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What is the best software for creating art?

The possibilities are many, starting with Adobe® Photoshop® or Photoshop® Elements®. But other accessible and powerful apps await, such as Autodesk® SketchBook®, Corel® Painter™, ArtRage® Studio and Anime Studio®, among others. All of these software programs are optimized for the Wacom pen.

How does it work?

The pen tablet simply plugs into a computer USB port. When you move the pen tip across the tablet, it recognizes the pressure sensitivity of your stroke, which you will see on screen in terms of line width and opacity.

Wacom works closely with its software partners to integrate pen recognition and pressure sensitivity into their applications, optimizing brush controls, and bringing out features in the software you’ll never see without our pen tablets plugged in.

Yes, there is a learning curve.

Although working with a pen on a tablet while you’re looking at the screen can feel a bit unfamiliar at first, it’s easy to adapt in a day or two of regular use. After a week or less of consistent use, working on a Wacom pen tablet will be second nature. Not better or worse than traditional methods, simply a great new option that allows you to get started quickly with no set-up and no clean-up required and with an unlimited number of options to capture your creative interests.