In this Photoshop tutorial, we'll learn how to create playing cards in Photoshop. We'll use photo manipulation, digital painting techniques, and will add special effects with some new brushes in Painter to complete our digital artwork. We'll also learn basic graphic design techniques for creating card ornaments before using Illustrator to create the back of the card and print the template file. Some of the key takeaways from this tutorial include learning how to blend photographs with digital painting; working with mirrored compositions to create double-sided, poster-sized playing-card artwork; and organizing files to create various overlapping details. By the end of the Photoshop training, you'll be familiar with controlling lights and shadows, adjusting colors with color blends, as well as the various layouts and artistic possibilities in creating playing cards. Software required: Photoshop CC (2014), Painter 2015.