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Visiting cards are one of the most important things to make ready and really make it well for professionals. Every professional needs to express his expertise, work and abilities. Small, medium and big organizations have visiting cards for their employees and management.
Small and medium size business owners also look to make their visiting cards to publicize their business and to give their business contacts and details while meeting to someone. Visiting card is an essential tool to define your business, to grow your sales and tell the people about your business.
Professional bloggers also use visiting cards. Almost every professional worker, businessman, entrepreneur and service provider take cares to make good designed visiting card for their business.
Most of the people recommend professional graphics designers to make their visiting cards but there are options you choose, if you can’t afford a graphics designer who charges $200 or 300 for your visiting cards design, I can recommend you softwares to buy and install them to use in the future. Even you can design your own visiting cards through those softwares.
Most Recommended Graphics design softwares to make visiting cards:
1- Corel Draw
2- Adobe Photoshop
3- Adobe Illustrator
These three softwares are widely used graphics design softwares by home users who like little graphics design work. Bloggers also use Corel Draw, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator to make their logos, banners and other graphics design stuff. I am discussing about visiting cards designing in Corel Draw:
Setting up the size is the first option to adjust to design the visiting card. Standard size of visiting card is 3×1.5 inches but it depends on the designer and client. Some clients want their visiting cards little different and they require different sizes like 3.5×2 inches, 3×1.5 inches, 3.5×1 inches.
So it totally depends on the customers. Graphics design can also suggest some visiting card sizes to the customers.
Make logo for visiting card
The main part of the visiting card is Logo and cardholder name. If logo is already designed then graphics designer or you can place your logo on the visiting card. Make sure you have logo in cdr format to work in corel draw. Logo file in jpeg, gif, png won’t work due to pixel problem when it goes to the printing section. So get your logo designed and place it on the visiting card. Detailed logo design tutorials are coming soon. You can see in the figure about the font options on the top. When you write text from the option ‘A’ of sidebar (left) in corel draw, all options for text come to the screen. Select your favorite font for the name and logo of the design.
After logo and name a visiting card requires little business description to tell to the others what exactly your business is. Some creative thinkers don’t write any type of description and it was in trend few years ago but now people started writing little business description in one line on the visiting card to tell to the world about their work.
Selecting fonts and visiting card colours are very important. Select the colours which are suitable according to your business line. I mean a doctor’s visiting must be more clean and simple then the graphics designer’s visiting card.
Some companies need colourful and creative style, some companies and individuals go for more simplicity. In graphics designing stuff, every mind is different and they have different choices and picks.
You can see in the figure. This is the main toolbar area of the Corel Draw. These few tools can be used to work on many graphics ideas. From logo designing to letterhead designs, from 3D logos to 3D graphics, many graphics types can be designed from these options.
Stay tuned to bloggingmatters to get more creative and useful graphics and other PC tutorials. Graphics designing is more depended on the creativity rather than tools and heavy softwares. You can utilize simple tools to make highly effective and creative graphics and visiting cards.