The Wacom tablet replaces your regular mouse or touch pad by allowing you to create with a pressure-sensitive pen. Using a Wacom can speed up your production time for things like photo editing and layout creation, while improving your precision and control. The Wacom tablets have long been a favorite of digital scrapbookers and we are grateful to Wacom for giving us such a great prize to give to you!
One of the best things about the Wacom tablet is how ergonomic it is to use. Last month I was in a “Boot Camp” fitness class doing burpies (for any of you’ve never heard of a burpie, it’s a more sadistic form of a push-ups) and the instructor came by and asked me if my wrists hurt. I realized she was asking this because I was doing my push-ups up on the knuckles of each hand instead of having my hands flat on the floor. It suddenly registered to me that yes, as a matter of fact my wrists do hurt – a lot of the time. Perhaps it has to do with the gazillion hours a week on my computer?
So, I’m now the recent owner of a Wacom Tablet myself. I am trying to re-train my brain to reach for the pen instead of using my track pad to save my poor wrists. I’ve even found a handwriting recognition program that came installed on my Mac. I’ve been playing around with it and it seems to be much more accurate then voice recognition programs I’ve tried (yes, I’m talking to you Suri!) And the things you can do in Photoshop by increasing or decreasing the pressure on the pen or changing your pen nib are mind boggling. The more I play around with my Wacom the more I find all kinds of cool stuff it can do! I’d love for you to be able to try one too!