I was at Barnes & Noble yesterday trying to find a info on color profiles for wide format printers, for work. I picked up a book that I thought might have something about this. It turned out to be a book more about drawing in photoshop with different brush tips and showed example and how to etc,...
I just have to say it was crap. It all had a very overdone slick, airbrushed look.
The whole book just had no soul to it. It kind of bummed me out.
I know at this day and age this will get it done faster and it takes talent to get to that level. I think the whole digital thing is taking away from the human element.
my 2 cents