Free InDesign Template: 4 Picture Model Comp Card
Headshots are simple enough; order a print. Comp cards, on the other hand, involve some element of design. You need to layout several images and include some necessary information like measurements and/or contact info.
Here’s an example, a quick mock-up I made using images from a fashion shoot I did last year. If you want to make a similar comp card, you can start with this InDesign file.
The document is 5.5″ x 8.5″. This seems to be more or less the industry standard. I created a similar card at 8.5″ x 11″, and to be honest I like the aspect ratio of the images better. The document is a little taller, so the portrait images have a narrower aspect ratio. But… sometimes you gotta go with what other people want.
The file includes four image frames. The large frame on the left is intended for a headshot or similar close-up. There are two portrait oriented frames and a landscape oriented frame on the right side.
The large text frame on the left is intended for the model’s name. You should stretch that frame to the left so that it is just large enough for the name. The text frame on the right is for information. I entered the usual measurements/stats, and you might want to re-arrange this a bit and include a space for a phone number and/or e-mail address and/or website. I tried putting the e-mail address under the name, but I didn’t like the way it looked.
I noticed there were a decent amount of searches for free InDesign templates. I posted a template for a Thank You card earlier. If you’re looking for an InDesign template for another project/print product, drop a comment below. I’d be happy to mock something up and post it here for others to use.
Note: The images used in the comp card are from a fashion shoot by Olinda Gibbons Photography.
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