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kelly pot
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/13/2004
 

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I need to make a brochure and a business card, I have photoshop cs - just got it. Does anyone know if this can be done in that or what easy application can I develope this in?? HELP!!!!

Thanks so much.
Kelly


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5/2/2007 2:07:26 PM

 
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Hi Kelly,

do you drill your own teeth too?

Photoshop is not for graphic design. It is for photo editing.

So get someone who knows what they're doing to do it for you. That's the fastest way, with waaaay better odds for some quality....

Have fun!


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5/2/2007 3:52:39 PM

 
Ariel Lepor
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/8/2005
  Yeah, you can, and perhaps in your case should, hire for professional stuff like this. You actually can make graphics in Photoshop, but it might be kind of difficult. If you just got photoshop, have fun reading up on it and then edit your photos for amazing results, but why bother trying to use it to make graphics? However, I make computer graphics, logos, whatever I want for myself using the free Inkscape, and the results are very nice.


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5/2/2007 7:50:40 PM

 
Ariel Lepor
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/8/2005
  Someone made http://inkscape.org/screenshots/gallery/inkscape-0.44-savic.png with inkscape. That was version 0.44. 0.46 is coming out soon.


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5/3/2007 9:41:41 AM

 
Ariel Lepor
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/8/2005
  However if you're asking if photoshop can make business cards or still looking for applications, you probably wouldn't be able to produce results like that without reading up on inkscape and vector graphics and logo design and stuff and practicing for months. And then you have to know how to print it correctly on the correct paper type. Search online for professional business card and brochure making, just research any company before using it to make sure there are no problems (scams) with it.


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5/3/2007 9:45:05 AM

 
kelly pot
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/13/2004
  Thank you Ariel for your help. Love your name.

Kelly


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5/3/2007 10:02:01 AM

 
Ariel Lepor
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/8/2005
  You love my name?


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5/3/2007 10:27:17 AM

 
Ariel Lepor
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/8/2005
  I'm glad to help. :) But I'm not sure exactly what you mean by "love your name". Because, almost nobody knows how to pronounce it by reading it on paper, so, you know. lol


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5/3/2007 10:33:53 AM

 
Christopher A. Vedros
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Kelly,
Have you tried VistaPrint? You can upload a graphic to design your own custom business card. They also have lots of pre-made card designs, with coordinating designs for brochures.

A business card design does not have to be complicated to be eye-catching. You only have 7 square inches to get your point across. I designed my card in CorelDraw and uploaded it, then filled in the text on VistaPrint.

They have templates that you can download for several programs, including PhotoShop.
CLICK HERE


Chris A. Vedros
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5/3/2007 12:13:00 PM

 
Ariel Lepor
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/8/2005
  It may be a different company I'm thinking of, but I think VistaPrint, in the past, offered some great deals on business cards, etc.. But after the person signed up, their credit card was billed monthly by third parties for like $20 or something. This happened to multiple people. Like I said before, if you have anyone do business cards for you, research them. Do a google search for something like "business cards". If you find a couple companies that look good, including vistaprint, do a search with that company name and then "scam" or something. Look them up in the bbb, too.


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5/3/2007 12:50:26 PM

 
Willie  L
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/28/2006
  Kelly,
Of course you can use photoshop to create Business Cards. I've made several of them. Start by downloading this template from Overnight Prints.

http://www.overnightprints.com/main.php?A=specs_show&W=photoshop

Click on "DOWNLOAD START FILE" under BUSINESS CARD.

You have to have a 300 dpi business card and there are several other dimensions and bleed zones that need to apply. This template will do that for you, all you have to do is add maybe a picture background then the text.
BAMM your done.
Make sure you erase the guides.
Give that a try.

Willie


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5/3/2007 12:54:37 PM

 
Ariel Lepor
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/8/2005
  Kelly, how did you get a free gallery with more than 30 pictures?


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5/3/2007 12:55:19 PM

 
Ariel Lepor
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/8/2005
  Once you make a business card, whether using Photoshop, vistaprint, inkscape, overnightprints, whatever, you have to get it printed. Either you have to find and print on the proper type of paper, or you have to find someone who will print it for you.


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5/3/2007 12:57:38 PM

 
kelly pot
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/13/2004
  Thanks guys, for all of your help. I really appreciate it!
Kelly


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5/3/2007 1:52:57 PM

 
John P. Sandstedt
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  Take a picture, any picture in landscape orientation that has an expanse at a corner, preferably upper or lower right. Make sure it has a resolution of 300 ppi.

Resize the picture to 2"X3.5". Save as a special file. Re-open it and use the Type tool to write in the info you want in the expanse area. You get to select the font style, color and size to fit the image. Save again.

Go to Word or your word processor; go to Tools and create a blank sheet of business cards. Insert the image you created on each of the cards, clicking first on the box in the upper lerft spot and then copying to the remaining nine spaces. Save.

Print to photopaper or card stock. I prefer photopaper. You'll have to cut the individual cards. You card also print to busines card stock, Avery Label No. 8875, which are perforated.

If you need many, many cards you might want to use a printing service. If you need a few just a small amount, this works fine. If your printer handles 13X19 paper, you can make 30 cards per page.

I do newsletters/brochures with WOrd and Publisher, both available in Microsoft Offic. You can find a book on Publisher in many libraries; online help is available.



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5/3/2007 2:20:59 PM

 
Christopher A. Vedros
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/14/2005
  VistaPrint has gotten some undeserved bad publicity, both here and in other places. I won't mince words - the people who were complaining, were simply careless and didn't look & read before they clicked.

Some people complain that they went to VistaPrint with a promise of free business cards and ended up spending more than they expected. Even when ordering the "free" business cards, there are a couple places during the checkout process where they offer you add-ons and extras, which not surprisingly, will cost more money. There's nothing sinister about a business trying to make money.

At the end of the order process at VistaPrint, it will say something like "Thank you for your order, please accept this gift from one of our sponsors." Then you can click on a link and get an offer for a travel club, or a discount shopping site, or some other type of subscription. We've all seen these ads before, and anyone that thinks signing up for a "free trial period" means you will never pay anything is just naive. Anyone who clicks "Sign me up" without reading the fine print is just plain dumb.

There is no automatic signup for anything done by VistaPrint. You have to choose to do it.

My wife & I have ordered TONS of stuff from VistaPrint, and have never had any problems at all. Order what you need and you'll get it at a great price. Add on extras during checkout that you don't really need, and you might regret the purchase later.

And when ads pop up for other offers, do like my 5-year-olds are trained to do: close it and ignore it.

Chris A. Vedros
www.cavphotos.com


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5/3/2007 2:39:47 PM

 
Christopher A. Vedros
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/14/2005
  I agree with John. Ordering 25 business cards from VistaPrint won't be a good deal. But 500 cards from VistaPrint will be a very good deal, and would take you lots of time and ink to print at home.

Another tip about VistaPrint - pay the extra for the glossy finish, it's worth it.

Chris A. Vedros
www.cavphotos.com


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5/3/2007 2:46:47 PM

 
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