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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.
The key to tablet mastery is eye-hand coordination. Some folks have no problem with this, and others find it frustrating. It all comes down to practice. So I've develop a set of exercises that start out gently and progress towards greater facility. If tablets, pens, and pressure sensitivity are new to you, then you'll want to start out with the beginner lesson. On the other hand, if you have some tablet experience under your belt, then you'll want to start your workout with the intermediate lesson and work your way up to master.
I've been using tablets for over 25 years and I still practice these exercises to warm up. Now, roll up your sleeves and let's get your eyes and hands sweating in a bit.
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