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KatManDEW
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Nov 07, 2017 21:15 |  #1

I want to get a tablet for my partner for Christmas. We do mostly photography, but she does lots of digital art and she used to be a great sketch artist with paper and pencil.

I just want a graphics tablet, not a tablet computer. Any recommendations. Wacom?




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Nov 07, 2017 21:46 |  #2

If she'll be using Photoshop and/or paint programs, then the Wacom Intuos Pro is worth its extra price. I've got some previous ones that are the Large format (which is good if your partner does more drawing with her arm). Then I've got the medium size for stashing in a laptop bag along with a 15" laptop (the one I have is the previous model from the current one, and has the same features). It comes with several different nibs that provide soft or harder tactile give. The texture of the surface is also pretty good (newer models feel more like a pad of paper). It also has a toggle ring that you can assign things like changing brush size, and the pad supports hand gestures (so you can zoom, rotate, pan with your fingers). It also has a wireless kit included (some other lines have it as an add-on).

Wacom Intuos Pro Medium size (external link)

Cheaper Wacom Intuos:

Wacom Intous Medium (external link)

If you're on an even tighter budget, there's a knock off brand that seems to get decent reviews: Huion


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Nov 08, 2017 08:29 |  #3

I recently started using the Intuos Pro Medium, and I absolutely love it! I also purchased the art pen, and like it better than the standard stylus. The art pen allows you to spin the brush in your hand to rotate the brush on your screen.

Wacom also makes a Paper Clip that lets you put paper on top of the tablet to draw on, and it transfers the drawing to the computer.

I found the Intuos Pro Large was way too big for a normal size desk, the medium is still big, but the active area of the tablet covers the screen size nicely.

You just have to decide if the Intuos Pro is $100 more, for someone just starting, it may not be worth that extra hundred bucks. The one listed above looks pretty nice.


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KatManDEW
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Nov 09, 2017 18:29 |  #4

Thank you for the replies. The Intuos Pro Medium looks good to me. The paper clip sounds great.

Thanks again!




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Nov 11, 2017 02:54 as a reply to KatManDEW's post |  #5

Get an IPad Pro, 12.9


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Nov 11, 2017 09:23 as a reply to k9trainer's post |  #6

The OP specifically said he was looking for a graphics tablet: not computer tablet.


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Nov 12, 2017 03:29 |  #7

I'd ask her which tablet she wanted, not some bunch of strangers on a forum...
we're all going to get is seriously wrong!


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Nov 14, 2017 16:42 |  #8

joeseph wrote in post #18494463 (external link)
I'd ask her which tablet she wanted, not some bunch of strangers on a forum...
we're all going to get is seriously wrong!

She doesn't have a clue what she would like.




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