Business cards are an important tool for getting your name out there and building a client base. Creating unique, attention-grabbing business cards can be a challenge, but if you do it right, you can showcase your artwork and make a lasting impression, which means more clients who want your work.
In this article, we’ll break down the big things you’ll need to know before you open your own studio.
In this article, we’ll explain how to create business cards that stand out, including:
Procreate Business Card Tutorial
Whether you’re creating business cards for the first time, or just want to revamp your existing design, these steps will help you build cards that set you apart.
Choose Your Size
Create a new canvas in Procreate. On the Screen Size menu, tap the icon in the top right corner to choose the dimensions for your cards. Standard-size business cards are 3.5 inches by 2 inches. You will be able to change the orientation and zoom in and out manually.
By choosing dimensions that are proportionate to the size of your cards, you can ensure that your design won’t appear warped or stretched when it’s printed.
You can easily upload your design later to printing sites like Vistaprint, as they will have all the standard sizes available.
When deciding what design to use on your cards, consider the following questions:
Consider creating a design that’s personal to you– in our example, that’s a self-portrait. Additionally, use a drawing style that you feel comfortable with. If you’re talented at realistic portraits, putting one on your business card will show off your skills.
Sketch out a few very basic design ideas on different layers and see what you like best. You can hide or delete the layers you don’t like later.
Create a Basic Outline
Once you’ve decided on your design, sketch a rough draft
Tips for Creating a Rough Draft
Create a Final Design
When you’re happy with your design, it’s time to create the final outline. Turn down the opacity on your sketch layers and create new layers to work over top of them.
On this step, focus on creating clean, precise lines and shapes. This will eventually be the outline that you shade and color for the final design of your business cards.
Shade and Color
Add colors that will make your design pop. Again, use different layers for each piece of your design. That way, if you change your mind and want to use a different color, you won’t accidentally erase your line work.
Be creative and don’t be afraid to use all the space available. In our example above, there was a lot of white space behind the design. We went back through and added some black to the background to take full advantage of the space.
Add Contact Information
Finally, add your name and contact information to the design.
Tips for Adding Contact Information
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