The Wacom Bamboo

Recently I purchased the Wacom Bamboo graphics tablet. I’ve been wanting a tablet for some time but haven’t wanted to pay for the more expensive Intuos ($180 – $500 street). Then Wacom, in all there vast wisdom, produced the Bamboo ($80 street), a smaller and slightly less sensitive tablet meant for the everyday user and aspiring artist wanting to try out the digital tablets without much investment.

With an active area of 6×4 inches, resolution of 2,540 lines per inch, and a pressure sensitivity of 512 levels it has plenty of clarity and sensitivity to do what you would like. It uses a USB connection and is Windows and Mac OS compatible. The integration into Photoshop is seamless and natural.

While it does take a short time to adjust yourself to using the tablet, you can quickly get use to it and start creating your imagination. In my opinion, the Bamboo is well worth the money and is a great starter and intermediate level tablet. Well made Wacom.

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About Mark Birks
Professional photographer specializing in fine art photography and portraiture.

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