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Setting up the Cintiq

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Video: Setting up the Cintiq

It's important to install the hardware before installing the software, or else your Cintiq may not work properly. The first thing you want to do is open up the display back panels and check the connections. If they're not tight, tighten them. On the back of the base, there is a panel that you have to unscrew. Inside, you'll find multiple cable options for your video input. Choose the input cable appropriate for your video card. In this case, we're using the DVI cable. There are some minimum system requirements.

Setting up the Cintiq

It's important to install the hardware before installing the software, or else your Cintiq may not work properly. The first thing you want to do is open up the display back panels and check the connections. If they're not tight, tighten them. On the back of the base, there is a panel that you have to unscrew. Inside, you'll find multiple cable options for your video input. Choose the input cable appropriate for your video card. In this case, we're using the DVI cable. There are some minimum system requirements.

For Windows, it must be Windows 7 or later, 32 or 64-bit configuration, DVI, DisplayPort, or VGA port, available USB port and CD-ROM drive. For the Mac operating system, you'll need Mac OS X version 10.5.8 or later, Intel-based platforms only are supported. You'll need a DVI, DisplayPort, or VGA port, or an appropriate Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter, an available USB port and a CD-ROM drive.

To begin the setup of your hardware, first turn off the computer. Then, determine the video port type on your computer and make the connection. For the best results, connect the Cintiq to a DVID or DisplayPort Card. Connect the Cintiq USB cable located in the base of the stand to an available USB port on your computer. Next, connect the power adapter to the display stand extension cable for power. Connect the adapter power cable and plug it into an AC outlet.

Turn on the Pen Display using the on- off switch behind the right side of the display surface. Now, you can turn on your computer. The interactive pen display will automatically install as a default monitor. As necessary, configure the Display Control Panel Settings for the proper Size and Color Resolution. Now that the hardware is setup, we'll install the Cintiq driver software. Save any work that you have and close all applications.

Next, insert the installation CD into your computer's CD-ROM drive. You may want to check the web for updates, as the CD version may be out of date. Then, click Install Tablet and follow the prompts to install the driver software. Check to see that you can use your pen on the Cintiq display to move the screen cursor. And that's it! As you can see, the Cintiq is set up a bit more involved than the Intuos or Bamboo, which only require a simple USB connection to operate.

Now you're ready to enter the amazing world of the Cintiq.

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  1. 4m 4s
    1. Welcome
      1m 46s
    2. Why use a tablet?
      1m 30s
    3. Exercise files
      48s
  2. 19m 18s
    1. Intro
      44s
    2. Drawing freehand
      2m 37s
    3. Tracing an existing image
      3m 17s
    4. Vector illustration
      4m 11s
    5. Using the tablet as a photo-retouching tool
      4m 28s
    6. Expressing yourself through painting
      4m 1s
  3. 12m 52s
    1. Intro
      25s
    2. A short history of the computing input devices
      2m 17s
    3. Understanding relative versus absolute positioning
      1m 47s
    4. Introducing the six axes of motion
      3m 15s
    5. An overview of the Wacom product line
      5m 8s
  4. 13m 52s
    1. Working with the Intuos: Symmetric and asymmetric placement
      2m 11s
    2. Using multi-touch on the Cintiq
      3m 41s
    3. Working with multiple displays
      3m 28s
    4. Going wireless
      4m 32s
  5. 36m 3s
    1. Intro
      27s
    2. Using the Wacom property pane
      2m 26s
    3. Setting up the tablet for handedness
      2m 20s
    4. Taking advantage of ExpressKeys
      5m 12s
    5. Utilizing the stylus side switch buttons
      5m 39s
    6. Using Precision mode
      3m 12s
    7. Improving application interaction with the radial menu
      6m 9s
    8. Using the Touch Ring
      5m 30s
    9. Saving multiple settings with the Wacom Tablet Utility
      5m 8s
  6. 17m 7s
    1. Intro
      25s
    2. The standard Grip Pen
      3m 40s
    3. The Art Pen
      3m 49s
    4. The Airbrush
      3m 30s
    5. Utilizing the eraser tip
      2m 23s
    6. Nibs: Tires for your stylus
      3m 20s
  7. 13m 0s
    1. An intro to tablet calisthenics
      44s
    2. Tablet calisthenics: Beginner exercises
      3m 16s
    3. Tablet calisthenics: Intermediate exercises
      3m 58s
    4. Tablet calisthenics: Advanced exercises
      2m 38s
    5. Tablet calisthenics: Master exercises
      2m 24s
  8. 12m 35s
    1. Setting up the Cintiq
      2m 57s
    2. Positioning the Cintiq for your working style
      2m 7s
    3. Optically aligning the Cintiq
      2m 44s
    4. Color calibrating your Cintiq display
      3m 32s
    5. Utilizing the hardware keys
      1m 15s
  9. 40s
    1. Next steps
      40s

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