Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Finishing Touches: Scanning, Polishing, and Formatting Your Art

Date(s) - 01/12/2021
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Presenter Name: Kelsey LeckyWebinar Title: Finishing Touches: Scanning, Polishing, and Formatting Your Art

Webinar Date and Time: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

Webinar description:

An introductory class for illustrators on scanning, polishing, and formatting your art using Adobe Photoshop.
This course will cover topics including:

  • Scanner settings and scanning
  • Adjusting colors, values, and tones
  • Sharpening line art
  • Cleaning up final art
  • Removing backgrounds
  • Adjusting sketches and final art
  • Using digital media for preliminary work
  • Formatting for web and print

Each registrant will also receive comprehensive PDF tutorials for all techniques covered in the class, as well as a resource page of links to further tutorials.

Kelsey LeckyBio:

Kelsey holds a bachelor’s in Medieval and Early Modern Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master’s in Illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Illustrating primarily in traditional watercolor and gouache, she also writes picture books, adult fantasy, YA fantasy, adult literary fiction, and graphic novel shorts.

Living in a forest of books, she can frequently be found napping with her snow wolf or wandering in the woods.


Date registration opens: Thursday, December 17, 2020

Date registration closes: Friday, January 8, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

Price of registration for:

  • SCBWI Carolinas members: $10
  • SCBWI members: $15
  • Non-members: $20

Please note: Participation is capped on (our hosting platform)


  • SCBWI Members MUST login to receive member pricing
  • There are no partial refunds for failure to login
  • All refunds may be subject to a 5% handling fee

No registration fees will be refunded after Monday, December 28, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.