Wacom has announced $649 Cintiq 16, their most affordable pen display yet. At the price of $650, it’s aimed at aspiring creatives and hobbyists who want to make a transition to more professional devices.
I’ve been a big fan of Wacom tablets for years. Whenever anybody asks me what tablet to buy, my response is usually “Whatever’s within your budget that has Wacom written on it”.
So, when Wacom announced their new entry-level Intuos tablets earlier this year, I was intrigued. It’s seen a few updates over previous generations. And now I’ve spent the last few weeks getting to know one.
MacOS 10.13 High Sierra was released back in September 2017, but Wacom users who upgraded noticed that their tablets wouldn’t work. Wacom has approached DIYP to let the community know about the latest news: they have released a further driver update that lets your tablet work with High Sierra MacOS system software.[Read More…]
A graphics tablet is one of the most essential pieces of kit one can own as a photographer or retoucher. Sure, you can edit with a mouse, but a tablet makes life so much easier, and faster, and more accurate. While you’re often good with pretty much anything that has the Wacom name stamped on it, the really good ones have traditionally been rather expensive.
The Intuos is the low budget entry into the world of Wacom tablets, but they’re quite basic. And small. Now, though, with the new 2018 range of Intuos tablets, they’ve seen some pretty significant upgrades in size, sensitivity and capability.
MacOS 10.13 High Sierra is officially released and available for download from September 25, 2017. However, if you want to keep your Wacom tablet working, it’s better not to upgrade just yet. Wacom is announcing a driver update will be ready by late October, so it’s safer to wait with the upgrade if you want to keep using your tablet uninterrupted.
Wacom has announced two Cintiq Pro models, which should replace the current Wacom Cintiq 27QHD. One of them will be their largest pen display so far, with a huge, 32-inch screen. The other model is smaller, with the 24-inch display.
Both models are improved over the 27-inch Wacom Cintiq 27QHD. They come with the new Wacom Pro Pen 2, which also has improvements over the previous model. The new displays combined with the pen should provide the artists with the best drawing experience yet.
It started as a simple joke. Creating a meme for a bit of a laugh. Brittany Botehlo is an 18 year old self-taught digital painter in Dallas, Texas. When recently cooking spaghetti, she decided to stick a small piece in the end of her Wacom tablet pen. And, why not? It’s an amusing idea.
It turns out, though, that there was a little more truth to this joke than expected. Twitter responded to her post asking if it really works. Can you really replace a Wacom nib with spaghetti? Apparently, you can, and Brittany posted a video to prove it.
Once, the idea of rotating my canvas when retouching was jarring to me. I knew it was something my peers were doing but I just couldn’t be bothered to try it myself.
After a few one on one lessons where I was “forced” to do it by David Neilands, I actually found a surprising improvement in not only the end result but also in identifying problems quicker with fewer revisions.
Rotating the canvas is actually a technique that was popularised by Pratik Naik of Solstice Retouch. The guy knows his stuff, he won retoucher of the year last year!
This Valentine’s day, I got a little present from my love, Wacom. It was the brand new Intuos Pro!
They refreshed the product line this year so I got a chance to check it out. Surprisingly, I found the update to really tighten up on a lot of areas. I didn’t have to do a review, but I actually felt it should be done since they improved this product in a lot of ways. If you’ve been wondering about it, this is for you.
If you’ve been thinking about picking up a graphics tablet to help you get your post production workflow on lock, you may want to check out the latest addition to the Wacom family. The popular graphics tablet manufacturer has added new Pen & Touch tablets, which will come in four different “models”–the Pen & Touch Intuos Art, the Intuos Comic, the Intuos Photo, and the Intuos Draw.
The reason for the quotes is there is no real difference between the Art, Comic, and Photo models, except for the software which comes bundled with the hardware. The Intuos Draw differs in that it only works using the pen and offers no touch functionality.[Read More…]