Choosing a Wacom Tablet

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Are you ready to use a Wacom tablet for drawing rather than your boring computer mouse? Or perhaps you want to enhance some photography to make it pop in just the right way. There are just a few things you need to do before diving in and exploring your creativity in virtual pen and tablet form. First, decide which tablet is right for you.

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The info below provides a snapshot of features for Wacom tablets to help you hone in on which one you’ll find most useful. All tablets are Mac and PC compatible and have a multi-touch input feature, which means the tablet can recognize finger and hand gestures and motions to navigate documents and graphics and perform basic commands such as clicking, scrolling, zooming, etc.

Wacom Tablet: Bamboo Series

For budding artists who want to “dip their toes” in drawing with a tablet, using a Bamboo tablet is a great way to start. These tablets are great for making sketches and art as well as touching up photos. Drawing images with a pen beats drawing with a mouse any day, and creatives using one of Wacom’s Bamboo tablets will celebrate the budget-friendly price tag too.

Bamboo Connect

Wacom Tablets for Illustrators Autodesk Sketchbook Express

Bamboo Splash

Wacom Tablets for Illustrators Some exclusive software features from Autodesk and ArtRage from Ambient Design

Bamboo Capture

  • $99 USD
  • 1,024 levels of pressure with a Bamboo Capture Pen
  • 2,540 lines per inch
  • 10.9 x 6.9 inches with a drawing area of 5.8 x 3.6 inches

Wacom Tablets for Illustrators Adobe Photoshop Elements

Bamboo Create

  • $199 USD
  • 1,024 levels of pressure with a Bamboo Create Pen
  • 2,540 lines per inch
  • 13.8 x 8.2 inches with a drawing area of 8.5 x 5.4 inches

Wacom Tablets for Illustrators Adobe Photoshop Elements, Corel Painter Essentials and Autodesk Sketchbook Express

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Wacom Tablet: Intuos Series

Serious creatives and professionals will find that the Intuos series has a tablet to fit their needs. But which one is the RIGHT one for you? To find out, simply ask the question, What size of art will I create? Pay close attention to the drawing area sizes listed below. Choose the tablet that fits the size of art you want to create.

Intuos5 Touch Small

  • $229 USD
  • 2,048  levels of pressure with a cordless Grip Pen
  • 5,080 lines per inch
  • 12.6 x 8.2 inches with a drawing area of 6.2 x 3.9 inches

Wacom Tablets for Illustrators Adobe Photoshop Elements, Anime Studio Debut, Autodesk Sketchbook Express, Nik Color Effects Pro 4 Select Edition, free trial of Corel Painter

Intuos5 Touch Medium

  • $349 USD
  • 2,048 levels of pressure with a cordless Grip Pen
  • 5,080 lines per inch
  • 15 x 9.9 inches with a drawing area of 8.8 x 5.5 inches

Wacom Tablets for Illustrators Adobe Photoshop Elements, Anime Studio Debut, Autodesk Sketchbook Express, Nik Color Effects Pro 4 Select Edition, free trial of Corel Painter

Intuos5 Touch Large

  • $469 USD
  • 2,048 levels of pressure with a cordless Grip Pen
  • 5080 lines per inch
  • 19.2 x 12.5 inches with a drawing area of 12.8 x 8 inches

Wacom Tablets for Illustrators Adobe Photoshop Elements, Anime Studio Debut, Autodesk Sketchbook Express, Nik Color Effects Pro 4 Select Edition, free trial of Corel Painter

Intuos4 Extra Large

  • $789 USD
  • 2,048 levels of pressure with a cordless Grip Pen
  • 5,080 lines per inch
  • 24.5 x 18.2 inches with a drawing area of 18.2 x 12 inches

Wacom Tablets for Illustrators No extras are specified on the Wacom website at this time. If you’re interested in this tablet, contact Wacom directly.

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Are you a student or educator? You can purchase Wacom tablets and other products with an academic discount at JourneyEd.

Hopefully this article has brought you one step closer to knowing what tablet is right for you. We’ll be publishing more articles on Wacom in the near future. Make sure you don’t miss these articles by signing up for our RSS feed. We’d love to have you as one of our regular readers. Until then, here are a few more posts that may interest you:

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  1. I need to update mine. It is rather dated & featureless. This is helpful! Hope you had a nice summer! I’m going to pin this & re-read it when I have more time ;)

  2. Thanks for the info on the Wacom tablets. My daughter wants one for Christmas. We are debating between the Intuos5 small or medium. I did not know about the link to the educational website.

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