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Wacky Wednesday

Hellooo and welcome,

It has been a bit of a wacky day today with some quite random things being said and done, but I’ll try and compose myself and do today’s post.

Thank you to Jason at Canonblogger for mentioning Tipsquirrel on the podcast Learning Digital Photography. It was on Jason’s blog I found the bath-tub tip that I mentioned in a blog a couple of weeks ago.

Please keep your feedback coming, I really need to know how to go forward with the site, thanks.


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Understanding Adobe Photoshop – Designing with Kuler
Regulars may remember I did a bit on Kuler a little while ago, see it here.


Advanced Photoshop
Practical Photography – 50 Year Special. Congrats PP


Mention a graphics tablet and sure as acorns is acorns the first thing that pops into your head is Wacom. Ok, we’d all like a Cintiq or two but realistically we might look at the Intuos.

Wacom announced today the release of the Intuos 4 and the word from those that have laid hands on it at Photoshop World, it’s a beauty… but then we knew it would be.


Intuos 4


Size Cost Euro Appx Cost GBP
Small 224.90 £210
Medium 369.9 £345
Large 479.9 £450
Xtra Large DTP 799.91 £745
Xtra Large CAD 799.91 £745
Cintiq 21UX (for comparison) 2399.9 £2230
Cintiq 12WX 1189.9 £1106.11

I don’t know about you but I thought £450 for the large was about what I was expecting, whether it is value for money is another question. If you are serious about Photoshop or digital art, a graphics tablet is a must, how much of a £ must, well, that’s your decision. I know it’s a cliche, but in this case i believe it really is true; You get what you pay for.


For those that may have heard me mention Groovin With Mr Bloe on Twitter today (I was dancing to it… long story) and wondered what it was then here it is on YouTube, I told you it had been an odd day.

Hopefully see you tomorrow with a suqirreling round-up, unless I spend the day drooling over Wacom tablets again.

Have a Happy Wacky Wednesday!



About Eric Renno (434 Articles)
Eric’s background in video editing with Adobe Premier led to his interest, and then obsession, with Photoshop. Starting TipSquirrel.com as a hobby he is proud to have gathered together and be a part of The Photoshop Nuts. Known as only “TipSquirrel” for two years, Eric ‘went public’ when he was a finalist in The Next Adobe Photoshop Evangelist competition. He’s also been a finalist in Deke’s Techniques Photoshop Challenge. While still taking on some freelance work, Eric has recently become a Lecturer at Peterborough’s Media and Journalism Centre where he enjoys sharing his knowledge as well as learning new skills. This realisation that he loves to teach has made Eric look at altering his career path.

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