Then it is just a matter of drawing on the paper. You have to make sure that your fingers are not on the pen tip area – where the pen angles down toward the point, otherwise you may have some problems and I have found that sometimes you have to go over a line a couple of times for it to 'take' correctly.
The Inkling has the ability to create layers as you draw. You do this by pressing the button on the right top portion of the receiver. This gives you the ability to draw a portion of your sketch at a time, all on different layers, and then once brought into Photoshop or Illustrator, you can manipulate it as you see fit. So I could draw say the front end of the car, the side of the car, the back of the car, the interior of the car, and then create an exploded version of the drawing. When you finish with a page, just unclip the page and add a new one and a new page will be created.
Once you are done, you put the receiver and pen into the case and plug the case into a USB port on your computer. The default file format is WPI. You open up the Inkling Sketch Manager to view your files or to convert them to work in Photoshop, Illustrator, or any other program that is capable of working with one the Inkling file formats – JPG, BMP, TIFF, PNG,SVG, and PDF.
The Inkling Sketch Manager lets you manage your files, layers, as well as convert them for use with other programs. You can also navigate to a file and directly launch into Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. It also gives you the ability to run your image as video stream where you can watch it being drawn.
Overall I found the Inkling a mixed bag. I love the design, look, and feel of the system. I especially like the way everything fits into the compact case together. I also like the fact that it just installs itself when you plug it in with no extra disks to have to mess with. One thing that I have found with working with the system is that if you install the receiver on the right or left side (depending on hand orientation) of the paper it appears to have better accuracy being overall everything is closer.