HI..I am having fun with Photoshop and learning to paint with it....
The publishers want you to send the dummy book in with black and white illustrations and story. It has been interesting. I have reformatted the pages and I used photo shop brushes for little flourishes..snowflakes and stars and ice and such...making the pages more exciting.
The art director of what ever publisher I get will make suggestions and do the page layouts but I get to be the Art Director of my dummy.
I am doing it much more elaborately then necessary but why not as every little bit helps.
I mailed off a more primitive version earlier this year and the one of the publishers liked my drawings! But they didn't want Christmas and the story needed a few things. That was when I went back to the drawing and editing board and revamped the story and illustrations. I really think I have the best possible foot forward I can have and now it is in the hands of God and which publisher has favor with it...Such are dreams and prayers.