I have a drawing tablet and I enjoy my hobby of designing prints, however I want to get better at it and am looking for the best resources. Specifically techniques I'm interested in and programs to help. [more inside]
I have a Bamboo Splash Wacom Tablet CTL571 running on Mac OS 10.6.8. I lost my pen and bought another pen, the Bamboo LP170ES which supposedly works with Splash. I reinstalled everything but the pen does not work. Is this a simple case that I got an incompatible pen? I know it is not the one that originally came with the Splash but the research I did do said it was compatible. I evend downloaded the legacy driver from Wacom for Splash to be safe, though I installed everything first (including ArtRage and Sketchbook Pro). I am off to work now but will monitor any wise input and take a crack at this later. Any thoughts appreciated.
I'm teaching in large classrooms where the blackboard isn't visible from the back rows. I'd like to draw and write on slides while they are being projected. Saving the annotated slides for later distribution would be nice. I'm using a macbook and am thinking about buying a Wacom tablet. What hardware/software/technique combination works for this? [more inside]
I have a Bamboo tablet from a few years ago that Wacom no longer makes. I lost the stylus. Perhaps my google-fu is failing me, but it seems that a stylus that will work this is very hard to find. And when I can find it, it's $30 - and for not much more I can just get a used version of a newer pen/tablet but I don't want to buy a new one yet. [more inside]
My dad, who is an engineering professor who can barely type, is looking for something that can help him put together lecture slides. I'm not sure if we want to attempt handwriting recognition, or just hand-write slides (similar to Khan Academy videos), but would a Wacom tablet suffice? If so, which model should I get? [more inside]
Lately I've found myself taking a lot of notes. To my surprise, I find that I can type a lot faster than I can write, and this seems to be working very well, because I have the added benefit of being able to quickly search my notes later. Now here is my problem: I often want to include rough drawings like I used to when I took notes on paper. Just a few quick lines to capture the essence of a part or a plan. It would be best if I could add these in "real time" to the same document, but I'm willing to experiment with other methods. What I have: A MacBook Air, running Windows 7, but I still have the original Mac OS partition as well. I have been using google docs to take notes, but I am willing to change. Somewhere I have a several years-old Wacom bamboo tablet which I could probably get to work again (this is a stylus/input device tablet, not a tablet computer). I also have acccess to MS Office (2010, I think?) and I'm pretty sure that includes One-Note. Does anyone have advice on how I could add quick drawings to my laptop-typed notes? I am willing to change software or processes. Thank you for any advice you might have.
Which tablet screen protector(s) have a matte, sandy texture? [more inside]
I am a decent artist but very rusty, have intermediate Photoshop skills but draw quite well on my cheapie SB Pro app on my Kindle. (I even sold prints using just that.) Now, I have a new Wacom and besides the usual adjustment to using a wacom stylus, am finding that all three applications on my Mac have pros and cons (as a beginner with this wacom tablet), with the biggest con being the user myself. Can you recommend any books or links on doing drawings and paintings using the Wacom Bamboo (Splash) besides the applications' websites? Any brushes you favor or have downloaded and so forth? As an aside I note that pics I do in Art Rage at 300 dpi saved as psd don't open on my SB Pro application but this may be a future question.)
Wondering if anyone else who uses the Wacom Intuos5 drawing tablet knows how to deal with this problem. My Intuos3, which I loved, had a big dead space in the middle of the drawing pad because I used a cleaner on it that messed it up. Two new versions had been released since I bought it, so I figured it was time to get the latest and greatest. [more inside]
I just acquired a Wacom Bamboo Create. Do you have any advice/tutorials/program reccomendations for me? [more inside]
Wacom Bamboo fun tablet has a scratch on touch surface - is there any way to fix it myself? [more inside]
I am in a position to be able to buy a used Wacom Intuos 3 Tablet at a very good price, but it is missing the mouse. Is that something that I would miss? (I would be using it primarily for drawing).
I'm an artist jack-of-all-trades and have been wanting a tablet to draw/trace ideas that will eventually be turned into paintings. I want to create clean line drawings/outlines that will be projected onto the canvas, and I work from there. I don't plan to draw finished images with the tablet (for now). PC user, have used tablets only a handful of times. [more inside]
Wacom Cintiq color calibration issues under Windows XP run on an iMac. [more inside]
I'm a children's book illustrator and have always worked old school - colors and paper. I'm now working on an early reader graphic novel and it's clear I need a drawing tablet. I'm not exactly tech-phobic but I need some help choosing something that I can fairly easily learn on, something that I can grow with and is something that someone who writes and draws for kids can afford.
I have good drawing skills (especially pen and ink) but am an amateur artist. I would like to get into working with digital art etc perhaps even to the point as a side job or making a living. The bumps are that I cannot afford to go back to school and am not super tech-savvy (yet). I have basic skills in Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator but that is it. Any ideas on where to go next? (I am so completely ignorant on the field taht I don't know what to call people who do this for a living.) Push come to shove, I could probably take a few classes a year, though after I save some money.
I'm thinking of getting an Intuos 4 tablet for my photo work (Lightroom, Photoshop). Obviously, it's the bees knees for Photoshop--anyone using it with Lightroom (where I do most of my editing)? Which version to get? Thinking the medium or the slightly smaller wireless version--do they have enough real estate for effective use with a 23/24" Apple Cinema Display? Lastly, are there any rumors about an impending refresh? The wireless version was released over a year ago, and the wired versions were released almost two years ago. [more inside]
How can I trigger the "Display Toggle" for a Wacom tablet from the command line, an executable script, or by a keystroke combination? [more inside]
How can I conduct research into whether or not there would be any interest for a paid tutorial website? [more inside]
Tablet art tutorial videos? [more inside]
Should I upgrade from a Tablet PC to a Cintiq 21UX? [more inside]
While using my Wacom Graphire4, curved lines that are drawn quickly come out with tiny corners on them. Will upgrading the tablet fix this? [more inside]
I'm trying to replace the USB cable of a wacom intuos3. direct replacements are not sold in the us, so I'm looking for help identifying what sort of end mount this is on the wacom cable so I can find something compatible. [more inside]
I need some information on marking up documents on my computer [more inside]
Is it possible to lock one input device [mouse / tablet] to a single display? [more inside]
I have a Fujitsu Lifebook T4210. After the screen broke I ordered a replacement from ebay that looked like someone just selling stripped computers. He said it was 100% operable. After installing it everything works including the LCD but the pen is not recognized. [more inside]
Wacom tablet (Graphire2) on Win2K machine. Sometimes the pointer goes nuts and becomes jumpy and unusable until I unplug and replug the tablet. Drivers appear to be up to date. Any thoughts on why this happens? [more inside]
Sometime around the beginning of this year, my Intuos2 Model 0608-U 6"x8" Wacom tablet driver stopped loading upon login and restart. I reinstall it every time I login/restart. All of the tips, tricks, workarounds suggested by both Wacom and Apple do not work. I am running Mac OS 10.5.7. Is there anything left to try? [more inside]
I just got a Wacom tablet for Father's Day. I can choose to download two of the following: Adobe Photoshop Elements, Autodesk Sketchbook Express, Corel Painter Sketch Pad. Which should I choose? [more inside]
Do I want a wide aspect Wacom tablet, or should I go with the standard one? [more inside]
[wacomfilter] quicksilver (or system hotkey) + wacom screen switching integration? [more inside]
Help me get the most out of my new Wacom tablet. [more inside]
I'm looking for the right Wacom tablet and drawing software. [more inside]
I'd like to try a graphics tablet for the work I do. I know Wacom is the big dog in the field, but am unclear on what the real differences between the models are (too much marketing spiel). [more inside]
I've come across a Wacom ArtPad II Tablet, but with connectors for the old Mac serial/ADB port. Is there an adaptor that will allow it to work with a USB only Mac G4, 10.4 or 10.5 system? I'd want to use it with Photoshop and Painter.
I have an old Active XP-Pen graphics tablet with up to date drivers that I use for occasional graphic design work in Photoshop CS2. All seems to be fine except when I use the smudge tool. After a short while the action on screen becomes laggy and then Photoshop hangs completely. No amount of waiting has brought it back so far so I lose work. Will getting a nice shiney new Wacom tablet solve my problem or is this more likely a hardware issue on my PC's side? [more inside]
I have a Wacom graphics tablet. Is there a (preferably free or at least cheap) kanji handwriting recognition program for WinXP that would let me write kanji by hand without knowing the correct stroke order, and produce a translation and/or Unicode characters that I can cut and paste? [more inside]
Thanks to the community's help with this question, I was able to order a set of Wacom tablets for my computer lab. Now I've been asked how I could get replacement pens if any are lost or stolen. I need help identifying which pens will work with my tablet and what are good options in terms of cost. [more inside]
If I [in the UK] send my Wacom Volito graphics tablet to my friend [in the Phillipeans], can she use it with her PC?
This morning, my wacom tablet (graphire 2) sytlus stopped working, and I would like to fix it until I can buy a new tablet [more inside]
Thinking of getting a graphics tablet to replace my keyboard as much as possible. Do I need to spring for something high-end, or are the cheaper / smaller tablets good enough to write with? [more inside]
Heard tale of some crazy jumped-up-on-sarsaparilla young coot hand rolling his/her own pen tips for them styluses on the Wacom intuos tablets outta something or other. Ring a bell? Anyone doing this? [more inside]
I'm looking for fun web-based drawing/art games and toys and apps. [more inside]
Did I just bork my Wacom Graphire pen by getting it wet? [more inside]
I'm considering buying a Wacom tablet. I've found the Intuos3 6x11 for the same price (actually slightly cheaper!) than the Intuos3 6x8. I don't have a widescreen display. Will I be able to use the 6x11 effectively? [more inside]
I have an older Wacom 4x5 USB that used to work on my old Win98, but I cannot load it on my new XP Pro laptop...Ideas? [more inside]
Help -- for Wacom Intuos GD users on windows IE - XP users: I bought an used Wacom tablet on e-bay and an ADB to USB. I hooked it up by slapping the wacom male to the ADB to USB and shot that into the USB 2.0 hub. The Wacom reacts with a green indicator light although the pen won't work. I've installed the download software and can not get the Wacom pen / device to work. Any idea's??? Many, many thanks...
I have the opportunity to buy an used x Wacom intuos graphics tablet to use with my photoshop program. It would cost about $85.00 with shipping. It is being offered on e-bay without the software that the owner says is free to download from the Wacom site. My question is to those of you with Wacom experiance, would it be better for a newbe to go for the more expensive (new) wacom to take advantage of the provided software and hard copy instructions or do you think a person that is reasonalbly technologically proficient with computers / downloading etc. be able to get up to speed using advice typically found on the internet? Thank you...
Tablet/Wacom to Adobe Illustrator using the Pencil Tool setup [more inside]
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