Cafe Press and Overnight Prints are examples of companies that allow users to design custom greeting cards for any occasion online. D&M Imaging provides instructions on how to create a custom card using Photoshop, as of 2015.
Cafe Press allows users to choose from different card sizes and paper options. A simple design template is provided with the option to add photographs and personal messages. Users can purchase an individual custom card or a pack of them. Discounts are offered on bulk orders, as of 2015. The majority of orders ship within 24 hours and arrive within five to seven business days.
Overnight Prints also provides a simple design template for custom cards. However, only one paper option is available. This is because Overnight Prints contributes to environmental sustainability by only printing on paper certified by both the Forest Stewardship Council and Sustainable Forestry Initiative. Users must order at least 10 cards, and overnight shipping is available.
Creating a custom card in Photoshop begins with choosing the right size template. Once the blank template has been created, users can choose a graphic to place over the background and then apply the blending tool to erase unwanted elements. The rectangle tool can be used to create spaces for photographs. The last steps are to add text, style the image boxes and to create textures if desired.