FE 4- Digital Buzz Quest: Wacom Tablets
by, 06-10-2010 at 08:32 PM (5294 Views)
Today we are going to talk about a fun add-on to your peripheral hardware to your computer setup. It would make a great gift suggestion to your loved ones!
Let's discuss a Wacom tablet! If you have never heard of it before, it may look like a funny word to you. Wacom is a brand name. A "tablet" is a little board that is hooked to your computer through a USB port with a special pen. When you write with the pen on the board, it is like you are writing directly onto your screen.
There is actually a special setting in Photoshop Elements just for wacam tablets, although the tables will work with many other programs.
What makes using a tablet more versatile than just a mouse and the brush tool is that it will actually recognize how much pressure you put on your pen, just as if you were utilizing pressure while stroking with a real art brush.
Tablets are great for making those perfect extractions, tracing, or just making carefree brushwork. Think about journaling in your own handwriting right in your layouts.
Many people use a tablet instead of a mouse. Those that make themselves put away their mouse and use the tablet solely until they get used to it eventually say they love using it as a mouse and would never go back.
There are various sizes of tablets: small, medium, and large. The small tablet, of course, is the most affordable. The "Bamboo Craft" is a popular choice for those just dabbling in fun new techniques for digital scrapbooking.
Penscrappers is a great community which focuses on using the Wacom tablet for digital scrapbooking. There are even some learning resources on this site which I would suggest you check out. Here is another tutorial idea.
There is a discussion thread in the forum, but you can leave a comment here too.
Please share your knowledge and experience with a tablet if you own one. Do ask questions if you have never owned one.1 Thanks, 0 Likes, 0 Dislikes, 0 Credits
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