A graphics tablet or pen display can help artists, illustrators, and other creatives to work more efficiently and for those that need it, expressively—but did you know that there is also potentially an occupational health benefit that deserves consideration too? In this video, get an overview of tablet types and terminology, along with a guide on what to look for if you're thinking of buying.
- [Tony] Hi there and welcome to Design Tools Weekly … with me, Tony Harmer. … This week, we're going to take a look at graphics tablets … and what to look out for if you're considering … getting one for yourself. … Tablets are input devices that connect to your computer … and allow you to work with a stylus in a way … that is much more natural than using a mouse, … and although it's perfectly possible to use them … as your only input device, most people do use them … in conjunction with a mouse or a track pad. … Tablets range from a digital slate that starts … at less than $100 to pen displays that allow you … to work directly to screen at the other end … of the price range. … It's no surprise that many artists, illustrators, … retouchers, and other creatives … use graphics tablets and displays, … as aside from the drawing, painting, … and retouching advantages that are, perhaps, obvious, … there's an occupational health benefit to be had, too. … The more natural feel of a stylus is something …
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