Trading Card Development
Connecticut Department of Transportation
Division of Research, James Sime, Manager of Research
Template developed by: Eric Feldblum and Erika Smith
E-mail: email@example.com or phone (860) 258-0309
The baseball card size is 3.5”x 2.5”.
The color border size is 3.25”x 2.25”.
The picture should be inserted with maximum dimensions of 3”x 2”.
The front of the card is developed in Adobe Photoshop. The back of the card is developed in Microsoft
Publisher, but saved as a pdf file before sending it to the printer. Different printers may have different
requirements for saving the files. Check with your local printer before finalizing the documents.
The color of the border and title shape can be anything.
Double click on the layer and the Photoshop color palette appears. Choose the desired color.
The title block can be made into any shape and placed anywhere on the front of the card. A basic
shape can be chosen and then modified, using the Edit/ Transform option.
The letter size and font can also be changed.
The symbol can be moved to wherever it fits best with the picture. The size of it can also be
modified by using Edit/ Transform with the scale locked.
To insert a picture, use File/ Open to select the picture desired. Once in Adobe Photoshop, select
Image/ Image size and set your picture to maximum dimensions of 3”x 2”. Also the
resolution must be set to 300 pixels/inch.
Then choose Select/ All and Edit/ Copy.
Then click on the baseball card file and select Edit/ Paste.
Back of Card:
The back is created in Microsoft Publisher in greyscale. The words should be written like stats are
written for a baseball cards. Diagrams or pictures can be inserted as well if desired.