The contoured grip area is thick enough to promote good pen holding habits and reduce fatigue. The setup on my Vista-based desktop was a breeze. This is why graphic artists have long turned to Wacom pen tablets for editing digital photography and digital art. I particularly enjoyed the ability to use pressure sensitivity when applying Nik Color Efex filters to images in Photoshop. I personally found the default settings to be perfect for zooming in and out of an image in Photoshop, so I left them unchanged.
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All of the ExpressKeys come pre-programmed see image below but each button can also be individually configured to control whatever function you desire. Anyone working on an image in Adobe Photoshop or on a drawing in Corel Painter realizes how nice it would be to just pick up a pen and “draw” rather than trying to use a mouse.
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If you do this with the Intuos3 the cursor wwcom move back to whatever the original position was, preventing you from moving in “steps. The setup on my Vista-based desktop was a breeze. This is why graphic artists have long turned to Wacom pen tablets for sacom digital photography and digital art. Setting up the Intuos3 really is as easy as connecting the tablet via the single USB cable, installing the drivers, and starting to work.
I personally found the all-plastic pen to be perfectly weighted and balanced. As you can see from the bottom of the Intuos3, this tablet was designed to rest on a desk surface with four, small, padded feet and a flat base. Wacom also includes complimentary versions of Photoshop Elements 4.
At the opposite end of the pen, a spring loaded eraser tip automatically calls up the eraser tool in many common graphic design programs, and even works to wacm and delete text in Microsoft Word. Like most Wacom products that have preceded it, the Intuos3 is exceptionally well-made and easy to use. The contoured grip area is thick enough to promote good pen holding habits and reduce fatigue.
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The two “Touch Strips” likewise come pre-programmed but can be customized to meet the specific needs of each user. Although the Intuos3 automatically detects and adjusts for multiple displays, I did find that moving the mouse and pen from one screen to the other via the tablet was a little more difficult than expected.
The Intuos3 tracks quickly, without any noticeable lag even when rapidly moving the pen back and forth. The four “ExpressKeys” are duplicated on both sides of the Intuos3 tablet surface for easy use by both right-handed and left-handed artists.
All content posted on TechnologyGuide is granted to TechnologyGuide wackm electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community. I particularly enjoyed the ability to use pressure sensitivity when applying Nik Color Efex filters to images in Photoshop.
The Intuos3 has levels of pressure sensitivity and pressure-sensitive functions in both Photoshop and Corel Painter performed exactly as expected. Wacon a thickness of just.
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Since many artists myself included often place a pen tablet on the lap while drawing it would have been nice if the base of the Intuos3 had two large rectangular or oval-shaped pads to cushion the lap. Visit our network of sites: However, serious high-resolution graphics work often requires the processing power of a well-equipped desktop. Of course, there are some things that are simply much more difficult if not impossible to do without a pen tablet.
I personally found the default settings to be perfect for zooming in and out of an image in Photoshop, so I left them unchanged. For a softer, more “brush-like” feel, swap out the stock tip for the included spring-loaded version.
If there is any drawback to the purchase of the Intuos3 it would have to be cost. When I move a mouse I typically use the “pick up and ptz-903 method where I move the mouse a short distance, pick it up, move it back and then repeat the movement rather than having to move the mouse over a giant distance to cover two displays.