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

      3:13
    • What We'll Be Covering

      1:22
    • Photoshop vs. Illustrator

      10:35
    • Using a Wacom Tablet

      15:45
    • Using Express Keys

      5:08
    • Using Digital Brushes

      18:39
    • Sizing Your Workboard

      9:44
    • Working in Layers with Photoshop

      6:21
    • Drawing Digitally

      9:41
    • Saving Your Work + Different File Types

      5:26
    • Overview + Tips

      8:45
    • Conclusion

      1:35
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About This Class

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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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Great tip for begginers, i could set my wacom and now im ready to work. :)
This course was extremely helpful in learning about my tablet! Great for beginners, especially with setting up the quick keys.
I’m in the process of deciding between iPad Pro w procreate vs adding a Wacom to my existing laptopthis video helped me decide to switch from Illustrator CC to PS CC. My experience is deep in PSE and I have realized Illustrator has limitations to my style, so this video was what I needed to sort things out and save feel comfortable saving $$ by not going iPad Pro/Procreate.