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graphics tablet


TomStutt

Senior Member
#1
Hi all

Got my graphics tablet for my birthday yesterday. Its a fun thing to play about with, but some serious learning this weekend on how to use it to its full potential.

also got a new all in one printer. not set it up yet.
 
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chrismitchell

Guest
#6
used to have an A3 tablet years ago (got it through my old Workplace in NZ) used it for about 3 months then chucked it.. was far too large LOL :)
 

DeanZappy

Senior Member
#7
I use my tablet everyday, its a Wacom Intuos 3 a4 size.

Takes a little time to get used to, but once you have set it up how you like it, for things like photo retouching, illustration / line work its very useful. Depends what sort of work you do really, but I recommend it.
 
#8
DeanZappy said:
I use my tablet everyday, its a Wacom Intuos 3 a4 size.

Takes a little time to get used to, but once you have set it up how you like it, for things like photo retouching, illustration / line work its very useful. Depends what sort of work you do really, but I recommend it.
Same one as mine mate, do you give any tips on how to use it lol?
 

Levi

Moderator
Staff member
#9
I had an old graphire when I was at uni which was tiny, went and bought an intuos 3 A5 wide a few years back.

Once you get to grips with it's fairly simple to work with but then I did just take my mouse out of the equation and forced myself to work with the pen.

Now I just wish that someone would sort out a way for the device to automatically change to a marker/airbrush type pen when I use it.

Next thing for me is to try and get to grips with using it in 3ds max :)
 

DeanZappy

Senior Member
#10
glenwheeler said:
Same one as mine mate, do you give any tips on how to use it lol?
Customize the buttons that you use the most, I have shift / alt / undo / delete on the right (I'm left handed) I use the strip on the left to zoom in/out and have disabled the click function on the pen,

Really you just need to experiment, like I said it depends what your working on, I still use my mouse for layout in InDesign, but mostly use the tablet for Illustrator / Photoshop.

Personal preference though, some people plain just don't like them!
 
#11
Nice birthday presents, I looooooooove my old faithful a4 digitizer they take a little time to get used to, but it's worth the effort :)