Graphic design tablets can definitely step up your graphic’s game! Here we will take a look at Wacom’s Intuos Pro, this game changer has a ton to offer a freelance graphic designer. Being able to actually draw freehand is liberating, to say the least. Using a mouse to create designs is tedious and this Graphic Design Tablet can help you with expressing your creativity.
“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” ― Maya Angelou
Benefits Of Using A Graphic Design Tablet
Think of being able to more readily use graphic design software tools by using a pen instead of a mouse! With a graphic design tablet, you can do just that. The tablet has a drawing screen with very responsive sensitivity allowing you to add your designs in a completely digital format. It can be connected to your computer with the USB c cord or by Bluetooth. The tablet actually works through Bluetooth by default, so once your tablet is charged there is no need for the USB cord!
The Wacom Intuos Pro has touch capabilities that can be turned on or off depending on your preference. Bluetooth pairing is simple with a pairing button located on the side panel. It has 8 express keys and a radial touch ring that are programmable to your preferences.
Using Graphic Design Tablets – Wacom’s Pro Pen 2
Pro pen 2 has over 8,000 levels of pressure sensitivity! You can adjust the settings as needed within Wacom’s software and within your graphic design software such as Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator. Each program can be set up to use the express keys individually, meaning that you can program the express keys to do specific tasks within each application.
As you can see you can have much greater control of your creative process with a graphic design tablet, specifically the Wacom Intuos Pro! You will be able to easily cut out objects, draw, paint, touch up photos, shade, it even has texture pads that can be placed over your tablet to create different textures in your designs.
Wacom’s pro pen 2 is definitely something to consider. Lightweight and balanced for drawing with ease and it also has 2 side switch buttons and a stand with nibs inside for different points. The pen can be stood up or lay on its side in the stand.
Working with Wacom’s Intuos Pro and Pro Pen 2 has such a natural feel to it, your designs will come to life!
What Comes In The Box
- Wacom Intuos Pro Pen Tablet (medium A5) (comes in 3 sizes: small, medium and large)
- Wacom Pro Pen 2 (battery free)
- Pen stand (includes 6 standard nibs, 4 Felt nibs)
- 4 extra pen color rings
- Texture sheet sample card
- 2m (6.6ft) PVC-free USB cable
- Quick start guide
- Exceptional pen performance: Wacom Pro Pen 2 features all new levels of pressure sensitivity, tilt-response, and virtually lag-free tracking*
- Speed your workflow with multi-touch gestures, customizable ExpressKeys™, Radial Menus, and pen side switches
- Super-slim tablet design with a smaller, more compact footprint and premium materials
- Accessories (sold separately) include: Ballpoint Pen, Fine-tip Pen, Pencil, Texture Sheets (from smooth to rough), Soft Cases, Pen Nibs, Refills
Simple Set Up
Once you have unboxed your Graphic Design Tablet you will want to get up and running, right?
- Plug the tablet up to your computer with the USB cord.
- The setup wizard will begin.
- Download and install the driver for the tablet per instructions.
- Restart your computer.
- Follow the instructions to set up your graphic design tablet and get your software.
Ease Of Use And Integration
Using your Wacom graphic design tablet has never been easier. It is easy to set up for use with your favorite graphic design applications! The express keys and pen can be set up for each application, providing an excellent interface when using each application.
You can even get rid of your mouse and use the tablet to browse the web, access windows on your computer, and even use in Microsoft applications to “click” into areas and menus. So, bye-bye mouse! It can also help you work longer with less wrist fatigue.
Pros And Cons Of Wacom Intuos Pro
Wacom is affordable in comparison to Cintiq and Apple iPad pro are both much more expensive.
Different sizes and options to suit your needs and budget.
Easy installation and great settings to integrate with your graphic design software.
Ease of input and control of your designing process and can replace your mouse in other aspects.
Can lag if your computer is slow or you have too many programs open.
Portability depending on the size of your desk or the size of your tablet or if you are going to be taking the tablet with you to work or school it can be bulky to carry both your laptop and the tablet.
Graphic Design Tablets – My Opinion
I believe the Wacom Intuos Pro is an exceptional value in that it can greatly benefit your workflow and ease the design process. Graphic design tablets are a great way to up your design game. You can customize your settings with ease and change them as you are working quite simply within the tablet’s software and also in your graphic design software. I recommend Wacom Intuos Pro as an essential tool for your freelance graphic design business.
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