Pixarpedia

book coverPixarpedia / by Barbara Bazaldua, Dorling Kindersley, 2009

This book will interest designers of 3D graphics, and contains pictures from all of Pixar’s recent movies. Unfortunately, there is nothing about the underlying technology. Oversize hardcover, 350 pages.

The artist’s guide to GIMP effects

The artist’s guide to GIMP effects : creative techniques for photographers, artists, and designers/ Michael J. Hammel, No Starch Press, 2007

The Gimp has needed this book for years. Gimp has a quirky GUI that can be learned with a bit of patience. Now, with this book, an artistically inclined person can jump in and easily learn how to use Gimp.

Adobe Photoshop elements 6 maximum performance

Adobe Photoshop elements 6 maximum performance : unleash the hidden performance of elements / Mark Galer, Focal Press, 2008

Here is a great guide to Photoshop Elements, and claims that you can get the same professional quality results as if you used the full version of Photoshop. It has a DVD containing supporting images and movies.