Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Win a Wacom Bamboo Tablet

I had a chance to test a Wacom Bamboo Create tablet recently. The Bamboo Create is an easy to use, fun, not-so-basic
tablet. It's great for digital design, art, and photos. I’ve used tablets before, and they tended to be awkward and less responsive than I preferred. This one was pretty good. Both righties and lefties can use it. It is cross-platform, as should everything be these days, and setting up is very simple (ditto). I used it with Photoshop and found it to be a much more effective way to draw, navigate, and at getting at those teeny pixels. The software includes Adobe Photoshop Elements, Corel Painter Essentials, and Autodesk Sketchbook Express. There are also video tutorials and their support is terrific. 

You should know, this tablet won't give you artistic talent where you have none. I was hoping for that, but they haven't invented that yet. 

Getting used to a tablet and pen when you are used to a mouse takes a little bit of time and patience. I'm not ready to abandon my mouse fulltime, although you certainly could use the Bamboo Create as your primary mouse. I'm just not THAT comfortable with it. In my non-medical opinion, if your hands and wrists get sore from too much mouse-work, switching to a pen may be a good solution to give those tired muscles a rest. (This works for me when my wrist starts acting up, but you should check with your doctor on that one.) 

Would you like one?

Wacom was generous to send me one and offer to give one away to one of my readers. If you would like to win one, I am running a contest on my blog's Facebook page. LIKE the page and submit a response to the prompt in order to participate in the contest. Good luck!

Submissions close on June 21, 2013 and voting closes on June 28, 2013.

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