Graphics tablets (which includes a flat drawing tablet and a pen)
truly is an
indispensable addition to your digital darkroom (that is digital
photo editing), your digital art and drawing studio and your digital
Quite frankly, there's nothing you can do with a mouse or track pad
that isn't easier and more accurately done with a pen and tablet!
The original intent of this
site was to provide some basic tablet
set-up information because I found that users were not taking full
advantage of the wide range of features available with their
Well, you know how things go - somehow they expand beyond the original
boundaries, don't they?
What started as a simple two or three page site has expanded to close
to 300 pages and 70 videos and continues to grow (hey - it's way too
much fun to
It just seemed reasonable to demonstrate the power and versatility of
the graphics tablet from Wacom by writing a tutorial and then another
well you get the idea ...
If you're interested (and I can't imagine why you wouldn't be) then
here is a link to a full explanation and overview of the benefits of graphics tablets.
The first thing to know is that the major digital editing software
gone to great lengths and expense to insure that their products
Elements, Painter and Paint Shop Pro) work
seamlessly with the pen tablets from Wacom, taking full advantage of
the built in pressure sensitivity and high resolution to create
wonderful photo effects.
Normal every day digital editing tasks become much easier and way more
accurate with a pen and tablet. Tasks such as ...
all become easier and quicker with a Wacom pen and tablet.
- Working with menus
- Using the tools
- Adjustments in dialogue boxes
The tutorials cover how the Bamboo and Intuos lines of pen tablets from Wacom
work with the most
widely used software packages ...
as well as some special applications such as ...
- Photoshop Elements
- Paint Shop Pro
- Painter Essentials
and, of course, how to set up and use your Wacom tablet, be it Bamboo
- Photo Restoration
- Black and White Conversion
Most of the tutorials include a video in addition to the written
Being a simple kind of guy I've tried to keep these tutorials easy to
understand and easy to follow. In addition, most of the
make use of basic techniques which makes sense to me because advanced
techniques are really just a bunch of basic stuff all put together.
So - check out the graphics tablets and then find the link to your
editor of choice and have some fun which we should all do anyway!
Series of Tutorials for Photoshop Elements
Elements 10 Review
Shop Pro Hair Tinting
Elements Clone Tool
Paint Shop Pro X4 Review
The Graphics Tablets Users Include
- Pro Photographers
- Graphics Designers
- Industrial Designers
- Health Care Workers
- Office Workers
- Control Systems
- Amateur Photographers
- Video and Audio Pros
My point of view
about the value of graphics tablets is this - no
matter what you are doing in your digital editing, a pen and tablet
out perform a mouse every time.