In this Photoshop tutorial, we’ll learn how to create playing cards in Photoshop. We’ll use photo manipulation, digital painting techniques and will add special effects with some new brushes in Painter to complete our digital artwork.
We’ll also learn basic graphic design techniques for creating card ornaments before using Illustrator to create the back of the card as well as printing template file. Some of the key takeaways from this tutorial include learning how to blend photographs with digital painting, working with mirrored compositions to create double sided, poster sized playing card artwork, and organizing files to create various overlapping details.
By the end of the Photoshop training, you’ll be familiar with controlling lights and shadows, adjusting colors with color blends, as well as the various layouts and artistic possibilities in creating playing cards.
Valp Maciej Hajnrich
DigitalTutors Creating Artistic Playing Cards in Photoshop