Wacom Graphics Tablet

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Jason Parr, Jul 6, 2003.

  1. Jason Parr

    Jason Parr Guest

    I am thinking of dipping my to in the Photoshop water for some time now.

    Would a graphics tablet help me greatly?
    I have heard that the Wacom Intuos2 tablets are the best.
    What size of tablet do you recommend for Photoshop?

    voodoochile
     
    Jason Parr, Jul 6, 2003
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  2. Jason Parr

    Stephan Guest


    Dipping your what? ;-)
    Big tablets = shoulder workout
    I use the 3.5" x 5 covering three monitors and it never felt to small

    Stephan
     
    Stephan, Jul 6, 2003
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  3. Jason Parr

    pions Guest

    ..> I use the 3.5" x 5 covering three monitors and it never felt to small..
    Hmm maybe you have some unique abilities which jason maynot have. Or the
    monitors you used are 3.5" dia. This size, imho is slightly too small for
    multiple monitors!
     
    pions, Jul 7, 2003
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    Peter Barker Guest

    I am thinking of dipping my to in the Photoshop water for some time now.
    Mine's smaller than yours!!

    Stephan's abilities aren't all that unique: If you do get a tablet, Jason, I
    think it's worth experimenting with the mapping control panel. I find the
    full area of a 90 x 125mm graphire tablet bigger than I need for two
    monitors (1280 x 1024 and 1024 x 768). I scaled down the tablet area mapping
    in the control panel to an area roughly a quarter of the pad (approximately
    6cm x 5cm) and can reach any part of either screen with a movement of the
    wrist rather than a movement of the arm. At the same time, I find this setup
    comfortable for doing precision work with brushes or pens in Photoshop,
    FreeHand, etc.


    Slightly off topic, I've always wondered why Apple don't incorporate a mini
    pressure-sensitive tablet into their trackpads on their iBooks and
    PowerBooks.

    Pete
     
    Peter Barker, Jul 7, 2003
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  5. from "Jason Parr"
    It depends greatly on how you like to work. If you want to retouch photos
    then most likely the small 4x5 will work fine for you.

    If you like to "paint" with grand sweeping motions, then get something
    bigger.

    I use a 4x5 across two monitors (photo work) and am very happy. Expect to
    spend some time adjusting from the relative move of a mouse to the absolute
    coordinates of the tablet. -BK
     
    Barry Kelsall, Jul 8, 2003
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    Mike Davis Guest

    6x8 is a bit larger than a mousepad. Perfect size for most desktops, just
    large enough to use for longer lines, just small enough for photo retouching
    without hogging the whole desktop.
     
    Mike Davis, Jul 10, 2003
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