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Tips for New Wacom Tablet Users

Tips for New Wacom Tablet Users

If you are a photographer or a graphic designer, a tablet is the most important accessory you should own. With its pressure sensitive screen and fine-point pen, the Wacom Creative Pen Tablet from Beachcamera.com is the perfect drawing tablet. It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or an experienced professional artist, there is a learning curve when you are using the Wacom tablet for the first time. Here are some of the most important tips you need to know if you are a new Wacom tablet user.

                                                       
Program Your Pen
The first thing you should do when setting up your Wacom tablet is to program your pen. If you customize your pen correctly, you won’t have to go into settings every time you want to perform a different function. The buttons on the side of the pen can be used to customize and assign keystroke options. You can even customize your pen to scroll when you click a button and to right click when you press another. Setting up right click on the pen buttons is especially helpful if using a Mac. For example, right click will allow you to change the brush type, size and hardness when using the brush tool in Photoshop.

                                                           

Nib Types
Experiment with the different types of nibs so you can get a feel for which type is better suited for different tasks. You will find 10 nibs inside the pen stand of your Wacom tablet. Each nib will give you a different feel when using your pen on the surface of the Wacom tablet. The felt tip will give you a more natural feeling friction on the Wacom tablet. The White Stroke nibs have dual springs that will give you a brush-like feel when using the pen.

Express Menu
Just press the top button on your Wacom Pro Pen 2 and the Express Menu will appear. Then use the pen to select an Option from the menu. The Wacom Pro Pen 2 comes with the Wacom Intuos Pro Large , Medium , and  Small Creative Pen Tablet; the Wacom Cintiq Pro 24” 4K Ultra HD, the Wacom Cintiq Pro 24” w/ Touch , the Wacom Mobile Studio Pro 16 Creative Pen Computer, and the Wacom Cintiq 22 Drawing Tablet with HD Screen, Graphic Monitor from Beachcamera.com.
                                                               
Set Mapping to Full
Why waste valuable screen real estate? When you are doing editing work on your Wacom tablet, make sure your Mapping is set to full. This will allow your tablet to map the entire screen, giving you a larger work space.

                                                            

Using a Wacom tablet can take some getting used to. These tips will take your editing to the next level.

 

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