Free Graphic Design Books

AutoCAD Succinctly

AutoCAD Succinctly

AutoCAD is a versatile and powerful tool for developing graphic design elements. In AutoCAD Succinctly, Lucio Da Silva provides the skills necessary to make AutoCAD the base for better graphic design across a variety of fields.

Direct 3D Succinctly [PDF, Kindle]

 Direct 3D Succinctly

Direct3D Succinctly tears down the barriers to entry. Requiring only a background in C++, author Chris Rose will guide you through the process of developing your own 3-D applications.

Direct2D Succinctly

Direct2D Succinctly Direct2D Succinctly, by Chris Rose, is a straightforward, step-by-step guide to rendering graphics with Direct2D.

Free eBook: Adobe Design Suite Basics

Free online bookAndroid Cookbook

This free eBook “Adobe Design Suite Basics” leads the beginning student through the basics of Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.

The Cg Tutorial

Free Online Book: The Cg Tutorial

“The Cg Tutorial: The Definitive Guide to Programmable Real-Time Graphics”, written by Randima Fernando, Mark J. Kilgard is available online for free from NVIDIA Developer Zone . This book teaches you how to use a programming language called Cg. It explains how to implement both basic and advanced techniques for today’s programmable GPU architectures.

Photoshop Elements 9 Guide

Free eBook: Photoshop Elements 9 Guide

Free 95 page ebook “Photoshop Elements 9 Guide” from ProDesignTools in pdf format.

Digital Foundations: Intro to Media Design with the Adobe Creative Suite

Digital Foundations: Intro to Media Design with the Adobe Creative Suite

“Digital Foundations: Introduction to Media Design with the Adobe Creative Suite” integrates the formal principles of the Bauhaus Basic Course into an introduction to digital media production with the Adobe Creative Suite.

PNG: The Definitive Guide

PNG: The Definitive Guide

“PNG: The Definitive Guide” is the first book devoted exclusively to teaching and documenting this important new and free image format. PNG (Portable Network Graphics) is the next-generation graphics file format for the Web. Designed as an open-source format to replace the proprietary GIF format, PNG is better, smaller, more extensible, and free. Already supported by major software like Macromedia Fireworks, Adobe Photoshop, and Microsoft Office, as well as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer, PNG is an elegant and feature-rich image format that has finally achieved broad industry support.

Grokking the GIMP: Advanced Techniques for Working with Digital Images

Grokking the GIMP

This free online book about GIMP provides powerful explanations for how to do advanced tasks.

Encyclopedia of Graphics File Formats, 2nd Edition

Encyclopedia of Graphics File Formats, 2nd Edition

It’s all about graphics file formats. As any graphics programmer or illustrator knows, there are many different file formats used for storing graphics data — data such as vector graphics, ray tracing, black-and-white photographs, truecolor images, animation data, motion video, and multimedia data.