So my birthday was on the 17th, and my boyfriend ordered me a beginners tablet for about £20-30. A few days before it was due to arrive, we discovered a Wacom Bamboo tablet nestled in the back of a display cabinet at a second hand shop in reasonably good condition. After giving it a quick google, we realized that it’s original retail price was £75, and it was being sold for £40!
After a few friendly words with the store owner, he agreed to give it to us for an even lower price of £35, and I’ve been playing around with it ever since.
From what I’ve seen so far, it works wonderfully! I’ve chosen to use mine in Pen Mode, as opposed to Mouse Mode. This basically means that when you lift the pen from the tablet and lower it onto a different part of the tablet, instead of staying in the same place on the screen like it would with a mouse, it moves to the location on the screen in relation to where you have chosen to map your tablet to. So it’s essentially like writing or drawing on paper, which I personally find much easier to use, but either way is still usable.
My favourite discovery so far is definately the pen pressure sensitivity, which I accessed on Photoshop through Window > Brush. A Little menu should come up with different boxes to tick.
Anyway, I thought i’d share my very first doodle with my Wacom Bamboo Tablet, a sketch of my next embroidery design, inspired by Ru Paul’s Drag Race.
If anyone has any tips or tricks they use with their Graphics Tablet, they would be greatly appreaciated! How did you learn to use your Tablet? Was is through tutorials? A local college course, or did you have someone there to help you?
Let me know in the comments section below!