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    Unhappy Is is worth it?

    I have wanted a Wacom tablet for years now, and now that I have photoshop permanently on my computer, I am wondering if a Wacom tablet would be worth the money. They're expensive and all, but if it's worth the money I wouldn't mind dropping a few hundred dollars on one.
    Can anyone help me?


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    Um..Yes. With the stipulation that you actually want to digitally paint.

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    With the stipulation that you actually want to digitally paint.
    Answer this with a simple yes or no, thats about it!
    and btw you dont need a high end wacom tablet either, there are lots cheaper version available. I have the cheapest available in the market here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhanu View Post
    Answer this with a simple yes or no, thats about it!
    and btw you dont need a high end wacom tablet either, there are lots cheaper version available. I have the cheapest available in the market here.
    Haha actually my first post was just yes, but then I edited it for those fusspots that like to quibble.

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    You can try getting one of these instead.

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    Yes, but just remember that it won't magically make you any better at painting. Not saying that's what you were thinking, but I know of plenty of people who thought it would, only to be disappointed.

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    Get one now! seriously no one uses a mouse to do this stuff. We all have tablets or something similar,something that allows pressure sensitivity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zapp! View Post
    Yes, but just remember that it won't magically make you any better at painting. Not saying that's what you were thinking, but I know of plenty of people who thought it would, only to be disappointed.
    Ya I know, I do want to be a better digital artist, and that's why I would totally drop some money on one. Thanks for the advise! I might try and see if someone I know has one and maybe they'll let me test it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyerOrdStar View Post
    Um..Yes. With the stipulation that you actually want to digitally paint.
    Oh yes! I totally do. I have been trying to be better but I don't have an external mouse for my laptop. The mouse is on my laptop so it's really hard to get the results I want.

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    You don't necessarily need a Wacom per say to work well digitally, but it is generally a trusted brand. So yes, if you have the bucks to spare, go for it.

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    Advantage of getting a Wacom, as opposed to some shoddy brand, is that it'll probably hold up better. I've had my old graphire for upwards of 5 years now and it's still holding strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noah Bradley View Post
    Advantage of getting a Wacom, as opposed to some shoddy brand, is that it'll probably hold up better. I've had my old graphire for upwards of 5 years now and it's still holding strong.
    See that's what I want. That is why I decided on a Wacom tablet. I mean I haven't heard anything about any other type of tablet that's anywhere near as good as a Wacom. That is super encouraging about you having it 5 years!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zazerzs View Post
    Get one now! seriously no one uses a mouse to do this stuff. We all have tablets or something similar,something that allows pressure sensitivity.

    I see your wacom and raise you a Skan Srisuwan.

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    It's one thing to do that kind of stuff when you have no money and can't afford a tablet, but why be stubborn when there's no need? I mean, can't you just do a picture with a mouse just for the lulz and the ability to say "look I can do it with a mouse!" and then use a tablet? It's pretty clear that it's faster and easier for most people.

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    [QUOTE=Crane;2828521]I see your wacom and raise you a Skan Srisuwan.

    Whats the point here. I mean I dont wanna be mean at all I love Skan Srisuwan but thats not necessarily a point not to get a wacom

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    I have to question the mental health of people who choose to draw with a mouse when they can afford a tablet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HunterKiller_ View Post
    I have to question the mental health of people who choose to draw with a mouse when they can afford a tablet.
    Because some people are used to it. It's like telling me to use another medium when I got used to something else. I'm not discouraging the use of a tablet btw, but I know there were artists that got used to their methods with a mouse and are happy to continue with it. It's not often, but it happens.

    One other advantage of wacom vs other tablets is there aren't that many makers that figured out how to get around the cordless patent so other ones take a battery in the stylus. Wacom, you never need to replace a battery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demo View Post
    Whats the point here. I mean I dont wanna be mean at all I love Skan Srisuwan but thats not necessarily a point not to get a wacom
    Well he said no one uses a mouse when they can use a tablet, Skan popped into my head.

    Basicly its as miss nei says, whatever you feel comfortable with, the same way I feel so using a pen apposed to a pencil

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    Quote Originally Posted by HunterKiller_ View Post
    I have to question the mental health of people who choose to draw with a mouse when they can afford a tablet.
    Most badass statement of the month!

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    I'll give you two of those pictures with a mouse - tops! - before you look like a double Captain Hook

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    How long did it take those of you with a Wacom to get used to drawing without looking at your work?
    If I were going to get a tablet again, I would certainly go with a Wacom. or a Cintiq..but I don't do that level of work to justify it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xitu View Post
    I'll give you two of those pictures with a mouse - tops! - before you look like a double Captain Hook
    I personally use the pen tool for my outlining. It works great, but I don't get the results I want, or as fast, as if I would with a tablet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noah Bradley View Post
    Advantage of getting a Wacom, as opposed to some shoddy brand, is that it'll probably hold up better. I've had my old graphire for upwards of 5 years now and it's still holding strong.
    Yeah, they are sturdy things. I'm at...4 years? and the only visible damage is a perfect grid scratched into the cover from Mrs Flake playing "Chuzzle" on the thing.

    It's been dropped, sat on, accidentally used as an ashtray, had beers and coffee tipped over it, still going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noah Bradley View Post
    Advantage of getting a Wacom, as opposed to some shoddy brand, is that it'll probably hold up better. I've had my old graphire for upwards of 5 years now and it's still holding strong.

    Very true wacom make great products; my niece threw my Intuos 3 stylus from our 6th floor balcony into the street. I wasn't there when it happened so I never did find the replaceable button that came out, but apart from three light superficial scratches it has worked perfectly during the whole year from the incident.

    I had a trust Trust TB 7300 and it cost me slightly less than (my quite a bit smaller) intuos, but started messing up and being really annoying within a month. Probably a faulty unit.

    I'd rather use a trust than a Wacom bamboo any day of the week though, that horrible "paper like" surface makes my hand shiver with irritation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arshes Nei View Post
    Because some people are used to it. It's like telling me to use another medium when I got used to something else. I'm not discouraging the use of a tablet btw, but I know there were artists that got used to their methods with a mouse and are happy to continue with it. It's not often, but it happens.
    I have a friend like that... Phenomenal artist, digitally and traditionally. I offered her to try my tablet once and after 2 minutes she was so frustrated with it and went back to her mouse.
    Whatever works and gets you the results you want I guess

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    A tablet is just like any other artist's tool; yes, you can buy the fancy stuff, but unless you know WHY you DESPERATELY need it, you'll probably do just fine with the standard. In other words, you don't have to shy away from an old school, used or budget tablet because you think it won't get the job done; I've been using my used e-bay purchased antique graphire tablet for, like, 6 years at least, and it hasn't quit on me yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanya View Post
    A tablet is just like any other artist's tool; yes, you can buy the fancy stuff, but unless you know WHY you DESPERATELY need it, you'll probably do just fine with the standard. In other words, you don't have to shy away from an old school, used or budget tablet because you think it won't get the job done; I've been using my used e-bay purchased antique graphire tablet for, like, 6 years at least, and it hasn't quit on me yet.
    If I'm ganna drop some money, I'm ganna drop it on a new one and I am going to make damn sure I want it haha!!! Considering how much money they are it will be a well thought out idea.

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    "Get one now! seriously no one uses a mouse to do this stuff."

    I do...

    But seriously, I'm not any good digitally, and that's not really in my interests. Only in so far as teaching art.

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    I just realised I've had my wacom intuos 2 for about 5 years...and it still works.

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    I've had my old intuos 2 for going on 8 years now and it's still great. I spilled so many things on it...orange juice...water...Same with the new one. Don't know how many times it's been dropped....

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