Here’s an easy way to create a business card in GIMP 2.8 which will fit perfectly into the GimpWimp template or can easily be printed by any print shop. If you’re going to print your own cards just follow the instructions for layout in the GimpWimp template. It’s a bit of work but you’ll have a finished sheet of ten cards which you can file and use to print your business cards as you need them.
There are wonderful new brush tools in the GIMP 2.8. Experiment with them. Change the sizes, opacity and colors for wonderful and very easy effects. If you’re working with GIMP 2.6, you may want to upgrade to the later version. It’s free .
But keep your old 2.6 version handy. Because the 2.8 has a horrible font sizing feature and the new “window” which pops up on your canvas when you click on the “text” tool is a major irritant. I just make sure I’m placing my text box as high on my canvas as possible so that horrid box is out of the way.
Have fun. And share with anyone who wants to make their own business cards.
NOTE: There is an omission in this clip. When you click onto the file and choose “new” you must select the US letter size ( or any of the other sizes listed with a 300 ppi resolution) in order to set the resolution to that size. Otherwise the default is a very low 72ppi. THEN fill in the 1050 by 600 pixel size.
The Gimp Wimp