Mar 02

Members Area Tutorial: Create a Print-Ready Business Card in Illustrator

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 19:50 — julie

Members Only Tutorial

This tutorial is available exclusively to our FanExtra members. In order to read the tutorial and download it’s original .psd source file you must sign up as a FanExtra member.

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Members Area Tutorial: Create a Print-Ready Business Card in Illustrator

Final Image

The result of this tutorial is shown below:

What You Will Learn

This tutorial is very in depth, and covers design techniques listed below:

  • Learn how to correctly prepare your document and workflow for print before starting work.
  • Learn how to manipulate patterns/textures to create your own awesome custom designs.
  • Learn how to integrate lighting effects to add focus and clarity to your design.
  • Learn how to get your final design completely ready for the printers! Very useful tips here.
  • & Much More!


Learn the fundamentals of designing for the printed medium, and how to ensure that your end product won’t be damaged/degraded.


Learn how to create and manipulate patterns within Illustrator, in order to give stunning details to your work.


Learn how to build up subtle lighting effects to add focus and intensity to your designs.

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