Beating My Head Against The Screen ...
This is the most frustrating part of the whole book process!
The drawings are all done... they looked fine when scanned in at 600 dpi... but then when I need to convert them to CMYK for the printing process, each page turns into MONSTER FILES that are 265 MB and up!
My poor older Mac running Photoshop 2.0 just doesn’t have enough memory to handle playing around with files that size unless I want to watch it think for 10 to 15 minutes between each command.
Somewhere along the line, I have to compromise.
I hate compromising when it comes to the inner perfectionist’s sense of quality control.
I feel like I have been compromising and compromised all week!
I’ve done all the driving while Nick recovers his sense of balance, purchased birthday presents for parties, driven a rocking chair to school for a Rock-A-Thon, packed the sleeping bag, air mattress and other sundries for an Explorer sleep over, driven to volleyball practices & meetings, driven to doctor’s appointments.... until I am ready to scream!
When the going gets tough... the tough hide in the basement, stay up late and work in the peace and quiet once everyone else has gone to bed.
I am sure that when I hold the book in my hands, this will all be worth it....
but right now, there isn’t enough chocolate in the WORLD to ease this frustration!