How to Use a Wacom Tablet to Record a Signature

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How to Use a Wacom Tablet to Record a Signature
You can sign your name using a Wacom tablet. (signature image by Allyson Ricketts from Fotolia.com)

Using a Wacom tablet to record a signature is fairly simple. The Wacom tablet functions as an easy to use digital pen or paintbrush. It will allow you to write your signature as you normally would on a piece of paper and then enable you to save your signature as a digital graphics file. Simply install the Wacom tablet software, plug it into your computer with the USB cable and you're ready to go.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Wacom Tablet
  • Wacom Tablet Installation software (driver)
  • Computer (Mac or Windows)
  • Graphics Software (Recommended but not required)

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Install your Wacom tablet so that it works with your computer. Plug in the USB cable and wait for your computer to recognise it. Many computers will recognise the connected tablet automatically, but to get the most useful features it is recommended that you install the CD that came with the tablet, or download the driver from the manufacturer's website (Wacom.com). You will know it is correctly installed when the pen and tablet respond to your movements.

    How to Use a Wacom Tablet to Record a Signature
    The Wacom Tablet acts just like a regular pen (pen image by Rog999 from Fotolia.com)
  2. 2

    In order to record your signature you need to use the Wacom tablet within some sort of graphics software. You can utilise free software which is already on your computer, or you can use professional graphics software. Open up your chosen graphics application.

    How to Use a Wacom Tablet to Record a Signature
    You can also Draw with a Wacom tablet. (heart - drawing image by Bartlomiej Nowak from Fotolia.com)
  3. 3

    Open up a blank file in your graphics software by going to "File" and clicking "New".

  4. 4

    Sign your name by moving the pen across the Wacom tablet. It may take a little bit of practice to get your signature to look natural.

  5. 5

    Save your signature onto your computer by going to "File" and clicking "Save". Your signature will save as a .jpg file and you will be able to import it into documents as needed.

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