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Wacom ‎CTL4100 Intuos Small Graphics Drawing Tablet User Manual

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Wacom ‎CTL4100 Intuos Small Graphics Drawing Tablet

Wacom ‎CTL4100 Intuos Small Graphics Drawing Tablet

About Wacom Intuos

Your Wacom Intuos™ pen tablet gives you a variety of ways to express yourself creatively. Please see the printed Quick Start Guide that came with your pen tablet for set-up instructions and driver installation.

The Wacom Intuos features topic gives a more detailed description of your Wacom Intuos, including illustrations of your pen and tablet. The product Help topics listed in the Table of Contents on the left of this page will help you make the best use of your Wacom Intuos. To view additional options for using your pen tablet, see Getting Started.

Included with your Wacom Intuos

When you have unpacked your Wacom Intuos, make sure that you have received the following items:

  • Wacom Intuos tablet
  • Wacom Pen 4K
  • Quick Start Guide (booklet)
  • Regulatory statement (booklet)
  • USB cable

There are also spare nibs and a nib removal tool inside your pen. See Wacom Intuos features for more information. Your Wacom Intuos can only be used with the pen that came with your product, or with a Wacom accessory pen or tool specified for use with this version of Wacom Intuos.

The Important Product Information, which describes safety precautions, specifications, warranties, and the license agreement for your device, can be found in the Wacom Desktop Center.

Features of your Wacom Intuos

The features of your Intuos pen tablet include:

  • Micro USB port: Connects your Intuos to your computer. See the Quick Start Guide that came with your Intuos for instructions on connecting it to your computer. Also see About your Intuos.
  • Customizable ExpressKeys™: Four keys across the top of the Intuos allow you to set frequently used functions or keystrokes, or to simulate button clicks or modifier keys.
  • Power / Bluetooth button: Only present on Wireless versions of Intuos, this button turns the tablet on and off as well as being used to connect wirelessly to a computer.
  • Power LED: Lights when the Intuos is connected to an active USB port. For Bluetooth wireless Intuos versions, this light will be active when paired or connecting to a computer. When connected via USB the light will be white at full charge and orange when charging.
  • Active area: Patterned area of the Intuos surface that detects pen input.

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  1. Micro USB port (rear corner)
  2. ExpressKeys™
  3. Power / Bluetooth button (only Bluetooth models)
  4. Power LED
  5. Pen holder (for transport)
  6. Pen tray (for storage)
  7. Pen tether hole
  8. Active area

Set up your work area

  • Position your tablet, pen, and keyboard for easy access.
  • Adjust your monitor so you can view it comfortably without eyestrain, placing it about one arm’s length away from you.
  • Position the tablet so the screen cursor follows the same direction as your hand movements on the tablet.
  • If you are using the tablet as a creative tool, consider placing the tablet below the keyboard and centered below your monitor.

Install the driver
Important: You must install the driver for your device to work properly, unless your device comes with a pre-installed driver. Refer to the Quick Start Guide to discover if your device has a pre-installed driver or not.

  1. Go to the Wacom drivers page.
  2. Click Download next to the latest driver that corresponds to your computer’s operating system.
  3. Follow the prompts to finish the driver installation.

Note:
Your device will not work if you uninstall the driver. If you uninstall the driver, reinstall the latest driver from the drivers page so that your device works again. If the driver is reinstalled, your device will revert to default settings.

Connect wirelessly by Bluetooth

You can work wirelessly by pairing your tablet to a computer by Bluetooth. Your tablet is battery-powered when you are connected by Bluetooth.

  1. If your tablet is connected to your computer by USB, disconnect the USB cable.
  2. Open your computer’s Bluetooth menu and turn on Bluetooth.
  3. Press the power button on your tablet until the blue LED starts to blink.
  4. If your computer was previously connected to a computer that is now off or out of range, the blue LED above the power
    button will blink quickly for 15 seconds.
  5. The blue LED slowly blinking indicates the tablet is discoverable by Bluetooth.
  6. In your computer’s Bluetooth menu, select your tablet’s name when it appears.
  7. Click Pair or complete the pairing process per your operating system’s instructions.
  8. The blue LED will stop blinking when your tablet is connected.
  9. Close the Bluetooth menu.

What the LED means

Quite a bit of information is conveyed by the status and color of the LED:

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Work with your pen
All pen tablets and pen displays include a cordless, battery-free pen that you use to interact with your device. You can hold, write, and draw as you normally would with a pen or pencil.

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Personalize your pen with a color ring

If your pen includes color rings, you can use them to identify and personalize your pen.

  1. Unscrew the cone near the pen tip.
  2. Remove the color ring that is already on the pen and slide on your preferred color ring.
  3. Replace the cone.

Specialty pens
Pens designed for more advanced work, such as the Wacom Pro Pen 3D, Art Pen, or Airbrush, can be used with many pen tablets and pen displays. To discover other pens and tools that can be used with your pen tablet or pen display, go to the Wacom Store.

Pen tip and eraser

  • Draw or sign: Draw or sign with the pen tip directly on the device surface.
  • Pens are pressure-sensitive, so the harder you press, the thicker your lines and the denser the color.
  • Move the cursor: Move the pen while holding it slightly above the device without touching the screen surface.
  • Double-click: Quickly tap the screen twice in the same place with the pen tip.
  • Erase: Flip the pen to the side opposite the pen tip and move the eraser over the area you want to erase, just as you would use the eraser on a pencil.
  • Note: Some pens do not have an eraser.
  • Select an item: Tap the screen once with the pen tip.
  • Move an item: Select the item with the pen tip, then slide the pen tip across the screen to move it.

Store your pen

Store your pen properly keep it in good condition and help the pen tip last longer.

Important:
Store your pen so there is no pressure on the pen tip or eraser.

  • If your device has a pen stand, store the pen with the tip down in the stand.
  • If your device includes a pen case, store the pen in the pen case.
  • If your device has a pen sleeve, holder, or tray, the pen can be stored there.

Tip:
Do not leave the pen on the device when you are not using the pen. This might cause issues when you are using a mouse and might prevent your computer from going to sleep.

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Tips:

  • Set the pen tip to Click and one of the pen buttons to Double-Click.
  • If you want a narrower range of pressure values in a pressure-sensitive application, select a soft Tip Feel.
  • If the pen overreacts to slight pressure, try a firmer Tip Feel setting.
  • If you notice a delay at the beginning of brush strokes, inking strokes, or drag actions, try a smaller Tip Double Click Distance or set a pen button to double-click instead of the pen tip.
  • You can return the pen to default settings by going to the Pen tab in Wacom Tablet Properties and clicking Default.

Assign settings to the pen button and pen tip

  1. Open Wacom Tablet Properties.
    Important:
    The options available in Wacom Tablet Properties will vary depending on your device.
  2. If there is a Tool row, select your pen.
  3. Select the Pen tab.
  4. For each of the pen buttons, select the setting you want from the drop-down menu next to the pen.
  5. For the pen tip, double-click the pen tip in the image to display a drop-down menu. Then, select a setting for the pen to perform when you tap the tablet surface with it.

WARNING:
The tip must be set to Click to draw for most graphics applications.

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Tips:

  • Set the pen tip to Click and one of the pen buttons to Double-Click.
  • If you want a narrower range of pressure values in a pressure-sensitive application, select a soft Tip Feel.
  • If the pen overreacts to slight pressure, try a firmer Tip Feel setting.
  • If you notice a delay at the beginning of brush strokes, inking strokes, or drag actions, try a smaller Tip Double Click Distance or set a pen button to double-click instead of the pen tip.
  • You can return the pen to default settings by going to the Pen tab in Wacom Tablet Properties and clicking Default.

Replace the pen nib
Extra pen nibs and a nib removal tool are provided in the end of the pen. Refer to the illustrations below for more detail:

  • Hold the pen in both hands, one near the end and the other near side buttons. Gently twist the pen to reveal the extra nibs inside.
  • Use the back of the pen to remove your nib.
  • Replace the nib by sliding the end straight into the barel of the pen slowly and firmly until it stops. Gently twist the pen end back on the pen when finished.

Use your pen with Windows Ink
You can take advantage of the variety of pen features that Microsoft Windows supports. All versions of Windows (except Windows 7 Starter and Home Basic) support them. Windows 10 and the Windows Ink Workspace provide additional features as well.

  • Handwriting recognition: Convert your handwritten content to typed text.
  • Gestures: Use touch gestures on the tablet to trigger customizable actions. To customize gestures, go to the Flicks tab in the Pen and Touch control panel.
  • Digital Ink (Microsoft Office 2007 or later): Use the enhanced digital mark-up and inking tools found on the Review tab in applicable applications.
  • Windows Input Panel: Use handwriting or an on-screen keyboard to directly enter text with your Wacom pen.

Note:
The Pen Flicks and press-and-hold-to-right-click features are disabled in some graphics applications. Windows Ink is ON by default. If you want to turn OFF Windows Ink, unselect Use Windows Ink in Wacom Tablet Properties.
Advanced pen and eraser
To further customize tip or eraser pressure settings, select the Pen or Eraser tab and then click the Customize button. Options within the Pen Feel Details dialog let you independently change the tip or eraser pressure sensitivity and click threshold settings.

  • The Pen Feel Details dialog shows the selected pressure sensitivity curve and click threshold settings. Move the pressure.
  • controls to change the settings.
  • Click Threshold determines the amount of force required to register pressure or generate a pen click.
  • Sensitivity changes the slope of the pressure response curve.
  • Max Pressure determines how hard you must press the pen tip to reach maximum pressure.
  • Using your pen tip or eraser, make several strokes within the Try Here box to test the results of your changes. A curve that increases quickly makes the pen feel more sensitive.

What settings can I assign?

You can change the settings assigned to ExpressKeys™, Touch Rings, On-Screen Controls, pen buttons and other customizable components of your device in Wacom Tablet Properties. Then, when you engage that component, such as  pressing an ExpressKey or pen button, the function that you assigned to it is performed. Refer to this list of settings to help you decide if you want to change any settings that are already assigned.

WARNING:
Make sure that the Click setting is assigned to at least one customizable component so you can always navigate and click.

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Testing the Touch Ring

  1. With the Diagnostics dialog box open, observe the Tablet Info column as you test the Touch Ring. Be sure you have selected the tablet unit you are testing from the Tablet Info column.
  2. For a Touch Ring, slide your finger around the entire circumference of the Touch Ring and watch the Left Touch number indicating your current finger position on the Touch Ring.
  3. Press the Center Button to toggle between the four modes and note whether the corresponding LEDs illuminate. If any of the functions are set to Skip, the corresponding LED will be skipped in the toggle sequence.
  4. When you are done, click on the Close button to exit the dialog.

Glossary

  • Application-specific settings. Pen tablet tool and tablet settings that have been customized for individual applications.
  • Application-specific settings are in effect whenever you use the application.
  • Aspect. The ratio between the vertical and horizontal dimension of the tablet or display.
  • Bluetooth. A method of wireless communication between devices.
  • Click force. The amount of force you must apply to the pen tip for a click to occur.
  • Digital Ink. Typically, handwritten content which has been created using a pen on a computer in the form of sketches, ink markup, or handwriting. The handwriting can be converted to typewritten text or used in its original format.
  • Display Toggle. A feature that allows you to work with your tablet on all displays or on one display at a time. Available only on multiple monitor systems.
  • Double-click assist. A feature that makes it easier to double-click by setting the size of the double-click distance.
  • Double-click distance. The maximum distance (in screen pixels) that the screen cursor can move between clicks and still be
  • accepted as a double-click. Increasing the double-click distance makes double-clicking easier, but may cause a delay in brush strokes in some graphics applications.
  • Double-click speed. The maximum time that can pass between clicks and still be accepted as a double-click.
  • Eraser-aware application. A software application that has built-in support for the pen eraser. These applications take advantage of the eraser in different ways, depending on what makes sense for the application.
  • Expand. A motion used when navigating with touch. Touch the tablet surface with two fingers spaced closely together, then move your fingers apart.
  • ExpressKeys™. The customizable component buttons located on your pen tablet.
  • Fingerwheel. The control wheel on the optional Airbrush.
  • Modifier. Modifier keys include Shift, Alt, and Ctrl for Windows, or Shift, Control, Command, and Option for Mac. You can customize your tool buttons or ExpressKeys™ to simulate a modifier key.
  • Nib. The replaceable pen tip.
  • Pairing. A method of creating a virtual cable (Bluetooth) link between two devices.
  • Pan.A motion used when navigating with touch. Touch the tablet surface with your fingers and move them in the same direction.
  • Pen input. A method of controlling a computer using the pen.
  • Pinch. A motion used when navigating with touch. Touch the tablet with two fingers spaced slightly apart, then move or ‘pinch’ your fingers together on the tablet surface.
  • Pixel. The smallest unit of measure on your display screen.
  • Pressure sensitive. A quality of the Wacom pen tip and eraser that senses the amount of pressure being applied. This is used to create natural-looking pen, brush, and eraser strokes in applications that are pressure-sensitive.
  • Pressure-sensitive application. Any application that supports pressure-sensitive input.
  • Proximity. The height above the tablet active area where pen detection occurs.
  • Rotate. directions, or hold one finger stationary and track your other finger around the stationary finger.
  • Swipe. A motion used when navigating with touch. Touch the tablet surface with three, four, or five fingers and sweep them quickly across the tablet in the same direction.
  • Tap. A motion used when navigating with touch. Touch and lift a single finger (or multiple fingers, depending on the gesture) from the tablet.
  • Tilt-sensitive. A quality of the pen tip and eraser that senses the amount of tilt between the tool and the tablet. This is used to create natural-looking pen, brush, and eraser strokes in applications that are tilt-sensitive.
  • Touch. A method of interacting with a computer using only your fingers on the tablet. May also be referred to as touch input.
  • Touch Ring. The customizable control ring located on your pen tablet.
  • Touch Strips. The customizable control strips located on the back of the Cintiq 22.
  • Touch sensor. The navigation area of your pen tablet where touch is detected. The touch sensor resides within the active area, and does not accept pen input.
  • Track. A motion used when navigating with touch. Touch and move a single finger across the tablet surface.

Order parts and accessories

  • To purchase parts and accessories for your device, go to the Wacom Store.
  • You may also contact your local dealer, distributor, or Customer Support for your region.

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Trademarks

Copyright © 2018 Wacom Co., Ltd.
All rights reserved. Wacom, Intuos, Cintiq, and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Wacom Co., Ltd. No part of this information may be reproduced except for your express personal use. Wacom makes reasonable efforts to provide current and accurate information. However, Wacom reserves the right to change any specifications and product configurations at its discretion, without prior notice and without obligation to include such changes.

Illustrator and Photoshop are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. Microsoft and Windows are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Apple, the Apple logo, and Mac are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. ExpressKey is a trademark of Ginsan Industries, Inc., and is used with permission.

Many Wacom devices incorporate High Definition Multimedia Interface (HMDI) technology. HDMI, the HDMI logo, and HighDefinition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC. All additional company and product names mentioned in this documentation may be trademarked and/or registered as trademarks.

Mention of third-party products is for information purposes only and constitutes neither an endorsement nor a recommendation. Wacom assumes no responsibility for the performance or use of these products.

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FAQS About Wacom ‎CTL4100 Intuos Small Graphics Drawing Tablet

What are the dimensions of the Wacom CTL4100 Intuos Small Graphics Drawing Tablet?

The Wacom CTL4100 Intuos Small tablet measures approximately 7.9 x 6.3 inches, providing a compact and portable design.

Does the Wacom CTL4100 Intuos Small require batteries?

No, the Wacom CTL4100 Intuos Small does not require batteries. It is powered through a USB connection to your computer.

Is the Wacom CTL4100 Intuos Small compatible with my operating system?

The tablet is compatible with Windows 7 and later, as well as macOS 10.11 and later.

Does the Wacom CTL4100 Intuos Small support multitouch gestures?

Yes, the tablet supports multitouch gestures, allowing you to zoom, scroll, and navigate your artwork with ease.

What is the pen pressure sensitivity of the Wacom CTL4100 Intuos Small?

The Wacom CTL4100 Intuos Small features 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity, providing precise control over your strokes and lines.

Can I customize the buttons on the Wacom CTL4100 Intuos Small pen?

Yes, the pen comes with two customizable buttons that can be programmed to perform various functions, such as right-click or brush size adjustment.

Does the Wacom CTL4100 Intuos Small come with drawing software?

Yes, the tablet comes bundled with drawing software, including Corel Painter Essentials and Corel Aftershot.

Is the drawing surface of the Wacom CTL4100 Intuos Small textured?

Yes, the drawing surface of the tablet has a slight texture, providing a natural feel similar to drawing on paper.

Can I connect the Wacom CTL4100 Intuos Small to my Android device?

Yes, the tablet supports connection to select Android devices using an optional OTG adapter (sold separately).

Does the Wacom CTL4100 Intuos Small come with a warranty?

Yes, Wacom typically provides a one-year limited warranty for its products, covering manufacturing defects and malfunctions under normal use. Be sure to check the warranty terms specific to your region or retailer.

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