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Anybody know the size (in pixels) of a standard playing card? I want to create a blank template in Photoshop but not sure how big it should be.

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Well regulation size is 2 3/8" x 3 1/2". Considering the average computer generated bit map is 72 pixes per inch, this yields a resolution of 171 (width) X 252 (height) pixels. However, I like to increase my pixel depth to 144 pixels per inch, so you would double the resolution if you used that depth. This higher depth makes enlargement easier and it yields better resolution on higher DPI printers.

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I know that Carta Mundi (producing up to 180,000,000 decks per year, including most of the CCGs including all of Magic: The Gathering and tons of other stuff) prints 2.5" x 3.5" "U.S. Poker Size" cards and 63mm x 88mm "European Poker Size" cards. They even have PDF templates on their site: http://www.cartamundiusa.com/customer_service.htm (go to http://www.cartamundi.com for the full, framed site). I don

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Oh, and just to clarify, even if you have a lot of photographic (Photoshop-style) stuff on your card (like a picture in the center of every card), you

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I use macromedia Fireworks to design cards, and they

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Quote:
23-05-2003 at 09:25, SterileThePunk wrote:
But since I am currently working on a game (board/card) with potential expansion possibilties, I am conflicted as to the detail of my cards, whether they should be simplistic like the chance cards in Monopoly, or detailed like the Magic cards. I want a pretty game, but I don

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Hello All! I am New member to these boards and I have some experience to show to most and likely not all.Because I know everyone has there own opinions about writing, designing and producing a new game idea.But for me when I had started my first card production game plan I knew what the entire game was about;how it will run and how it will all end.For the card game I was about to take upon, I knew this project would be exciting and an interesting process in patients,long hours and a good wife to coupe with lol.
Back in 2002 I had started cuting out the percise card length and width.I used magic cards and pokemon cards to see how the big time companies sized their cards for marketing and pruduction wise.I have calculated these measurements.

9 ACROSS
14 DOWN

on white graph paper.
It has taken me a full year and two months to cut 15,760 cards all by hand.But my first goal in the production was only having 6,500 cards.But as time proceeded I had seen more opportunities to add more cards.My main and last goal of cards is to have 16,000 cards for the project in hand.
I am drawing and designing each card to a sub par to act as a prototype copy and then after playtesting the card game after a few months or about a year or so I am off for marketing.As an ametaur designer and writer for all of my projects I had patients and knowledge that I understood what it is invovled in creating a exciting game for the family to play over and over again or to have friends over to kick the rear out of to have more fun and see their faces.I started creating my own ideas since I was 12 years old.I even have my very first project that stretches 13 1/2 feet long and about 4 feet wide on the floor of my living room.This project took two years for drawing each graph paper block and the rooms for each monster and etc.It seems tedious about going back and forth on each move you have done in all of your projects but its totally worth the entire effort.
Sorry for the long post but as you can see when I get started about this type of stuff I tend to ramble on.

See you all in the future of gaming.

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