Probably not. Indesign is a page layout tool for combining lots of different types of objects into a page or group of pages. Illustrator is a tool for making drawings. Seems like that would be the tool to use.
The key question is what output are you using for your children's "ebook"?
An ebook is a generic term which could mean (1) EPUB file, probably Fixed Format pages, (2) interactive PDF, or (3) web project. How are you publishing it? After you answer that then you can choose the proper tool.
InDesign can be used to created Fixed Format EPUB or interactive PDF for a children's "ebook". Fixed Format EPUB may require a third party tool to help you generate it, but Adobe has been agressively improving EPUB export so that could change in the (near) future.
You're reading this more broadly than I, I guess. Seemed to me the question was how to make the illustrations, not how to make the eBook, but you're probably correct.
You can do, as I do, use Photoshop to do excellent drawings which you can adjust to be in your own preferred style of illustration. I prefer it for freedom of expression. If more 'hard line' illustration is needed then go to your vector illustration program 'Illustrator' is the leader in this arena.
You can then easily 'import' using 'place' (command-D on a Mac) the illustrations wherever you want them to appear in InDesign.
Exactly. My publisher will publish the ebook. All I need to do is supply the illustrations.
I downloaded a trial version of Illustrator CC and almost tore all of my hair out in frustration. Apparently you can only do so much with Trial and then it mucks up. I have signed up for Creative Cloud one app Illustrator and that is working better.
I downloaded a trial version of Illustrator CC and almost tore all of my hair out in frustration. Apparently you can only do so much with Trial and then it mucks up.
The demos should be fully functional, but I find Illlustrator to be very non-intuitive and I still muck up after years on-again off-again use and three classes.
Pen and ink, and a good scanner, may be another possibility.
Corel Painter is the industry standard software for creating illustrations on a computer: http://www.corel.com/corel/product/index.jsp?&segid=78&mapcounter=1&pi d=prod5090087
Nope, is not. I would suggest Illustrator is. Corel is very limited to Windows and does not fit in a Workflow with InDesign or Photoshop as it is not a native PDF user.
Will Adelberger – You're confusing Corel Painter with CorelDRAW. Obviously, Illustrator is the vector industry standard.
Painter is the standard for painting and is available for both Windows and Mac.
A better link here: http://www.corel.com/corel/product/index.jsp?pid=prod5090087