Mac Compatible Drawing TabletsShopping for an Apple drawing pad? A wide variety of Macintosh compatible computer drawing pad and graphics tablet hardware exists. Many Apple graphics design, CAD, and illustration programs that run under MacOS can take advantage of their pressure sensitive pen input capabilities.
Battery-Free Pen - 4"x6" Surface Area
Wacom Drawing Pads For Mac OSXIt's no secret Wacom utterly dominates the pressure sensitive drawing pad market for Apple and Windows computers. As a premium peripherals provider, they set the bar for features and build hi-quality input peripherals. Many Apple friendly Wacom tablets come with your choice of OSX software bundles: The Intuos tablet below is bundled as Photo, Art, and Comic models. As such, read the product description closely to ascertain which Mac compatible drawing pad apps may be bundled if you don't already own your preferred pressure-sensitive drawing or editing software.
|Top-Selling Wacom Pen Tablet||Wacom LCD Drawing Display|
|Intuos Pen & Touch Tablet
With Software Bundle
|Wacom Cintiq Display Tablet
HDMI Connected LCD Display
Mac Graphic TabletsGenerally, Apple compatible drawing tablets utilize either a USB connection or offer wireless Bluetooth or RF connectivity freedom. Depending on your needs or your budget, the size of the Apple drawing pads surface can vary greatly. Mobile MacBook Pro or Air users may prefer a smaller size for easy travel. Small handheld pressure-sensitive tablets can be very affordable and provide casual doodlers and sketchers a great deal of expressive artistic freedom. Professional illustrators, 3-D modelers, mechanical drafters and architects using a Mac mini or iMac at their desktop computer tend to prefer a much larger drawing surface areas. At the high-end, pricier LCD Display tablets let you sketch directly on the monitor surface for more direct editing and artistic expression.
|Affordable Monoprice Pen Tablet||Low-Cost Ugee Graphic Tablet|
|10" x 6" Monoprice Tablet
With Programmable Buttons
|Widescreen Ugee Drawing Pad
Programmable Buttons + 10" X 6" Area
Nearly all modern computer drawing pads for Mac now use cordless, battery-free pens. These stylus work via electromagnetic induction. Replaceable pen tips aka 'nibs' are also included. The extra stylus nibs can usually be stored in the pen-holder's base on your desktop.
Pressure Sensitive Drawing Software For MacA suprising number of OSX apps support the speed, tilt and pressure of a tablet's pen. Of course, Adobe's Creative Suite apps like Photoshop and Illustrator, Corel's Painter, other sketch and animation apps as well as others can immediately take advantage of these more expressive strokes and guestures.
Apple Drawing Pad PreferencesNearly all Mac compatible drawing tablets offer a downloadable OSX Preference Pane to customize the sketch pad's responsiveness and assign functions to the programmable buttons that many tablets have. A few moments customizing drawing pad's stylus and button settings will really help to improve your workflow and refine your sketch pad's responsiveness and versatility.
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