For those living in Europe, you are fortunate because Wacom is including Meet the Masters on DVD with an Intuos4 purchase (excluding the XL). This DVD provides great tutorials from internationally known designers
The DVD includes:
- Digital drawing and painting in Photoshop – Learn to create an entire illustration from scratch, from setting up a workspace to sketching, drawing and colouring techniques.
- Photo Illustration – Follow digital artist Uli Staiger as he uses Photoshop to create a breath taking composition. Through the process, learn about everything from tools and blend modes to masking and layer adjustments.
- Drawing in Illustrator – Find out about the different brushes in Illustrator that create a wide variety of effects in images.
- Painter crash course – Explore Corel Painter’s artist’s tools and use them to create a piece of artwork from start to finish.
There is picture-in-picture video of the teachers using the Intuos4 pen tablet. There is also a mode called watch & work that displays the tutorial in a small window on screen allowing you to practice along with the video.
If you are only interested in the DVDs, they can be purchased separately or together on the Wacom estore.
I’m a bit jealous that we don’t get this same deal in the U.S. I have no idea why they don’t make it available here, but it’s a very good deal for anyone in Europe who is interested in buying an Intuos4 right now.