2D Digital Art Book and DVD Reviews

Digital Art and Design
Reviews of the latest books and DVDs about 2D digital art and graphics software.

Anime Studio The Official Guide a Review star
This book by Kelly L Murdock is an extensive resource for both the novice and advanced Anime Studio user. The short, single-topic chapters are organized to make it easy for the reader to find information throughout the project workflow.

Artist's Photo Reference star
Photographer and artist Gary Greene has assembled a collection of reference photographs that has something for every artist. As reflected in the title, this book has a useful mixture of photos subdivided into the three categories; Reflections, Textures and Backgrounds. Here is a sampling

Book Review - Digital Scrapbooking star
If you are thinking of making the move to digital scrapbooking you will do well to read this book by Sally Beacham and Lori J. Davis.

Creative Digital Scrapbooking - Keepsakes star
Katherine Murray, has included many useful ideas, tips and checklists that will jumpstart your creativity

Crumble Crackle Burn by Von Glitschka star
Use photorealistic texture images to add realistic textures to your digital art. This book by Von Glitschka contains 120 royalty-free textures created from detailed photographs. The images are in bitmap and TIFF formats, 300 dpi and can be used in graphics programs such as Photoshop and Illustrator.

Digital Horror Art by Martin McKenna star
This book is about digital horror art and showcases the original artwork of several 2D and 3D digital artists. Each artist takes you step-by-step through their artistic process.

Digital Memories Scrapbooking With Your Computer star
In this book the author, Carla Rose, shows you how to blend digital and traditional scrapbooking to expand your creativity.

Easy Invitations, Use Your Home Computer star
Whether you want your wedding to be traditional or nontraditional, you want it to be personal. Design and print your own invitations, thank you notes and stationery on your computer. This book written by Patty Hoffman, Megan Eisen and Josh Eisen will help.

EPSON Complete Guide To Digital Printing star
Digital Printing Demystified - In this book, Rob Sheppard has explained the many factors that can affect the success or failure of an inkjet print.

Fine Art Printing for Photographers star
This book, by Uwe Steinmueller and Juergen Gulbins, is written for the digital artist who wants to produce fine artwork on the new and improved inkjet printers.

Focus On Series by Focal Press star
The Focus On Series by Focal Press is meant to give the novice photographer the essential information needed to achieve great results from the digital camera.

Hot-Wiring Your Creative Process star
This book, by Curt Cloninger, has some very useful ideas for increasing your creativity. He uses quotes, tidbits and interviews to share his and other artists' creative process.

HTML5 Up and Running by Mark Pilgrim star
HTML5 Up and Running, an introduction to HTML5 by Mark Pilgrim.

Learn to Program with Phrogram star
Get up and running with Phrogram fast with this ebook written by Jon Schwartz, Walt Morrison and David Witus. This book teaches you how to use the Phrogram language as you create your own modern version of the classic Pong game.

Manga Studio For Dummies by Doug Hills star
If you are new to the Manga comic craze or an experienced Manga artist, this book by Doug Hills will show you how easy it is to go digital with Manga Studio for Dummies.

Paint Shop Creations - Scrapbook Digital Way star
If you are a fan of scrapbooking, then you know how popular digital scrapbooking has become. Over the past year or so there has been an explosion of products on the market for digital scrapbooking. Not to be left behind, Jasc Software, Inc. has published their new book about digital scrapbooking.

Painter X Creativity Digital Artist's Handbook star
This book is more like an art class. The author, Jeremy Sutton, teaches the technical aspects of Corel Painter X and then goes beyond that to share his hard-earned tips and expertise for digital art creation and production.

Print and Production for Point of Purchase star
This book by Carolyn Knight and Jessica Glaser is an inspirational showcase of marketing materials including bags, labels and point-of-purchase materials.

Review of HTML5 Canvas by Steve and Jeff Fulton star
HTML5 Canvas by Steve and Jeff Fulton will teach you how to create animation on the HTML5 Canvas.

Software Essentials for Graphic Designers star
Mark Gatter chose to concentrate on the seven most popular 2D graphic software programs. He teaches you the skills you need to accomplish simple tasks and enough knowledge of the software to be ready to learn more advanced skills.

The Artists Guide to GIMP Effects star
There can never be too many books like this one by Michael J. Hammel. This project-based book has great examples of how the graphic designer uses GIMP software. Hammel discusses these techniques in a way that prepares the readers to reproduce the results in their own projects.

Visual Communication in Digital Design star
This book has some good information for graphic and digital designers. It covers digital design as it pertains to the web and discusses specific limitations of the digital medium.

What is a Book App - Karen Robertson star
What is a Book App and Could You Create One? How 27 Writers Did! Karen Robertson is a self published book app author. In this ebook, she shares her experiences and the knowledge gained during the publishing process, in a easy-to-understand, nontechnical dialog.

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