Category Archives: Technical

Jelbert 04/10/12 – thank you, and how I made this blog

Thank you for your comments First, I would like to say a BIG thank you to everyone who has left comments and suggestions on my blog. I do read them all but because of a weird technical problem, all the … Continue reading

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Walker 27/09/12 – options for picture books as eBooks

This is a painting I did of Adam, my husband, but it does make him look a bit older than he really is – sorry Adam! Adam gives me technical advice about computer software, takes great photos of my paintings … Continue reading

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Walker 22/07/12 – standing room only

For a long time I have been aware that, as a computer geek, I spend too many hours sat in front of a computer screen. For most of that time, I never thought that there was an alternative – if … Continue reading

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Jelbert 19/07/12 – using Photoshop to ‘tweak’ images of artwork

The top picture is an old example of how we used to take photos – outside in even light. We now use studio lamps indoors, which gives more even and brighter results (and you don’t have to wait until the … Continue reading

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Walker 18/07/12 – lights, camera, action!

Every week or so our front room turns into a studio and Adam gets out his equipment! Adam and I are creating a series of interactive books for the iPad and are having to do everything ourselves – Adam coordinates … Continue reading

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Walker 12/07/12 – IRS codes and Apple’s ‘paid books’ account

Setting up the Apple ‘Paid Books’ account was a painful process. Becky needed ISBN codes for the books and to get these, all we had to do was to ring up ‘Nielson Book Services’ and order them over the phone … Continue reading

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Jelbert 11/07/12 – making an illustration interactive

The illustrations in my children’s book ‘Tales by Torchlight: Shoe Zoo’ are interactive, for example, when the reader touches the torch in the illustration above, Evangelina’s torch turns on and off! To create this, I first painted the ‘light off’ … Continue reading

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