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Dec 25, 2011 23:15 |  #1

I received an amazon.com gift card for christmas and am thinking of getting a tablet for editing my pictures. I've never used one before and would like some input on what you all think is a good way to go; what features I should look for, etc. I've been told by a friend that I should look at Wacom tablets, but I don't know why they arebetterthan something else. Any input would be appreciated.


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Dec 26, 2011 02:50 |  #2

People recommend Wacom tablets as they are the industry standard, and the cheaper none Wacoms can leave you frustrated and wondering why people rave about using them for photo or drawing work, as their positioning and pressure sensitivity are not as good.

However if you've never used a tablet before I'd recommend one of the Bamboo range http://www.amazon.com …TF8&qid=1324888​991&sr=8-2 (external link) to see if you can even get on with them, there is a fair learning curve to using a tablet as they feel very different to using a mouse.

If you feel like going right into the deep end though the Intuo4 Medium http://www.amazon.com …TF8&qid=1324889​307&sr=1-1 (external link) is the tablet to have, the programmable buttons and speed ring have basically stopped my need to use a keyboard in Photoshop


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Dec 26, 2011 07:07 |  #3

Get your self a wacom intuos. They are awsome.




  
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Dec 26, 2011 08:21 |  #4

I just watched this video and then bought the Intuous 4 Small.
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Dec 27, 2011 00:58 |  #5

hihohito wrote in post #13599754 (external link)
Get your self a wacom intuos. They are awsome.

Agreed. They are truly awesome.


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Dec 27, 2011 16:20 |  #6

Just opened up my intuos4 small, so far Im a fan. Quite the learning curve. I saw a video that mentioned this, and I would totally agree...save the money and just buy a small. The tablet area represents your screen in size, so if you're at full 1080 and using something bigger than the small, you're going to have to make a HUGE stroke to go across the screen.


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Dec 28, 2011 05:53 |  #7

Don't agree. I have an a6 Graphire and an A5wide intuos4.
I much refer the larger one (since I run dual screen)

https://photography-on-the.net …showthread.php?​p=13322200

Then again, I also use an Intuos A3+, and that is too big to comfortably reach the keyboard IMO.


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Dec 28, 2011 07:13 |  #8

René Damkot wrote in post #13608870 (external link)
Don't agree. I have an a6 Graphire and an A5wide intuos4.
I much refer the larger one (since I run dual screen)

https://photography-on-the.net …showthread.php?​p=13322200

Then again, I also use an Intuos A3+, and that is too big to comfortably reach the keyboard IMO.

It probably comes down to personal preference. Im using dual screen as well, and really love the small size. If you do not have friends that a tablet, best bet would be find some place w/ a generous return policy and find out what works best for you (advice to the original poster).


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Dec 28, 2011 13:28 as a reply to  @ mtuepker's post |  #9

I have a Bamboo and an Intuos4 medium size. I use the Bamboo to travel with but prefer working on the Intuos4. If you have never used a tablet then learning on either of them will take some time but it is well worth the effort. I know when I first used a tablet I thought it was way too time consuming and now I wouldn't be without one. Whether it is a large surface or a small surface, whatever you learn on will be the one you know and are comfortable with. As noted above you could get one where you could return it if you aren't happy so that you can get a different size.

Wacom is the industry standard for tablets and work incredibly well with Adobe products.


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Dec 29, 2011 02:15 |  #10

Thanks for all the input. Since I'm just going for "trying out to see if I like it" I bought the Bamboo. I figure it's a good entry point. I should have it in a couple of days, and hopefully it clicks with me.

Thanks again.


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Dec 29, 2011 08:36 |  #11

I have one. You will like it.


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