Creating a Custom Business Card Design
In this portion of our Design Guide, we provide you with the tools you need to create a custom business card design. By reading the articles below, you will learn the differences between various design tools, as well as how you can best create a business card based on your level of technical expertise.
Business Card Creation Guide
Below are articles that cover the creation process of a business card design:
Choosing a Design Tool
There are dozens of different software and options for creating business card designs. This article lists all of the most useful options and explains the pros and cons of each software or design tool.
Online Design Tools
Almost every online print shop offers a free design tool, with the catch being that you have to use their printing service when you are done designing. There are also paid online design tools.
Adobe Photoshop is the most well-known design software on the market. Photoshop is perfect for creating custom business cards as there are tons of templates and tutorials available online for free.
Adobe Illustrator is another portion of the Adobe Design Suite, which includes Photoshop and InDesign. Illustrator is perfect for making simple business cards that you can print at home.
Adobe InDesign is another portion of the Adobe Design Suite, which includes Photoshop and Illustrator. InDesign is most useful for layout out the final business card design.
Microsoft Word is an extremely common and easy to use word processing program that can also be used for creating and printing simple business cards from home.
Microsoft Publisher is a well rounded sister program to Microsoft Word, and offers additional features and options for creating and printing business cards from home.
CorelDRAW might be the most complete option for custom business card design. DRAW, like Photoshop, allows you to complete a wide range of design tasks including logo design and text design.
Photo-Paint is another offering from Corel, and this software might be the most cost-effective way to make professional, custom business card designs on your computer at home.
Hiring a Graphic Designer
The simplest (albeit most expensive) way to get a custom business card design is to hire someone who really knows what they're doing - a professional graphic designer.
If you decide to design your own business card with design software, use our Business Card Design Tutorials to walk yourself through the process, start to finish.