Do I need a graphics tablet for Adobe Illustrator?

In short, the answer is no, you do not need a graphics tablet to use Adobe Illustrator. You would use a graphics tablet with Adobe Photoshop rather than Illustrator. Adobe Illustrator is a vector drawing program where you create images using points and lines. Whereas, Adobe Photoshop is a pixel-based graphics program. You create images … Read more

How To Use A Wacom Tablet For Teaching

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In this blog post, we will discuss the benefits of using a Wacom tablet for teaching. I am sure you are aware that tablets have become an essential part of modern classrooms. They help students learn better and more than they would with paper and pencil alone. But, many teachers don’t know how to use … Read more

How To Fix Wacom Pen Pressure Problems

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You are reading this blog post because you have a Wacom tablet and can’t get the pen pressure to work. There could be many reasons why this is happening. Some are physical such as a broken pen or loose or damaged nibs on your stylus. Other reasons could be software related. For example, if you … Read more

Is A Graphics Tablet An Input Or Output Device?

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A graphics tablet is an input device that allows the user to create digital drawings or paintings. The tablets come with a stylus or pen which, when used along with the tablet’s active surface, can be used to produce two-dimensional images. A graphics tablet is primarily designed for use by artists and designers who need … Read more

Can I Use A Drawing Tablet With A Chromebook?

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Drawing tablets have become extremely popular in recent years. However, if you are using a Chromebook as your main computer, then you may be wondering if it’s possible to use a drawing tablet with Chrome OS installed on the device. Put simply, yes! As of early 2021, the good news is that Wacom have started … Read more

What Is A Graphics Tablet?

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A graphics tablet or interactive pen display unit is an input device that allows you to draw using a pen or stylus on to a surface or active area and have those markings be transferred to the computer screen. How does the tablet work? Rather than using a mouse to draw in an application such … Read more

What Size Graphics Tablet Should I Buy?

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The various makers and manufacturers of graphics tablets and interactive pen displays have realised that people want to use them for different things. Some people use them to produce high quality, commercial images used for advertising, print and film, where as others will be used by part time creative people or children. The smaller and … Read more

What Are The Pros And Cons Of Using A Graphics Tablet?

There are many reasons why you would want to use a Graphics Tablet or interactive pen display to help you produce digital art and images – and not many against! I will cover a few of the plus points of owning one of these devices and then summarize some of the downsides too. But be … Read more

What Is An Interactive Pen Display?

There are now two distinct kinds of graphics tablets, ones with a built in monitor and those that are an external device connected via USB to your PC or Mac. Those with a built in TFT screen are known as Interactive Pen Display devices. As with a normal USB Graphics Tablet, the user makes input … Read more

What Is A Graphics Tablet Used For?

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The main and primary reason why someone would want to use a graphics tablet is to aid their input to a computer. A graphics tablet is a device that allows the user to use a stylus or pen to make strokes and marks like a normal pencil on paper but the marks appear on the … Read more

What’s The Difference Between A Pen Tablet And A Pen Display

If you are considering buying a graphics tablet and you are confused with the difference between a pen display and a pen tablet, we are here to help. Although the premise of the 2 devices is similar in concept, the actual, physical items are totally different. Pen Tablet Traditionally, a pen tablet device will be … Read more

How To Convert Any LCD Screen Into A Graphics Tablet

There are 2 types of graphics tablet. The usual one where the area you write and draw on is separate from the computer and the other kind is where you draw directly onto an LCD screen. The latter of these types is very expensive, made by Wacom and is only normally used by professional graphic … Read more

Top 5 Wacom Graphics Tablets

Wacom seem to have it made. Not only do they produce excellent products at pretty reasonable prices, but they also have established themselves as the market leader in the graphics tablet industry. Products made by them were once only used by graphucs designers or photoshop gurus but Wacom have made massive in-roads to the consumer market, getting their USB graphics tablets into the homes of millions of people all over the world.

Small Graphics Tablet Recommendations

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Technology is all well and good, but when you are carrying around a laptop, power supply, mouse and bag, things can get a little cumbersome. Also, at your computer desk or table, you need to keep room there for a cup of coffee, the telephone, kids drawings or that newtons cradle you got for christmas. You need space to work, which is where a small graphics tablet comes in.

The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book

The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book

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 … Read more

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 more

Best Graphics Tablet For Beginners

This is quite a common question from people who have not used a graphics tablet before and are taking their first steps into using such a device. The question might actually be better asked as “what is the best graphics tablet for the first time user”. I would assume that someone who wanted a graphics … Read more

Best Graphics Tablet For Linux

One major chink in the Wacom armour is that they do not support the use of Linux out of the box. It does seem incredible to me, that a company with such a massive lead in this industry would ignore the Linux users, possibly a large chunk of their market. However, they are helping an … Read more

Reasons Not To Buy A Wacom Graphics Tablet

If you read some of the reviews on this site, it is pretty clear that Wacom make the best graphics tablet today. They are definitely the industry leader and their products are used by all types of people, from the lowly scrapbooker at home to the digital artist working on the latest 3D films. However, … Read more