Step 1: Get Photoshop, Or Find a Volunteer
Obtain a copy of photoshop or commission someone to put the card together for you. Several people have volunteered to help out. Send me a PM and I will route you to one of our volunteers. The front image is 628 x 849 pixels (300 DPI) and the back image is 293 x 320 pixels (300 DPI).
Step 2: Download templates and font
Download the font template, back template, and fonts. Make sure the fonts are loaded before you open photoshop.
Template Version 1, Updated 2/15/2012: Front
| MagicCardsNormal Font
| Nicholas Regular Front
Step 3: Modify text and images on templates
Insert the necessary text and images to the front and back templates. The "power and toughness" are your PAX Primes attended and PAX Easts attended (including 2012), respectively. For your colorless cost you may use the following chart.
0-9 miles: 0
Step 4: Choose badges
Choose six of the following badges on the front of the card. Do this by activating the group layer (such as Badge 1), then activating the particular layer you want. If you would like a badge that is not listed above, you can create it yourself and I will add it to the template. All of the badges are 100 x 100 pixel .PNG with transparency. If you have an image you would like turned into a badge but lack the tools, send me a PM.
Step 5: Choose Mana Symbols
League of Legends
Magical Mystery Tour
PAX East Train Alliance
PAX Pokemon League Challenger
PAX Pokemon League Leader
Pokemon Pub Crawl
Post PAX Dinner
Pre-PAX Gaming Night
Choose two of the following mana symbols on the back of the card. Do this by activating the group layer (such as Mana Icon 1), then activating the particular layer you want.
Step 6: Create your abilities and assign mana costs
Your abilities may be whatever you like. If you want one to have a cost leave some spacing before the colon and enable the appropriate line and cost layer.
Step 7: Generate and copy QR code
Go to qrcode.kaywa.com
use any URL or Text (less than 250 characters) you like. The Large size fits pretty well into the spot on the template.
Step 8: Choose Card Number
Let me know that you need a number and I will give you the next unused number.
Step 9: Create An Account On jakprints
Step 10: Create an order
First click on the blue Order
tab in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Next under "Full Color Printing Orders" click the Place Order
You can use the following information as a template.
Name Your Project: Lastname
PAX Cards 2012
Promotional Code: PAXEAST12 (for orders of 100 or more)
Stock: 12pt Gloss Cardstock (heavy)
Finished Size: 2.5 x 3.5 inches
Ink Side One: Full Color (4)
Ink Side Two: Full Color (4)
Proof: No proof (printed as is)
$10 Discount: Select "No" - the tagline discount is not applicable with any other promotions, such as this one.
File Prep Instructions: No
Step 11: Upload Image Files
Click on the blue Upload Files
button, then the green Upload Files
button. You will need to upload the flattened
version of your card files.
I received my order one week after I finalized it.