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Book Binding Tutorial by Eyespiral-stock Book Binding Tutorial by Eyespiral-stock
Hi everyone. I've had some demand to make a tutorial about how I put together my self-published book, Fervourography. So I have bowed to public demand and rotted away at my computer desk for a few days to present these two tutorials:

Eyespiral's Book Printing Tutorial, and
Eyespiral's Book Binding Tutorial

Be warned, before you commit to downloading them or clicking to see them full-view - they are enormous, i.e. 8.6Mb and 6Mb respectively, and long-winded. They do, however, present a comprehensive explanation of how to create you own A6 hardcover book. And, if you're curious, the cost I calculated for Fervourography turned out to be about $6 per book. Of course, this changes according to your materials and so on, but that's just a guide for you.

I hope you find these tutorials interesting and helpful, and not too huge on your internet connection.

~Jessica
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:iconriemea:
Riemea Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for sharing this great tutorial, it's super helpful! It has been featured here :)
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LieselAiya Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)

My results: [link]
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Talty Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Hello! You have been added to the first part of the Artisan Crafts ABC, as one extraordinary example of all the wonderful artisan crafts there is :) This article is part of the Artisan Crafts week at #projecteducate, please don't forget to check out the activities and the contest we have planned for this event! Have a nice week!
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art-poems-life Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
i'vealways loved the idea of hand making books! it's really cool that you would take the time to put up a tutorial for it!
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:iconthegreattitanicchick:
just out of curiousoty, would parchment paper work on this as well for the pages?
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Dr-Raven Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Super Awesome Tutorial, thanks.
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devidoggy87 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey you have my first name how long is your book?
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Charlie-Pirox Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
This tutorial is brilliant! exactly what i was looking for :)
thank you so much ^__^
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The-Ghost-Writer Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
Thank you so much!
I've been looking for a tut to help me bind my custom River Song journal, and the way my pages are, I needed a sewn one versus a glue one! Thanks!
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LittleTee Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
Thank you so much! I was wanted to do this.
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daemonvulpes Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Student General Artist
Oh my goodness.... I wish I'd found this sooner when I was making a butt ton of books for school projects *_* <3 you are awesome
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RuthlessDreams Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
I don't know when or why, but I will be using this soon. :D
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Minasia Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ohmygod, I think I'm in love with you. I've been breaking my head open trying to figure out how to bind a journal. Your solution is simple and I can totally afford to do this. Thank you!
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haha-ur-dead-XD Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
Wow. This is really helpful. My friends and I are doing a creative project for school and this totally helps. :)
But...just one question, around how long does this take to make?
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owltears Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
wow that is soo cooool!!! thanks so much!! :D
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:iconnanoditorrone:
NanoDiTorrone Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
That f**kin' ROCKS!!!
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janquito1 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
I have tried downloading this, saving it, printing it but it just does not come out right.
What am I doing wrong? When I printed it, I can barely read it. The background color is overpowering.
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janquito1 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
Am I the only dope here? I can't figure out how to download this big enough to read. I have tried right clicking and saving it that way but it is so small and it doesn't seem to enlarge right. I feel so dumb because I'm usually very good with computer stuff. I must be having a fibro fog moment!
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Yarbro Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
Thanks! This is great!
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Blaze7the7Cat Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
This may seem like a stupid question, but did you use Photoshop to make this?
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visual-zombie Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010
Phew. I just finished sewing in my pages. Followed this tutorial, but I didn't thoroughly understand how to sew in all the signatures. Is it all at once? Is it one at a time? I did one at a time, and it came out alright for my first attempt. I think maybe I was just having problems because my pages were makeshift from old paper lunch bags and were really uneven.

Anyway! This tutorial is fantastic and was otherwise wonderfully helpful. My book was for a much needed extra credit project, so you're a life saver!
I can't wait to make more books. :w00t:
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MNM-Productions Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
Awesome tutorial, very helpful ^^ But one question... What do you do if the cover of your book has a picture on it?
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BlitzKraft Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
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Thanks for the tutorial! This is what I made :D
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BlitzKraft Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
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BlitzKraft Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This was the first result I've got for book binding on DA and this was enough to get me started!! Thank you very much for taking time to make this tut!!
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brightredrose Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Absolutely excellent...I was very disappointed in google's results for this process...thank you for providing enough photos of the process! I might just feel confident enough in the directions to attempt this now.
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Eyespiral Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm so glad that you'll find it useful! Send me a link to your finished product, I'd love to see! :)
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brightredrose Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I've got the materials, it's just a matter of completing the illustrations...but thanks again. xD
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helloxandie Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009
thank you so much for this :heart:
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Eyespiral-stock Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
Not a worry in the world! Have you given it a go yet? It can be frustrating but the results are a great reward for the effort you put in. :)
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lilydragon Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009
Oh! I've always wonder how this was done!
*files away for future use*
I assume it wouldn't be to difficult to cover? Like for a journal type thing?
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Eyespiral-stock Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
It's not a particularly difficult process, especially if you're making a journal rather than printing the book first. It's really rewarding to know that nobody has anything like it! :)

If you make one, I'd love to see the result. Send me a link?
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Baka-Lee Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an excellent tutorial!

Thank you so much for posting it!

Loves@U!
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Eyespiral-stock Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
Glad you liked it. :) Feel free to send me a pic of anything you make using it, I'd love to see.
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AgnesPterry Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008
The pictures look very clear and it looks like a nice step-by-step tutorial, but I'm afraid I did keep being distracted by the caps lock in the document. I suppose I have become too used to the idea that ON THE INTERNET, CAPS IS ESSENTIALLY USED FOR SHOUTING. :-) Er, sorry about that. Just trying to make a point!

I've always liked snap-hinge books, though, so I will probably get over it and finish reading the download eventually once I've finished making the cover for my newest book. ^.^
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Eyespiral-stock Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008
I'm glad you like it, but... where are my caps lock errors? I was sad to hear I'd done it, but now I look I can't see them. Help me out? I'll adjust it and reupload.
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AgnesPterry Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
Awk! *.* Crapitudinal! I think I must've replied to the wrong tutorial--as I recall I was looking at several bookbinding tutorials that day. >.< So, so sorry about that! No, I can't believe I left a critique on the wrong deviation! Especially as I don't like being too harsh with critiques anyway and I always try to point out positives as well if there's any negatives to me.

In fact, I have to say that just today I sent this link to someone who was talking about bookbinding and I directed her to your tutorial because it's so helpful.

Again, please accept my humblest apologies for my error. I'm usually not so clumsy I promise!
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Eyespiral-stock Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
lol No worries at all! And thanks for passing on the link. :)
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LainPanzer Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
Awesome, I will have to try this out sometime. I've always wanted to self-publish
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Eyespiral-stock Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
Oh do, it's a lot of fun and great for giving away as prezzies. Send me a link of a photo when you're done!
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parodyofapathy Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008
very useful, thanks for sharing :)
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Eyespiral-stock Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008
Thanks, glad you liked it. :)
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teaganwhite Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008  Professional General Artist

foam core is an excellent idea, i never would have thought of that :]
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Eyespiral-stock Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2008
thanks! I can't take credit for it actually, i got that idea from a papercrafts book i have. Glad you approve! :)
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znow-white Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008
Your wonderful tutorial has been featured here.[link]

Thank you for providing the gallery with such awesome Resources.:heart:
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x-Eilidh-x Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
I have no idea whre to find foam core lol, I don;t think I've ever seen it before. Is there something else that can be used instead?
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Child-Of-The-Tardis Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
I use that grey mounting board you find in art shops (the stuff that is normally used in cheap school art folders to keep everything straight.) It is dense, so robust, plus you can carve designs into it. And it's pretty cheap too (at least in the UK. 2.40 for an A2 piece of the stuff.)
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Eyespiral-stock Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
I got mine from an art shop, it's used to mount posters and the like. If you don't have an art shop around, try a framing shop or possibly even a newsagency or a hardware store.

You could probably try it with anything that is thick and you can slice most of the way through to turn it into a hinge.

You could try cardboard from a sturdy box, you know the kind, with the corrugated bits under the smooth stuff? If you try that, you'll have to send me a pic of the result, I'm excited to see how it turns out now. :D
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x-Eilidh-x Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008
now cardboard I have plenty of. And I'm finishing off the lastest section of my story and trying to do some quick illustrations before I make a start. I will most definately let you know when I've done it though
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Eyespiral-stock Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008
Excellent! I can't wait. Actually, after I've finished a couple of other projects I've got going, I'm going to try making my own cardboard versions - reduce, reuse, recycle, right? :)
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