1. Folding:

For beginners, here are some things you should take note:
a. when you fold, make sure the corners are matched as clean as possible.
b. after you make a fold, go over the crease with your fingers or nails to make it smooth.
c. If you don't like a fold that you make, you can always do it over and fine tune previous ones as you go along.
d. Depending on the orientation of the paper, you can get so many different patterns out of your origami! How about that?
above all, be patient and enjoy! practice makes perfect!

2. Paper:

When printing from a computer, you must tradeoff the print quality versus foldability. If the paperstock is too thick (such as glossy photopaper), it is not suitable for multiple folding at all. Please pick a paerstock that's relatively favorable to color printing, but thin enough for origami. In most instances, office paper would suffice for this project. Sometimes a matte look is better than glossy for paper folds.

3. On printers:
Same as above, the higher quality the better, but desktop color printers would definitely do the job.

4. File formats for templates:

JPG files are bitmap images and smaller in size and easier to display and download.
PDF files are higher in quality and larger. Unless you have a limited connection speed, the PDF files are recommended. Since the original files were created using Illustrator, this way you can display the patterns better.

4. File formats for icons:
JPG files are bitmap images and the background color is set (black or white).
GIF files have transparent backgrounds, so it will be displayed on a HTML file with the background color or image showing through. You can choose from light or dark background.

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