35 Tutorials and Guides for Working With Wacom Tablets

Wacom tablets are preferred tools for many graphic designers because they can be much easier than working with a mouse for some types of design. Learning to work effectively with a tablet can be a little tricky, but fortunately there are a number of tutorials that can help. In this post we’ll feature a selection of tutorials that will help with learning how to design specific things, and some that will help you understand the Wacom tablet and to get the most out of it.

Draw a Windy Sunset Illustration

Draw a Windy Sunset Illustration

Superb Tutorial of Digital Painting President Obama

Superb Tutorial of Digital Painting President Obama

Create a Rebellious Skateboarder

Create a Rebellious Skateboarder

How to Design Your Own Custom Hoodie

How to Design Your Own Custom Hoodie

How to Create a Three Color Wolf Skull in Illustrator

How to Create a Three Color Wolf Skull in Illustrator

Bioshock Video Game Digital Painting

Bioshock Video Game Digital Painting

Detailed Case Study by Olly Howe

Detailed Case Study by Olly Howe

How to Draw a Classic Hand Using a Graphics Tablet

How to Draw a Classic Hand Using a Graphics Tablet

Create a Vector Art Twitter Bird Character Icon in Adobe Illustrator

Create a Vector Art Twitter Bird Character Icon in Adobe Illustrator

Exotic Fashion

Exotic Fashion

How to Create a Cartoon Character with Expressive Lines

How to Create a Cartoon Character with Expressive Lines

Create a Grisly Zombie Illustration with a Pen Tablet in Illustrator

Create a Grisly Zombie Illustration with a Pen Tablet in Illustrator

Photo Retouching

Photo Retouching

Create a Character Mascot with Adobe Illustrator CS4

Create a Character Mascot with Adobe Illustrator CS4

Photoshop and Painter Tutorial: Mad Scientist

Photoshop and Painter Tutorial: Mad Scientist

Hair Painting Tutorial

Hair Painting Tutorial

Spearfish – Photoshop Painting and Shape Techniques

Spearfish - Photoshop Painting and Shape Techniques

Video Tutorials:

How to Draw Wolverine

How to Draw Wolverine

How to Draw Realistic Eyes

How to Draw Realistic Eyes

How to Draw Realistic Eyes – Part 2

How to Draw Realistic Eyes - Part 2

How to Draw Realistic Mouth

How to Draw Realistic Mouth

Photoshop – Extract and Hair Tutorial

Photoshop - Extract and Hair Tutorial

How to Draw Realistic Hair

How to Draw Realistic Hair

Draw a Skull with a Wacom Tablet

Draw a Skull with a Wacom Tablet

Draw an Old-World Style Tattered Scroll from Scratch

Draw an Old-World Style Tattered Scroll from Scratch

Painting with a Wacom Intuos3 and Photoshop

Painting with a Wacom Intuou3 and Photoshop

Working with a Wacom Tablet to Create a Collage in Photoshop CS3

Working with a Wacom Tablet to Create a Collage in Photoshop CS3

Wacom Tutorial Part 1

Wacom Tutorial Part 1

Wacom Tutorial Part 2

Wacom Tutorial Part 2

Wacom Basics:

How to Choose a Graphics Tablet That Fits Your Needs

How to Choose a Graphics Tablet That Fits Your Needs

How to Set Up Your Wacom for Awesome Results

How to Set Up Your Wacom for Awesome Results

Wacom Settings in Illustrator

Wacom Settings in Illustrator

Wacom Pen Tablets and Photoshop CS4

Wacom Pen Tablets and Photoshop CS4

What to Expect with a Wacom Cintiq Drawing Tablet (and How to Set up Your Cintiq)

What to Expect with a Wacom Cintiq Drawing Tablet (and How to Set up Your Cintiq)

Wacom Pen Tablet Tutorial

Wacom Pen Tablet Tutorial

For some Photoshop tutorials please see:

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  • TutsBot, January 11, 2010

    Awesome :) !

    Thanks for these great tutorials ..

  • Rishi Luchun, January 11, 2010

    Great post, thanks.
    Got a wacom but it’s just collecting dust at the moment, need to make more use of it.

    • Vandelay Website Design, January 11, 2010

      Rishi,
      I don’t use my enough either. That’s part of the reason I worked on this post, to find some tutorials for my own use.

  • Matt Haltom, January 11, 2010

    Great Post. Very helpful as I’m pushing myself to use my wacom more often. Thus far the results of taking the time to use it more has been great. Its also improved my drawing outside of using the wacom as well.

    Check out a few drawings I’ve done with it so far.
    http://matthaltom.tumblr.com/

  • Scooter, January 12, 2010

    But my brother has good experience in graphic designing but still your way of drawing is better than my brother ;). Your explanation on wacom tablets with videos will be easy for beginners like me. Thanks for the tutorial.

  • aledesign.it, January 12, 2010

    Great post…so interesting. Some link are really nice! Thank you for the sharing!

  • Samuel Bostrom, January 12, 2010

    Amazing and very inspiring tutorials! Thanks!

  • Salmen, January 12, 2010

    Great post :)

  • Louie, January 12, 2010

    Nice article. I wish there was this kind of article back then when I got my first Wacom tablet. Now I can’t imagine living without it! Cheers!

  • Website Design, January 12, 2010

    nice information on Wacom Tablets.

  • Victor, January 12, 2010

    How to Create a Three Color Wolf Skull in Illustrator – dead link

  • Vandelay Website Design, January 12, 2010

    Victor,
    Looks like there is a problem with Vectortut’s site, the whole thing is inaccessible at the moment. I think the link is good, so when the site comes back up it should work.

  • Eric Di Bari, January 13, 2010

    Great tutorials, they makes me want to get a tablet. Now if I could only draw…

  • Orlando Web Design, January 14, 2010

    Thanks for the great tutorials

  • Steam Robot, January 14, 2010

    The link for “Painting with a Wacom Intuou3 and Photoshop” its repeated, its the same that the link for the scroll thingy…
    Awesome tutorials, btw.

  • Vandelay Website Design, January 14, 2010

    Steam Robot,
    Thanks for pointing that out. I fixed the link.

  • nathaniel, January 17, 2010

    This is stunning work! Amazing display of talent and inspiration for aspiring artist like myself. Thanks for posting!!

  • Claudia, January 17, 2010

    As a Wacom happy user I find this article quite complete and interesting, there’s always something more to learn.
    Also, think that every tablet user is able to develop a own style from which people can learn and gain something.

    And thanks for the post =)

  • Brian, February 21, 2010

    Excellent compilation of resources here, thanks for putting this together.