Making Photobooks: Booklet

Updated: Apr 25, 2021

Last year, I made a magazine article on how to make four different types of photobooks; zine, japanese stab binder, an accordion photobook, and a booklet. This week, I'll be posting more in-depth tutorials for each one.

This tutorial will show you how to make a Booklet.

You will need: colourful card, bone folder, long arm stapler, paper.

This one is the simplest one out of the four, perfect for beginner crafters.

Before folding the paper, the layout of the photographs need to be decided, whether they are printed or glued on to the paper. I'd recommend printing for a more professional look - make sure you print them evenly and in the order you want them.

Fold a piece of card in half with a bone folder. I chose a yellow piece of card for my cover to fit with the photo theme of yellow lines on the road.

You need to choose how many photos will be used and how they will be displayed within the book: a photo every other page, a photo every page, two photos on one page, a photo spread over a double page, etc.

After that is done, you will know how many pieces of paper you will need. Fold the paper in half, using the bone folder for accuracy and neatness.

Fold each paper separately for that professional, neat finish. Staple the pages and card together with a long arm stapler.

Then, if you haven’t already, glue the photos in.

Feel free to add your own personal touch by bubble-writing or drawing a picture on the front cover to entice people to pick up your book.

Now, you have your photobook!

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