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How to apply a gate-fold in origami

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This page is for those who want the instructions to learn how to apply a gate-fold.

 

Gate-fold is two valley-folds applied to a square paper. The name "Gate" is used for this folding technique since its action is similar to closing a gate.

 

There are two different gate-folds: one is horizontal gate-fold and the other one is vertical gate-fold. They are actually the same technique since the difference is only 90° rotation between two.

 

This is an animated instruction so it would be very easy to follow through. You are not required to have any prior knowledge about origami.