I jumped into Photoshop as a professional writer and learned Photoshop to illustrate my children’s books. Digital art was all new territory for me. No one was more surprised than me when those nascent images earned picture book awards. Now I help people use Photoshop to incorporate this style into their own photographs and images. I also create custom illustrations for children’s picture book authors.
Jo Ann showed me creative new ways to make my photographs more artistic with textures and light. I love working with Jo Ann, she’s a wonderful instructor, with easy-to-follow examples. We worked via Skype and I felt like I was right in the room with her! – C. Auditor
But with so much advanced technology, Photoshop can be overwhelming. That’s the huge benefit of private lessons online, where you learn at your own pace and focus on what you most need to know. With live practice, screen sharing, instant feedback, and real-time troubleshooting, you‘ll spend less time feeling frustrated, and more time creating beautiful digital art.
Discover the friendly side of Photoshop. Schedule a lesson today—join me online for technical help and instruction. Ask about children’s book illustrating and self-publishing. I welcome your questions and inquiries!
PICTURE BOOK ILLUSTRATION OPTIONS
Contact me for a free, 15-minute consultation if you are interested in:
- Creating your own picture book illustrations. Tell me about your project and questions, and I’ll help steer you in the right direction. Thinking through the opportunities and challenges in advance can save you tremendous time, frustration, and cost.
- Self-publishing your own picture book. Self-publishing can be daunting. I can help you plan and organize all aspects of your project – whether you just need a little guidance to overcome a particular challenge, or someone to guide you through the whole process, beginning to end.
- Illustrating your picture book professionally. I invite your questions regarding custom illustrations—in full color or black and white. Just ask me about the collaborative process, realistic timelines, and pricing. The image below shows the cover of a chapter book published by a recent author client. We worked closely on concepts and ideas for eighteen total illustrations. I draft preliminary artwork to review and critique before producing the final, print-ready version.