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

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

Final Image

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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.

About the Author:

Ester Liquori is a graphic designer from Italy, passionate for creating clean, modern identities, logotypes and websites. She runs her design blog Ester Liquori Design Blog ( where she posts freebies, inspiration, tutorials etc. She is also an avid photographer and traveler and posts some pics from all over the World in her photoblog 365PhotoPaths

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  1. @theflyerpub says:

    This is a great tutorial for those who need clear and concise example of how to effectively design a business card in Illustrator. I wish I had these types of resources when I was first starting out! :)

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