Having a stylish and well-designed business card is essential to the success of a business or a freelance career. However, if you are cash strapped, you can still have a decent and elegant business card by designing your very own business cards. Designing a business card can be a little bit tricky at first but if you know how to get around with your Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop program, nothing is impossible. Here, we compiled what we believe are the top 19 best tutorials to help you design your business cards with ease using just a few simple steps. Nothing feels better than having a card that you designed yourself.

01 – Making a Print-Ready Business Card Using Only Photoshop
This tutorial shows you how to design a simple business card in Photoshop and get it ready for print with crop marks and bleed. Normally you would do some of this with a tool like Adobe InDesign, but it is in fact possible to get by with just our trusty old Photoshop.

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02 – Design a Print Ready Business Card for Designers
Follow this step-by-step process  in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign to create your own double sided business card design, resulting in a print-ready file to send to your preferred print firm.

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03 -Cardboard and Torn Paper Business Card
In this Advanced Photoshop tutorial we’ll create a nice cardboard effect and play with a neat torn edge effect. Please note that this is an advanced tutorial and certain assumptions have been made about your ability to get around inside the Photoshop interface.

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04 – Making a Grungy Business Card
There are many different ways to attack a business card design. Clean & corporate is always nice. But why not get a little wild? This tutorial will walk you through setting up a vertical grungy business card template, front to back and ready to print.

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05 – Business Card Design Project Walkthrough
Chris Spooner, in this tutorial, discusses the step-by-step process for creating his latest business card design project for a client.  To benefit from this tutorial, you should have at least some basic skills in using Adobe Illustrator.

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06 – Simple business card in Photoshop
This tutorial shows you how to design a simple business card in Photoshop. If you do not know how to use Photoshop, you can download the PSD template file by making a donation.

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07 – Custom Sim Cards Tutorial
This tutorial shows you how to design a business card that looks like a SIM card. Perfect if you want to have a high tech and modern look for your business card.

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08- Creating a new business card
This tutorial shows you how to design a simple business card in Photoshop from scratch. Essentially, this tutorial shows you how to condense your business to a size of a business card.

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09Professional Business Card.
In this 4 page in-depth instructional tutorial you’ll learn the basic creation of business cards. This will be made in Adobe Illustrator but can easily be adapted to Photoshop.

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10- Design a Cool Grunge Business Card
Grunge designs are now the latest trend for print and web. In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a cool grungy business card using Photoshop.

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11 – How to Design an Abstract Business Card in Photoshop
In this tutorial, you will learn how to design an abstract business card using a combination of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. You will be using Photoshop as a base for your business card, all whilst using Illustrator to create some clean, abstract shapes to use in your abstract business cards.

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12- Design Business Cards in Adobe Photoshop
This tutorial will guide you through the process of designing business cards and postcards in Photoshop as well as providing press-ready templates to get you started quickly. Applicable for versions Versions 5, 6, 7, CS, CS2, CS3, CS4.

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13 – Designing a Professional Business Card in Photoshop
A professional business card is vital to successfully representing your business. PSD Nation has created an easy-to-follow tutorial showing the steps to create a fantastic business card.

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14- Red Business Card
This tutorial shows you how to design a business card in Photoshop using mainly the blend modes and opacity controls in Photoshop.

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15- Ideas for Business Card Layouts
Designing business cards can sometimes be tough especially seeing as you often need to cram in a whole lot of information including name, company title, address along with a person’s contact details, which can sometimes limit your creativity. Hopefully the following design templates will give you some ideas for arranging all of this information in your next business card designs.

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16 – Electronic Nike Business Card
In this tutorial you will learn how to create business cards in Adobe Photoshop. In this case you will use Nike as the company you are making the business card for, but you can use any company or person. The final result can be seen below:

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17- Designing an all purpose sleek business card
This tutorial shows you how to design a super sleek business card that you can use for any purpose.

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18- Making your business cards dynamic in Illustrator
Do you often have to create a page filled with the same business cards, stickers etc. nicely arranged ready to go to the printer? You know you don’t have to copy and drag them “manually” on the page. There is a much smarter way of doing this…

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19Blue-gray visiting card
This tutorial is meant for people who needs inspiration for making business cards. Essentially, this tutorial will teach you how to design a basic logo to insert in the card. So before you proceed with the tutorial make sure you already have a logo or at least a concept oh how your logo looks like.

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