Learn Photoshop by Making a Card Game from Scratch

Make a card game you can play with family and friends! Earn income selling it online to others!
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  • Lectures 10
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 8/2015 English

Course Description

Project 1: Learn Photoshop by Making a Card Game from Scratch!

Have you ever wanted to make a card game to play with your friends and family? In this course, we're going to design the cards, rulebook and box cover for a Crazy Eights-type card game, and upload them online and get them printed on-demand.

I will start by showing you a completed deck, then we will go into Adobe Photoshop and make the entire deck, the rulebook, and the box from scratch. I will also show you how to make the same rulebook in InDesign.

When all the parts are finished, we will upload it to a game manufacturer and get it printed, as well as ready to sell to others.

If you've ever wanted to make your own card game, this is the course to watch!

Within a few hours, you should have a complete card game to sell online!

What are the requirements?

  • Any version of Adobe Photoshop, or other imaging program
  • A way to save PNG files from their editing software
  • A Game Crafter or other game creation website account
  • Adobe InDesign, if creating their rules booklet in InDesign
  • Student should have a familiarity with Photoshop before starting this class
  • Student should have a familiarity with InDesign before starting this class if they wil be making their rule book with it

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Create a card game from scratch
  • Build a complete deck of cards
  • Create specific rules for a card game
  • Upload, publish, and sell it online
  • Learn common skills in Photoshop and InDesign

Who is the target audience?

  • For those who want to make a card game, but don't know where to start
  • For those with a card game created, but need to know how to publish it
  • For those who want passive income selling their games online
  • For those who want to practice common skills in Photoshop

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction to the Course

A quick overview of our game

Section 2: Creating the Game

We download the template files for our game and start building our game


We choose the icons we will use for our deck of cards and draw them out onto a blank card


We take the icons and combine them with the field colors and output all of the cards to separate PNG files


We design the box with a front and back cover, as well as a background blue to unify the design


We finish the box and use the front cover for our card backs, unifying the deck to the box


We create our Rules Booklet in Photoshop and export to eight PNG files.


We create our Rules Booklet in InDesign. If you are only using Photoshop, you can skip this video.


We upload the entire deck, as well as the box and rules booklet, then publish it for others to buy

Section 3: Conclusion and Next Steps

Final information and what's next in the Professor's Projects series

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Instructor Biography

John Snape, Certified Technical Trainer

I've been teaching since 2004. I have a background in photography and graphic design, and also computer programming and repair. I currently work at several corporate training centers, teaching Adobe Creative Suite and the Microsoft Office Suite programs. I also teach computer programming on a one-on-one basis.

I've done multiple types of projects throughout my career, and I will bring many of them to you through Professor's Projects, using the same techniques and skills I used for the original projects. From games to newspaper ads to filming and editing, I will show you what you need to know to get the job done.

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