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chonkie    122
Hi, I am a college kid, and would like to have a career in graphics. Is a graphic tablet useful? what is the best software that goes along with a tablet? because I''ve tried to draw in photoshop with a tablet, it sucks. any replies will be appreciated!

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Photoshop + tablet = good.

The sucking part is carbon-based. Debug that part.

$0.02 #### Share this post ##### Link to post ##### Share on other sites Peeves 122 I have a tablet, i never use it, i can''t draw and not look at what im drawing while im drawing it, its too hard for me, if there was a digital tablet that had like a clone of the monitor under the tablet that would be the best invention ever.... they are extremely handy sometimes when doing designs, even some people find them usefull when d rawing lines in 3d programs/nurbs. #### Share this post ##### Link to post ##### Share on other sites Wolfmanyoda 530 quote: Original post by Peeves if there was a digital tablet that had like a clone of the monitor under the tablet that would be the best invention ever.... Wacom makes those, but I forget their name at the moment. You''ll have to pay out the ass for one, though. #### Share this post ##### Link to post ##### Share on other sites Guest Anonymous Poster quote: Original post by Wolfmanyoda [quote]Original post by Peeves if there was a digital tablet that had like a clone of the monitor under the tablet that would be the best invention ever.... Wacom makes those, but I forget their name at the moment. You''ll have to pay out the ass for one, though. any thang going out the ass is bad, any thang going up it is worse #### Share this post ##### Link to post ##### Share on other sites Anam Nantom 122 Graphire, or Graphire 2? I like WACOM tablets, they make quite a few. Go to http://www.wacom.com I have a graphire 2, it has a box that corresponds to the edges of your picture on the monitor, if that is what you mean. Anam Nantom Gamer/Programmer/Artist/Writer #### Share this post ##### Link to post ##### Share on other sites Bandecko 122 It''s on Wacom''s main page: http://www.wacom.com/index2.cfm It''s here, specifically: http://www.wacom.com/lcdtablets/index.cfm Rather expensive, but man would it be sweet. I personally have the Intuous2. It''s a nice tablet. The general rule of thumb though for tablets... the bigger the tablet, the more refined strokes you can get. Most tablets are in proportion to the screen, so you move the pencil in the upper left hand corner, and you''ll draw in the upper left hand corner of the screen. (think resolution) The larger the tablet real estate... Anyway, it''s does take a lot of getting used to, and you basically have to just have good hand eye coordination to be able to associate motion of hand with what''s on screen, but after some practice, you''ll find your drawings on screen are a lot if not exactly, like your drawings on paper. But this is a pretty long winded reply... #### Share this post ##### Link to post ##### Share on other sites 3dcgi 127 Sony sells a computer with an lcd tablet monitor for$2500.
http://www.sonystyle.com/vaio/pentablet/index.shtml
It looks pretty cool.

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Hase    313
yes it´s useful (no way round it)
buy a WACOM (the best and only)
and use it with Photoshop (great) or Painter (even greater)

but:

if you can´t draw then the tablet won´t help you a bit.

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Krice    122
I have small Acecat Flair and it's better than Wacom tablets. And it's much cheaper than Wacoms.

If you don't need special effects, you can try it with Macromedia Flash. Great for beginners too, because you can adjust the line drawing easily.

[edited by - Krice on May 2, 2002 5:53:47 AM]

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CGalyon    122
I have a Graphire2, its a good tablet to get your feet wet (probably the best thing in that price range). The Intuos pads are considerably better. And the one in which you can see what you''re drawing as you draw it is probably the very best (and most expensive).

I think the Sony computer with the drawing LCD is a great choice if you''re in the market for a new computer anyway. I tried one of those and it was VERY responsive. If I had a spare \$2500 or was buying a new computer I''d probably get one myself.

Charles Galyon

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Pyabo    124
[shameless plug]
http://www.microsoft.com/tabletpc

The TabletPC will have an integrated digitizer tablet that works like a Wacom tablet (pressure sensitive, etc), but is also the display. Due out this fall.