Wacom Tablet and Anime Studio



I received a Wacom Tablet several years ago, from my husband.  imageI enjoy using it to add personalization to cards, digital scrapbook pages, and so much more.  When I learned that the Wacom Tablet was going multi-touch, I was excited.

The Bamboo works with  with Adobe® Photoshop® Elements and many other photo software applications for having  fun with your digital images and creating your own masterpieces.  The first in a series of exclusive releases with Wacom, Anime Studio customers can now use finger gestures on Bamboo Multi-Touch tablets with a special upgrade to Anime Studio 8.1. The Anime Studio 8.1 update includes over 30 new features, performance enhancements and integrated user feedback.

Because it features multi-touch input, you can use the tablet to zoom in on your photos, scroll through albums, and cruise your computer, using the familiar gestures of a mobile device.   Bamboo Captures includes two great software titles in the box:  Adobe® Photoshop® Elements and Autodesk® SketchBook Express

About The Anime Studio 8.1 Update Features:
•    The Wacom Feel™ Multi-Touch API
•    30+ performance enhancements and integrated user feedback
•    Support for importing SVG vector files

Anime Studio Debut 8 and Anime Studio Pro 8 is available at http://www.smithmicro.com/animetbc_anime1Wacom’s Bamboo Capture and Bamboo Create pen and touch tablets are available at most consumer electronics retailers as well as Amazon and Wacom’s own online store. Visit www.wacom.com/bamboo for more information.

As I mentioned, I’ve used my Bamboo Tablet to personalize projects.  I had never used Anime Studio before. bamboo fun 2 The image at left is my second (lame) attempt at creating in Anime Studio 8.1.  I accidently closed my first attempt and lost the edits.  I know.  I need to practice.  I hope to eventually create an uber cool new avatar for myself.  As you can see, I have a LONG way to go.  Since that ISN’T a beautiful example of what the the image at right, which I did in Photoshop with the Bamboo Capture.  I’m no real artist, but I love what the Wacom tablets are capable of.

Have you worked in Anime Studio before?  Have any tips and tricks I should know about?


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All opinions expressed are 100% my own.  A Bamboo Capture was received in order to facilitate this review.  This in no way influenced my opinions on this post.



  1. Wow, my husband would definitely like this. He was showing me this a couple few weeks ago and was all excited about it. He is very creative! Thanks for sharing.

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    I have never worked with an anime studio before. I know my daughter would love this!

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    I think you did a pretty good job. I am terrible with stuff like that.

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