my god where is the power button
November 20, 2012 4:00 PM Subscribe
Please help the dumbest person you have never met figure out how to use a wacom tablet.
posted by shesaysgo to media & arts (11 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I recently bought my partner a wacom bamboo create tablet for her graphic design work. She, being technologically advanced, has since used it to create masterful studies and pieces. Since I, too am in the visual arts field and interested in illustration she has said that I can use it. She does not have the time to show me how to use it or do anything other than simply tell me where in the house it is.
I am terrible at it. Not normal person terrible. I spent two hours trying to figure out how to turn the damn thing on. I know the normal advise is to practice, but I've been drawing stick figure cats for the past few weeks and I can't help but think that I'm doing something wrong. I've been trying to draw basic shapes or what I normally would draw on paper and its... abysmal at best. I can't even figure out how to trace things. I'm normally a decent artist on pen and paper but something isn't translating with this computer bit.
My question is, are there any tutorials or step-by-step instructions or tips and tricks that I can use to help me function this thing? Preferably on the intelligence level of a neanderthal. I understand that I need to practice. I simply can't figure out how.