Canva is a free online design software which allows you to create and design your personalized business cards for print. With this step-by-step guide, we’ll show you how to build a basic business card using Canva.
Sign up to use the free online software
Go to: https://www.canva.com/
Signing up to the Canva site before designing the business card will help you save your business card design when you are finished. It is a 30-day trial.
Select the Business Card Template
The home screen has a business card template. There is a business card box with an image. Hover your mouse arrow over the business card image, it will say create a blank. Click on it. There are many different options to design your business card. Which is all located on the left-hand toolbar.
The text tool has many different types of text styles. Select the simplest one. I used the “created for” and “Talk to us” text styles. By double-clicking on it. When double-clicking, text will show up on your artboard. There are different options to change your text. The toolbar will show up on the top of the window when you start to edit the text on the artboard. Options to change the font style, size, color, etc.
Margins and guides
Once you finish changing the text, you can move the text to where you wanted it on the card. When moving the type, you will notice that there is a red box that shows up. That is your margin and guides. It will help you with spacing. You do not want your type to be close you the edge of the card. Because when the physical business gets cut, the type might get cut as well.
Save to PDF
If you are happy with how your business card looks. It’s time to save it! By going to the top right corner. Click the “Share” button, it will give you a scroll-down menu with different save options. The best option is file type: PDF Print, crop marks and bleed, flatten PDF, and CMYK. After downloading, save it to your computer. Then you’re done!
Easy and free, that is how to design business cards using Vectr
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