Boosting your productivtiy with a pen tablet | Marion Kapferer | Skillshare

Boosting your productivtiy with a pen tablet

Marion Kapferer, Graphic Artist. Lives with a cat.

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11 Videos (26m)
    • Introduction and WHY you want to take this class

    • Different types of tablets

    • Using a Graphic Tablet

    • Using a Display Tablet

    • Using a Portable Tablet

    • Customization Buttons

    • Customization TouchRing

    • Customization Pen

    • CustomizationTouch

    • FAQ (Frequently asked questions)

    • Your class project and painting demonstration


About This Class


Digital painting, designing, drawing or animating are huge challenges for artists, and for anybody who works with a standard computer mouse it can be even more complicated than it has to be.

In this class I will show how you as a creative person can improve your productivity and boost your efficiency when it comes to your artwork - with a pen tablet!

I present to you the three major types of tablets and describe my workflow with each of them, as well as useful tips and tricks for your daily work routine if you are a professional and starter tips for those of you, who are just getting into working with a pen tablet.

The tablets I'm using for demo are:

- Wacom Intuos Pro M (My go to tablet)

- Wacom Mobile Studio Pro 13

- Apple iPad 12 & Apple Pencil

- Wacom Cintiq 24 QHD

I'm using Wacom products not because I specifically want to advertise them, but simply because I want to show you what I use on a day-to-day basis in an authentic way. I will thoughout the class present alternative products!

As it is a widely used software, I will do my demo in Adobe Photoshop, but you can use any software you like!


A pen tablet! But if you are thinking about purchasing a tablet, this class might still be for you, since it might help you decide which one is for you.

It does not matter if you are a beginner or intermediate artist, if you mostly paint or draw - the information provided in this class can be applied to many types of software and various ways to use them.

I am an artist myself, so this class is focused on digital art and painting, so it’s perfect for concept artists, comic- or manga artists, character designers and illustrators.





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Marion Kapferer

Graphic Artist. Lives with a cat.

... a full-time freelance artist and entrepreneur, teacher and cat-owner!. I love to learn as much as I love to share what I have learned over the years as a professional artist.

I founded my own art-studio FiveStrokes Art & Design in 2015 and since then I have explored the world of "being-creative-and-productive-for-a-living" every single day and enjoyed every second of it.

I also run a youtube-channel about art, games and technology!

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