This week a selection of business card tutorials and templates. The days that we only had a phone number to give are long gone. With Twitter, Facebook, weblogs, emails and the old fashioned phone number, everyone should carry a business card.
Actually you should carry more than one, one for professional purposes and one for social purposes. I don’t think most people want to give out their personal accounts to business related contacts and vise versa. I currently have two versions, one for my business and an old one with my Flickr, weblog and email address on it.
While compiling this post I got inspired to create a neat and simple one for personal use. My go to printer is MOO. I don’t need many cards and their quality is good enough for me. They offer templates and everything, but you can upload your own design. It can be a bit tricky, but here the tutorials and explanations on bleeds come in handy.
Fire up Photoshop and try to create a personal card for social purposes!
An extensive tutorial that goes into detail on printing issues such as, dpi, bleeding area and the safe zone area. This may possible save you money from getting bad prints.
A 10 layer template for business cards (standard American 3.5″ x 2″) with page, bleed, and margin masks.
Advanced Photoshop tutorial using cardboard and torn edge effect.
Follow this walk through in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign to create your own double sided business card design, resulting in a print-ready file to send to your favored print firm.