A&P Tablet question

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  1. Sympathy

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    How many of you guys use tablets (eg wacom) to edit your pics? What can you do w/ a tablet that would be harder to do w/ a mouse?

    And what model and size do you guys use?

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    I got a Wacom Graphire that i got for free (i was disappointed cause they were supposed to give me an intuos.)

    Anyway, it was really cool trying to play w/ it when i first got it, but now it pretty much just sits and collects dust. I can see someone needing it if they are really heavy into compositing and masking, but otherwise i'm much faster w/ my mouse.
     
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    hmm, i've never heard of that brand. All i really know is wacom is pretty much the industry standard. And whatever brand you go w/ try to stay away from the low level consumer line. From what i hear, the Intuos is supposed to be significantly better than the graphire that i have.
     
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    i think it's made by wacom
     
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    oh ok, i guess that's their new consumer level one then (used to be the graphire)

    One thing i forgot to mention. If you're already really good at drawing or even painting, a tablet will be more beneficial to you than it would be to someone who sucks at drawing (i.e. me :o)
     
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    It is, but it's a more consumer level brand. I almost bought a small one of them because it was much cheaper and the tablet I have is huge (12x12). I have a Wacom Intuous that I got on Craigslist for $30. I didn't want one that big but it was an amazing deal and I couldn't pass it down.

    I use it as often as I can, but I do a lot of digital drawing so that's what I use it for. I've used it on editing a few pictures, but like someone else in here said, it's mostly if you're doing a lot of masking and/or selections that require a steady hand movement.

    It's kind of hard to get used to, but once you get used to it, it's pretty awesome.
     
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    had a shitty knock off brand when i was still in school trying to use it for projects. wasnt pressure sensitive, mouse cursor always jumped around...was a piece of shit. so i threw out the notion of using the tablets. well my parents got me an intuos a few weeks ago as a bday present...and drawing/editing/masking is soooo much easier now than with the mouse. ill even bring it to work every once in awhile to work on vector stuff.
     
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    yeah, pressure sensitivity is a really nice feature. Does that Bamboo support that?
     
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