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How one can Make Paper Quilling Tutorials


Hello buddies! I’ve gotten some questions recently from a couple of reader about running a blog and making tutorials. Subsequently I’m going to wrote a brief collection of posts addressing these questions.

This primary submit is about HOW to make paper quilling tutorials. You might need an important (pretty) distinctive design that you simply suppose others can be thinking about studying. So how do you go about turning it right into a tutorial?

Video Tutorials

YouTube tutorials appear to be all the fad today! And with at present’s little tripods that connect to your smartphones and notepads/iPads, it’s simpler than ever to make recordings and share them. Sadly I can not offer you a lot steering on this space as I haven’t achieved a lot myself! I did really report myself twice. However video enhancing takes time and I form of forgot to get round to it, oops! What I did was use my common Canon Ixus on a tripod to do the recording. Today most newcomers would use both their smartphone or common digital digital camera. You’ll want some type of tripod akin to this cool bendable one that you could wrap round one thing to carry your smartphone above your crafting floor! Though I can’t offer you numerous nice ideas for video tutorials, I did discover these two nice articles that can actually assist in case you are wanting how you can begin!

Rainmaker Media Works

Card Remedy

Photograph Tutorials

Now here’s a topic that I’m properly versed in! As you might know, I’ve dozens of free tutorials on my weblog. I even have a dozen premium paid tutorials on the market (on Etsy in addition to different locations). Listed here are the issues you will have to get began making tutorials:

  1. Digital camera  – I’ve used my DSLR, my Canon Ixus, and sometimes my iPad (I’d typically use my iPhone nevertheless it’s previous and has digital camera points).
  2. Tripodoptionally available, however extremely prompt because it makes it SO a lot simpler to make use of the timer and take the pictures the place you need to maintain onto the piece within the picture.  It additionally makes it extra steady so your photographs aren’t fuzzy!
  3. Lighting – Certain you might get all fancy and purchase lights, and be happy to make use of them if in case you have them! However I simply use what I’ve. My desire is to take the photographs throughout the day when the daylight coming within the eating room is simply good for photographs. And even use the patio desk outdoors at simply the precise time in late afternoon. However typically that’s not sensible (with three youngsters now it’s almost unattainable). In that case I find yourself making use of the picture adjustment settings on iPhoto or different picture enhancing program! All of it seems simply tremendous. With photographs you are able to do extra adjusting later than you possibly can with movies! You additionally need to make certain to set the white steadiness in your digital camera earlier than beginning, as it may possibly make an enormous distinction and may’t simply be adjusted afterwards.  Click on right here to learn a submit I wrote about how you can set your white steadiness.
  4. Work floor – You’ll need to use a floor that’s pretty clear wanting and straightforward to see your items towards. I take advantage of my on a regular basis massive cork quilling board, normally with a recent piece of paper slipped underneath the plastic floor. Usually I take advantage of one aspect of my board for daily use, and the opposite for when it’s time to {photograph} tutorials. I substitute the plastic cowl when it begins getting too many holes (learn to substitute the paper and plastic cowl right here).
  5. Your Sample – Be sure you have a plan earlier than you begin. What I normally do is create my sample first (really making the piece so I do know it really works!), and draw it in a pocket book I hold for the aim. Subsequent to the drawing I write down what lengths of paper I used, what measurement items, and so forth. If you find yourself within the throes of creating a sample you may suppose you’ll all the time know how you can make it, however in case you are something like me you’ll neglect as quickly as you’re on to the subsequent sample! This makes it straightforward to look again at and be sure you write up your tutorial correctly.  You may discover that with many patterns I find yourself having not less than two completed items, normally in numerous shade schemes. It’s because with the primary one I used to be creating the sample, and with the second I used to be re-creating and taking the photographs. I discovered that if I simply take photographs the primary time by means of, I typically find yourself with a confusion of photographs as a result of I alter issues as I’m going in the event that they didn’t work. So I would find yourself having to re-take the primary photographs as a result of I modified a few of the sizes of items, for instance. So on the finish of the day it’s simpler to finalize a sample first after which make one other for the tutorial. It’s a great way to check your sample anyway!

Here’s a pattern of my sample ebook for spiral earrings and pendant.  Click on right here to view the tutorial right here on the weblog.

how to make paper quilling tutorials - Honey's Quilling

Set Up

So you may have all of your supplies, and your sample is able to go, time to get began! Arrange your workboard in a spot with the perfect gentle attainable, and have all your supplies useful. Make your merchandise step-by-step, taking photographs all the best way. If in case you have somebody serving to, they’ll take the photographs when you do the work, which is sort of useful! In case you are by yourself you might want to make use of the timer to get motion pictures. Most photographs gained’t be motion pictures, however typically it actually helps to point out how precisely you’re holding one thing. I take advantage of a 2 second timer on my digital camera which is normally simply sufficient time for me to press the shutter and get my arms into place. Take extra photographs than you suppose you want. You don’t have to make use of all of them, however you don’t need to want that you simply had taken a photograph once you didn’t!


As soon as all the pieces is completed and cleaned up, it’s time for the pc work!  Add all your photographs onto the pc. You’ll have to open each in a photograph enhancing program to crop, repair the lighting if crucial, and add a watermark.  Often I take advantage of iPhoto to crop, modify the lighting, after which save within the measurement that I would like.  Then I take advantage of PhotoShop so as to add a watermark, compile photographs collectively, additional modify sizing as crucial, and scale back the dimensions of the file.  It’s necessary to guarantee that your information aren’t too massive or else your ultimate tutorial might be too massive in measurement.  I wish to compile 2 or 3 photographs collectively in a single because it reduces the variety of picture information I’ve to take care of, however nonetheless offers loads of photographs of the steps.  For instance, on this picture from my lemon pendant tutorial, I connected two photographs collectively.

paper quilling lemon slice necklace - a free tutorial from Honey's Quilling

It’s completely different for every photoediting program, however these are the steps I take:

  1. I alter the dimensions of every picture in order that it’s 300 pixels by 300 pixels.
  2. I open a brand new empty image file that’s 600 by 300.
  3.  I drag every of the photographs into the brand new image file, after which add my watermark with the textual content possibility.
  4. Then I save the file as a photoshop file, and once more as a .jpg file for the online, of decrease high quality, which drastically reduces its measurement.

On many new photoediting applications you simply choose the photographs and say that you simply need to make a collage.  I’m most likely nonetheless doing it a tough manner LOL. However it’s what’s on my pc r

As you edit all of your photographs, you’ll need to hold them organized in your pc file.  I quantity them after which identify them, so this picture could be known as “3 lemon pin” for instance.  That manner when I’m discovering the photographs so as to add to the tutorial they’re all so as in a sure file.



Now you may have all your photographs prepared on your tutorial!  Yay!  You continue to want to jot down your tutorial and add your photographs to it.  I have a tendency to stay to a sure model by itemizing the title of the tutorial, then the provides wanted, and eventually the directions.  I add the photographs into every instruction step.  You’ve got a pair decisions on the place to compile your tutorial relying in your ultimate kind:

  1. Weblog – If you’re going to be sharing your tutorial by yourself weblog, you possibly can compile it straight in your weblog entry.  I take advantage of wordpress for my running a blog.
  2. File – If you’re going to flip your tutorial right into a PDF file, or share it in another manner, use a phrase processing program to compile your tutorial.  I take advantage of Microsoft Phrase for mine.  It’s fairly easy to vary your ultimate doc file right into a PDF file.  Click on “print”, after which there ought to be a “PDF” button on the underside left.  In the event you click on on that you need to be capable to select “save as PDF”

What’s Subsequent?

So after you may have made your tutorial, what are you going to do with it?  There are numerous locations to share and/or promote it, so keep tuned subsequent week for the subsequent submit on this collection!

I hope you discovered this submit on how you can make paper quilling tutorials useful.  If in case you have any questions on this matter, let me know and I’ll add the solutions to the next posts! Stick round, there may be heaps to see on the weblog!

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