How to Use a Wacom Tablet to Record a Signature

by Xandra Lynn

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.

Use your Wacom tablet to Sign Your Name

The Wacom Tablet acts just like a regular pen

Install your Wacom tablet so that it works with your computer. Plug in the USB cable and wait for your computer to recognize it. Many computers will recognize 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 ( You will know it is correctly installed when the pen and tablet respond to your movements.

You can also Draw with a Wacom tablet.

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

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

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.

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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About the Author

Xandra Lynn has been a writer since 1999. Her work has been published in "Seeing Sacramento Magazine," and her writing focuses on digital media art techniques, digital imaging, graphic design and visual art, environment and alternative health and other health topics. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in media communications from California State University, Sacramento.

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