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  • Erik Istrup Publishing

    I suggest that you have illustrations on say odd pages and text on the even and having an illustration on every spread. Imagine the reading situation, a child (sitting to the left) and an adult/young (to the right). If there is only a little text, you can place it under the illustration. Then your finger, pointing at the words are not in the way of the illustration.

    https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=sK9VDwAAQBAJ&hl=da&pg=GBS.PA1

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  • Janet Arnold

    Thanks for the prompt response.  My question is more of a technical one. Do I get the artist to draw on separate paper and scan and add to my book- but will the quality resolution lessen?  Is there a specific program to use???

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  • Erik Istrup Publishing

    The illustrations in the book I linked to was done on paper and then scanned. You need 300dp in the finishing part of the pictures, so you should use 600dp or 1200dp true values. There is no specific program for scanning. The pictures must be TIFF and the colour mode CMYK. Remember that a wrap-around cover image is quite large. You can scan into Adobe Photoshop and set the colour mode here as well.

    The cover illustrations for The "Adventures of Luzi Cane" are computer art, as well as the illustrations in "The Songs of Kamal".

    https://www.erikistrup.dk/eip5_danske_udgivelser_da.html#du_er_altid_elsket

    https://www.erikistrup.dk/eip5_adventures_of_luzi_cane.html#soul_white_dragon

    https://www.erikistrup.dk/eip5_the_songs_of_kamal.html#the-songs-of-kamal

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