You want to give a greeting card to a great father but are tired of all the standard cards? You are looking for a special and amusing greeting? Create your own funny fathers day card with our easy Photoshop tutorial. We show you how to go step by step for creating a card in a creative unusual format like the DL landscape 4-sider in a handmade shirt and tie design for the head of the family or her husband ;).
To start up with download our free template for a 4-sided card in DL lanscape in the .psd file format.
Now we want to create the checked pattern for the shirt. Therefore open a new document in Photoshop in the size of 80×80 px.
Use the Rectangle Tool to draw a rectangles in the size of 80x20px in the colour #002652 as shown in the screenshot.
Now duplicate and rotate the rectangle so that it looks like in the screenshot.
Draw another rectangle in the same size but filled with the colour #0072bc and duplicate and rotate it as well.
To finish the look of the pattern we adapt the opacities. Put the darker rectangles to 50% and the lighter ones to 25%.
Now go to Edit -> Define Pattern to be able to fill the front of our card with it.
Open up the downloaded template in Photoshop and place a guide vertically centered. Fill the canvas white.
Create a new layer and fill the front page with the checked pattern we have just created.
The next step is the creation of the collar. Therefore we use the Pen Tool to draw a triangle by putting the setting on Path as shown in the screenshot.
Click on the Path window in the right tool bar and select the created Working Path while holding Ctrl to make a selection. Now create a new layer and fill the selection with the same pattern than the front page via Edit -> Fill -> Pattern.
To make the look perfect add a stroke around the triangle via Edit -> Stroke in the colour #7c7992.
Rotate and place the left part of the collar at the top of the front page.
Now duplicate the right collar and go to Edit -> Transform -> Flip horizontal.
In order to make the look a little more realistic we want to add a button to the collar. Therefore we take the Ellipse Tool and draw a circle in the colour #444869.
Create 4 smaller circles filled with white and place them on the button. Rotate them a little to have a more realistic look.
To make the button look more real and appelaing we add some layer styles shown in the screenshots by double-clicking on the button layer.
Now we want to add some stitching to the button. Therefore use the Rounded Rectangle Tool to draw 2 rectangles crossed on the button. Afterwards rasterise the layers by right-clicking on the layers in the layer window.
For a three-dimensional appearance we add a layerstyle to one of the rectangle layers. Please adjust the settings as shown in the screenshot. Right-click on the Layer and select Copy Layer Styles and paste it on the other rounded rectangle.
Link all the button layers and copy them. Place them on the other collar and create a group to not lose the overview over your layers.
For the pocket we use the Pen Tool again and create a rectangle. We do it this way in order to hav a different orientation of the pattern than the rest of the front page. Select the Work Path while holding Ctrl.
fill the selection with the created pattern and create the stroke the same way we did for the collar. Now rotate and place the rectangle on the right spot for the look of a pocket.
The next step is the tie. We use the Pen Tool and create the two elements afterwards filled with the colour #e16020. Add a stroke in the colour #c14000.
We want to put a little card into the pocket of our funny fathers day card. To do so draw a white rectangle and rasterise it by right-clicking on the layer.
Write the text you like in your favourite font. We have decided for Orator Std and the simple but nice “Happy Father’s Day” in the colours we have used for the tie.
Now place, rotate and scale the text so that it looks nice on the card in the pocket.
You can now eiter decide to fill the back page with a colour (maybe a nice blue or orange) or as we did fill the back with the pattern as well. Finally group all layers for the front.
Now that we are done with the front we can focus on the rear of the card which means the inside. On the left page you can place a funny sentence for example as we did. Select the same font you udes at the front and place it wherever you like.
Duplicate the Happy Father’s Day Font and place it on the left page as a sign of recognition from the front.
Finally we group all layers for the rear as well and we are done!