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Annotating slides during presentations

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]
posted by meijusa on Sep 12, 2014 - 5 answers

Making a stylus from the bamboo in my yard is probably not going to work

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]
posted by sio42 on Jun 24, 2014 - 7 answers

Which Wacom tablet do I need?

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]
posted by acidic on Jun 11, 2014 - 8 answers

Add sketches/drawing in real-time to my typed notes?

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.
posted by seasparrow on Feb 27, 2014 - 4 answers

In search of a screen protector with a paperlike texture

Which tablet screen protector(s) have a matte, sandy texture? [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Feb 24, 2014 - 1 answer

Helpful Books/Links for Drawing with Wacom?

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.)
posted by snap_dragon on Feb 17, 2013 - 3 answers

Pen cursor jumping in Intuos5

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]
posted by cartoonella on Feb 2, 2013 - 4 answers

I might need a larger desk, too...

I just acquired a Wacom Bamboo Create. Do you have any advice/tutorials/program reccomendations for me? [more inside]
posted by FirstMateKate on Oct 18, 2012 - 6 answers

DIY repair tips for scratched Wacom tablet

Wacom Bamboo fun tablet has a scratch on touch surface - is there any way to fix it myself? [more inside]
posted by Faintdreams on May 29, 2012 - 6 answers

Wacom Intuos 3 Tablet Missing Mouse?

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).
posted by cardamom on May 20, 2012 - 16 answers

Which Wacom and why?

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]
posted by halcorp on Mar 6, 2012 - 7 answers

cintiq color calibration issues

Wacom Cintiq color calibration issues under Windows XP run on an iMac. [more inside]
posted by NoraReed on Jun 18, 2011 - 3 answers

Drawing tablet for beginner

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.
posted by dutcherino on Jun 3, 2011 - 14 answers

Wanting to Learn How to Make Digital Art (poorly worded, I know)

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.
posted by snap_dragon on Apr 17, 2011 - 11 answers

Tablet advice for Lightroom

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]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Feb 24, 2011 - 8 answers

Can I script a Wacom Tablet command?

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]
posted by goodsignal on Feb 9, 2011 - 0 answers

How can the size of a potential market be accurately estimated?

How can I conduct research into whether or not there would be any interest for a paid tutorial website? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Dec 30, 2010 - 8 answers

Tablet-centric art tutorials?

Tablet art tutorial videos? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Dec 12, 2010 - 8 answers

"Wah-Kom-Sin-Teek" is Navajo for "Starving Artist"

Should I upgrade from a Tablet PC to a Cintiq 21UX? [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Oct 18, 2010 - 3 answers

Is my tablet holding me back from drawing smoother curves?

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]
posted by Monster_Zero on Oct 14, 2010 - 5 answers

replace an intuos3 cable

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]
posted by dong_resin on Jun 11, 2010 - 4 answers

I need some information on marking up documents on my computer

I need some information on marking up documents on my computer [more inside]
posted by abbat on Mar 1, 2010 - 12 answers

How to lock an input device to one display.

Is it possible to lock one input device [mouse / tablet] to a single display? [more inside]
posted by n3rt on Jan 29, 2010 - 4 answers

Pen not recognized on Tablet PC

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]
posted by kzin602 on Dec 12, 2009 - 0 answers

Why does my Wacom pointer freak out and go jumpy?

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]
posted by cadge on Oct 27, 2009 - 6 answers

Seeking a permanent solution for my Wacom tablet woes.

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]
posted by iamkimiam on Jul 28, 2009 - 5 answers

What art software should I download for my tablet?

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]
posted by castironskillet on Jun 21, 2009 - 9 answers

What size Wacom tablet do I need?

Do I want a wide aspect Wacom tablet, or should I go with the standard one? [more inside]
posted by unreason on Feb 19, 2009 - 14 answers

Wacom Display Toggle Advanced Options?

[wacomfilter] quicksilver (or system hotkey) + wacom screen switching integration? [more inside]
posted by SeƱor Pantalones on Feb 17, 2009 - 2 answers

How do I get the most out of my Wacom?

Help me get the most out of my new Wacom tablet. [more inside]
posted by bristolcat on Feb 4, 2009 - 4 answers

Picking the Right Wacom Tablet

I'm looking for the right Wacom tablet and drawing software. [more inside]
posted by Camel of Space on Jan 18, 2009 - 9 answers

How do I learn to use a Wacom tablet to make digital art?

So I bought a Wacom tablet. How can I learn to do THIS [more inside]
posted by deeman on Jul 19, 2008 - 13 answers

Recommended Graphics Tablet For Note Taking and Sketching

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]
posted by defben on Jul 15, 2008 - 13 answers

Can old Wacom tablets work on newer macs?

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.
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Jul 1, 2008 - 6 answers

graphics tablet and photoshop smudge tool crashing woes.

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]
posted by merocet on Jun 16, 2008 - 5 answers

Kanji handwriting recognition on the cheap

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]
posted by martinrebas on Apr 22, 2008 - 5 answers

Which pen is mighty (workable and inexpensive)..?

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]
posted by Slothrop on Jan 18, 2008 - 4 answers

Wacom Volito Compatability

If I [in the UK] send my Wacom Volito graphics tablet to my friend [in the Phillipeans], can she use it with her PC?
posted by Chorus on Oct 26, 2007 - 2 answers

What is the best way to (temporarily) repair this tablet stylus?

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]
posted by Iananan on Aug 23, 2007 - 5 answers

Tablets for handwriting (not art)

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]
posted by lullabyofbirdland on Jun 19, 2007 - 7 answers

just let me put the tip in

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]
posted by dong_resin on Apr 3, 2007 - 3 answers

Good web-based (tablet-oriented?) art/drawing games/apps?

I'm looking for fun web-based drawing/art games and toys and apps. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Dec 26, 2006 - 9 answers

Can my Wacom Graphire pen be saved?

Did I just bork my Wacom Graphire pen by getting it wet? [more inside]
posted by hsoltz on Sep 15, 2006 - 6 answers

Widescreen Wacom on a 4:3 screen?

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]
posted by chrominance on Aug 20, 2006 - 11 answers

Wacom Tablet install help

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]
posted by lobstah on Feb 11, 2006 - 3 answers

Wacom XP ADB USB recognition not working HELP !!!

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...
posted by orlin on Jan 17, 2006 - 8 answers

Wacom Intuos Tablet question

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...
posted by orlin on Dec 26, 2005 - 17 answers

Adobe Illustrator w TabletPC

Tablet/Wacom to Adobe Illustrator using the Pencil Tool setup [more inside]
posted by Hands of Manos on Nov 7, 2005 - 12 answers

tablet backup

Somewhere I once read a way to save the settings for a Wacom Intuos 2 tablet and transfer it from machine to machine by saving one of its files, but I can't find those specific instructions again (for PC). Any tips?
posted by dong_resin on Aug 28, 2005 - 1 answer

Wacom tablet surgery

My beloved Wacom Intuos 4x5 is starting to flake out a bit, owing to my cat mistaking the tablets's USB cable for a chew toy a few years ago. It's only a matter of time now, and the Wacom Intuos 3 beacons. However, I'd love to be able to pass it on to my son so he can fool around with Painter Classic. Since the damage is all on the cable itself, can I splice together a new cable like I could with a table lamp's electrical cord?
posted by Scoo on Apr 16, 2005 - 5 answers

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