After all these years of using a mouse for graphics and photo retouching, it must feel natural now; yeah, as natural as holding a brick in your hand and drawing with it.
Whatâ€™s holding you back from using a pen tablet, the price of Wacomâ€™s Intuos? Well, fret no more. There is actually an inexpensive alternative. Itâ€™s been around for years and there are users who swear by it.
UC-Logic of Taiwan makes the DigiPro graphics tablet which works just as competently at a very affordable price. Itâ€™s the pressure-sensitive pen tablet for budget-conscious users.
Their WP5540 5.5×4-inch model, pictured above, retails for just $49 (and if you search hard enough, youâ€™ll even find these at two for $60). The 8×6 WP8060 sells for $79. Compare that with the 8×6 Wacom Intuos3 which goes for $350.
Photographers, designers, artists, illustrators, digital camera owners and just about every body whoâ€™s serious about image editing should get into the experience of using a pressure-sensitive tablet. It makes a whole lot of difference than just using a mouse.