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business cards are so 1999.
Instead of the same old busniess card I made these little press kits to show off my work

Posted by michelle G. from Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada • Published See michelle G. 's 1253 projects »
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  • How to make a card. Mini Press Kit - Step 1
    Step 1

    first you need to draw up a template in Illustator. Search google for press kit and import that picture into illustator.

    Trace the image with the pen tool and delete the image.

    Now you will have a template to use.

    (make sure that you group the image. using appleG)

    (an example of a press kit is included)

  • How to make a card. Mini Press Kit - Step 2
    Step 2

    now open another page in illustator and make a template for your business cards.

    the larger card should be 2.5x3

    the med card should be 2x3.5

    the smallest card should be 2.5x3

    (here is a sample of 2.5x3 busn. cards)

  • How to make a card. Mini Press Kit - Step 3
    Step 3

    now look in your computer for images you want to add to the press kit cover and the cards that go inside it.

    use photoshop to resize or change the colour of the images as you wish.

  • How to make a card. Mini Press Kit - Step 4
    Step 4

    now bring the templates to Indesign and place the images and text into the templates.

  • How to make a card. Mini Press Kit - Step 5
    Step 5

    once you are satistified with your presskit, print it off.

    use sissors or a paper cutter to cut the templates out.

  • How to make a card. Mini Press Kit - Step 6
    Step 6

    once they are cut

    fold the press kit cover and glue the flaps.

    insert busn. cards and place into a holder

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Shooter
Shooter · Santa Cruz, California, US · 1 project
What makes you think that in every "how-to" post you do, that we all have $3000 worth of top of the line desktop publishing, design software? Adobe Illustrator cost $550.00, .Adobe, InDesign is $650.00. Your other post was how-to make a webzine using Photoshop a $650.00 program and Adobe Acrobat a $250 PDF program. Are you just bragging, because you have rich parents, or maybe your boyfriend takes really good care of you? I don't know or care, but save the glam for somewhere else. You wouldn't know DIY if it slapped you in the face, which it has just done. Now some people have to use alternative software that is freeware to do their projects. And then below in a comment, you say "in design school I was known as queen of fold, their you go again flaunting another thing you are so proud of and that is you sexuality. Nobody gives a flip who you choose to sleep with. Save it for when your home, or with your friends, do you hear me saying "in design school they called me the king of snatch." Enough of the ego trip Mikey. Oh by the way your how-to threads are lacking severely, they gave absolutely no details of how to actually do your project. Those programs are very difficult to use and you left out the hours and hours of training, practice and if your lucky "design school," that's required to build a webzine, or make a press kit. It takes literally hours to do any of the things mentioned in your how-to swag. I have the software you mention in your sorry post and I know first hand what goes into doing what you offered, omg, how misleading can one be? Wow! Worthless posts really rub me wrong as well as spoiled brats. if anybody is really trying to do these projects, feel free to contact me and I will help you do the project to completion without the distractions and I promise not to make it obvious that I am straight. Oops I need an aspirin now. Oh go ahead and cry to an administrator, because I may do the same thing. I'm over it now. Over and out!
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Leia P.
Leia P. · Cleveland, Ohio, US
It's brilliant, idk why i didn't think of this for my design business! I ♥ you!
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michelle G.
michelle G. · Antigonish, Nova Scotia, CA · 1258 projects
thanks, I was known as the queen of folds at my design school
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snowii
snowii
ooo pretty~
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corrie w
corrie w · Columbus, Ohio, US · 7 projects
sweet
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maryam
maryam · Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, AE · 16 projects
this is soooooo smart.. and amazing Happy
i love it ^^
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