Refurbished Wacom Tablets – Are They A Good Idea?

why buy refurbished wacom tablets

Although Wacom are quite expensive, especially if you are looking to break into using them for the first time, but want a good quality product rather than some “new brand” you have never heard of before. This can be a real barrier to entry for some people.  Luckily, there are a number of refurbished Wacom … Read moreRefurbished Wacom Tablets – Are They A Good Idea?

Top 10 Amazing Graphic Tablets And Features

Are you an artist hoping to pursue a career in graphic designing? Then, a graphic tablet is the way to go. You could be a beginner or a professional artist, a graphic tablet is only going to make your work simple and fun. To help you choose better, here is a list of graphic tablets … Read moreTop 10 Amazing Graphic Tablets And Features

What Is The Best Graphics Tablet For Drawing Comic Strips?

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Producing digital comics, whether they are simple webstrips or full blown Anime and Manga stories, becomes much easier if you are using a graphics tablet. Many artists draw a basic version of the comic strip and then scan the image in, using the graphics tablet to add ink lines, color, patterns and designs to produce … Read moreWhat Is The Best Graphics Tablet For Drawing Comic Strips?

Best Graphics Tablet For Photoshop

If you are a (lucky) user of Photoshop and have decided to extend away from just using a mouse to draw with, the graphics tablet, or pen tablet is pretty much your only choice.  Unless you have several thousand to spend on a swanky LCD drawing tablet, a standard USB model that allows you to … Read moreBest Graphics Tablet For Photoshop

Best Graphics Tablet For Mac

Which is the best graphics tablet to buy to use with a Mac? These days, most graphics tablets are cross compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux, although, there was a time where this was not the case even though most digital artists used Mac’s for their day jobs. Buying the best tablet for your iMac … Read moreBest Graphics Tablet For Mac

The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book

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The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book: Creative Techniques in Digital Painting

Coming from a being a traditional artist or complete novice to using a graphics tablet can be a very steep learning curve. Artists who are used to paint, pencil or charcoal will miss the tactile interaction with paper and canvas and the new user may be baffled by exactly how to obtain the right colors and effects they want. Luckily, there is help at hand! Apart from trawling YouTube for videos of speed painting or techniques, this book offers real examples for learning to paint digitally in Photoshop or Corel Painter.

The author takes you through many different examples with tasks for you to complete with exercises for the different types of image you might want to make or effect you want to produce.

From Amazon.com:

Despite its fame as an image-editing tool, Photoshop has never been about painting—that is, not until recently. With a new paint engine, however, Photoshop 7 is now about editing, compositing, effects, and painting—and award-winning artist and author Cher Threinen-Pendarvis is here to show you how you can use both Photoshop and Painter with pressure-sensitive tablets to improve your drawing skills and open your mind to new artistic possibilities.

In this volume—which is as much art book as guide—the author of the Painter Wow! series steps you through a variety of real-life projects designed to improve your drawing, composition, and conceptual skills while exploring different digital tools. Along the way, you’ll learn how to set up a pressure-sensitive tablet and stylus; use mark-making tools in Photoshop and Painter; create tonal, gestural, and contour drawings; and more. Best of all, in addition to helpful screen shots, you’ll find beautiful, full-color, progressive views of the art being produced. Anyone who wants to use these tools to improve their drawing skills and enhance creativity will find all the instruction and inspiration they need in these pages.[/ReviewAZON]