We talked about the color map process a few months back, and the color mappers have done a fantastic job mapping out each page. I now have the task of changing the maps to the final color scheme, then adding highlights, shadows, a little texture and dynamic lighting.
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I've been doing this "Final Step" full time for the past few weeks, and I'll be doing it for a few more weeks. On a good day, I can do three pages. I once did four.
Actually, the real "Final Step" will be adding the lettering and sound effect lettering to the colored images. Well, on second thought, the "Final Step" will be the publisher formatting the pages for printing. On third thought--the "Final Step" on a book like this is cashing a royalty check. In that case, RAPUNZEL'S REVENGE isn't finished yet...;)
There are a lot of final steps.