Easy Setup For Print: Design a Unique Business Card Premium class

Jon Brommet, Graphic Designer

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13 Videos (1h 4m)
    • Intro

      1:22
    • Project Overview

      3:14
    • Terms To Know & Understand

      3:27
    • Basic Setup In Photoshop

      5:57
    • Basic Setup In Illustrator

      2:57
    • Basic Setup In InDesign

      1:18
    • Using Pantones

      6:31
    • Using Die Lines

      7:19
    • Using Foils or Spot Varnishes

      6:55
    • Font Sizes, Transparency Issues and Other Tips

      8:39
    • Output using Package, PDF, and More

      8:16
    • Wrap Up

      0:42
    • Photoshop Multiple Artboards

      7:13

About This Class

Knowing how to properly setup a file for print can save you time, frustration, and more importantly, money. Avoid those tricky print problems you didn't see coming, or that setup fee from your local printer.

In this class, I am going to be showing you how to properly setup a business card file for print. Whether you use Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign, I will show you the best practices to easily set up files and make sure you get them to the printers without any unsuspected issues.

You may already know how to setup things like Bleed, Margins, or Die Lines, but chances are, you'll pick up a few tricks to improve your workflow. If you've never heard of those terms, even better, this class is for you!

Wow this class must be boring right? WRONG! I've done my best to keep this class light, fast, easy, and fun. Not to mention the project should be fun, and as always, I have an amazing contest!

Why do you need a business card in 2015 with the wonderful internet? Because every once and a while you might just take your body away from your computer and run into a real human being! I know! And when you do, make sure you stand out with a top quality card!

Did I mention there is an amazing contest?

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Very precise and informative.
Kirill Titov

Graphic / Web Designer

I like the classes from Jon. They are easy and funny at the same time. jon knows what he is talking about. Lookking forwoard to his classes
Great to learn the basics about designing business cards - it helped me a lot!!

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Jon Brommet

Graphic Designer

Oh boy, these things are always awkward. Should I talk about myself in the third person like an accomplished wordsmith who compliments my every trait? Or should I just keep it real? Do people still say keep it real? Oh uh, I think I already fucked this thing all up. Great, now I even swore. Good thing no one reads these things. Wait, what?

I think you already know this by now, but I am a Graphic Designer and Illustrator. I graduated from a 3-year design college with honours in 2008. So I've been a full time designer since then. See what I did there? I didn't say I've been designing for 'X' amount of years, that way I never have to update this thing. Genius! 

I've been working full time since the day I graduated in a print, design, and sign shop in beautiful Bracebridge, Ontario. It's tagline is "In the Heart of Muskoka". Muskoka was actually rated the number 1 place in the world for a summer vacation by National Geographic. Or something like that. No one said I'd need to fact check in my own bio!

I actually live in Barrie which is about an hour North of Toronto. Bracebridge is about an hour North of Barrie. What is this, a geography lesson? Moving on...

The beauty of being the only designer in a small print shop is it doesn't satisfy my need for creativity. That may sound like a negative, but it forces me to go home with a hunger to create. For this reason I freelance, illustrate, and teach on the side! So you could say I'm fairly busy. At least when I'm not napping. I should probably delete that last sentence. But I've got to wrap this thing up and get back to the grind. So there's no time to delete!

So that's basically that. If you want to get a-hold of me I'm on basically every social media thingamajig @JonBrommet. You can also check out my website at the link below.

Congrats if you made it to the end of this train wreck! Also, see a doctor. You probably have one of those obsessive compulsive disorders where you need to finish things. Like reading a terrible bio.

Seriously though, check out my classes. You'll love them like your mother. Also, I promise not to try and be funny, I just keep it real! Seriously though, do people still say that?

- Jon Brommet