If you’re a fan of anime then I have the perfect DIY project for you! As today I’m going to show you how to make your very own printable anime girl bookmarks.
They are easy and fun to make, and best of all, the anime art will be created 100% using artificial intelligence which means zero design skills are required. So let’s get started!
DIY Printable Anime Girl Bookmarks
So, the first step is to sign up for Jasper AI Art.
At the time of writing Jasper AI Art is currently only $20 a month for unlimited image generation, but in the future, this might change. It’s billed monthly so you can cancel at any time.
Never used an AI art generator before? With Jasper, all you need is a text prompt to create unique pieces of digital artwork.
To give you a better idea of what this tool can do and the kinds of text prompts to use check out this post; 37 Prompts For AI Art: Easy Text To Image Prompt Ideas.
Create Unique Anime Girl Images Using Jasper Art
I want to create a set of four bookmarks with a different anime girl design on each one. So I need to tell Jasper AI Art exactly what I want by using text prompts.
The text prompt I’m going to use will be “anime girl, highly detailed, digital painting, sharp focus, illustration, Greg Rutkowski”.
For the sake of keeping this tutorial simple I’m not going to mess around with the other options available within Jasper AI Art, but feel free to try using these when you create your designs:
Jasper Art creates four images at a time and you have the option to download each one individually, which is just as well as the AI is not perfect and so one or two of your images may not turn out exactly to your liking.
If you’re not happy with the results then either create a whole new set of images using the same text prompt or add to the prompt to make your request more specific for Jasper to understand.
When you’ve got four images that you’re happy with, simply hover your cursor over the image and a download icon will appear.
At the time of writing, there is an image upscale option that is currently in beta so you have the choice of 3 download sizes:
- 512 x 512 px
- 1024 x 1024 px
- 2048 x 2048 px
As it’s currently free to download the upscaled images I’m going to choose 2048 x 2048 px.
Create Your Anime Girl Bookmarks Using Canva
Now that we have our anime girl images, we need to turn them into bookmarks, which is where Canva comes into play.
Canva.com is a user-friendly graphic design tool that anyone can use and the best part is it’s 100% free to use.
So if you don’t already have an account with Canva.com, then the first step is to take a few minutes and set up a free account.
Create A Design
Once you’re logged in to Canva, click on the create a design button in the top-right corner of the screen.
From there, select Bookmark from the list of design options. This will create a blank bookmark template that is 2 inches wide and 6 inches high.
If you want to create a bookmark in a different size then instead of selecting the bookmark template you can instead click on custom size and type in the size you require.
Customise Your Designs
There are many stunning pre-made bookmark designs available on Canva, but we will be creating something one-of-a-kind using the pictures we created in Jasper AI Art. So, it’s best to start with a blank document.
Upload the jpg images that you downloaded from Jasper AI Art into your Canva account by clicking on “Uploads” on the left-hand menu. This will show an “Upload files” button under the search bar.
Underneath your blank bookmark there is a +Add Page button, so just click that to create more blank bookmarks.
Then simply drag and drop the Jasper AI Art images that you uploaded earlier onto each of your blank bookmark documents.
You can move the images around and crop them so they fit the way you want on your bookmark.
Use Canva Elements To Enhance Your Design
This step is optional because, depending on your designs, you may not want to add anything.
But if you do want to play around and add text it is very simple to do and also undo if you don’t like it.
Just click on Text on the left-hand menu and then click on the Add a heading button.
You can change the font size, style, colour and even make the text curved by using the Effects option.
If you want, you can also add Canva graphics to your design. Just try out the different options and see what looks best to you.
Download & Print
Once you’re happy with your designs and have created as many bookmarks as you like, then all you have to do is print them, cut them out and they’re ready to use.
Tips On Printing Your DIY Anime Girl Bookmarks Correctly
Downloading your anime girl bookmark designs straight from Canva as a pdf document and then printing them out will result in your bookmarks being the wrong size.
So, you need to take a couple of additional steps to make sure they print correctly.
First, click the “Share” button in the far top right-hand corner of the screen and then you will see the option to download your design.
Click the “Download” button and select file type “JPG” and then hit the download button again. This will download all your bookmark designs together as a zip file. Extract the files and save them.
Then upload your bookmark jpg images into Canva by clicking on “Uploads” on the left-hand menu. This will show an “Upload files” button under the search bar.
Click on upload jpg files and locate the bookmark images you want to import into Canva.
Finally, you need to add your bookmark designs to your blank bookmark template printable, which will allow you to print up to 4 bookmarks in the right size on a single sheet of paper.
And there you have it! You now know how to make your own printable anime girl bookmarks using Jasper Art and Canva.com.
If you enjoyed this tutorial, be sure to check out more of my printable bookmark tutorials: