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Old 06-14-2004, 11:31 AM
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Drawing Tablets... Any Suggestions??

Hello All;
I am looking to buy a computer drawing tablet and have found it hard to find any personal opinions on the tablet's usability by users. I was wondering if anyone Wet Canvas users have or have used a drawing tablet and have an opinion on it. I will be using a windows platforum based tablet.
I would like feedback about:
What size is actually a 'workable' size?
Where did you buy it/ was it a great price?
Is it's supporting software good, great/ user friendly?
Any other importany points I could be missing.

I'd like to take the opportunity up front to thank you for any info you can send my way on this subject. It is greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-14-2004, 11:34 AM
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Re: Drawing Tablets... Any Suggestions??

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and have found it hard to find any personal opinions on the tablet's usability by users

You have obviuosly not used the search feature of this site.

Get any of the Wacom tablets - you won't be dissapointed.
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Old 06-14-2004, 11:47 AM
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Re: Drawing Tablets... Any Suggestions??

Viridian,
what Captan means is that we have engaged into that topic about 6-8 times in the past couple of months and the threads can be found by using the WC 'search' engine with "Wacom" or "Wacom tablet" as the subject... and it will show links to all the latest info we've discussed earlier.

Above you can see one link, search engine April has found for you -Thanks April that was quick !

If you need further assistance you can PM me anytime !

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Re: Drawing Tablets... Any Suggestions??

Edit: I just read the answers and now my story seems rather abundent, but I dont know how to delete it

Exactly, and in general, size doesnt really matter...Bigger is better of course (because it lets you draw with broader strokes while still having a good overview) but you can achieve the same detail by working zoomed in with a smaller tablet...One thing to think about is what functions you want on your tablet, I'm only talking Wacom boards now but the main difference between the cheaper Graphire series and the more expensive Intuos 2 is the fact that the later supports tilt as well as pressure sensitivity where the graphire only supports pressure and 512 levels instead of 1024...In a program like Painter 8 having a tablet wich supports tilt makes quite a difference, for others it doesn't really matter.. I myself use a 6x8 Graphire 3 and am perfectly happy with it for now, although now I got Painter 8 an Intuos 2 is getting higher and higher on my wishlist..Hope this helps you a bit..
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Re: Drawing Tablets... Any Suggestions??

Two words..ANY WACOM!
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Re: Drawing Tablets... Any Suggestions??

Wacom, Wacom, Wacom....

Please learn from my mistake I bought a cheaper tablet and it did not work with Photoshop Painter and loads of other programs. Money was tight at the time and I needed a USB tablet as my laptop did not have a serial port (which my Wacom tablet I had needed) I wasted money and then had to go buy a decent tablet.

Buy Wcom with USB and you can't go wrong

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Re: Drawing Tablets... Any Suggestions??

Thanks to all of you for your help. I never did do a search on those terms and will! Thanks also to crone. Your tight money is to the point. I should wait a month but go higher end. Thanks Captan,april and JET for your links.
Am still still feeling the ropes in the forums.
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