InDesign is hands down one of my favorite software programs to mess around with. In my mind, it is an easier version of photoshop for those people who want to make cool pictures or graphics. It allows you to easily layer different images on one another, as well as add in some awesome effects and shapes. If you know how to use one program, in my mind, you already have a good base ground of learning for the other one. It may be a tad bit overwhelming at first, but using online tutorials and just following directions can be very useful with this program! I taught myself how to use it a few years back, so if I can do it, anyone can!
As far as my card goes, I wanted to make something simple, elegant, but made sure it really gave you that holiday feel when you looked at it. I started off by finding my picture of the lit up Christmas tree in the middle of the snowy woods, which to me, just put a smile on my face. Adding a simple text box and words I felt as though the “Happy Holidays” is all you really need on a card like this. The back side is relatively simple, using the line tool to create an area for a stamp as well as the address. I decided to add my own personal touch with a faded out image of a bow and ribbon. Enjoy!
TastyTuts. 2013, March 2. Adobe InDesign for Beginners – Tutorial Course Overview & Breakdown. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHDy_nEvgd4