Graphics tablet

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Summertown, May 8, 2006.

  1. Summertown

    Summertown Guest

    Several online Photoshop tutorials I have read seem to recommend the use
    of graphics tablets. Can anyone recommend an easy to use and at the same
    time a worthwhile graphics tablet to invest in.
    Summertown, May 8, 2006
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    JTS Brown Guest

    None of the graphics tablets are a good investment--they depreciate as soon as
    they're bought.
    JTS Brown, May 8, 2006
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    theartist Guest

    Wacom is definitely the vendor of choice.

    click on the "which tablet" link

    I still use a tablet that was brand-new in 1996(?), the ArtZ II.

    It works with Painter IX.x and Adobe's Design Collection (Photoshop 7,
    and Illustrator 10)

    theartist, May 8, 2006
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    Hunt Guest

    I second this suggestion. I have never encountered a person with a problem
    with a Wacom, that either this (or similar) NG, or Wacom could not fix. The
    same cannot be said for most other mfgr's tablets. Wacom also has a "discount"
    store on their Web site ( for refurb units, usually a model, or
    two old with good prices. While the newer models offer more - usually greater
    pressure sensitivity, and a few bells-n-whistles, the older ones still work
    well. Heck, I thought that I was the only one still using an ArtZII !!! Nice
    to see that I have company. Besides it, I have several Intuos I & II's, and I
    love them all, except for a really small one (don't even recall the model),
    but then I like the larger tablets, and just make room for them on my desk.

    Maybe try a smaller one (some folk swear by them) from the refurb shop at
    Wacom, and see what all the hupla is about.

    Hunt, May 8, 2006
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    ushere Guest

    so does everything else in life? it's what you can earn/create with it
    before it breaks or gets superceeded that matters.
    ushere, May 9, 2006
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    theartist Guest

    :D Mine's a 12x12. I was about to write that wacom wasn't making that
    size anymore, but they do! I had a 6x8 Intuos at my old job, and it was
    a little small for my taste. Also I tried a 4x5 a friend of mine had,
    too. On the 4x5's I felt like I was trying to write captions on a bunch
    of Polaroids. That just wasn't anywhere near right. So Summertown, save
    your money, and get a tablet that's a decent size. You'll hate it if you
    theartist, May 9, 2006
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    Frank Arthur Guest

    My God man! Nineteen Ninety Six! That's ancient times. You must be very,very
    old to remember that far back:-
    Frank Arthur, May 9, 2006
  8. Summertown

    Hunt Guest

    An ArtZII 12x12! Glory be, same size as mine. I also had the same problem with
    a 6x9. I guess that I was so used to the tablet real estate, that I could
    never make my strokes small enough to feel comfortable.

    Others, however, like the smaller sizes - seems to work, if one draws with
    their fingertips, or uses the tablet in their lap. I usually do not do either,
    so the big ones are all that I use nowadays, with the 6x9 attached to my
    wife's computer. I do not think she has ever used it though.

    Hunt, May 11, 2006
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    RC Moonpie Guest

    Me too! Incredible, those things are still around. Built like a tank.
    I take it back and forth between two locations, too. Never had a
    RC Moonpie, May 11, 2006
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    theartist Guest

    nah, just got started young. :D But sometimes, I don't know if I can
    remember back that far!

    theartist, May 12, 2006
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