Second book for the day-Grace, with ballerina book folding, my own template, and instructions on how to create your own( harder to explain than actually creating)

It must have been a cold day, as this is the second book, this time I have created a ballerina template in photoshopBallerina book folding, photoshop created template

step 1 go to gradients and fill screen by using the curser from top to bottom

step 2 filter- distort-wave. Set sizes as in picture  generations 999, wavelength 10 and 10

amplitude you may wish to alter but I set at  1 and 545

step 3 create a second layer of your chosen design

step 4 using magic wand tool select the chosen image

step 5 go to first layer and select cut

step 6 crop and print to size of book chosen…. Is height

step 7 count number of lines, also breaks in lines as this would equal 2 lines, as each is folded seperately

step 8 once counted x  by 2 this tells you the number of book pages you will need in your book to create the image, work out the centre( not of image but counted lines

step 9 work out centre of book, start from this point, mark on paper a line for the top of your page, and mark each page top and bottom of the line, any break will become an extra page to fold, meaning at times one line is three book page folds( sounds more complex than it is)

start with a simple heart letter or number if it sounds confusing

have funimage image image image image image image image image image


About REcreate-RebeccaEvansCreate

My name is Rebecca Evans, living in the New Forest I have been inspired to paint the many animals often seen around me. Having ridden since Childhood, painting equines was a natural path to follow. I use a variety of media, watercolour, oil, charcoal, pastel,inks, plus a few more, infact I will try most things. Choosing the medium to work with can really change the effect of the art, and therefore the character of the animal. Sometimes it is an instant decision, sometimes it is the mood from within me which determines which medium I choose to use. I never know what might inspire me next, but if it’s hairy, I will be sure to try.
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2 Responses to Second book for the day-Grace, with ballerina book folding, my own template, and instructions on how to create your own( harder to explain than actually creating)

  1. Kerry says:

    Hi! I love this ballerina! I was wondering if you had any direction to go in for a non-photoshop person?

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    • Actually yes you probably could with so many apps available, the key is to stretch your intended image, and add lines at increments which you could easily draw on by hand once you have printed a stretched picture, I am sure that you can stretch on many other computer programs too. Of course if you just printed the image and drew on your lines that should work too, but the lines would be so close together it could get confusing ( this is the only reason for stretching the picture/ image) most important is to add your base line, or top line, as you need to always match to the bottom or top of your book…oh and count your lines to work out book size in pages. I hope this may help a little, maybe try a heart by hand and see how that goes, it is a great shape to start with when learning the process of designing your own templates. Just out of interest what were you planning? Or was it for anything? …..oh if you do find an app or programme to stretch the image the important thing to know is the start image before you stretch will be the size of the picture that appears in the book you create. So get that bit right first, really it all sounds more complex than it actually is. Bec


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