• Daniel Wretham

Wacom Intuos Pro M Review

Updated: Aug 19

I've been using the Wacom Intuos pro tablet for quite a while now so I thought I would share my views on it with you all.

So what is a graphics tablet ? Should you use one ? Do you even need one ?

Graphics tablets are simply a way for you to use a pen instead of a mouse or a track pad.

They provide a far greater level of precision in your editing workflow and whilst they used to be for the sole use of graphic designers and digital artists they have found their way into the hands of many landscape photographers and with good reason.

The control you have with a mouse can be fairly sketchy as best, a pen is far more suited to the precision and the dexterity of a hand, after all you learn to use a pen from day one in school and carry that on for the rest of your life.

The main advantage to these tablets is that they can be set up to be pressure sensitive so you can define the exact amount of coverage of an area as you desire, simply put if you are using a pen on paper and you push harder you get a thicker line, the same applies to a tablet only too a far higher degree.

Imagine if you are dodging and burning a picture and you know just how subtle these things need to be, the ability to vary the pressure and get the very lightest of strokes over an image is a really valuable tool in your arsenal.

Now I realise you can simply vary the opacity or the flow of your brush and achieve the result with a mouse but the pen will do it with a far greater degree of precision.

The Learning Curve

When you first try and use a tablet its going to be hard, very hard and to be honest you would be forgiven for wanting to throw the thing in the bin as it just feels a bit alien BUT if you use it exclusively for around a day or two days it will suddenly feel totally