How to Create a Business Card with Corel Photo-Paint

Posted by: Manuel Pimentel on Mar. 22nd, 2011
Business Card Corel Photo-Paint Tutorial

Photo-Paint is the raster image designer and editor created by the Canadian company of Corel Corporation. It is the equivalent of Photoshop from Adobe. Photo-Paint, together with Corel Draw, Trace, Connect and Capture is a component of the Corel Graphics Suite.

Corel Photo-Paint has a huge capacity to create effects for your raster graphics. The effects applied to the Business Card below were all done with Photo-Paint.

Finished Business Card

Steps for Designing a Business Card in Corel Photo-Paint

  • Step 1 - Create a New Image.
  • Step 2 - Import a Graphic Background.
  • Step 3 - Import your prepared Logo.
  • Step 4 - Import and place your Graphics.
  • Step 5 - Import and Position all Type or Text.
  • Step 6 - Save a Copy in PDF for the printer.
  • Step 7 - Upload to our design suite for printing/delivery.

Step 1 - Create the Image

Create a new Image. On the File Menu – New. On the New Image Panel:

  • Name - Business Card
  • Width – 3.5 in
  • Height – 2.0 in
  • Resolution – 360 dpi
  • Background – Black
  • Color Mode – CMYK
  • Click – OK

Step 1a

On the View Menu – Check Rulers and Guidelines. Press Left Mouse Button then Drag Guidelines from the Rulers to create Margins.

Step 1b

Step 2 - Import Background

Add Background Texture. On the File Menu – click Import. On the Import Image Panel – click Image – Then click Import (You can download and import our example Aqua graphic by right clicking and saving this link).

Step 2a

Blend the image into your background. On the Object Panel – Select Color Mode.

Step 2b

Step 3 - Import Logo

Import your Logo. On the File Menu – click Import. Select Image from the Import Panel – Click Import (You can download and import our example logo by right clicking and saving this link).

Step 3a

Position Logo using the left mouse button to drag the image.

Step 3b

Step 4 - Import Graphics

Import Image to enhance your Business Card. On the File Menu – click Import. Select Image from the Import Panel. Click – Import. You can download our example fish graphic by right clicking and saving this link.

Step 4a

Position and Resize image using the image handles.

Step 4b

Step 5 - Import Text

Import your Type. On the File Menu – Import. On the Import Image Panel – Navigate to your Image – click Import. You can download our example text by downloading and unzipping this link.

Step 5a

Position your Type/Text on the Business Card Design. Save.

Step 5b

Step 6 - Save for Printing

Save a copy in PDF format for the printer. On the File Menu – Publish to PDF. On the Publish to PDF panel – Settings.

Step 6a

PDF Settings:

  • Color – CMYK
  • Bitmap Downsampling – 360 ppi
  • Bleed Limits - .125 in

Step 6b

Step 7 - Upload for Printing

Upload your PDF file to our business card design suite to see an instant proof and to order your cards. We use a lithography press and four color printing to precisely replicate your design on the card. To upload and print your design, visit our custom business card printing suite.