Spread a Deck of Cards 3 Different Ways!

About: I'm an accomplished magician and musician with a desire to educate the masses.

Intro: Spread a Deck of Cards 3 Different Ways!

Whether you want to look like a professional card handler or just want to impress your friends, this is a surefire way to do so.

Step 1: What You Will Need

1. A deck of cards
2. Your hands

Step 2: The Ribbon Spread

This is an elegant table spread. It is the simplest of the four spreads. This is good for magic tricks done in an intimate table setting. Steps:
1. Hold the deck with the thumb and middle finger on the short ends.
2. Pull the deck to the side, guiding it with the index finger.

Step 3: One-Handed Forwards

This is a showy spread, good for showing off. It's good when no table is available.
Steps:
1. Hold the deck with thumb on top and fingers below.
2. Apply gentle pressure from the bottom, using the thumb as a pivot

Step 4: One-Handed Reverse

This is a good, showy spread that can be used to show the deck as blank. Steps: 1. Hold the deck with the thumb on top and fingers curled below 2. Apply pressure with the fingers and push

Step 5: BONUS!!!

The Turnover is basically a fancy addition to the ribbon spread that shows how good you really are at card handling. Steps: 1. Ribbon Spread 2. Slide finger under bottom card 3. Turn it over and guide the wave with your finger.

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