Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wacom: using pressure

Tonight I was experimenting with the pressure sensor on the Wacom tablet. I didn't realize it had pressure until I was reading more about it.

For Gimp, I saw a note that it can be turned on by changing all the settings under:

Edit -> Preferences -> Input Devices -> Configure Extended input devices

And set all the Wacom properties listed to "screen." Then save. I'm not sure why that's not turned on by default. Otherwise the stylus will act just like a mouse -- on or off.

So. I tried taking a more "painterly" approach, playing with the pressure. I still don't have the hang of it, but I'm already liking it better than paints. This picture is based off of an older painting I never finished, and eventually lost. It's a person staring at a rock. :)

It's man versus rock, in the ultimate staring contest! ;)


KW said...

that's deep

sevkeifert said...

thanks ... I think the rock is winning :)