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Free InDesign Template: 4 Picture Model Comp Card

Sample modeling comp card. Includes 4 images, one large portrait, two small portraits, and one landscape.Actors need headshots. Models need comp cards.

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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Tell us what do you think.

  1. Mac says: December 15, 2011

    How would you say is the best way to print these? Indesign directly or some other method?

  2. walkere says: December 15, 2011

    I usually send these off to a print shop to be done, so I export them as a PDF file and use that. For some other projects, like photo cards, I’ll export as a JPEG to send to a photo printer. But I rarely ever print directly out of InDesign…

  3. Vegan68 says: March 9, 2012

    I’m unable to get either link to work on my Mac or PC.

    • walkere says: March 11, 2012

      What exactly is going wrong…? You mean you can’t download the files, or you just can’t open them?

      I just checked, and both download links are working fine for me. Both documents opened up in CS5.5 for me. What version of InDesign are you using? The IDML should work in CS5, and maybe CS4… but if you have an older version then you’re out of luck I think.

  4. anis says: August 31, 2012

    hi I am a model, I want to make my own comp card, and I’m sorry but is it two side or one side?
    Is it
    2 X 5.5″ X 8.5″

    Thank you, xoxo

  5. Michele Honore' says: November 27, 2012

    Thanks for the template and great information. I was able to use the InDesign template to create a comp card for my daughter. I was wondering if you could share your 8.5 x 11 template to make larger comp cards. Thanks!

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