DigiPro WP5540 Graphics Tablet Review

When you are buying a cheaper model of graphics tablet, it can be easy to think that you will be getting a sub-standard model, or one that would not match up to the more expensive and popular models. Well, I guess you could apply that logic to anything you purchase – but the DigiPro WP5540 … Read more DigiPro WP5540 Graphics Tablet Review

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]

Wacom Cintiq 21UX

The new Cintiq 21UX from Wacom is another triumph in their excellent line of pen tablets. This new model brings all of the latest technological advances in tablet innovation and delivers it all in a solid package that will let digital artists, designers and creatives draw, paint and write without restriction. The 21UX features 2048 … Read more Wacom Cintiq 21UX

Adesso Cybertablet Z12 Widescreen Graphics Tablet

At the time of writing this review, the Cybertablet Z12 from Adesso is the only widescreen graphics tablet we have reviewed. With an active area of 10 x 6.25 inches, the Z12 certainly has lots of digital real estate to let you draw in photoshop or arrange in illustrator, but does it match up to … Read more Adesso Cybertablet Z12 Widescreen Graphics Tablet

Wacom Silver Bamboo Fun Graphics Tablet

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The excellent Wacom Bamboo fun makes drawing, editing and creating easy on your PC or Mac. Supplied in a gorgeous silver finish and with a wireless pen and mouse, you will be getting creative using the packaged software quickly and easily. This USB tablet features 1024 levels of sensitivity and works with a wide variety … Read more Wacom Silver Bamboo Fun Graphics Tablet