While the focus of this site is mainly on what is already being used to create comic books, I couldn’t help myself from posting this news about a gadget from Wacom, makers of wonderful pen tablets like the Intuos and the Cintiq, which is all the rage with digital artists.

Their new product works with regular paper. There is a sensor and a specialized pen that some how (and this is where the technological magic comes in) converts the movement of your pen to digital. So in effect your real physical drawing becomes a digital vector drawing for photoshop or illustrator instantaneously.

The product, called the “Inkling” comes out later in September and will set you back $200.

From Gizmodo:

• Take the stylus and receiver out of the neat portable box. 
• Clip the receiver on top of any paper notebook and start drawing. Don’t worry about space: the receiver can store thousands of pages, according to Wacom. 
• When you are done after a day, connect the receiver connects to the computer via USB and browse all your drawings, exporting the ones you like to files. 
 
That’s one of the beauties of this. From their Inkling Sketch Manager you can rasterize your drawings at print resolution and export them to Photoshop. Or even better: you can export as a vector illustration to Adobe Illustrator, which will allow you to re-work your lines in any way you want.

via Gizmodo

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