12-09-2005, 10:01 AM #1SPOW05GuestGraphic Tablets - Useful or Headache?
Hey all. I've heard mixed reviews on multiple graphic tablets. I'm a graphic designer, and I do a lot of cartooning. Are graphic tablets useful to those of you who are in similar trades? What about bluetooth models? Any information/advice would be helpful. Thanks!
12-09-2005, 11:19 AM #2
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I use a Wacom USB tablet of about A5 size, not sure what but it's a few years old. I'm not a professional designer but I do a fair bit of moderately serious photo manipulation in Photoshop. I find the tablet's excellent. For serious work it beats the heck out of a mouse.
Why? (a) accuracy and control; (b) user interface, such as touch-sensitivity which can be used to control colour, tool size, etc.
If your alternative is a mouse, then I can't see how you can do without a tablet. If you have other options - such as a touch screen - then YMMV.
12-09-2005, 11:24 AM #3SPOW05Guest
Thanks for the advice. I am seriously considering purchasing one. They make a lot of sense, they are just so expensive. If they truly help with accuracy, I feel it would be a great purchase!
12-09-2005, 11:24 AM #4sandals1621Guest
I've had a wacom tablet for awhile, it's alright, But I actually use a touchscreen for serious work.
Think they're too expensive??? click HERE
They're add-ons so you can use your existing monitor... they work really well
12-09-2005, 11:54 AM #5SPOW05Guest
The site looks pretty bootleg... but I'll look into them as well. Thanks!
12-09-2005, 11:56 AM #6sandals1621GuestOriginally Posted by SPOW05
12-09-2005, 01:08 PM #7SPOW05Guest
Rule of thumb, never judge a book by it's cover.. or website. This is an interesting alternative, so thanks again!
12-19-2005, 08:10 PM #8ForeverG5Guest
The Wacom Graphire4 4x5" tablet is a pretty nice price for what you get.
12-20-2005, 12:22 AM #9Originally Posted by ForeverG5
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12-20-2005, 02:06 AM #10lilGuest
In all honesty, the Graphire is a good tablet - but - if you can save up for an Intuos tablet 4x5 or bigger then do it, the extra sensitivity, tilt sensitivity, feel of the pen and the tablet itself is a huge improvement.
Some pieces done using a Intuos 3 4x5 tablet and Painter IX by myself.
12-28-2005, 12:56 PM #11SPOW05Guest
Now, is a 4 x 5 adequate? To me, it looks like it would be frustrating to work on. Is that enough space to work on?
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