Chapter 14

Essential Tablet Tools

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Is it possible to be a photographer without a camera? How about without a computer? Can you retouch images in Adobe Photoshop without a pressure-sensitive tablet? If you can, you’ll have to tell us how. As far as we know, a Wacom tablet is an essential tool for today’s photographer.

This indispensable means of manipulating images at your computer takes its name from “wa,” Japanese for “harmony,” and “com” meaning computer. In its quintessence, Wacom can be said to provide humankind with a means of being at harmony with the machine.

Truer words were never spoken.

Today, Wacom can even be in harmony with your wallet. ...

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