Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Tip #39. All the best people use a tablet. ;) It doesn’t matter if you are using a Bamboo Fun, or an Intuos 4 Large. Any tablet is a zillion times more accurate and easier to control than a mouse. There is a learning curve when you start, and you might be frustrated at first. Once you become accustomed to it, you will sneer at mice. Photoshop was designed to be used with a tablet and there are options inside it that a mouse cannot access. The stylus on a tablet can be pressure and angle sensitive. You will be able to move the stylus exactly as you would a paintbrush and Photoshop will respond. Press harder and watch the line get thicker, darker or both. Some tablets have interchangeable nibs for the stylus that change how it feels as it moves across the surface. Other tablets respond to fingertips as well as a stylus.

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