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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:22 pm 
Interesting card, Bjorn, but there are a few more technical kinks I'd like to mention:

Your HB PROFOTO logo has uneven kerning (the spacing between the characters) and this gives the logo less unity and contrast. More so, it might look like a mistake to some. Fixing is easy.

Your "Life is beautiful" slogan would be greatly improved by making the characters bolder, and subsequently less narrow which can lead to printing problems on the press.


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Here's my business card. I opted for the portrait orientation because, hey, why not. It makes you stand out. Also, I kept the back side white so I can use it as a bounce card. It's already sent out to the printer, to be printed on 256 g/m2 matte paper ;)

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Here's my business card. I opted for the portrait orientation because, hey, why not. It makes you stand out. Also, I kept the back side white so I can use it as a bounce card. It's already sent out to the printer, to be printed on 256 g/m2 matte paper ;)

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Thats very nice I like it.


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Thank you Tomis :)

For the record: the photo was done with just one off-camera flash placed behind me in the bathroom, shot taken in the mirror. High-pass filter for extreme sharpening/toning, and some dodging and burning the highlights and shadows.

IF anyone wants to know how I did the whole business card, just ask here or send a PM and I'll make the PSD available to you :)

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IF anyone wants to know how I did the whole business card, just ask here or send a PM and I'll make the PSD available to you :)


Could i get one Marijn? I'm new to photoshop so i want to learn :wink:

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Here you go Victor, I named the layers in english:

http://www.mediafire.com/?tmuuzzybwtn

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THANKS :D

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The new business cards I ordered came in today, so I thought I'd share the design. Kept it simple this time.

Front side:
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EDIT: Hope the fact that tinypic is down is just temporary...

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Very clean Bjorn. Also: you can still pretty much read the blurred text. ;)

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Thanks!
Yeah, the blur and smudge wasn't quite strong enough. I'll replace it tomorrow!

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:44 pm 
Here's what I'm currently using:

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Just the small text on the front now says

web dev | programming | 3d

Instead of the kindof lame 'computer stuff'


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I must say computer stuff DOES sum it up... :lol:

Nice card though

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what format do printers want the designs inn and what size and bleeding do you need on them?

i had a go (posted result on another topic) but think i realised i shouldnt have a picture on it as it may depict i only takes photos of that subject. think i need to try and make one like bjorns, stylish but not saying 'i only take pics of one subject'

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:11 am 
@Neil

Most print shops I've dealt with locally in my area are pretty flexible when it comes to formats. .psd .indd .pdf .ai they all work

I have the same beef with business cards, I don't want 1000 cards with the same image. I use moo.com, they allow you to use up to 100 different images on your cards I think. They are kinda expensive but its worth it. and If you're a flickr user then you can pull images directly from your photostream.


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You can download a template from Vistaprint's site. If you scroll up a bit, you can download the PSD I made for my business card (if the link is still alive). I submitted my picture in high-quality PNG to make sure it would render correctly.

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