Design a cool and original jeans style Business Card in Photoshop

This tutorial will guide you through the process of designing a professional jeans style business card. The tutorial features some great techniques, effects and layer styles in which you can use over and over for future projects.

The business card has the standard USA and Canada cut of 3.5×2 inches , approximately 10×5 cm.So if you`ll follow the tutorial,at the end you`ll be able to print the business card for your use,or why not,to start offering business card printing services.

Let’s get started!

Materials needed:

Jeans texture

Jeans button

Thread texture

Thread brush by DeliciousThemes

Myriad Pro font

What are we designing:


First step:The inevitable New Document

Ok!Open Photoshop and create a new document of 700x500px.


Step 2:The background:

Change the color of the background with a black one.I used #0f0e0e.It`s better to work with a black background because the business card`s details will be more visible.

Step 3:Creating the main shape

With the Rectangle Tool , create a shape of 520x295px.

Maybe now you`re asking why I use this dimensions.The answer is very simple.A business card has some standard dimensions.For example an US or Canada business card has dimensions of 3.5×2 inches.Translated in pixels and expanded a little bit to work more easily, we got 520x295px.


Step 4:Adding the jeans texture

Download the texture from the top list of materials needed and add it to the main project.Resize it to fit into the canvas.Be sure to have the texture layer above the shape.Right click on the layer and select “Create clipping mask”.


Now add a gradient with the next settings:


The image looks like this:


Step 5:Burning the jeans

Select the Burn Tool and with a soft brush , start burning the texture.All the settings are showed in the next picture.


If you want to Improve the texture,you may sharpen it a little bit.Go to Filter->Sharpen->Smart Sharpen and add the next settings.The result is obvious.


Reduce a little bit the Brightness of the texture.For this,go to Image->Adjustments->Brightness/Contrast.


Step 6:Adding threads

Now download the Thread Texture from the top list and add it to the image.


Duplicate the thread texture layer , rotate the duplicated layer and put it in the left-top corner of the business card.


Step 7:Business card shadow:

Now let`s create a shadow for the business card.Select the jeans texture layer.Now Ctrl+Click the layer.The layer should be selected.

Now go to Select->Modify->Expand and give it 10px.


Create a new layer and put it under the main shape layer.Now fill the selected area with a black color.After,give it a Gaussian Blur of 8px.


After,add an Outer Glow for the shadow with the next settings:


The image till now should look like this one:


Step 8:Adding a jeans button:

Download the jeans button from the top list and add it to the main image.Resize and put it in the top-left area of the card.

Add some blending options:a drop shadow and an inside stroke.



Make the button a little bit sharpen ( Filter->Sharpen->Smart Sharpen ) to look better.

Reduce the brightness of the button and you should have one jeans button like mine:


Step 9:Adding a label imprint

Now I`ll show you how to add a label imprint.Select the Rectangle Tool and draw a rectangle in the right-top of the business card.

Fill it with a black color and give it a Gaussian Blur of 8-10px.

Reduce the opacity of the layer to 60% and your imprint is ready:


Step 10:Adding thread to the label imprint

Let`s add some thread to the label imprint.Download the Thread Brush from the top list and load it into Photoshop.

Select the Brush Tool and choose the thread brush that you downloaded.If you don`t know how,click on the Play button from the Brush Preset Picker then choose Load Brushes.Now load the Thread Brush.


Open the Brushes panel to set some options.If you don`t know how to open it,just click F5 and it will open itself.



Select the Pen Tool and draw a rectangle inside the label imprint.Then Right click on the lines and choose Stroke Path.Choose Brush and hit OK.

Now you should have a threaded rectangle inside the label imprint.Change the color of the thread to a dark orange.


Step 11:Adding details into the label imprint:

Download the Myriad Pro font from the top and add some details into the label imprint like website,e-mail and phone number.Near them,add some suggestive icons , using the Custom Shape Tool.


Add an address at the bottom of the business card,under the main jeans thread.


Step 12:Adding the Name

Select the Type tool and write your name inside the business card.Then add some blending options like drop shadow,gradient overlay and stroke.




We`ve just finished!

Ok! With these last details we`ve finished the tutorial.Your business card is ready for print and certainly will look great in your wallet.

Have a look at what we`ve just created:


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Madalin Tudose

A web developer with a crush on SEO. Having my skin in the game of website development and digital marketing for more than 10 years already, you might consider me an expert. At least this is what people call me. Honestly, I HATE that term. I prefer to describe myself as a person who takes action and risks. I test every hypothesis, document every step of the process, and implement what works.

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  1. Martin Wijnbergen on September 16, 2009 at 4:36 am Reply

    I really like this vintage look jeans business card!

  2. Rammi on September 19, 2009 at 7:14 pm Reply

    Thanks for this revolutionary lesson , but what I couldn’t understand is how could you make the threaded stroke I tried and I have done exactly as you said but It would give me the same result as you.
    Would you please explain it for me more thoroughly I mean should draw the rect with PIN TOOL on a new layer or sth else?
    And if I wanted to print the card, will the black edges be printed or just the jeans part only?

    1. Madalin Tudose on September 28, 2009 at 1:04 pm Reply

      Hello Rammi,
      I`ll explain you the process of the threaded stroke more detailed:

      First step is to create the Thread Brush and to apply the brush settings from the tutorial.
      Then create a new layer and with the Pen Tool draw a rectangle path.Be sure that the pen tool is set to “Paths”.
      After,right click on the path and choose “Stroke Path”.It`s very important to have at the brush panel the thread brush selected cause if you have another brush,the path will be created with that brush.Also be sure that the brush has those settings that I talk about in the first line.

      You should have now the threaded rectangle we talk about.

      That`s all!

  3. Gurcharan Singh (Ambala) on September 20, 2009 at 11:13 pm Reply


  4. SquirrelXss on September 28, 2009 at 11:52 am Reply

    Thanks for this tutorial, im having the same prob with the thread as Rammi. Its ok thou for the most part, i know alot more than i did before i started.

  5. image clipping on October 7, 2009 at 8:54 pm Reply

    I love the tutorial. Would love to see more. Thanks!!

  6. Business Lists on October 31, 2009 at 12:00 pm Reply

    Great post, will have to bookmark this one.

  7. Carlos on November 13, 2009 at 6:56 am Reply

    very gooh

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    Brilliant! love the result. Thanks for sharing

  9. Pamela on November 16, 2009 at 3:22 pm Reply

    Very nice! Great effect!

  10. Ann on November 21, 2009 at 5:13 am Reply

    About the problem with the settings of the threaded stroke:
    I put the settings of the brush:
    brush tip 9 px
    spacing 550%

    That’s how I got a very nice threaded stroke.

    Thanks for this very nice tutorial

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    A very professional looking business card is really very important in promoting your business. It makes good impression among customers.’;;

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    i was a former employee and now i am making my best effort to start up a small business..;`

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  36. Martin Baron on October 4, 2010 at 3:48 am Reply


    I love these business cards, we made a few jeans posters for the shop using some similar graphics and they look amazing, really works if you sell jeans and stuff.

    Cheers for the info!


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  41. graphic designer on March 2, 2011 at 1:49 am Reply

    Very cool business card design I will try to make one of that.Thanks for sharing this to us.

  42. Diane on May 17, 2011 at 9:52 am Reply

    Would it be possible to get something other than a bitmap of the elements you provide for this tutorial?

  43. Laura on June 27, 2011 at 7:54 pm Reply

    this is a great tutorial thank you

  44. printing house on July 13, 2011 at 10:39 am Reply

    thanks for sharing..
    great job!
    give me an inspiration for designing jeans label.
    look forward to your next

  45. Leaflet Distribution on July 23, 2011 at 6:23 am Reply

    I love how you have used a jean texture in your design. now I know how texture works in designs. Wonderful.

  46. Webdesign Twente on September 9, 2011 at 8:29 am Reply

    Great Tut, Thnx!
    I’m gonna try it out this wknd:)

    Keep up the Good work!

  47. Johnny on September 20, 2011 at 11:20 am Reply

    it was simple, but the tip that excited me most, it is you using the clipping mask technique.

  48. tinashe on September 21, 2011 at 5:00 am Reply

    Hie i got stuck at step 10 please how do i put the threaded rectangle i have tried so many times but cant seem to get it..anyone please help explaining in more detail.

    Great piece of work i must say

  49. tinashe on September 23, 2011 at 7:13 am Reply

    please anyone assist me from step 10 i cant seem to get it.please please

  50. Debbie on November 8, 2011 at 3:12 pm Reply

    I absolutely love this look and would like to use some of these images and elements of this design in a flyer offering dance lessons. Please let me know if I have permission to do this. Thank you.

  51. Tim - web on November 13, 2011 at 8:03 am Reply

    Beautiful! To print a business cards or a different job to select the type of the paper is very important.

  52. Nano on January 19, 2012 at 1:16 pm Reply

    Very cool and unique! Thanks for the share!

  53. Shahbaz Ahmed Bhattii on March 1, 2012 at 11:41 am Reply

    very best and best of best nice tutorials. i like this an di special thank fo rthe wuthor of the webiste whihc wrote this tutorials
    thank u sir
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  54. on July 19, 2012 at 9:24 pm Reply

    woohh love it nice one..thanks for sharing..

  55. yokeiju on September 13, 2012 at 8:06 pm Reply

    it’s cool

  56. Anne on October 15, 2012 at 1:16 am Reply

    the “Thread brush by DeliciousThemes” is no longer available. Please avail it if possible

  57. deianira on March 2, 2013 at 4:35 am Reply

    Non c’è più il pennello caricato 🙁

  58. Md. Abdul Awal on March 25, 2013 at 2:50 am Reply

    Hey Madalin,
    Your are great graphic design. Hope will post more cool and attractive business card design. I love your design.

    1. Madalin Tudose on March 25, 2013 at 4:26 am Reply

      Thank you! 🙂

  59. Altaf Husain on July 10, 2013 at 4:33 am Reply

    great .

  60. Cindy on July 30, 2013 at 11:12 am Reply

    What colors did you use for the gradient?

  61. tome on November 13, 2013 at 4:47 am Reply


  62. PrinceCeleste on May 17, 2014 at 10:08 am Reply

    hello! Thank you very much for the tutorial!
    The thread_brush_abr is no longer available! Please Help!

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