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  • I bought the 9 x12 version, that's the active work area
  • The other applications included are Photoshop Elements 4 and Painter Essentials, that as far as I know are lightweight versions of Adobe Photoshop and Corel Painter

    • by Ecat
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      Wacom is the leader in the pen tablets market and not without a reason, it’s products are top-notch quality. The Intuos3 pen tablet is designed with the serious photographer, designer and artist in mind. The tablet comes in several sizes to meet everyone needs. I bought the 9″x12″ version, that’s the active work area.

      The total dimension of the tablet is 17. 3″x13. 4″x0.

      6″. The standard package come with the tablet, the grip pen, five button mouse, pen stand, replacement nib set, Quick Start CD, Drivers CD and Application DVD. The Tablet is USB, with a long cord and very easy plug and play installation.

      Works perfectly


      on Windows Vista 64-bit. It has four buttons on either side, called “Express Keys”, that you can personalized to perform different tasks in different applications (like zoom, copy, paste, pan, among others). Accompanying the Express Keys, there’s the Touch Strips that you can use to scroll or zoom with your fingers, these can also be personalized.

      The Grip Pen is cordless and battery-free. It has an ergonomic shape with rubber area for better grip, a programmable side switch and an eraser tip on top. You can change the tip of the pen for different feels, I personally prefer the felt tip (it feels like a pencil or a marker on paper), and you can use like you would use a pencil… write or draw, turn it upside down an erase, turn it again and resume drawing.

      The 5 button mouse is also cordless and battery-free, though I haven’t used it much. I can say it has come in handy when my cordless mouse has went battery dead in the middle of something. The Replacement Nib Set comes with 1 stroke nib, 1 felt nib and 3 standard nibs.

      They will be useful in the future because the nibs tend to wear away and also if you like to change how ...


      • Wacom Intuos3 Tablet
      the pen feels, with the stroke nib the pen feels like a fountain pen and with the felt nib it feels like a pencil or a marker. The Pen Stand is very useful because the tablet doesn’t have an integrated place to hold the pen, it can hold the pen in two positions: vertical and horizontal. Of the software included I only have used the Nik Color Efex Pro 2 IE, it’s a Photoshop plugin that allows you to apply several photographic filter effects to an entire image or to just to an area you want.

      The other applications included are Photoshop Elements 4 and

      Painter Essentials, that as far as I know are lightweight versions of Adobe Photoshop and Corel Painter. I must say that this is a wonderful tool for a graphic designer and/or illustration, the pressure levels that the pen can handle as well as the angle you are holding it allows you to have a very precise and sutil control of your strokes, their opacity, grain, color, size, among other characteristics. The pen tablet is sensitive enough to put a leaf of paper and trace it with the pen to digitize it.

      I say it’s a must have for any digital artist who can’t afford to buy the Wacom Cintiq (a monitor with the capabilities of the pen tablet).




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