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Wacom tablets are a popular alternative to the mouse for painting, drawing, and navigating your computer in a more natural position. In this course, artist and teacher John Derry shows how to get up and running with a variety of Wacom tablets (Intuos, Cintiq, and more), covering everything from setup to stylus selection. He then shows how to speed up your workflow and enhance your command of the drawing surface with ExpressKeys, the Touch Ring, and other controls. Plus, learn about tablet ergonomics—which makes your Wacom even more compatible with your working conditions—and follow a few exercises to warm up your drawing arm.
A stylus is just a stylus, right? Au contraire, mon frere. Wacom styli are available in different models. Is the supplied standard Grip Pen right for you, or do you need the 6 degrees of freedom of the Art Pen? And then there is the matter of the nib at the end of the stylus. Teflon, Felt or Spring Loaded, which is best for you? All will be answered in this chapter.
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