In this lesson we will draw together a beautiful business card. Even if you are a beginner, you can easily complete this lesson.
First of all, we need to create a document with the necessary parameters. This is very important, because otherwise there may be problems with printing. That is, print something you type, but the quality is poor. I cited the standard parameters below, although you can, of course, change them a little to your taste.
Note. In this lesson, the following are used as standard sizes: width – 55 mm., Plus an additional 6 mm. under pruning; height – 90 mm., additional 6 mm. under trimming.
Now we need to set up the markup so that it is more convenient for us to work. To begin with, if you have no rulers, press Ctrl + R. Now that the rulers have appeared, arrange the guides, clicking on the rulers and dragging them onto the project, holding the left button. The indents from the edges should be 3 millimeters. Below is how it should be. Arrange the guides near each side.
Now the project should look like this:
Fine! Now add the texture – we will use the asphalt texture. Add your favorite texture to the project. Please note that the texture must go beyond the markup – we intentionally create a margin, because in practice, even a machine cannot perfectly cut a business card.
Note: You can find the right texture here.
Now darken the texture a bit. For this we use Image – Adjustment – Curves (Image – Adjustment – Curves) with the following settings. We make the texture darker so that the text and other elements of the business card fit better into the background.
Fine. Now add some markup to our asphalt. Using the built-in forms in Photoshop, create a yellow arrow, as shown below.
Now press Ctrl + J several times to make several duplicate arrows. Place duplicates in line, as shown below. Do not worry about the fact that the distance between the arrows is not the same, we will fix this a little later.
Hold Ctrl and click on all layers with arrows one by one to select them. Next, click on the button Distribute Horizontal Centers (Align the centers horizontally).
Merge all layers with arrows in one and set the blending mode of the new layer on Overlay (Overlap), this will create the effect that the arrows are really painted on asphalt.
Next, duplicate the layer with the arrows, holding Ctrl + J, and reflect horizontally, applying Edit – Transform – Flip Horizontal (Editing – Transformation – Flip Horizontally). We have a duplicate in front of the original.
Perfectly! Now, using a soft black brush on a new layer, we draw such a frame like this – this will help focus attention in the center of the business card.
So, when the frame is finished, it’s time to save the project as a template. We also save two more copies – the front and the front. Next we will work with the front.
Now add the text on the front side of the business card. Put the text at an angle, like me, to create an interesting effect.
On the new layer, add footprints to the project using brushes that can be found on the Internet. Change the blending mode to Overlay (Overlap) and the front of the business card is ready!
Open the blank back of the business card. We need to arrange the arrows as follows, to leave the distance between them.
Add text to the resulting space. Play with the font settings and color, so that the inscription does not get boring.
Footprints again. Add, change the blending mode to Overlay (Overlap) and lower the opacity value to 50%.
Great, now everything is ready! I hope you enjoyed and learned something new.
Thanks for attention!
Transfer: Ruslan Gilzidinov