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Here it is : the tuto to make yourself a folded book. Whatever you want to write or make a shape. WARNING : this is the original tuto, ...
This tuto is made with Photoshop (you can find a free trial version on the web).
Open a new file, pixel scale. Width is the number of sheets. WARNING : I said “sheets” and not pages !! For the height : height of your ...
Choose the custom shape tool or the text tool. If it is a word, choose your font and create a layer for each letter. WARNING : if it’s ...
In the “view” menu, check “rulers” and “extras“. Use the “pencil tool“, “square brushes“, size 1 pixel.
Rasterize layer. Zoom until the ruler shows each pixel. We’re going to modify areas where the text (or the shape) has two parts on the same column. For ...
Keep in mind that each column is a sheet of your book. With the “pencil tool” (square brushe, size 1 px, white color) erase one column out of ...
Do the same for letters “o” and “v“. The “e” is special, because you don’t have 2 areas on the same column but 3 !!
First part ⇒ nothing to change (except if there is a letter before). Second part ⇒ Erase two columns out of three, shifting the deletion : - first ...
Let’s have a look to the full pattern. Now, we have to calculate all the folds….
Keep your Photoshop document opened, grab your book, your ruler, a pencil… and a calculator ! On this pattern the 30 first sheets are not folded. Zoom until ...
For the following sheet, move vertical guides. The vertical ruler displays 135 px and 140 px : folds are at 11.25 cm and 11.65 cm. For a nice ...
For those who don’t want to use a software, you can make your pattern onto a squared paper or a graph paper. You will have to run all ...
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