Making a Card Game from Scratch in Adobe Photoshop

Make a card game you can play with family and friends!
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Rating: 4.8 out of 5 (102 ratings)
9,078 students
2hr 2min of on-demand video
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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


  • 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


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, rule book 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 rule book, and the box from scratch. I will also show you how to make the same rule book in InDesign.

When all the parts are finished, we will upload it to a game manufacturer and get it printed.

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!

Who this course is for:

  • 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


Certified Technical Trainer
John Snape
  • 4.8 Instructor Rating
  • 102 Reviews
  • 9,078 Students
  • 1 Course

          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.

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