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205 Views 1 Reply Last post: Jun 9, 2018 12:59 PM by Seisa RSS
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Jun 9, 2018 11:24 AM

What size should illustrations be?

My book choice is 8.5x8.5, a children's picture book. What size should I create my illustrations to allow for bleed and gutter?

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1. Jun 9, 2018 12:59 PM in response to: Inkwell2018
Re: What size should illustrations be?

If you want the images to completely cover the page in the finished book, then the illustrations (and the page size) must be 8.625" wide and 8.75" tall. You cannot have any live elements any closer to the edges than 0.375" (the inside minimum margin depends on your page count, but for children's books it should still be 0.375").

 

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