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Wacom Bamboo Fun Tablet

Updated on April 13, 2015

Wacom Bamboo Fun Tablet

Great drawing tablet

The Wacom Bamboo Fun Tablet was on my wish list for Christmas 2011. I wanted a drawing tablet with a large screen and pen. A tablet that I could draw, sketch and create my own style of unique drawings on that I could upload to Zazzle.

I had planned to create more line art drawings and travel drawings. There is software that can convert photos into line art, but they do not always give the look that I want. Often the lines are broken up, jagged and sometimes there is too much detail where it is not needed and makes the drawing look confusing and cluttered.

Getting more into my own creativity and experimenting more with Photoshop, using a mouse to draw is harder to sketch then with a drawing pen, especially when you are going for fine detail. A drawing tablet and an electronic pen are so easy to use and can give a special touch to your artwork.

Photo Credits: All tablet images from Amazon and Zazzle.

Drawing Tablets and Accessories

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on Amazon

Wacom Bamboo Fun Tablet - Fun for work and play

Wacom Bamboo Fun Tablet
Wacom Bamboo Fun Tablet

This is an easy tablet to use for beginners and professional users alike. Sensitive touchscreen that is 7.5" x 5.1 " and when activated with the pen, the area for drawing is 8.5" x 5.4". You can configured the tablet for right-hand or left-hand. This is a plus for left-handed people, when most electronics only consider right-handed individuals. Four ExpressKeys come in handy to provide quick access to the user's shortcuts.

Fun wireless, battery free easy to grip drawing pen allows smooth and easy control with your work. You will feel like you are sketching on paper.

Use your hand to navigate. You can rotate your screen, scroll and zoom all with the touch of your hand.

Included with the Wacom Bamboo Fun Tablet is Corel Painter 4 Essentials and Photoshop Essentials software, Bamboo pen and setup software.


My Christmas present - One check off the wishlist

Christmas 2011, I was thrilled to see the Bamboo tablet as I unwrapped the present. Now was my chance to create some drawings without using a clumsy mouse.

After using Photoshop software for the last few years, the software Corel Painter 4 Essentials that came with it, did not really excite me and it did not seem to have all that much to offer. At least for me, since I have become spoiled with Photoshop's power.

I did load the Photoshop Essentials just to see if there was something that it had not available on Photoshop. (Photoshop Essentials is a light version of Photoshop that give the basics of this powerful software. Many people whom I know use Photoshop Essentials and love it. It is inexpensive compared to the other software.)

There was a problem with the Photoshop Essentials that I had. Though I had the software with the registration information on the CD, it would not allow me to use it. I kept getting the 'not authorize to use this software' message. I told my family about this and found out that my tablet was a used tablet. My daughter bought it from a woman who bought it the Christmas before for her son. He hardly used it and did put the software on his computer. This would have not been a problem if the software was never used. Adobe and many other software companies will not let you add the software to more than one computer, unless it states 2 or 3 computers. Even though it came with the deal, the software program knew that it had been used before.

This is also a big problem if your computer crashes and you try to reload the software. Believe me, I know! This is just a warning to everyone who buys used software. With older software you will not have a problem with it, but it may not be compatible with your computer.

Since that Christmas I have not used my tablet enough. But when I do, I find it is a lot of fun and it works great with my Photoshop. I would recommend this drawing tablet for anyone who loves to draw and sketch.

Travel and Funny T-Shirts

Which was done with the Bamboo Fun Tablet?

Line-Art T-Shirts

Seattle Ferry Washington State Line Art T-shirt Fetch Boy Shirt
Seattle Ferry Washington State Line Art T-shirt Fetch Boy Shirt | Source

Line Art and Charcoal Artwork

Search for these shirts and many others in the entire shop at

Sandyspider Shirts on Zazzle Here

These shirts shown are in these product line categories.

Seattle Ferry Washington State Line Art T-shirt is in the "Travel USA - MI, HI, WI, WA" of Sandyspider Gifts.

Fetch Boy Shirt is in the "Not So Famous Artist" Category of Sandyspider Gifts.

Replacement Artist T-Shirt

Designed by Funnyjokes on Zazzle
Designed by Funnyjokes on Zazzle

At your service as a replacement

Replacement Artist T-shirt

Found in the "Replacements" product line category by Funnyjokes on Zazzle.

Which t-shirt above was created using the tablet

Make it black and white or try to color within the lines.

Fetch Boy was designed by my daughter and the Replacement Artist was deliberately made by me as a funny child like drawing.

Which t-shirt above was created using the tablet

Can you guess which one of these t-shirts was made using the tablet?

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Adobe Photoshop, Elements and Lightroom Powerful Software

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Adobe Photoshop Software and Training Information

After Photoshop CS6, you can no longer buy an upgraded version of this software. Now it is all online under the Creative Cloud where you pay a membership fee to rent the software. Personally, I would prefer to own the software.

Adobe Photoshop CS and Element Versions Sold Here

Other suggested software to use with the Bamboo Tablets

Autodesk SketchBook Pro 7

Ready-to-publish manga and comics

Manga Studio EX 4

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      Sandy Mertens 2 years ago from Wisconsin

      sheilamarie78 I like to leave people in suspense. But I will give it away. It is the replacement artist. And yes, It was drawn that way intentionally.

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      sheilamarie78 2 years ago

      So which one was it? You've left us in suspense! This looks like a fun tablet to use.

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      Sandy Mertens 3 years ago from Wisconsin

      It is a nice present that I have.

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      Debra Allen 3 years ago from West By God

      Sounds like it would be a great Christmas presnt for someone special.

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      Sandy Mertens 3 years ago from Wisconsin

      Mary Crowther It would make a nice Christmas present for someone.

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      Mary Crowther 3 years ago from Havre de Grace

      My son who is an artist has this tablet and loves it for digital art. This is such a great gift idea for the upcoming holidays.

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      I had no idea that you were artistic as well. I also had never heard of the Bamboo tablet before either. Technology is amazing and I am so glad that we are able to play with it. Love it.

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      getmoreinfo 5 years ago

      I like these Wacom Bamboo Fun Tablets