Tablet PC and Painter
So the other day I found that Wacom released some new Tablet PC digitizer drivers. If you have a Tablet PC that uses the Wacom digitizer, these drivers let you use the pressure sensitivity feature of the tablet from apps like Photoshop and Painter. The new drivers are great and so I immediately upgraded to Painter 8. I spent most of yesterday drawing and painting. If you are an artist this combo is a must have.
I've used Wacom Tablets with Painter for years, but there's really nothing like using these same features on a Tablet PC. There were times yesterday when I was thinking that I had gotten the paper too wet or that I needed to wait a few minutes to add another layer of acrylic, and then realizing that I was working on a computer. It's very immersive.