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    Question is 4x6 to small a size for a Wacom tablet??.. (for PS painting that is..)

    Sorry for such a NOOB of a question and if it has been asked before.... But I really need to know...


    I have been looking for wacom tablets and found this one that seems pretty good: http://www.amazon.com/Wacom-Graphire...9?ie=UTF8&s=pc


    Is that an ok sized tablet for painting in photoshop???? or do I need to go bigger?.... What sized tablet do you use????

    I take it really seriously and any help or opinions would be GREATLY appreciated! thanks

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    I use a 4x6 for painting in PS, and it's not bad, but if you can afford it I would reccommend going bigger.

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    should be fine, as long as you're not left handed (note location of touchstrip and buttons)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snarfevs
    should be fine, as long as you're not left handed (note location of touchstrip and buttons)
    Agreed, not only did I review the product on amazon, that was my biggest beef. I currently have it mapped upside down, but it's not the same. I did notice a speed difference, the 4x5 responds faster, but of course it's a smaller area.

    I like using my 4x5 for travel.

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    i went for a 6X8 , i cannot really imagine using anything smaller. Bigger isn't always better though - i've heard a lot of people making decisions based on what easily fits into their lap/desk etc - maybe make a few carboard cutouts of each screen size and see what fits ? 6X8 is actually about 10X10, if you include non-active area

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    I've also heard of artists who prefer the smaller tablets for whatever reason. So look for a size that works best for you, not what everyone else thinks is best.

    And if it so happens that you prefer the smaller size, well the lower price is a nice bonus too.

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    If you want the absolute BEST then you should get a Cintiq but they are usally around $3000-6000 so yeah. A graphire should be fine though.

    Quote Originally Posted by Anid Maro
    I've also heard of artists who prefer the smaller tablets for whatever reason. So look for a size that works best for you, not what everyone else thinks is best.

    And if it so happens that you prefer the smaller size, well the lower price is a nice bonus too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Melior
    If you want the absolute BEST then you should get a Cintiq but they are usally around $300-600 so yeah. A graphire should be fine though.
    I assume you mean an Intuous.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell
    I assume you mean an Intuous.
    To be honest I don't see much difference between tablets besides price, I've had a £20 xp-pen tablet for about 2 or so years and I'm happy with it. I don't really see why people go for tablets costing hundreds of pounds other than bragging rights, unless these expensive tablets have some hidden rockets in them or something I'm not aware of.

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    I mean: I assume you meant Intuous when you wrote Cintiq. Cintiqs are the display/tablet combo, and run a couple of grand.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell
    I mean: I assume you meant Intuous when you wrote Cintiq. Cintiqs are the display/tablet combo, and run a couple of grand.
    I thought they were only a couple hundred, you can make your own for about £50, well I know what I won't be buying anytime soon.

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    If I send you £50 can you make me one?

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    Anyway, what's the difference between Intuous and Graphire? They present it like Intuous is for painting and Graphire for graphic design.. But what's the point, what's the technical difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mydrim
    Anyway, what's the difference between Intuous and Graphire? They present it like Intuous is for painting and Graphire for graphic design.. But what's the point, what's the technical difference?
    This seems to be an extremely common question that can be easily answered if you used google or did a search.

    The big difference is the number of levels in sensitivity. Graphire is about half the pressure sensitivity than an Intuos. There is also a responsiveness in how you tilt your pen.

    Here are some sites that discuss the difference.

    http://stuff.silverorange.com/archiv...y/wacomintuos3

    http://www.wacom.eu/int/support/faq/...lang=en&id=569

    This is a good tool to compare tablets too:

    http://www.wacom.com/productinfo/differences.cfm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flake
    If I send you £50 can you make me one?
    I'm too lazy but here's the tutorial:
    http://www.bongofish.co.uk/wacom/wacom_pt1.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melior
    I'm too lazy but here's the tutorial:
    http://www.bongofish.co.uk/wacom/wacom_pt1.html
    Interesting...! I'm going to have to try this. Thanks!

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    with the smaller tablets you have to use your your wrist and you cant use your whole arm which can be a problem buy an intuos it is worth the extra money especially for the hotkeys i have a 6 by 8 intuos for the road and a cintiq at home. i love the intuos though the hotkeys make it go to provantage.com that is where i got mine if you are a student you can pick them up for less than 275 at the time i bought mine hope that helps good luck

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    if you're serious about this then don't bother getting a 4x5. get at least a 6x8 and get a intuous3 or used intuous 2.

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