Photo Editing with a Graphic Tablet and Pen (Deal of the Month)
Monday, February 20, 2017
10:00 am to 12:30
One 2½ hour session
$10. Deal of the Month. Register here.
No prerequisites for this class other than some familiarity with photo editing programs such as Lightroom or Elements. The class will be primarily lecture with a chance to briefly try out the Wacom pen tablet.
Prepare to take your photo editing to a whole new level. If you've never heard of a graphic tablet, or have never used one, this is a class for you. It will give you a chance to learn about the benefits of image editing with a tablet.
Working with a tablet is faster and more efficient than with a mouse. Your hand can travel from point to point on the screen in a single movement instead of repeated slides, as with a conventional mouse. Using the tablet uses the same motion as writing with a pen on paper allowing more natural input for activities such as drawing and photo retouching. Having pressure sensitivity is very handy and most photo editing programs can benefit from this input. Touching the tip of the pen on the tablet surface is the equivalent of a click, and the pressure (plus tilt, in more feature-rich models) can be used to vary stroke width, opacity, effect intensity, and other attributes. There are two buttons on the pen and either can be programmed for right click or other commands and many of the tablets have buttons that can be programmed with shortcuts for your non-writing hand.
In this class, we'll discuss the benefits of graphic table editing using a Wacom Intuos tablet and discuss various ways to set it up to be a really efficient editing tool for photo post processing.