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The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book: Creative Techniques in Digital Painting Using Wacom and the iPad by Cher Threinen-Pendarvis

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3. Photoshop, Painter, and Tablet Basics for Artists

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PHOTOGRAPH: MELINDA HOLDEN

Art materials in the studio

Here you’ll find instructions for setting up your drawing tablet, drawing and navigating with the tablet and stylus, customizing your workspace, and more. Both Painter and Photoshop have brushes, color tools, layers, blend modes, and methods for isolating portions of images, but each program has its own strengths. In the individual sections that are devoted to Photoshop and Painter, you’ll find definitions of terms and some comparisons between the two programs.

The Wacom Intuos tablet and stylus provide the freedom to paint with a cordless ...

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