What is so alluring about a drawing tablet for an artist is that the Wacom tablet is very much like pad of paper and pen. Those who are artistically inclined will feel right at home just using it for a few days. Line work and painted strokes come naturally from the wacom pen, rather than bulky a mouse. Though the Bamboo Fun is smaller than my computer screen, the tablet has no problems directly corresponding with my movements of my pen cursor. With 512 levels of pressure sensitivity on the tablet, it’s able to keep up with even some of the most agile hands. The pen uses no batteries, which is great for the environment and your budget.
Corel Painter Essentials and Adobe Photoshop Elements
are the software that is included with the tablet. This is where the pen’s
sensitivity really comes to play and greatly surpasses a mouse in painting
or photo editing. By pressing hard or lightly with pen in a paint program,
one can achieve crisp or bold strokes on the fly. Using a mouse to achieve
the same line quality becomes labored because there is no levels of pressure
sensitivity built into it. The tablet also comes with an workable mouse,
altho I prefer to use my own.
I previous owned Wacom Graphire 2 and I’m pleasantly surprised by the improvements on the Bamboo Fun.
-The tablet now has customizable buttons and a touch pad
for scrolling(Though it can be sluggish at times)
Users who only web browsing or word processing, many not get the most out of the Bamboo Fun. I recommend the Bamboo Fun to anybody who is a graphic designer, artist or anyone who wishes to get the most out of their artistic software. The active drawing area is small, which may leave you hunger for the larger wacom tablets. But for under $100 you don’t have to be a serious artist to enjoy an industrial strength tool to have a blast.
Here is a quick painting demo done with the Wacom Bamboo
Fun, in Adobe Photoshop.