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I've not long been into this whole digital art thing, I wasn't the greatest fan until I began a clothing company. When researching which tablet I should get it was clear that something from the Wacom Bamboo range/series was the only tablet to suffice.
This product is really easy to use and the Bamboo dock, although being somewhat of a pain and seemingly ever-present even when the task has been ended, is a great piece of software helps the ease of use with quick launching apps, such as Photoshop and Illustrator.
It is beautifully responsive and doesn't require much getting used to once you have a grasp of how to best get around within Photoshop, Illustrator or whatever program you choose to use it with. The switch from using pen and touch is seamless and makes using the tablet effortless and seem almost natural.
It comes with a range of nibs to ensure that if one gets worn out, and doesn't feel quite right, it can be replaced, and I'm still to replace my first nib!
It is the perfect size too, not too large so you get lost with your line work and not too small as to limit you!
There's not really much I can say, it does what it needs to in a seamless and efficient manner and therefore I'd recommend it to anyone!
I'm really into art. I usually draw using the traditional ways of pencil, but seeing all of these beautiful pictures done digitally these days I wanted to try it myself. I asked for it as a christmas present. I spent quite a lot of time researching into what one I should get. My mind was pretty much made up on the brand of Wacom as they are a very highly known company known for the best quality tablets.
I got the Special edition as it was no dearer than the standard one at the time and it came with added extras including a really nice carry case for it so it wouldnt get damaged and dusty when not in use.
I got the pen and touch, both features are very good and responsive, but I would say, so far, I haven't personally had a lot of use out of the "Touch" function as I just use the tablet for digital art, but if you wanted to almost totally replace the use of you mouse, the touch function is brilliant and you can use it to navigate through webpages or anything else on your pc.
It has some quick key buttons as the side, these are fully customisable so you can make each one of their functions what you want them to be.
The pen comes with replacement nibs. I would say that using it like a mouse for normal use, the nibs would last a very long time. For use with digital art, as the pen responds to pressure, you are sometimes pressing quite hard, or making lots of quick movements that would wear it down quicker. I've had it about 6 months and the nib will need changing fairly soon, so that's still pretty good.
You can always buy replacement nibs from Wacom or many other websites and they are quite inexpensive.
The whole package comes with creative programmes included that you can use it with. These include: Photoshop Elements, ArtRage Studio and Corel Painter. They did take me a while to download them but then again that's probably just due to my slow internet speed. Perhaps a note if you are thinking about buying for someone - You do need the internet to download the programmes.
If like me you are totally new and inexperienced with graphics tablets, if comes with a Voice spoken step by step demonstration to get you used to it and shows you how to move you hands to do things like Zoom and turn, and how to use the pen to click and drag items. Its very simple, clear and easy to understand and was extremely helpful to me.
Overall, For begginers I'd 100% reccommend it. And for those who don't want all the fancy extras that some of the more expensive ones have, this is ideal.
Now you can use up to 4 fingers to scroll, zoom, rotate or flip through photos and documents. But that's not all: Bamboo Special Edition provides full access to an ever-growing collection of inspiring Bamboo software applications, the Bamboo Minis.
Enjoy a new, inspiring way of expressing your creativity with Bamboo Special Edition. Try something new, it has never been this easy.
|Product Description:||Wacom Bamboo "Special Edition" Pen & Touch Medium - digitizer, stylus|
|Device Type:||Digitizer, stylus|
|Orientation:||Right and left-handed|
|Dimensions (WxDxH):||33.7 cm x 22.3 cm x 8.5 cm|
|Connectivity Technology:||Wired - USB|
|Features:||Pressure sensitive pen, multi-touch digitiser, 4 ExpressKeys|
|Cables Included:||1 x USB cable|
|OS Required:||Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 7, Apple MacOS X 10.4 or later, Microsoft Windows Vista SP2|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||2 years warranty|