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The Basics of Using a Wacom Tablet to Create Digital Artwork

Emily Cromwell, Illustrator + Surface Designer

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12 Videos (1h 36m)
    • Introduction

    • What We'll Be Covering

    • Photoshop vs. Illustrator

    • Using a Wacom Tablet

    • Using Express Keys

    • Using Digital Brushes

    • Sizing Your Workboard

    • Working in Layers with Photoshop

    • Drawing Digitally

    • Saving Your Work + Different File Types

    • Overview + Tips

    • Conclusion


About This Class


Join illustrator and surface designer Emily Cromwell in this course as she teaches you all about the basics of starting to work with a Wacom tablet. Although this course is geared towards using a Wacom tablet, the information and knowledge can be applied to any brand of drawing tablet. Working with a digital drawing tablet such as one of the Wacom tablets is becoming more and more popular as people are beginning to create digital artwork. Working digitally as an artist is such a fun and wonderful experience. One of the best things about it is that it is much more forgiving since you are able to easily go back and re-do or fix something much easier than you could if you were drawing or painting by hand with traditional media.

If you haven't worked with a Wacom tablet, or any drawing tablet, before, the idea of it can be quite daunting. I'm here to help you and tell you that it's easy and anyone can do it, you just have to practice and put in the time to learn about your new tool. When illustrating and designing digitally, the possibilities are seemingly endless!

In this course I will be covering the following:

  • The difference between working with Photoshop vs. Illustrator
  • Using a Drawing Tablet
  • Using the Tablet's Express Keys
  • Working with Digital Brushes
  • Sizing your Workboard/Files
  • Working in Layers
  • Saving your Work
  • and much more!

I'm looking forward to teaching this course and I want to thank you for signing up and joining me!


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Mamta Moolchandani

Love illustrations and typography

Highly recommend this class ! A lot really good tips. Thank you !