Thursday, April 23, 2009

Wacom Tablet

So, I've been playing with my tablet... I've been using it instead of a mouse to navigate normal stuff like checking e-mail and browsing websites so I could get used to it... I've edited a few pictures and designed a logo using it. Then I tried actually writing with it. What fun that is! I've always wanted to be able to write on my photographs, but a mouse and the touch pad on my laptop didn't really cut it. Writing with the pen tablet is insanely fun. It truly is just like writing with a pen.

I ended up getting the Craft Version of the Bamboo Fun tablet. The Bamboo Craft came with the software that comes with the Bamboo Fun (Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0 Win/6.0 Mac, Corel Painter Essentials 4.0, and Nik Color Efex Pro 3.0 WE) but it also included some other things for digital scrapbooking (a DVD with how-to videos, Scrappin with a Tablet book, embellishment CD, and a few other goodies). When I found out about digital scrapbooking on the Wacom website, I thought it was pretty cool. Plus it would make for some neat banners and headers for websites.

I haven't gotten around to checking out the how-to videos or the embellishments yet, but the previews for them seem like they'll be fun to work with. The writer of the book is a digital scrapbooking artist named Amanda Dykan. The how-to videos are done by another artist named Jessica Sprague. I love the header on Jessica's page. Their designs are pretty inspiring and can be translated into inspiration for actual artwork, design, and web design besides just inspiring digital scrapbooking.

- Cait

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