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    Question New to CA! - Questions about Wacom?

    I've visted these forums before and I must say you all are very talented individuals. I finally decided to register, mainly because I have a few questions and so that maybe I can post some of my work here too. Yay for newbie!

    Anyways, my main question: My cousin, who is very talented, and way better at art and drawing than I at this momment in time, she is wanting to get a wacom pad. Now I know this isn't going to "make her a better artist" but that's not what she want's it for.

    She wants to be able to do her art digitally and and use photosop and corel without having to scan drawings and clean them up before using said programs. So I've got about $200 dollars to use to get her one, and I would like some advice on which ones are good fo that price range.

    I looked on newegg -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&Go.x=0&Go.y=0

    and there are some that look good for under $200. I'm not sure how many of you use wacoms, but I would like any feedback you could give. Thanks again, and I'll be sure to try and post here and do some daily sketches.


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    6x8 is a good size and Graphire is fine for a beginner.

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    Awesome, do yuou thik that it will have all the features a novice would need, and would it interface with photoshop or corel with ease?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkestGenesis
    Awesome, do yuou thik that it will have all the features a novice would need,
    Yup, I'd say so. It's not as fancy as the cintiq or intuos lines but it should be fine for most users.
    and would it interface with photoshop or corel with ease?
    No bother, using PS, Painter, Illustrator etc are what 90% of users buy a tablet for in the first place.

    btw, before anyone gives the guy stick for not searching this most common of topics, consider that a search for "wacom" now throws out about 100 pages of results..

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    hehe agreed flake
    thanks for the info for myself, another guy who's looking for more info on the wacom. per this page's advice, I just ordered a 6x8 wacom

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Quote Originally Posted by Mirana
6x8 is a good size and Graphire is fine for a beginner.
lol, many professionals dont use the latest and biggest tablet.

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    Well then I think this seems to make a big differance in the choices I'll advise my cousin on making. Right now I'm looking on newegg and there are 3 wacom pads that are 6" x 8" for the same price of $169:

    WACOM Graphire4 CTE640B
    WACOM Graphire4 CTE640S
    WACOM Graphire4 CTE640W

    I'm not sure what differance it would make to a novice wacom user, but I think either would be ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkestGenesis
    Well then I think this seems to make a big differance in the choices I'll advise my cousin on making. Right now I'm looking on newegg and there are 3 wacom pads that are 6" x 8" for the same price of $169:

    WACOM Graphire4 CTE640B
    WACOM Graphire4 CTE640S
    WACOM Graphire4 CTE640W

    I'm not sure what differance it would make to a novice wacom user, but I think either would be ok.
    I suspect that those are just different colours of the same model...
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  • Yeah, #6 is right, there is no difference on those exept the colour!

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    I use a 4x5 graphire It's more than ample for what she'd need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tully
    I use a 4x5 graphire It's more than ample for what she'd need.
    Ditto. Although I'm thinking of upgrading soon, it's getting a little worn out.



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    The Wacom I ordered came in the mail today! It's a 6x8 Graphire and my cousin is very happy. Thanks for the advice folks. I'll have to borrow it and try to do some daily sketches. They will prolly be very sappy. But I'll geive it a good shot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dile
    lol, many professionals dont use the latest and biggest tablet.
    lol, mine is a 6x8 first gen Intous.

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