Next, I exported my inked Illustrator images to my painting program, Photoshop. I clicked on File-Export and saved my files accordingly. Then I opened my first page in Photoshop.
Once I had opened my file, I saw one flat layer of line work.
I then opened a new file and set it at the correct dimensions for my book. We had chosen a 7x7 square format, so I opened my new file to those dimensions.
I set my new file at 300 ppi, RGB Color and made sure i was using the correct color profile that Blurb recommended.
After I had created a new file, I dragged the line layer onto the new blank 7x7 canvas.
Then, I selected a new layer underneath my line layer for my background colors. I chose a purple and gave it some gradients.
I repeated this step for the ground color. I chose a shade of green and then used a gradient.
Then I added in some grass I had created in Illustrator to the background. I then lowered the opacity to 31%.
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