My work got published :)

  • Nice job. They look really good!

  • @Neha-Rawat Congratulations Neha!! Your works are beautiful 😻 Just wondering, when you worked with Procreate, did you work directly with Procreate’s CMYK mode or did you work in RGB first and then converted to CMYK on Photoshop?

  • Thanks everyone! Really appreciate it! 🙂

    @artbytra @Lynniesketches Oh yes backing up your work regularly is a must! Procreate does not create print ready files, so you'll need to export it to another program (like photoshop) where you can make it a CMYK file and do color corrections if required.

    These are the steps I use, but I'm open to learning any new methods as well:

    1. In Procreate, create the canvas with required resolution in sRGB IEC61966-2.1 color profile
    2. Make sure not to use layer modes in your file, or if you really need to, flatten it by merging into another layer. Basically as long as your layers are in "Normal" mode, the conversion becomes the easiest.
    3. Export to PSD
    4. In Photoshop, create canvas with required resolution in CMYK
    5. Drag all the exported PSD layers to the new CMYK canvas
    6. Make any color tweaks or use adjustments layers if necessary.
      I hope this works for you!

    @idid Thanks! "The Storyteller of Ketu" is a full color chapter book, with a mix of half page and full page illustrations.
    "Tippy Tippy Tree" is a picture book with all full bleed artwork.
    And "Word Travelers" is also an early readers chapter book with black and white interior illustrations (mix of spots, full bleeds and spreads)

    The publisher hasn't contacted me for any promotion event. I could be wrong, but I was of the understanding that this sort of promotion was mostly done by medium-big trade book publishers or projects with bigger budgets. Fyi - these were not royalty contracts so any sales of the book will not benefit me monetarily. Promotions does obviously help get your name around if you get invited to podcasts or your book gets included in a bookclub but I really don't know much of how to go about that.

  • @Neha-Rawat thank you for the detailed steps. That’s very helpful to know.

  • @Neha-Rawat Congratulations! They all look beautiful! 🤩 I had the exact same freak out moment when I did my first book in ProCreate, thinking I could work in cmyk from the start 🙈 now my process looks just like yours! Can't wait to see what more you create! 💕

  • @Neha-Rawat Even without royalty, having so many books out is a good thing! You must have more books that you are now working on, I assume. So exciting!

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    Wow, wow, WOW! This is awsome @Neha-Rawat !!! Very well done.

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    @Neha-Rawat Thank you for sharing those exporting details! I always wondered what the last few steps were when using procreate.
    I've got my eyes set on Word Travelers, can't wait to own!

  • @Neha-Rawat Congratulations that’s awesome!

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    Woohoo! Congratulations Neha! Lovely work (and especially color) as usual. Your career is really taking off, and it's because of your hard work!

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