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Wacom 2024

The latest content from Wacom

Whether you’re a newcomer to digital art or a seasoned expert, a touch of creative inspiration is always welcome. Let’s plunge into the freshest updates from the Wacom Blog and explore the latest trends in the realm of digital art and design.

Adobe Illustrator vs. Affinity Designer for graphic design: A software comparison

Adobe Illustrator vs. Affinity Designer for graphic design: A software comparison

Curious about how Affinity Designer compares to Adobe Illustrator? ...
What is the difference between game art and game design? With CG Spectrum

What is the difference between game art and game design? With CG Spectrum

The primary creative roles in game development are that of the artist ...
Drawing confidently: Why Sam Yang always draws with references

Drawing confidently: Why Sam Yang always draws with references

In this tutorial, Sam Yang discusses a sometimes controversial topic: ...
Wacom Pro Pen 2 & Wacom Pro Pen 3

Unlimited creativity at your fingertips

It’s a paintbrush. A quill. A marker. A pencil. A utility knife. Or even an extension of your own hands. Combined with your imagination, Wacom pens and pen accessories transform into anything you need them to be, putting unlimited creativity literally at your fingertips.

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 Wacom pen display & tablet promotions

Explore a variety of discounts and promotions for significant savings on new and refurbished Wacom products. Upgrade your creative toolkit with limited-time offers for artists, designers, and enthusiasts. Stay informed about the latest promotions on our website and through our newsletter, so you never miss a perfect deal.

Introducing Wacom Bridge 

Historically, the tools that artists needed required them to work from studio offices. But artists want the flexibility to work where they can be most creative — not necessarily where the source files or computers are. To enable a global workforce without hindering collaboration, studios must provide artists with virtual graphics workstations that deliver similar performance and functional characteristics to the ones available to employees onsite at studio headquarters. That’s where Wacom Bridge comes in. 

Explore Wacom content

Professionals in nearly every creative field — comics, 3D art, design, illustration, editing photos or video, 2D animation, and much more – use Wacom. But beginners, hobbyists, and everyone getting into digital creation have found that Wacom is the perfect creative partner, too. Check out all of the great stuff our creators have made with Wacom, or get tips, tricks, or tutorials for your next creative project.

What is the difference between game art and game design? With CG Spectrum

What is the difference between game art and game design? With CG Spectrum

The primary creative roles in game development are that of the artist and the designer. But what is the difference between game art and game design?
Drawing confidently: Why Sam Yang always draws with references

Drawing confidently: Why Sam Yang always draws with references

In this tutorial, Sam Yang discusses a sometimes controversial topic: using references. He takes some sketches he created without a reference and then ...
How to “magically” remove glare from glasses in Adobe Photoshop, with PiXimperfect

How to “magically” remove glare from glasses in Adobe Photoshop, with PiXimperfect

In this video, Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect shows you the best way to avoid and fix annoying eyeglass reflections in Adobe Photoshop.
How to draw a dragon, with Monika Zagrobelna

How to draw a dragon, with Monika Zagrobelna

In this tutorial Monika Zagrobelna shows you how to draw a magnificent dragon from start to finish — complete with wings and scales.
Three ways to use your Wacom One pen tablet, with Joli Noelle David

Three ways to use your Wacom One pen tablet, with Joli Noelle David

Designer Joli Noelle David showcases three of the many different ways she uses her Wacom One pen tablet.
How to magically change the focus of photos in Photoshop with Colin Smith

How to magically change the focus of photos in Photoshop with Colin Smith

In this tutorial Colin Smith, the creator of PhotoshopCAFE, shows you a powerful way to change the depth of field and blur the background of a photo in ...
Artist and animator Joshua Leonard on his career, why diversity matters, and advice for young artists

Artist and animator Joshua Leonard on his career, why diversity matters, and advice for young artists

We spoke to Joshua Leonard about his career: how he got his start, why prioritizing diversity is important, and advice for young artists pursuing creative ...
A brief look into the history of manga

A brief look into the history of manga

Manga and anime are popular worldwide, but originate in Japan, by some reports as far back as the 1100s. Here is a brief history of manga.
The complete guide to Adobe Photoshop brushes, Part 3: The brush settings panel

The complete guide to Adobe Photoshop brushes, Part 3: The brush settings panel

This article is Part Three of our four-part, complete guide to Adobe Photoshop’s brush engine, and focuses on the Brush Settings panel.
How to make digital paintings look traditional

How to make digital paintings look traditional

In this video, Court Jones from Proko shares seven practices and habits he uses to create digital paintings that emulate the look of an oil painting on canvas.
7 Things Holding back your art, with Sam Yang

7 Things Holding back your art, with Sam Yang

In this video, artist Sam Yang reflects on his artistic journey and helps viewers understand what may be holding them back from achieving their full ...
The osu! Stellar Series finals is coming up — who’s going to come out on top?

The osu! Stellar Series finals is coming up — who’s going to come out on top?

For years, Wacom pen tablets have been the preferred input method of choice for osu! players worldwide. So Wacom is proud to be a sponsor of the 2024 ...

Meet the new Wacom Cintiq Pro display family: Engineered for harmony

Breakthrough performance for inspired creativity. Thanks to a feat of design, engineering, and technology, as well as advice from leading professionals, creating with Wacom Cintiq Pro is an effortless, harmonious experience. Experience full immersion from the moment of inspiration to final creation with our range of professional creative pen displays – available in three sizes to perfectly fit your workspace and every type of creative pursuit.

Join the Wacom newsletter today and enjoy exclusive perks and a discount on your first purchase.

Sign up for the Wacom newsletter to stay updated on the latest creative inspiration, tips, tricks, and tutorials, and be one of the first to hear about upcoming sales and promotions. And when you join, you’ll receive 5% off the purchase of a display or 10% off the purchase of a tablet on the Wacom eStore. Restrictions apply.*

 

*US Only. Not valid on Cintiq Pro 17/22/27, Cintiq Pro 17/22/27 stand, Wacom One (2023) pen displays and tablets, or on-sale items.

Animation as Research, a new approach to Climate Change

The Penn Animation as Research Lab is an innovative project at the University of Pennsylvania that combines science and art to communicate emerging climate change research in a uniquely engaging way.

Wacom was proud to host PAR representatives at our 2023 Connected Ink event. Watch their presentation — and learn more about the project by clicking below.

The power of digital ink

Humans have been using ink for thousands of years to express ourselves and preserve knowledge – from plant-based paintings on cave walls to writing and illustrating foundational cultural manuscripts. In the 20th and 21st centuries, digital ink has taken this uniquely human impulse to the next level, with Wacom at the forefront. Wacom created the electro-magnetic resonance (EMR) technology that powers our devices, and we’ve been perfecting it ever since. Today, creatives worldwide use Wacom technology to empower their work through the use of digital ink.

Wacom One tablet

Wacom pen tablets

Wacom has a pen tablet for nearly every creative pursuit. One by Wacom is perfect for the beginner or student. Wacom Intuos bridges the gap between traditional and digital, empowering digital drawing, painting, and photo editing for creatives of all levels. The new Wacom One pen tablets are convenient and customizable. And Wacom Intuos Pro is trusted by creative professionals who need the ultimate in precision, performance, and productivity.

Wacom Cintiq Pro 17

Wacom pen displays

With a Wacom pen display, you use our pressure-sensitive pens directly on the screen for ultimate control and accuracy. Available in a range of display sizes and feature sets – from the 13” display of Wacom One, portable and perfect for beginners, to the Wacom Cintiq Pro in sizes from 16” to 27”, with best-in-class color, gesture controls, and ExpressKeys for customization – there's a Wacom pen display to empower every creator’s wildest dreams.

Keep Making History

For nearly 40 years, you’ve relied on Wacom products to help bring your iconic and unforgettable creative expressions to life. We're committed to continued innovation and collaboration that will ensure that you have the tools, services and support to keep making history. Click below to learn more about our history, and to take advantage of all the activities and promotions we have planned for our birthday.

Wacom 40th Anniversary

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WACOM HACK UNLOCKED 🔓

Learn how to customize your pen and change the brush size in just two  steps ✍️

Discover all the amazing features about your Pen in the link in bio!

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For a creative professional team like @parasolisland , efficiency and productivity is key to deliver the best results to their clients 🚀

For years they were using pen tablets and pen displays in combination with high-end monitors, and today they can reduce all of that into one single device: the New Wacom Cintiq Pro.

Thanks to the excellent colour accuracy of the Cintiq Pro 27, this makes a big difference on their workflow.

Get in touch with our enterprise team in the link in bio.

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Exciting news for all creatives! 🚀

💫 Join Wacom at Playgrounds for a celebration of design, animation, and gaming craftsmanship! @tad.playgrounds @weareplaygrounds 

💡 Dive into artist talks, demos, screenings, and live sketching sessions.

✍️ Swing by our booth to test out our cutting-edge pen-displays and tablets, meet Wacom experts, and pick up some pro tips!

Meet us in:
📅 Eindhoven (April 18th-19th)
📅  Berlin, DE (May 25th-26th)

For more info visit @tad.playgrounds 💫

#Wacom #Playgrounds #CreativeCommunity
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🌀 City Doodling: Amsterdam edition 🚲

This time creativity strikes us directly from the Amsterdam canals in the hands of @fragileart 💫

#Doodling #Creativeinspiration #MadeWitjwacom
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Two ways of scrolling in the same display ✍️👀

Which one is your favourite move? 👇

Customize your Wacom One and see where it takes you!

#WacomOne #WacomPen #CreativeInspiration
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We chat with @adansilvart, illustrator and artist who has been working in branding & illustration projects for different brands. 🚀

Join us while Adan shares insights into his creative journey and the vital role Wacom products has played in his career. ❤️

#ArtistInterview #illustration #DigitalArt
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Today, we celebrate World Pencil Day 🎉

Wacom has been at the forefront of innovation, creating a digital pen that allows you to bring all your creations to life and have thousands of colors and textures in a single pen. ✍️

One of the features we love most about our Wacom One is that you can use any Wacom pen or any compatible pen with it.

Have you tried any of these? Let us know in the comments. 👇

Check out our special offers in the link in bio!

#WorldPencilDay #WacomOne
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Friday with F like Finished work 💫

We want to see your finished pieces, feel fry to join our artwork chain using the hashtag #MadewithWacom 🚀

How are you ending the week?

#MadewithWacom #CreativeInspiration
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Bedtime stories by @nlanzillo 📚😴⁣
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It’s so cool to see all you can do in 3D and animation using the #CintiqPro27 🚀⁣
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#MadebyWacom in a #CintiqPro27
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At @parasolisland , where innovation is key to provide professional excellence as a high end studio, the Cintiq Pro family stands out for its design & ergonomic excellence. 🚀

The Cintiq Pro’s adjustable design optimizes workspace, offering a productive workspace where professional creatives can improve their workflow . 🌟
Invest in the best tools for your team. 

Go to the link in bio to connect with our enterprise team.

#WacomCintiqPro #EfficientDesign #CreativeWorkspace
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