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How to Easily Use Your Wacom Tablet

Struggling with your Wacom tablet and looking for a quick and easy way to learn how to use it?

By the time you’re finished watching this short Wacom tablet tutorial, you’re going to be well on your way to Compositing like a pro thanks to your Wacom.

To do this, I’m going to share why this seemingly easy tool is so darn hard to use, how you can quickly learn it, and how I use it to create my Creative Portraits.

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Now, before I go hammering down the Wacom, if you don’t mind jumping on over to this video on YouTube and giving it a Thumbs Up and Subscribing to get more Awesome tutorials, that would be great.

Now, let’s take a look at why the Wacom tablet is so damn hard to start using.

3 Reasons why the Wacom Sucks

The Wacom doesn’t actually suck but it can be hard to get used to for 3 basic reasons.

hand eye coordination with your wacom tablet

Can you catch a ball in the air if you’re not looking at it?

wacom tablet surface area

Think about how tough it is to judge distance when looking in your rearview mirror (objects in mirror are closer than they appear)

wacom tablet pen

Using your mouse to draw and paint is no easy task, just as using your Wacom as both a pen/brush and mouse takes some getting used to.

Now, I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you WHY the Wacom is so hard to get used to using because after all, you’ve been trying to use it, right?

So, the next step then is to see how you can easily overcome those reasons and learn how to use your Wacom like a pro.

3 Ways to ROCK your Wacom

practice hand eye coordination to get better using your wacom tablet

If you want to see a funny video of me juggling, check out the video.

best way to learn the wacom tablet is to do and repeat

If you have kids you know learning anything requires repetition and it’s no different for you learning to use your Wacom tablet.

mastering the wacom tablet takes time

Mastering anything requires a consistent effort over time and mastering your Wacom tablet will require you do Way #1 and #2 consistently over time.

That’s a Wrap

There you have it! You do those 3 things consistently and I guarantee you’ll be using your Wacom tablet like a pro in no time.

The coolest thing about the Wacom is you can use it however you want and to fit whatever workflow you’ve gotten used to.

Now it’s your turn to leave a comment below to let me know how you’re struggling with your Wacom and how you can overcome it.

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