Currently I am working on an ELA book of graphic novel backgrounds. From Illustrator vector art to Photoshop backgrounds, the process involves many steps. I will be adding to this post as the book gets completed.

Step 1: Layout shapes in Illustrator:

Layout the boxes in Illustrator

Layout the boxes in Illustrator

Step 2: Color/texture:

Illustrator Texture

Illustrator Texture

Step 3: Background in Photoshop:

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Background in Photoshop

Step 4: Piece together in Photoshop and add effects:

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Photoshop layered

Step 5: Place in InDesign:

Final in InDesign

Final in InDesign