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August 7th, 2010 #1
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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August 7th, 2010 #3With the stipulation that you actually want to digitally paint.
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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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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August 7th, 2010 #7
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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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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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.
August 8th, 2010 #15
[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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August 8th, 2010 #16
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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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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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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It's been dropped, sat on, accidentally used as an ashtray, had beers and coffee tipped over it, still going.
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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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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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