Hi there, I'm a traditional artist and I want to learn how to use the various programs available to make digital art. There are literally a million books around but I wanted to order a few for Photoshop, Illustrator, ZBrush, and Maya as these seem to be the normal programs professionals use in the field.
I'm greeted on Amazon by hundreds of choices.. any particular ones people have had good experiences with?
I figure why part with money going to school when I can teach myself these programs. Is that a bad decision?