Using Your Wacom Tablet (For New Users)

How to get started and start taking full advantage of a Wacom Tablet.
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  • Lectures 18
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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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

What 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.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
01:30

An overview of the content of this course.

02:18

The advantages of using a Wacom Tablet and Pen

07:37

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

Section 2: Settings
01:04

A quick tip for the installation of your Tablet

02:12

Deciding how to position your Tablet

02:23

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

05:06

How to customize the settings for the Pen

03:38

Customizing and using the Express Keys and Touch Ring

02:19

Setting up and using the Radial Menu

01:23

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

01:20

How to change the nib on the Pen

Section 3: Pressure Sensitivity
09:59

How to take full advantage of the pressure settings in Photoshop

03:54

A quick exercise to experiment with pressure sensitivity.

Section 4: More Photoshop Settings
04:24

Using the Mixer Brush and pressure sensitivity in Photoshop

05:10

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

04:13

How to apply custom keyboard shortcuts and Actions to your Tablet

Section 5: Wrapping Up
03:16

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

00:42

Course wrap up

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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.

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

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