For Mother’s Day, I received a Wacom Bamboo Connect Pen Tablet CTL470. I am really excited about this tablet because it will add a bit of fun to blogging. There are times when I want a little more creative freedom such as adding handwritten text to my images. Or perhaps I want to draw a diagram, or some other graphic. The Wacom Bamboo Connect will help me do just that.
Using the tablet is super easy, and essentially this system works much like your computer mouse. Learning to write and draw was awkward at first. There is an adjustment in getting the hang of the pen. The first thing I discovered was that I needed a handwriting intervention. It was pretty rough looking, and I do not have the best handwriting anyway. After a day, I felt the results were on par with my real writing. It is beginning to feel more natural each time I use the tablet.
I love that this tablet is just $80. The price seems very reasonable for what you get. The best part for me is the amount of precision the pen provides in my regular Photoshop editing. A mouse can feel slightly unwieldy and inaccurate sometimes, so I’m loving the pen for work on skin edits. A definite work-flow boost!
I’m still experimenting with ways to use a Wacom Bamboo Connect Pen Tablet.
It’s fun to think in terms of creative blogging. I like the idea of combining a font with personal handwriting.
The possibilities go as far as your imagination. Use your Photoshop brushes to draw. Adjust opacity and size for varying effects. I’ve found fast favorites while trying out all the brushes. My Bamboo tablet is simply fun to use. The program comes with some “app” type games that help you gain practice and control of the pen. It won’t take long to feel like an old hat.
***My Wacom Bamboo Connect Pen Tablet was purchased, not sponsored. Link is an Amazon Affiliate link. I receive a small commission on purchases made through the link.***