Using Your Wacom Tablet (For New Users)

How to get started and start taking full advantage of a Wacom Tablet.
4.7 (51 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a
course's star rating by considering a number of different factors
such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the
likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
385 students enrolled
Instructed by Dave Cross IT & Software / Other
50% off
Take This Course
  • Lectures 18
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
    30 day money back guarantee!
    Available on iOS and Android
    Certificate of Completion
Wishlisted Wishlist

How taking a course works


Find online courses made by experts from around the world.


Take your courses with you and learn anywhere, anytime.


Learn and practice real-world skills and achieve your goals.

About This Course

Published 5/2014 English

Course Description

The course is aimed at two types of people: folks who are considering the purchase of a Wacom Tablet and want to make sure it's a good fit for them; and people who own a Tablet but feel like they aren't taking full advantage of it. In this course you learn the advantages of using a Tablet, 5 tips for getting comfortable with the Tablet, how to customize your settings for the Pen, Express Keys and more - and how to use your Tablet with Photoshop to be more accurate and save time.

What are the requirements?

  • none

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn how to customize settings for the Tablet, Pen, Express, Keys, Touch Ring and Radial Menu
  • Get up to speed quickly and start taking full advantage of the Tablet
  • See how to using pressure sensitivity settings in Photoshop
  • Learn how to speed up your work with a Wacom Tablet

Who is the target audience?

  • New owners of Wacom Tablets
  • People considering the purchase of a Wacom Tablet

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction

An overview of the content of this course.


The advantages of using a Wacom Tablet and Pen


% Tips to help you get up to speed quickly with your Tablet.

Section 2: Settings

A quick tip for the installation of your Tablet


Deciding how to position your Tablet


How to align (map) the Tablet with your monitor(s).


How to customize the settings for the Pen


Customizing and using the Express Keys and Touch Ring


Setting up and using the Radial Menu


A quick look at the touch settings on the Intuos 5 Tablet


How to change the nib on the Pen

Section 3: Pressure Sensitivity

How to take full advantage of the pressure settings in Photoshop


A quick exercise to experiment with pressure sensitivity.

Section 4: More Photoshop Settings

Using the Mixer Brush and pressure sensitivity in Photoshop


How to set up the Pen to take advantage of shortcuts in Photoshop


How to apply custom keyboard shortcuts and Actions to your Tablet

Section 5: Wrapping Up

A quick example of using the Pen and Tablet in a simple project


Course wrap up

Students Who Viewed This Course Also Viewed

  • Loading
  • Loading
  • Loading

Instructor Biography

Dave Cross, Photoshop Educator Since 1990

Official Bio:

For 25 years Dave Cross has been helping photographers and creatives get the most out of their Adobe software. Dave has a Bachelor of Education, is an Adobe Certified Instructor and a Certified Technical Trainer. Dave has taught at Photoshop World (25 times), the Texas School of Photography, the Santa Fe Workshops, and has traveled across the country teaching for Kelby Training. He runs the Dave Cross Workshops in his own studio/workshop space in Tampa, FL. Dave is well-known for his engaging style, his humor and his ability to make complex topics easy to understand. In 2009 Dave was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame.


From Dave: Take advantage of my experience of teaching thousands of Photoshop users like you how to be more efficient and creative.

Ready to start learning?
Take This Course