Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up the business card document in InDesign, part of Designing a Business Card.
- In this first business card project I'll be recreating…this business card for the fictional design company…Counter Graphic.…Let's begin with the document setup.…I want two pages, not facing, do not need…a primary text frame.…And the width will be 3.5 inches.…The height will be two inches,…if you're using a unit other than inches as your…default then make sure that you're explicit.…
Type in in after the numeral.…If you installed the North American version of InDesign…you will have US business card as a standard page size,…but if you installed a different regional version…you won't have that so you'll actually have to…type in those values.…One column, gutter is irrelevant,…and the margins I'd like to be 1/8th of an inch,…or nine points on all four sides.…And I want the same size for the bleed.…
Nine points or .125 of an inch.…Let's just turn on the preview so we can see…what we're going to get.…And there is my blank page.…I have two of them.…I'm using the advanced workspace.…I'm now going to create a grid,…and I'm going to do that on the master page…
- Examining how layout, typography, and other elements add to a design
- Incorporating imagery
- Choosing paper stock
- Using common business card sizes and formats
- Printing options
- Positioning logos and text
- Preparing a business card for print
Skill Level Beginner
Layout and Composition with InDesignwith Nigel French1h 27m Appropriate for all
1. The Elements of a Business Card
2. Taking a Closer Look at Business Cards
3. Designing a Business Card for a Design Company
4. Designing a Business Card for a Coffee Shop
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