At 99designs we’re big fans of sketching, it’s a great way to develop unique designs. But there’s always that little problem of trying to translate those sketches to your computer just the way you drew them. We discovered a new, ingenious device that has just been announced by Wacom, which will allow you to take your sketches from paper directly to your computer screen.
The Inkling is a “digital pen” that translates your drawing into a computer graphics file. It works on any type of paper, utilizing a scanning technology (called a receiver) to record your work as you go along, then transmitting the images via USB to your computer. There, your work is transformed into a graphic that you can import into Adobe® Photoshop®, Illustrator® (CS3+), Autodesk® Sketchbook® Pro (2011+) or Autodesk® Sketchbook® Designer.
And the coolness doesn’t end there! The pen has 1024 levels of pressure, so it won’t miss much – you can sketch with all of the detail that you would with any other pen. And it works in stages: click a button on the receiver to record the drawing at any stage, and it will turn your work into digital layers.
The device will be available mid-September for $199, check out http://www.wacom.com/ for more detail.
By Kaitlyn Ellison