Frequently Asked Questions
Custom Card Creation
How can I create my own Magic card?
Creating your own custom Magic card is easy with MTG Cardsmith!
First upload the image on the Make Card page, then crop to the exact image you want for the card. Don’t worry about image dimensions, they are automatically adjusted to fit the card correctly.
Then enter the card details such as title, type, mana cost, and effects. From there, preview your card to make sure everything looks perfect. If you need to make further edits you can return using the "Edit Card" button.
Lastly, if you wish to save the card to the public gallery, hit the “Publish” button.
Congrats on the awesome new Magic card!
How do I create a custom MTG Set?
Click on (Home) in the top navigation after logging in to get to your Account Management area. From there you can follow this tutorial on creating custom sets.
How do I make a custom Planeswalker MTG card?
Custom Planeswalkers are easy with our online generator, the first of its kind! Upload your image on the Make Planeswalker page and crop accordingly. Then enter the Planeswalker abilities as well as the starting loyalty and mana cost. Preview your card and edit as necessary. If you’d like add it to the Public Gallery and share it with your friends!
How do I display italics text in the MTG Card body text area?
Add a Passive Ability to your card, use <i> (effect text here) </i> tags for the italics text. Then just Preview to make sure everything looks correct.
How can I get lands to display the correct background color?
To get the correct land background color, simply add the subtype that applies (Swamp, Mountain, Plains, Forest, or Island).
How can I delete/manage cards in my account?
To manage cards, favorites, and your account profile; just click the Home button next to your username in the header or the "Edit Profile" button on your member homepage.
Is there a maximum number of cards I can save?
Currently, member account card libraries can hold a maximum of 750 Magic cards. After that you will still be able to create cards, but unable to publish them until you make some room in your library.
I've forgotten or need to reset my password. Help!
Please use the Forgot Password? page to get started. From there follow the simple instructions in the email to update your password.
Are Member Accounts free?
Of course! Get started here.
How can I get Premium Membership?
You can become a Premium member by purchasing membership directly in our online store or through your MTG Cardsmith account.
Printing Custom Cards
Can I print my own custom cards?
If you want to print cards for proxies or tokens for use you are free to do so. For more realistic proxies, we recommend printing on heavy cardstock or bright white paper and then setting it over the top of a regular card. Take the new card and put it inside a pro sleeve with an opaque back.
- Open up the full view of your custom MTG card.
- Save the image or copy and paste into a document or image editing program.
- Resize the image to 3.48"x2.49" or 63mm x 88mm. (MTG Cardsmith Magic cards already have black borders and rounded corners.)
- Print and cut around the borders, insert into sleeve for added realism.
For even more info see our blog post on the Printing Custom MTG Tokens.
How can I remove a card from the gallery?
The easiest way to manage cards is to sign up for an account, giving you full control over the cards you create. Otherwise, you can request a card removal using our handy online form. Removal requests are typically completed within 72 hours if deemed appropriate.
Why was my custom MTG card deleted from the site?
Can I buy custom magic cards?
No, the magic cards generated on this site are for artistic use only and will never be for sale. Card backgrounds used on this site are used with credit to Magic Set Editor under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 2.5 License. Artwork uploaded and displayed on the site is the property of the original artist and credit given is at the discretion of the users of the software. MTG Cardsmith makes no claim to ownership of the Backgrounds or Artwork shared on the site.
I love this site, how can I show my support?
First of all, thank you! It's only because of your support and the growing cardsmith community that we are able and motivated to keep making awesome online tools. If you'd like to support our ongoing development efforts and keep the server running, please consider supporting our site on Patreon.com/mtgcardsmith. Anything helps!
How can I sponsor a contest on MTG Cardsmith?
If you are interested in working together for a sponsorship, please send a request through the forums to @mtgcardsmith page. We're always looking for excellent sponsors and new creative ways to engage the Magic community.