Become a member and get unlimited access to the entire skills library of over 4,500 courses, including more Developer and personalized recommendations. Become a member and get unlimited access to the entire skills library of over 4,500 courses, including more Developer and personalized recommendations. (music playing) Wa is Japanese for harmony, and com is short for communication. So, Wacom stands for harmonious communication. A little mnemonic to remember this is, especially if you're a dog owner, what do you do with your dog everyday? You Wacom. Hi! I'm John Derry and welcome to Wacom Essential Training. In the world of digital art and design, Wacom pressure-sensitive pen tablets and displays are considered to be the gold standard. For more than 25 years, Wacom has provided the creative community with technology that faithfully captures the artist's expressive gestures and transform them into a visual form that can be shared with others. With the ability to sense all of an artist's wrist, hand, and arm motions, Wacom pens become the means through which an artist, from beginner to professional, can express one's inner feelings and emotions. In this course, the models we're using are the Intuos5 and The Cintiq 24HD Touch. But many of the techniques that we show on these can be transferred to the other Wacom tablets. I'll be using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, SketchBook Pro, and Corel Painter to demonstrate how these tablets work. We'll discuss which tablet is best for your creations, show you how to set up your tablet and pen for optimal use, as well as instruct you through some eye-hand coordination exercises to help you improve your skill level. This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course. Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of online learning video courses—and create as many playlists as you like. “In a way, I feel like you are rooting for me. Like you are really invested in my experience, and want me to get as much out of these courses as possible this is the best place to start on your journey to learning new material.”— Nadine H. Source.