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Writing, Illustrating & Publishing => Illustrating => Topic started by: katie-baklinski on September 25, 2018, 08:47 AM

Title: Editing and submitting finished illustrations
Post by: katie-baklinski on September 25, 2018, 08:47 AM
Hello!

I'm illustrating my debut picture book and worried about my inexperience when it comes to professional digitizing and submission of the art.

My art is all watercolours, and I need to scan and colour correct them and submit digitally. What dpi should I scan at? What are the best ways to make my colour correcting consistent? What are likely errors that I should avoid?

Do any illustrators out there have advice or resources to recommend? Is there anywhere that lists the standards for doing this?

Thank you.
Title: Re: Editing and submitting finished illustrations
Post by: marla-lesage on September 25, 2018, 10:36 AM
I'm in the same place! I asked my publisher & was told to submit 300dpi open PSD files. I'm thinking I'll have to submit as RGB files unless they want the flattened CYMK ones - I'll probably confirm when I"m ready to sub my cover. Scan at 300 dpi for sure. I've heard some go larger but 300dpi is the standard for printing. (I do my editing in RGB & convert to CYMK when it's time to print - saved as a copy).