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55 Business Card Designs for Your Creative Inspiration (With Tutorials)

Designing an effective and professional business card is not a simple task.

A designer or novice must have insightful knowledge about the process of developing a professional looking business card. Furthermore, for very new beginners, this can be one of the trickiest things to accomplish. Thanks to our Friends at 1st Web Designer and author Jameel Khan here’s a selection of tutorials that will help you create impressive business cards and make the process as painless as possible. This blog post also showcases some creatively designed free business card templates in Photoshop format (PSD)s.

In these tutorials, you will not only learn the techniques required to design business cards, but will also learn some basics about layout and how to get a file ready for print. If you feel uncomfortable working with the more advanced among the following, pass your favorite along to your designer.

1. Cardboard and Torn Paper Business Card

This Advanced Photoshop tutorial you’ll create a nice cardboard effect and play with a neat torn edge effect.

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2. Design a Print Ready Business Card for Designers

Follow this walk-through in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign to create your own double-sided business card, resulting in a print-ready file to send to your favourite print firm.

Design a Print Ready Business Card for Designers

3. Design a Cool and Original Jean Style Business Card

This tutorial will guide you through the process of designing a professional jean style business card. The tutorial features some great techniques, effects and layer styles which you can use over and over for future projects.

Design a Cool and Original Jeans Style Business Card

4. How to Design an Abstract Business Card in Photoshop

In this tutorial we will teach you how to design an abstract business card using a combination of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. We will be using Photoshop as a base for our business card, all whilst using Illustrator to create some clean, abstract shapes.

How to Design an Abstract Business Card in Photoshop

5. How To Design a Print Ready Die-Cut Business Card

Need a new set of business cards? Follow this step by step tutorial to create a cool business card design in Adobe Illustrator. We’ll begin creating the vibrant pattern effect, then we’ll layout the contact information and set up the final print ready file ready for sending off to your chosen print firm.

How To Design a Print Ready Die-Cut Business Card

6. Create a Molten Chocolate Business Card in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial we’ll design a single sided business card that features molten chocolate as a background image using Photoshop and get it ready for print.

Create a Molten Chocolate Business Card in Photoshop

7. How to Make a Space-Themed Business Card

Learn how to design an alluring space-themed business card that is out of this world. With this tutorial, you will learn how to create a space backdrop with stars and stardust (all from scratch), utilize great light effects and how to stylize text. You will be surprised to find out that we will only use basic Photoshop tools and techniques.

How to Make a Space-Themed Business Card

8. How to Make Photographic Negative Business Cards

The creative photographic negative business card idea. Here we are going to share exactly how it was made in case you want to make your own.

How to Make Your Own Photographic Negative Business Cards

9. Making a Print-Ready Business Card using only Photoshop

Design a simple business card in Photoshop and get it ready for print with crop marks and bleed. Normally you’d do some of this with a tool like InDesign, but it is in fact possible to get by with just our trusty old Photoshop.

Making a Print-Ready Business Card Using Only Photoshop

10. Create a Slick Business Card Design with Stunning Typography

Whatever profession you’re in, there’ll come a time when you’ll need your own business card. This graphic design tutorial will show you a way to create a standard two-sided business card design in Adobe Photoshop that you can take to your printer.

Create a Slick Business Card Design with Stunning Typography

11. How to Create a Sweet Bokeh Business Card in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial we’re going to learn how to create a double-sided business card that features Bokeh and abstract effects. We’ll also create many different color schemes for it. So, let’s get started!

How To Create A Sweet Bokeh Business Card In Photoshop

12. Creating a Cartoony Print-Ready Business Card in Photoshop

In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to create a print-ready business card in Photoshop. Designs made for printing have to be prepared in a special manner. Before sending to the printer, it’s best to make sure that your file is ready so you can avoid all the hassle of redesigning, or better yet, the anguish brought by a printing disaster.

Creating a Cartoony Print-Ready Business Card in Photoshop

13. Creating a Colorful Vibrant Business Card

In this tutorial you will learn how to Create a Colorful Vibrant Business Card.

Creating a Colorful Vibrant Business Card

14. Create A Retro Inspired Business Card

In this tutorial Kendra Gaines will be running you through creating a beautiful retro business card in Photoshop. Its a detailed tutorial focusing on all the aspects of the design and creation. Let’s find out how Kendra did it.

Create A Retro Inspired Business Card

15. Making a Grungy Business Card

There are many different ways to attack a business card design. Clean and corporate is always nice. But why not get a little wild? This tutorial will walk you through setting up a vertical grungy business card template, front to back and ready to print.

Making a Grungy Business Card

16. Business Card Design Project Walkthrough

Let’s look at a process for creating the concept of business card, resulting in the finished printed product.

Business Card Design Project Walkthrough

17. Creating a New Web 2.0 Business Card

Creating business cards is not as easy as some people think; actually it’s pretty hard to condense our business to the size of a business card.

Creating a New Web 2.0 Business Card

18. Red Business Card

In this tutorial you will learn how to create an amazing red textured Business Card design.

Red Business Card

19. Design a Dirty Business Card

We’ll create a simple textured business card. The basic guidelines should be kept for printing and user-friendly to the print media and client.

Design a Dirty Business card

20. Create a Business Card in Illustrator

In this detailed tutorial we will create a business card in Illustrator and print it with UPrinting.

Create a Business Card in Illustrator

21. How to Impose Business Cards for Digital Printing with InDesign

Sometimes you find yourself in a situation when your client needs to quickly print some business cards and you are the one who gets to do it. In this tutorial you will learn how to quickly and effectively impose business cards without using any paid imposition plug-in, using some basic InDesign functions and just a few clicks.

How to Impose Business Cards for Digital Printing with InDesign

22. Designing a Business Card with InDesign CS5

In this tutorial we are going to take a business card design from initial concept to preparing the file for print. So whether you need a business card for yourself or a client read on.

Designing a Business Card with InDesign CS5

23. Unusual Business Card

Here is an especially useful tutorial about how to create an unusual business card. I hope it will be very interesting to you.

Unusual Presentation Your Business Card

24. Create a Fun Print-Ready Doodled Business Card Design

In this tutorial we’ll be drawing our doodles directly in Illustrator, and using the application’s print abilities to set up our business card document with the correct margins and bleed to build a complete print-ready PDF document.

Create a Fun Print-Ready Doodled Business Card Design

25. Create  a Retro Grunge Style Business Card

Learn how you can create a cool old grunge looking print ready business card in Photoshop and also learn some techniques which you can use in your future designs.

How To Create Old Grudge Style Print Ready Business Card

26. Designing a Professional Business Card

A professional business card is vital to successfully represent your business. PSD Nation has created an easy-to-follow tutorial showing the steps to create a fantastic business card.

Designing a Professional Business Card

27. Design a Slick Business Card

In this tutorial we are going to show you how to design your own double-sided business card in Photoshop and get it ready for print.

Design Slick Print Ready Business Card

28. Design a Unique Business Card

Learn how to design a cool business card that’s print ready in Illustrator and Photoshop.

Design a Cool Print Ready Business Card

29. Create a Stylish Business Card in Photoshop

In this tutorial we are going to create a stylish looking business card in Photoshop. Its an very easy and simple tutorial to understand.

Create a Stylish Business Card in Photoshop

30. How to Create a Stylish Business Card Template

Following this tutorial you’ll be able to understand the architecture of this business card design and create a personalized version for yourself.

How to Create a Stylish Business Card Template

31. Make a Swiss Design Inspired Business Card

In this print design tutorial, you will witness a process for creating Swiss Style themed business cards using Adobe Illustrator and some tools and items that you can easily obtain from your your local office supply store (or online). We’re going to go through setting up Illustrator for designing a business card template, as well as how to print the template on business card stock.

Make Swiss Design Inspired Business Cards

32. Business Card Design Walkthrough

In this tutorial, we will be giving you a walk through on the entire business card design process.

Business Card Design Walkthrough

33. Business Card Tutorial

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a beautiful business card with just Photoshop.

Business Card Tutorial

34. What makes a good business card?

In this article you will learn some useful techniques on how to design a business card.

What makes a good business card?

35. How to Create a Nebula Background Business Card

In this tutorial we will learn how to create a dark nebula background visiting card.

How to create a nebula background business card

36. Business Card Tutorial in Inkscape

This tutorial will demonstrate how to create a business card template using Inkscape.

Business Card Tutorial in Inkscape

37. How to Design Your Business Card

This article will cover some best practices on the basics of business card design.

How to Design Your Business Card

38. Cool Business Card

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a beautiful business card in Photoshop.

Cool Business Card

39. Making Creative Business Card

Are you interesting how to make creative looking business card in a few steps? Be sure, it will take five minutes maximum!

Making Creative Business Card

40. How to Design Business Card

This tutorial will cover something different, you will learn how to create an attractive business card.

How to Design Business Card

41. Grungy Business Card

Running out of ideas? Here’s a good one; a business card with a cautioning pattern. It’s relatively easy; give it a try.

Grungy Business Card

Free Business Card Templates PSD’s:

42. Technix Business Card

Technix Business Card

43. Free Modern Business Card

Free Modern Business Card

44. Psd Business Card Mock-Up

Psd Business Card Mock-Up

45. Brown Retro Business Card

Brown Retro Business Card

46. Free Business Card PSD

Free Business Card PSD

47. Psd Business Card Mock-Up

Psd Business Card Mock-Up

48. Business Card PSD Templates

Business Card PSD Templates

49. Modern Business Card

Modern Business Card

50. Vintage Business Card PSD

Vintage Business Card PSD

51. Business Card PSD template

Business Card PSD template

52. Corporate Business Card

Corporate Business Card

53. Clean Business Card PSD

Clean Business Card PSD

54. Deviant ID Card Template

Deviant ID Card Template

55. 4 Asian-Inspired Personal Business Cards Templates

4 Asian-Inspired Personal Business Cards Templates

Conclusion:

Here we have showcased a useful collection of professionally designed tutorials on how to make effective business cards. We hope that this collection will help you in creating unique and effective business cards. Do let us know what you think about this compilation. Feel free to share your opinions and comments with us via comment section below.

Thanks to 1st Web Designer and author Jameel Khan for putting this collection of business card design tutorials.

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Presented here for your education, inspiration and enjoyment by:

Will Sherwood
CEO/Chief Creative Officer
The Sherwood Group: Graphic Design & Website Design
Santa Clarita and Los Angeles, California, USA

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8 Comments:


  • By Business Cards Miami 15 Aug 2012

    I really appreciate the great article! I can definitely use your productive recommendation on future stores of our companies. My printer company in Mia ,FL will use all the advice we can get! I opened about five years ago & right now things are directing in place. By the way, at what time was this thing given.

    Thanks again for the advice!
    Steve Bans

    • By Will Sherwood 18 Aug 2012

      Hi Steve,

      I don’t understand your question as to when this was given???

      Will
      mailto:will@thesherwoodgroup.com

  • By NY Printing 18 Aug 2012

    Me and my friend work at a printing company in NYC and this would be really cool to show with my co-workers. Looking forward to hearing their response ;)

    Cheers!
    Fred Simyon

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  • By Chuck 24 Sep 2012

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