Many organisations, from community food pantries to school parent-teacher associations, often hold raffles, plays or other events for which they sell tickets to raise money. Although you can purchase rolls of tickets like this from any office-supply store, it can be more fun for your guests if you make you own custom tickets. If money is tight and you have access to Photoshop, you can create these easily yourself rather than hiring a graphic artist and a professional printer.
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Load an image or other artwork that you would like to use as the background for your ticket onto your computer.
Open "Photoshop." Select "File" from the menu and choose "New." In the dialogue box, choose "US Paper" as the size and click "OK."
Select "File" from the menu and choose "Open." In the dialogue box, browse to and open the image you loaded in Step 1. Use the "Copy" and "Paste" functions under "Edit" to place the image in the other open document. Close the image document.
Click the "Scale" function under "Edit." Drag the corner handles that appear on the canvas to resize the image to slightly less than what you want for the size of your ticket, leaving enough room at the top and bottom for text.
Select the "Type" tool, and choose the font style, size and colour you want. Type in the text at the top of the ticket, then repeat this at the bottom. Include blank areas at both the top and the bottom where each ticket can have a unique written number assigned to it as it is sold.
Go to the "Layers" panel, and right-click on the "Text" layer. Choose "Merge Down."
Right-click and choose "Duplicate Layer." Use the "Move" tool to place the duplicate ticket next to the previous one. Repeat this step to fill the page with tickets.
Save your work, and print out the tickets.
Tips and warnings
- Use a heavyweight paper, such as card stock, to give the tickets a realistic feel.
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