No announcement yet.

Wacom Bamboo stylus top is an eraser


  • Nasturtium
    started a blog post Wacom Bamboo stylus top is an eraser

    Wacom Bamboo stylus top is an eraser

    How did I not know this? If I turn my stylus over...the tip is an eraser. Who knew?

    This month I am working through a book on Illustrator. It's certainly making me think differently about how I use Photoshop.

    • Babble
      Babble commented
      Editing a comment
      I have known about the eraser for a long time but usually I just select the eraser tool since that seems more natural for me than flipping the pen over. You can learn keyborad shortcuts as well. Look in the software help file to find them.

    • diacovoni
      diacovoni commented
      Editing a comment
      Can you elaborate on how illustrator will make you re-think how you use photoshop. I have a book to learn illustrator as well, just haven't spent the time. How will it change my photoshop work flow?

    • Nasturtium
      Nasturtium commented
      Editing a comment

      I'm not very far into it but for starters I didn't know that holding the tip of my stylus over a tool on the toolbar would make all the other options appear...I had been grabbing the mouse and right clicking.

      The process of understanding vectors ~ going deeper into what can be done with creating, combining and editing paths with the pen tool will enable me to work more efficiently there.

      I'd never really used 'place' before either...and now I'm finding it rather handy in PS.

      those kind of tips are what I meant since there's a lot of crossover between the Adobe Creative Suite programs.
    You must be logged in to post a comment.

Related Topics


  • One4UAll
    Is learning the pen tool necessary?
    by One4UAll
    I'm a lower-intermediate PS user. I'm reading Katrin Eismann's "PS Masking & Compositing," & have come to the chapter on the pen tool. My experience with the pen tool has told me to avoid it, if at all possible.

    All I'm doing, right now, is optimizing my images, but...
    01-06-2008, 12:04 PM
  • toucancan
    Does Illustrator work easier with a tablet
    by toucancan
    Hi there. I am just learning Illustrator CS4. I am mainly going to be using the pen tool as Im tend to do bold design that requires sharp edges. Our tutor advised that drawing in Illustrator is not that great and should be kept for Photoshop and as a result of that with only really using the pen tool,...
    07-24-2010, 08:27 PM
  • chopz
    Wacom Bamboo Pen - mouse replacement
    by chopz
    Hey guys,

    Can you navigate like a mouse with the Wacom Bamboo Pen

    Or is it simply for photo-editing and the like?
    10-17-2009, 03:07 PM
  • grafx
    Don't know if this is hardware or software...
    by grafx
    Hello all,
    This question is going to demonstrate how stubborn I am to adapt to new software. I have a little 4x6 tablet that I use with Photoshop 6. It works just fine and I really don't require anything more fancy. This is where everyone is going to think I'm nutz. I've had Photoshop 7 as...
    03-29-2004, 08:22 AM
  • James
    Pen or Mouse !!
    by James
    I've been using a Wacom pen for my work with Photoshop - but lately it's been hanging up and I have to move the pen to the top right corner of the pad to get the curser moving again. Then it will be fine again for a while. I think something is going kaput.
    So my question is I've heard that...
    03-23-2005, 05:48 PM