FAQ About Graphics Tablets
Graphics tablets have become essential tools for anyone working in the visual arts. They provide superior mobility compared to laptops and graphics-orientated desktops, while giving users the ability to draw, paint, and use their fingers in artistic ways on a pressure-sensitive touchscreen. Let's delve a little deeper to answer some common questions about drawing tablets.
What is a graphics tablet and what can you do with it?
Graphics tablets are the digital medium of artistic professionals for visual arts, like drawing, painting, tracing, and other activities that you would normally do with a pen and paper. They generally come with a digital pen -- also known as a stylus -- that you use to create images.
When and why do you need a graphic tablet?
If you're someone who spends ample time crafting visual arts, then a graphics tablets will be your all-in-one brush, palette, and easel. You can draw, sketch, edit photos, and more with the natural comfort of holding a pen (stylus). Whether you're a beginner or pro, a graphics tablet can be your artistic conduit.
What features do you look for before buying a graphic tablet?
A graphics tablet's most important feature is pressure sensitivity. The higher the pressure sensitivity level, the more accurate and tactile the experience becomes. This allows for precise finger control, as well as many options resulting from the stylus being pressed upon the drawing pad. By varying levels of pressure, you can control ink flow, brush size, and more. Also consider the size of the tablet screen in terms of how big a canvas you need to create on.