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    Good Wacom tablet?

    Hey I am new to the whole tablet thing. I dont really understand them all too well. They are small, so not sure how you would do such fine detail, but somehow it seems to work out.

    Any info is much appreciated.


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    tablet size has little to do with your actual drawing size on the computer. Digital artists usually draw on really large scaled canvas, and they can always zoom in and out to work on particular areas. When they are done and shrink the image at the end, it will look nicely detailed.

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    Ahh yeh. I was looking at them as your actual workspace size.

    Totally forgot about the fact that your just drawing on a certain section :: )

    Thanks.

    Any suggestions as far as hardware?

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    RAM, get more RAM. After that the next thing you want to upgrade for painting is RAM.

    If you meant tablet hardware graphire is the el-cheapo and intuos is the good stuff.
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    thnx :: )

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    i just got an intuos 3 6x8 a few days ago. i'm still working out the feeling of it, but i can tell you it's pretty amazing.

    i'd recommend wacom intuos. as for size, whatever you're comfotable with. i didn't want to go too big, so i was looking at 4x5 and 6x8.
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    Yes, lots lots of ram...

    And if you are really hard core, you probably should get that new type of harddrive too (think it's SATA, its writing speed is a lot faster than old types). And set aside about 5GB of harddrive space for virtual memory.
    For monitor, if you are getting LCD, make sure the color doesn't vary when its at different angle. The older type of LCD has that problem, but most new ones are a lot better now.

    If you are only talking about the tablet, i think a graphire 6x8 is the best choice. unless you can afford a intuos 6x8 (or even 9x12)

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    It is SATA :: ) and thats what I use. I should prolly up my ram at some point allthough I have a gb currently, but drawing programs, and 3d programs do use SO much ram

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    If you have problems with the lack of friction on a tablet, I recommend taping rough paper on it in the beginning (larger than the drawing area so your pen doesn'T 'fall' off the drawing area.)

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