Today I gonna tell you about my first experience with Intuos Pro M graphics tablet. I’ve bought it a few days ago and so far I’m really excited about it!
First things first. How did I make a choice and how I even knew where to find.
It all began a few years ago when a friend of mine got a Bamboo tablet as a gift. Being a graphics designer, she made a good use of it. What about me, I was just an observer and haven’t tried digital drawing at all. Until now 🙂
So, I started to search for Bamboo tablets and that is how I found out they are now Intuos. There are basically two categories: Intuos and Intuos Pro. The first ones are smaller and they’re good for those who just start drawing, the second ones though are more for a professional use and come in three sizes: S, M, and L. I chose an ordinary Intuos first, but then I thought “Oh.. well, I plan to draw graphics for my future apps, so why not to pick something bigger and serious?” And now you know how I end up with Intuos Pro M 🙂
The package turned out to be really big! I read the tablet’s specification on the website, but still I didn’t expect it to be soo huge 😀
Below you can see a tablet’s package on a coffee table and the package is almost as wide as a table is.
And the inside:
There is a tablet itself, a pen, replacement nibs, a pen stand, color rings (you can have more than one pen, and those rings are used to distinguish pens), installation CD, Quick start guide, and a USB cable (used only for charging and driver installation). There are also tablet’s battery and Wireless accessory kit. And that’s it!
There was a version with Corel Painter included, but I didn’t want to pay more for an app I haven’t even heard 🙂 In the US you get a suite of programs, as listed on the website. Unfortunately it’s not the case in Poland.
A few words about a usage. I like the way that pen lays in my hand and how smoothly it draws. In fact, you can use a tablet along with this pen to control a computer, just as you would with a keyboard and mouse. It is useful while drawing as you can quickly switch to another window or open some menu, for instance.
There are basically 8 keys on tablet + 1 circle key for scroll/zoom, brush size, rotate, and circle layers. It is very handy, really! Additionally, you can re-program all of the keys to perform some other options (for example, to run some app on a click), increase or decrease “circle’s speed”, control touch gestures (or create your own), and pen actions. Basically, you can re-write any setting here.
The pen itself is really exiting. It has a nib to draw and an eraser on the other side, just like a rubber pencil! You can of course re-program those actions as well 😉
Yeah.. that’s it I guess. My verdict – Intuos Pro M is awesome! 😀 If you enjoy drawing and want to create some digital art, Intuos tablet is a great choice, no matter if Pro or not.
So far I have drawn a few sketches. They are very basic and not that pretty but I’m learning 😉
and my favorite birds…