Wacom Cintiq

The following instructions serve as an introduction and a step by step guide to set up the Wacom Cintiq in the Film and Media Culture Labs.

  • Make sure that the power to the Wacom Cintiq is off. The power switch is located on the back of the tablet.
  • Connect the two DVIs, the USB, and the DC cables to the Converter Box. The first DVI cable has one end permanently attached to the Cintiq and the other end (black) attaches to the front side of the Converter Box.
Converter Box
  • The second DVI cable (White Ends, Black Cable) attaches to the Converter Box and the Back of the computer.
  • The USB cable attaches to the Converter Box and the front or back of the computer.
  • The DC cable attaches to the Converter Box and to the wall.
  • Once all 4 cables are attached to the Converter Box turn on the power of the Cintiq by moving the switch on the back of the tablet. The LED light should turn on and the display should light up.
  • The Cintiq is ready to use. Use the Grip Pen to draw on the tablet and/or use it as a mouse.
  • The default setup is that the Cintiq is considered a second monitor. This way you can have different windows on your computer screen and your Cintiq. However, the Cintiq pen only operates on one screen.
  • You can set the pen to work on the computer screen or the Cintiq screen from the Wacom setup menu in the system preferences.
Monitor Configuration
  • You can also switch the display setup so that the screens are mirrored. This results in a more cramped display, but it access everything with the pen.
  • You should now be all set up to use the Cintiq with Photoshop/Flash and other applications. Use the pen like a mouse. The pen is pressure sensitive and the back end of the pen can be used in Photoshop and Flash as an eraser.
  • There are express keys located on both sides of the Cintiq Pad. These keys can perform special functions such as middle click, show all applications, or specific functions based on the application. This can all be personalized from the Wacom Tablet menu within System Preferences.
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