When you’re designing a business card, it’s important to make sure your logo is as prominent as possible. But how exactly do you put a logo on a business card template? Luckily for you, we’ve got some tips to help get the job done:
How to Choose a Background Image or Color
To choose a background image, click the “Background” tab and select “Image.” Find the image you want in your preferred file-sharing service (for example: Facebook, Flickr), or upload it to logomaker.net by clicking “Browse.” You can also use the built-in search bar to find an image from one of our thousands of stock photos. If you don’t want to use an image as your background, select “No Photo” instead. To change the color of your text background, click on the dropdown menu next to “Background” and select “Color” then pick whichever option is most appealing!
- To add an image to your business card template, click on the image icon in the toolbar. A pop-up window will appear where you can choose from one of your existing images or upload a new one.
- If you want to add text above an image, select the text tool from the toolbar and drag it into place. When you’re done positioning it, double-click on its layer to edit its text properties.
- To add text below an image, drag a copy of your background image overtop of where you’d like to place it. Then open up that layer’s properties window by clicking on it in the Layers list (or go back to Layer > New Layer). Click on “Position” under “Layer Properties” and change its X value so that it aligns properly with how much space is between two pixels in both dimensions (i.e., if there are 20 pixels between two pixels horizontally then set X = 10). Once this has been done then grab any other piece of text and start typing!
- To resize an image simply grab its corner handles while holding ALT; drag these outward until they reach their desired size!
Size and Shape
When it comes to business card printing and designing, the most important thing you should consider is the size and shape of your logo. Your logo needs to be large enough for people to see and read easily but not so big that it crowds out other important information on the card.
The general rule of thumb for logo sizing is that it should take up about two-thirds of the space on a business card. For example, if you have a two inch by three inch business card template, then your logo should fill in approximately one inch by two inches of space (roughly 66%).
The exact size and shape of your business card will depend on the type of printing process you choose. For example, offset lithography uses a printing plate that transfers ink onto paper and is generally used for full color cards. Laser engraving uses a laser to etch your design onto a metal surface and is more commonly used for single color or black-and-white cards.
The size and shape of your business card will also be dependent on the printing process you choose. For example, offset lithography uses a printing plate that transfers ink onto paper and is generally used for full color cards. Laser engraving uses a laser to etch your design onto a metal surface and is more commonly used for single color or black-and-white cards.
Remember to keep it simple. You don’t want to overwhelm anyone with your business card, so don’t use too many different fonts or colors. If you have a logo that is already in color, you can use that on the back of your card and still keep it simple on the front. The only other thing you need is a short tagline at the bottom of your card that tells people why they should hire you (website address!)
Fonts are important as well! Use something easy to read like Arial or Calibri, because if someone has trouble reading your name from afar and/or far away in dim lighting conditions, this will mean fewer opportunities for them!
We hope that we’ve answered all your questions about how to put your logo on a business card template. If you have any further questions, let us know! We’re always happy to help out and answer any concerns our users might have.