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05-29-2007, 12:46 AM
Last night when the kids (our son Bobby and his wife Dorene) came over for dinner they brought me a birthday present....a wacom tablet!!! Oh my gosh!! I'm so EXCITED!! It's a graphire-4 4x5 - just what I've wanted for ever so long!
I've read through the online manual and can do the basics....
I've been using the pen instead of a mouse all day today with no problem. Even put together a layout! Tried doodling a little and writing - but need more practice on that.
But I know it must be capable of much, much more.
Do any of you know of any good tutorial sites or free classes?
I would especially love to know how I can use this to do better extractions.
Any tips, tricks and/or suggestions???
05-29-2007, 02:42 AM
Linda, I can't point you to any tutorials, but I know that it's much easier to erase because you have so much more control. You need to be aware that the brush dynamics play into the performance of the tablet, so be sure to explore that. It's the icon right by the bridge icon.
05-29-2007, 02:47 AM
Wow - how cool a present!!!! Can't give you any advice though...
05-29-2007, 04:44 AM
Congrats on your present!!
I just kept using mine and never used a tutorial. I never use the mouse at all only Mr. Man does. I'm sure you'll get the hang of it in no time.
05-29-2007, 11:39 AM
05-29-2007, 11:53 AM
I have one that I've never even hooked up. I need to get it out of the box!!!
What a nice surprised! DH bought one for me in December, but I am too afraid of it to use it! lol I will be interested to see tutorials, etc as well! We can learn together! :D
05-29-2007, 01:21 PM
Congratulations Linda! Maybe you have already seen this but there is a section on the Wacom site called "Tips and Tricks" and under that is a section for Photoshop- http://www.wacom.com/tips/photoshop.cfm
There is one where they show you how to take a person from one photo and add to another. Maybe a starting place for you? I just hooked my Wacom tablet up two days ago- my daughter and I bought it over a year ago, but I never did much with it except adjusted the pen pressure, then she took it! That's my summer goal- to figure it out. :o
Bek, aka opeysmama
05-29-2007, 01:38 PM
Way cool girl!! Hope you have fun with it!! I want one baaaaaaaaaaaad!
05-29-2007, 05:56 PM
Using it in Illustrator is supposed to work better than Photoshop for wrting and doodling with it. Illustrator comes with PSCS. There is also a freeware program called Inkscape similar to Illustrator you can use. I'm looking forward to dl that and looking into it! I like mine but haven't gotten it all figured out yet.
05-30-2007, 02:34 AM
I just got one too and I am still practising too, but I am sooo loving it!. I still use the mouse inbetween, but I just LOVE the eraser function on the pen for quick erasing jobs!
05-30-2007, 02:37 AM
Hey Birgit.....maybe this would be a good topic for one of your chats?? Seems there's enough of us just starting out using a wacom that we could form a study group!
05-30-2007, 04:32 AM
What a great present Linda! I borrow my friend's tablet every now and then. I had some trouble getting use to it at first. I love doing extractions with it, its perfect for that! Oh and the pen pressure feature. Dots never looked so good. lol
05-30-2007, 06:39 AM
Dh brought me one for mothers day! but I havnt had much praccie yet, havnt had much time last couple months to attempt new things.....but sure like your idea linda to include in stephies chats.....
05-30-2007, 11:57 AM
I'm game for playing around - will force me to get mine out of the box.
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