ABC Healthy is near complete. I have been using a large format scanner to scan my paintings, then I adjust the resolution to 300 dpi in Photoshop which will give them the best resolution for printing. I then use Photoshop to cut out around the image and place onto a transparent background. This will make sure there are not any white differences from the scanned paper and the books pages when printing. A transparent background also allows my text to come close to the image. After my images are ready I put them in Adobe's InDesign. InDesign is a great program. If there is anything that I do not know how to do I watch tutorials online. I have just about the whole book done, but I question some of my text. I will keep rereading until I am ready to have several people edit by book and check for spelling or anything that does not flow.
My next step it to decide how I would like to go about self-publishing. My two printing options are to order about 1,000 books or to use a POD (print on demand) service. POD sounds great at first, because there are little to no printing costs. When reading reviews on POD services I become concerned about the quality of a POD print job. I definitely do not want my book to lack quality. I am the type of artist who likes all her brushes in a row.