How to Create a Bookmark (Easy)

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Hello everyone!

I'm back with another blog post, this time, a quick tutorial on how to create your very own bookmark using Adobe Photoshop (or any other similar software).

The first thing I did before starting was to research for inspiration. A single click on Google image search brought up thousands of inspiring patterns, cuts, and palettes to choose from.


After seeing some samples, I went on to search for the standard size for bookmarks, which is 2 inches (width) and 6 inches (length). One of the bookmarks I have here at home was 7 inches in length, so it really just depends on what size you want.
Aside from inspiration, you must also have elements for your design, which means free vector/png/icon stock from the net. I got my background from Deviantart while the other elements I designed myself. Another useful site to look up is Kevin&Amanda's free font archive. I'm a font-lover, so this place on the web was heaven. Check it out!

With everything under the hood, let's get on with creating!

(click the images for a larger version or simply hit "Ctrl +" on the keyboard)

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And we're done!
Hooray!

(Whew, it's my very first tutorial so it was exhausting to make! hahaha! It was still fun though.)

Tell me: Should I do more (advanced) tutorials in the future?
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