Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Which tools to use, part of Designing a Business Card.
- Which tool or tools should you use…to create your business card?…We have the big three of the Creative Suite:…InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop,…and they're all valid choices.…But in my opinion,…InDesign is the best place to be,…and this is because InDesign offers the…easiest access to OpenType features…and to spacing characters like n-spaces and m-spaces,…and it also has a better implementation of…paragraph and character styles.…Illustrator - a perfectly valid choice.…
It's definitely the best place to be for creating logos,…but this scenario of creating a business card…assumes the logo is already created,…and you're going to place that logo…in your InDesign document.…I will say that if there's a strong interplay…between the logo and the business card text,…then possibly Illustrator is the preferable place to be.…Then, of course, there is the third, Photoshop.…Photoshop, as much as I love it,…as life changing and wonderful as Photoshop is,…it's not great for typography.…
And if you're using Photoshop to create your business cards,…
- 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
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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