I am Kasia and today I will review the XP PEN Deco 01 v2 tablet for you.. It is this tablet that you will be able to win in the giveaway that we will announce soon. So subscribe to our channel. To stay up to date and now have fun watching Some time ago, I received an e mail asking from the XP Pen company. If I would like to test tablet Deco 01 v2 tablet., This tablet does not have a screen itself., Also using it. We need to develop some eye hand coordination., Which, with a little practice, is not that difficult.. Its working surface is 254 x, 159 mm. Slightly less than an A4 sheet.. This is one of the better dimensions of tablets in my opinion.. The tablet has 8192 pressure levels and detects pen tilt.. It also has 8 programmable buttons Resolution 5080 lpi and a battery free and wireless pen.. We have it all written on the back of the package.. Currently in June 2021, it costs about PLN 250.. I will put links to the shops in the description under the wideo. Okay. Now, after listing all the technicalities, let’s move on to unpacking the box., Just to mention that the xp pen company had no influence on the opinions I published in this video, and we can go with the topic. After opening the package. On top, we see a sticker with an e mail and working hours of the service team.. I had some problems with taking the tablet out.

Here’S a note to the manufacturer. Some kind of ribbon would make this task a lot easier.. The tablet was very well protected, packed in a foil bag and had a protective coating on its surface with the information that it needs to be unsticked. It was a very positive thing., Because at first I did not notice that there was anything stuck on the tablet.. Another pleasant surprise is the attached protective coating suitable for the protection of the tablet surface. During use, Then we have a bag with useful stuff., And here I was very impressed because, in addition to the warranty card instructions 8 spare stylus tips, cable and adapters, there was a glove for graphics tablets in it.. Usually we have to buy it separately.. Another piece of equipment is a pen stand. It also helps replacing worn out styluses of the pen.. I did not test this function because, after a few days of using the tablet, I did not have to replace the stylus., Despite the fact that I usually have quite a heavy stylus hand. It was not necessary. Additionally, because Marek and I wanted to make a giveaway of the tablet. I did not want to manipulate with the stylus. The next one in the package is a tablet pen and it is quite typical equipment of this type. It has two programmable buttons and, as I mentioned, the tablet detects its tilt and the pressure level we use. The pressure levels also take some getting used.

To.. This issue requires some practice.. The whole set was accompanied by a letter for customers with a thank you and a smiley face from the XP PEN team.. In my opinion, this is a very nice gesture.. This is how the whole set looks like, frankly speaking, in my opinion, with its content, the company sets new and better standards on the market. Before starting the tests. Of course, I immediately put on a protective glove, which I must admit, warmed me a little during the last heat wave and also removed the shipping foil.. Then I glued the appropriate protective coating, except that it prevents damage to the tablet working surface. It also has a delicate texture, thanks to which the device is more pleasant to use.. The surface is a bit more like a textured sheet of paper.. The foil only has an adhesive strip at the top, so it can be peeled off. Peeling off the foil should not cause as much trouble as if it were glued over the entire surface.. After the initial preparation of the work area, I decided to check the compatibility of the device with an ordinary tablet.. A big advantage of Deco 01 v2 is its compatibility with Windows, macOS, Linux, Chrome and Android.. We connect it to the mobile devices using a cable and the included USB Micro USB or USB A to USB C adapters.. My tablet is quite old Samsung. I downloaded an application that allows drawing ibis paint x.

. I do not know this program closely.. It is a free application for mobile devices, and I know so much that many people manage to create beautiful graphics on it.. Personally, I was disturbed by the lack of a cursor marked on the application’s working surface.. I just wanted to check whether the tablet will connect to this type of mobile screen at all, as promised by the manufacturer., And I actually managed to write and draw something with the stylus.. In fact, the application picked up the pressure difference. After the tests on a mobile device. I started what I personally care about the most, i.e. computer, work tests. And while no configuration is needed to connect to a cell phone or a regular tablet, we have to install drivers on the pc. With the driver. The graphic tablet can work well. To download the driver we connect with the internet. We connect the working area to the computer with the provided cable, we check if everything is working properly.. At this stage, I had to restart my computer twice because the cursor did not open any programs.. However, after installing the drivers, I had no problems with the tablet.. Everything was working fine. To download the driver, enter the address, xp pen.codownload in the browser.. After entering the website, we choose our model operating system and the latest drivers. After downloading the zip file unpacking and installing the driver, you can run tablet control panel on my computer. It automatically started in Polish, which is my native language.

. In the panel you can set individual options for all 10 keys and other settings.. The keys are not pre labeled., Which may be a plus on the one hand, and a downside on the other.. On the one hand, we can freely assign them to different functions.. On the other hand, it will probably take a while to remember which function we have programmed under which button. The keys are arranged in four and on some we have delicate insertions that help to better orientate., And probably thanks to this, they are easier to remember when Used frequently., Even without having more advanced programs, we are able to use a tablet even in a program as basic as paint.. Although it does not detect pressure levels, it is still a huge plus that already we are able to start working immediately with the default system. Program., The tablet is also compatible with Microsoft Office programs such as Word, PowerPoint and OneNote.. I think it will be useful to many people not only graphic artists but, for example, employees, working remotely or people taking creative notes.. Another program in which I checked the use of the tablet was already recommended by me repeatedly on my channel., Which is Inkscape of course. In the latest version. The program already recognizes the pressure levels and has the ability to use custom brushes, and I am very much happy about it.. Of course, if we want to do calligraphy using the tablet, we have to get used to it.

. Creating guidelines can help us in this.. Also, with the pressure levels turned off, we can create interesting graphics and it all depends on what we are currently designing.. The final project that I wanted to implement was raster graphics.. This is this kind of graphic that is created of individual pixels.. If you don’t know yet what is the difference between vector and raster graphics, I traditionally invite you to visit our blog. We have everything explained there.. Of course, I also used a free program called Krita to create graphics.. It is highly rated by graphic designers and similar to Adobe Photoshop., Since I usually create vectors. I don’t use Krita that much., But for sure it is more suitable for creating digital illustrations than a Gimp which performs better when processing photos.. In my opinion, of course, What’s interesting about Krita is that some brushes react to pressure by changing the thickness and others by changing the saturation of the color.. I had a sketch of a raven some time ago. I did it traditionally.. I used it as a base for creating graphics.. At the beginning, I created a uniform shape and filled it with color.. This helps with coloring very much because we can lock transparent pixels on the layer, the alpha channel and thanks to that, we won’t just go beyond the lines of the shape.. I created the background flowers in the same way, also using an old sketch.. Next, I created a digital outline because I really like the aesthetics of work with outlines.

, Although sometimes I experiment with works without a contour all for the sake of creativity.. The next step was to shade the entire drawing. At first I felt a bit rusty because I haven’t had fun with digital painting for a while and mainly create every day in bezier curves.. However, as the colors were applied, I started to get better and better.. The glove was also a great help, thanks to which the hand gilded better over the work area. I didn’t have such glove before.. However, at some point I had to take it off due to the high ambient temperature.. Let me tell you that, thanks to this review, I will pull my old tablet out of the cabinet.. Usually, when we create vectors, we can successfully use an ordinary mouse. However, the difference is much more noticeable with raster graphics., Especially If we want to create outlines, then without a tablet. It is really hard., Because even coloring or shading could be done without a stylus, although of course it would be less convenient.. After that, I used the tablet very comfortably.. I found myself back to pen tablets without a monitor. Some time ago. I thought that I will postpone digital painting until we acquire Ipad for our studio.. Thanks to this review, I found that there is no point in waiting and I will return to using a budget graphic tablet. Digital painting is also a cool live topic.. We want to come back to public, live wideos soon.

. I think this is a really good recommendation for the hardware if using it brings back the joy of creation. Now the threshold to enter digital graphics is really low, free graphics programs, budget pen tablets. There is nothing else to do, but grab the stylus and experiment with art.. To sum up with a clear conscience, I highly recommend buying the deco 01 v2 tablet.. It will work not only for beginners and experienced graphic designers or artists, but also for students. Creating visual notes or employees at the home office. Soon on our channel. We will inform you how to win this tablet in a giveaway that we will organize soon. So subscribe. So you don’t, miss anything..