Thursday, November 1, 2012

Choosing Wacom Tablets For Beginners

For a starting graphic artist, you have already known that a graphic tablet will be beneficial in the long run. Nowadays, we have no shortage of tablets of any kind. The wide range of features and prices might confuse you in the beginning. But, always choose the one that fits your needs the best and is still in your budget limit. 

A few points that should be considered when choosing a drawing tablet, including the size of the tablet, the interface, the stylus pen and other accessories, pressure sensitivity, driver software, and last but not least, the price. For size, bigger isn't always better. Beginners might even benefit from a more compact size, for example around 6 by 8. Most tablets in this era have USB interface, which is ideal because it will be able to connect with most computers. When picking a stylus pen, it is better to pick the one that don't need batteries because the pen with battery will be heavier and batteries will need replacement. Pressure sensitivity refers to the tablet's responsiveness to pressure, with levels of 256, 512, 1024. For beginners, pressure level of 512 is enough. Driver software should be compatible with most computers and a lot of graphic software, for example Adobe Photoshop. Average drawing tablets price range from around USD 50 to over USD 200. So, your budget will need to be set between those numbers. 

Here are several recommendations of Wacom drawing tablets for beginners according to the considerations above. 

Wacom Bamboo Pen and Touch

Wacom Bamboo Fun Tablet

Wacom Intuos4 Small Pen Tablet

Wacom Bamboo Splash Pen Tablet (CTL471) is an entry level drawing tablet designed for early beginners to experiment with many elements of digital art without having to spend a lot to do it. Simple setup, flawless execution, and high quality performance. And bonus, it comes with Autodesk's Sketchbook and ArtRage Studio.

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