How to Make a Ticket on Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop may offer a large collection of tools to use for editing images, but many of those same options provide a way to create custom materials and designs from scratch. Turn Photoshop into your own desktop publishing program by using it to create tickets, which may be used as entrance validation, fundraisers or just a trick way to tell your neighbor to stop parking in your parking spot. With Photoshop, you have complete control over text, color and size, so that your ticket will always be “just the ticket.”

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Create custom tickets with Adobe Photoshop.

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Launch Photoshop. Click “File.” Click “New.” Type “MyTicket” in the “Name” box of the “New” window. Enter dimensions for the ticket canvas into the “Width” and “Height” boxes, such as “4” and “2” respectively. Click “inches” from the two dimensions menus. Click “White” from the “Background” menu and click the “OK” button to open the canvas.

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Double-click the top diagonal colored square near the bottom of the tool pane on the left side of the screen. Choose a background color for the ticket, such as red. Click “OK.”

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Click the paint bucket icon on the tool pane. Click anywhere on the “MyTicket” canvas to fill it with color. This is optional; for a white ticket, skip this process.

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Click the “T” icon on the tool pane, opening the Photoshop type toolbar at the top of the screen.

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Choose a font and text size from the menus. Click into the colored rectangle on the toolbar and choose a color for the text for the ticket—make sure to pick one that will stand out and be visible against your ticket background color, where applicable.

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Click the “MyTicket” canvas. Type the ticket information, such as the name of the play, event or occasion.

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Press the “Enter” key to drop to a new line. Adjust the text to reduce the font size and change colors if desired, adding additional information such as the time and date of the event, ticket price, where to park or enter and where to contact to get more information.

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Click the “File” menu and click “Save” to save the ticket to the default location on the computer or click “Save As” and choose a new destination.