Wacom!

If you follow me on facebook, I’ve mentioned before that I got a wacom graphic tablet for Christmas. Super happy with it.

As much as I would love to go on and describe all the wonderful things it does in a great detail, I’m pretty sure most of you will get bored. I’m going to write more of an overall review. Here we go.

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The model I’ve got is Wacom Bamboo Capture. Here is a link that will take you straight to wacom website where you can see all specifications for this model by yourself if interested.

My absolutely favorite things about it:

  • The surface is heavy wear resistant. 
  • You can use the surface with your fingers as a touch pad on a macbook, super sensitive and multi-functional. You can also turn touch surface off so it will only respond to the pen.
  • There are 4 buttons on the tablet and 2 buttons on the pen and you can program their functionality to your preference; meaning- you pick the commands those buttons do.
  • The tip of the pen is removable and replaceable. You can order additional pen with a built-in eraser. WOW!!! I know!!!
  • That little fabric tab off the tablet that says ‘wacom’ is actually a pen holder. USB cable has plastic protective plugs.
  • You can use the tablet as left and right handed person.
  • It comes with installation software CD in addition to creative software CD which has Adobe Photoshop Elements and Sketchbook Express. General tablet software already has creative apps installed plus some games.
  • Color availability is unlimited (you can use it with any editing software)

I don’t have not favorite things about it, maybe the size, but that comes with the price tag of course.

One thing I will say though, it is not 100% the same as drawing on a paper. By that, I meant that when you are an artist, you have your favorite medium- pencils, oils, watercolor… They all do the same thing but in a bit different way. Graphic tablet works the same way- it takes a little getting used to, it’s super useful for sketching and writing, editing details, but it takes time to figure the right thickness of a brush to use.

I made some sketches with it, just to show you what it does. I’m not a pro at it yet, so don’t expect anything huge.

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4 thoughts on “Wacom!

    1. haha thank you. I’m pretty excited. I’ve been trying to make stuff with it, but all I end up doing is draw and erase… I don’t know why that fascinates me. lol I sound crazy.

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