- Changing the pen nib
- Customizing the ExpressKeys, touch options, and more
- Painting and drawing
- Cleaning up with the Eraser tool
- Using special tools like the Bristle brush
Skill Level Beginner
- Hi, I'm Kevin Stohlmeyer, an Adobe certified instructor, and welcome to using Wacom tablets with Adobe Illustrator. Using a Wacom tablet when drawing in Adobe Illustrator can expand your artistic skills by utilizing a natural pen to paper feel. A Wacom tablet can really open up Illustrator to fine artists who can make expressive brushstrokes instead of creating all of the artwork by drawing each point and curve individually. First, I'll show you the different components of a Wacom tablet, including the grip pen, and how to replace your nibs.
Next, we'll get into setting up your system preferences for each part of your Wacom tablet, including express keys, touch ring, and the radial menu. Then, I'll show you how to customize your settings specifically for Adobe Illustrator. And finally, I'll show you how to use features inside Adobe Illustrator specifically designed for pen and tablet usage with brushes and symbolism tools. There are all sorts of great options available when using your Wacom tablet and I'm excited to show you how to bring this workflow into Adobe Illustrator.
So, let's get started.
Q: This course was updated on in April 2016. What changed?
A: We updated one video, "Radial Menu," to reflect changes to the Wacom software.