What Is a Concert Ticket?
A concert ticket, otherwise called an event or admission ticket, is a piece of paper or card given to someone a proof they have paid for a concert or an event. It also stands as a gate pass in the attendance of a concert. Concert tickets can vary according to the price of the tickets bought. For example, a general admission ticket can simply allow you enter the venue but a VIP ticket gives you more access to things like an early admission, exclusive meet and greet, or earning items or packages. Concert tickets also determine how close (or how far) you can stay in the venue.
How to Create Concert Tickets on Adobe Illustrator?
Tickets have become something of a collectible among people nowadays as proof that they’ve been to a concert or event. What makes their friends say “Wow!” isn’t just the fact that they’ve been off somewhere but also the design of the ticket. So if you want your ticket to be included among the collectibles of others then just follow the steps below to find out how.
1. Deciding Your Theme
Traditionally, tickets had the same design regardless of the genre of the singer or band. Now people are trying to make their tickets look distinguished from one another. A rock concert has a theme that utilizes dark colors while a pop concert uses vibrant colors. See which ones work best for the one you're making. If you like, you can look at samples of modern tickets to give you an idea of what you should go for.
2. Creating a Rough Draft
Creating a rough draft helps you determine the layout of your ticket. This gives you a chance to properly compress your subjects or minimize your content. You can create your draft on either a sheet of paper or on Adobe Illustrator. You just have to scan the paper to import it to Illustrator. For Photoshop, you can save the file to .ai format or even JPEG format so you can add a layer and edit over it.
3. Putting Down the Concert Details
With a draft of your design in hand, you can write down all the necessary details on your ticket before making a final product. The details should include the name of the artist, the name of the concert, the venue, the date and what time it starts, the seating, and the cost of the ticket. Those are information you usually put in the front part of the ticket along with a valid seal to authenticate your ticket. In the back, you place your terms and conditions. To make things slightly easier on your end, you can always download and use editable ticket templates that will tell you what to place and where.
4. Executing Your Design
Using your rough draft as the basis of your ticket design, place layers over it so you can trace the design. If you want to follow the outlines then you can use the pen tool to help you. Add images if you want to but keep it to a minimum as we don’t want your ticket to look like a mess. When you finish, you can save it in .psd or JPEG format in case you want to edit some parts and to see how your design would look in print. Don’t forget to use the CMYK setting so you don’t distort the colors. If you want to skip this part entirely, then you can always look for printable ticket templates with pre-made designs and choose which one you'd like to use.
5. Printing Your Ticket
When you’ve finished designing your ticket and you’re satisfied, then you can start printing out your design. Use a high-quality and thick paper or cardstock to make your ticket last long.