Learn How to Design Business Cards with Gimp and Color Right Now’s easy step by step instructions. Start making your cards today!
Download and install Gimp here
Steps to design a business card:
This program does not have a blank premade template for business cards, so the standard size of business cards size is 3.5 inches by 2 inches.
– to get started go to File, New
Then a window was pop up showing a fill-in area, the width is 3.5 inches by 2 inches, then
Tools for Design:
At the top, left corner is all the tools you need to make a business card. But we are just going to be using the basics (text tool)
– Type tool: Drag your cursor to make a text box, then type. Easy right? When finished the will be two options windows for you to change the (style/size/alinement/color) of the type.
The one difference I notice in this program is the font styles. you need to click the font style button to get a drop-down menu of all the fonts.
Let’s talk about spacing:
The GIMP Program has a ruler to help with spacing. The best measurement for spacing is 0.125 inches away from the edge of the artwork.
To get these Rulers/guidelines click on the side of the window that visibly shows the ruler, and drag toward the artboard.
Saving your GIMP Business card design:
The best way to save your Business card design is by going to:
– file, then exporting, then OK!
This has a default to save it as a PNG File.
If you go – file, then save, it will save it only as a GIMP file. And that could be problematic to open in other programs if needed
Once you saved, you learned the step to make a basic business card with GIMP
Easy and free, that is how to design business cards using Gimp
Do you have designing questions? See our Frequently Asked Questions page