Business Card Design in Photoshop : Opening a New Image in Photoshop

Uploaded by expertvillage on 22.01.2008

Hi, I'm Gary for Expert Village. The first things we want to do is open up Photoshop,
and create a new image. Now, our image has to be the size--we want it to be the size
of the business card that we're going to be working on, so the first thing we want to
do is make sure that we're--when we create the size, we want to make sure that we're
dealing in inches, because our business card is--a standard business card is three and
a half inches in width by two inches in height, so if we, once we set the sizes to three and
a half and two, respectively, then we just want to make sure that we're dealing in inches
and not pixels, or centimeters, or millimeters, so that's one thing to make sure when we change
the dimensions over here. And the other thing is that we want to make sure that we're dealing
with a transparent background, because the type of business card that we're going to
be creating is going to deal with images and bringing different layers to the forefront
and to the background, and we're going to have--have to have a transparent background
to work with in order to create those effects, because if we have a background color, or
a solid white color in our background, then it's going to shine through when we try to
manipulate the layers. So, the first thing we need to do is open up our document to the
exact size of our business card, three and a half by two inches, and make sure we have
a transparent background, hit "ok", and we see, that at a hundred percent, our business
card canvas, we'll call it, is ready to be used and to apply the images and the text
that we're going to use to create the business card.