What Is a Sports Ticket?
A sports ticket is basically a small piece of paper or card that people use as a means of admission to gain entry to sports venues. While many sports tickets can still be bought in physical ticketing outlets, many people today buy their tickets online and simply redeem their passes at ticketing booths upon entry.
How to Make Sports Tickets in Adobe Illustrator
Whether you're planning to put together an actual sports event or simply a sports-themed party, you may want to design a sports ticket to invite and admit guests. Here, we've got a list of steps on how you can make tickets that are creative and worth treasuring.
1. Get familiar with Adobe Illustrator
For you to be able to effectively make a sports ticket using Adobe Illustrator, make sure you're familiar with the software, the features that are available, and the file formats that are supported by it. For those who are new to this editing tool, Adobe Illustrator works best when used with vector graphics since it will allow you to easily edit the file without compromising on the quality.
2. Identify the purpose of the ticket
Unless your ticket is only for admission purposes in sports events such as baseball, soccer, or football games, you will need to identify what your event ticket is for. You might actually be creating ticket invitation cards or raffle tickets with a sports theme thrown into it. This is why it's important to identify the purpose of your tickets because it can greatly contribute ideas for the design and content.
3. Make an initial layout of the sports ticket
Before you start working on your sports tickets using Adobe Illustrator, you should first create a rough layout of the ticket. You may want to do this using a pen and paper, or you may want to do it on a digital drawing tablet, it's up to you. If you prefer simply describing the layout instead of drawing it, you're allowed to do so as long as it can serve as your reference during the actual designing stage.
4. Launch Adobe Illustrator and start making the ticket design
After creating the initial layout of your sports ticket, you can finally bring the design you've created to Adobe Illustrator. Here, you can bring your ideas to life and you can use vector files as elements for the design. The advantage of using vectors is that they're highly versatile and can withstand changes without losing any of its quality. This is because vectors are made up of coded pathways rather than pixels.
5. Evaluate the sports ticket's design
The sports ticket design that you've created isn't final yet, you will still need to evaluate or have it evaluated to determine if it is captivating enough. Although many would say that tickets are disposable and are no longer valuable after they're used, there are also people who hold on to their tickets for keepsake. Because of this, you might want to go the extra mile by ensuring that your sports tickets are indeed worth keeping.
6. Make the final touches and print your sports tickets
Fine-tune the design of your sports tickets and make sure that it is fully printable. If you prefer to make the final touches on Adobe Photoshop, you may want to save it in PSD or just import it directly. Afterward, you can finally start printing copies of your sports tickets and distribute them to the general public.