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    It is a good way to make business cards..
    I also use photoshop but lack that accuracy..
    Your post post surely did help..

    Posted by jw on January 7, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    thanks for the tut, nice!

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    Who coded your business car application? That is very slick indeed!

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    awesome tutorial.. Thanks

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