No problemo compadre! Just remember it is not by any means a "good" workstation, just mine. Also I am Left Handed so you may want to try swapping everything.
Originally Posted by IsaacEs
You're shitting me! your screens 1366x768 too?! that's convenient.
As far as your tablet goes, be sure to work on large scales because mechanically you'll be doing LARGe strokes, do you get my meaning here? On a small tablet the worse possible thing can happen and I don't mean to scare you but constant limited range of motion clutching the stylus is SO bad for the wrist and hand. I'm getting 'Carpel Tunnel pains' nowadays, idk exactly what it is but it sucksss...
user andres333 posted these and I wont link them but [*IMG] them to grab everyone's attention.
and (made by user: andres333 NOT me)
aaaaand Daarken's foreboding post. here -> http://enliighten.com/blog/ergonomic...e-workstation/
^ goddd i wish someone would've showed me that stuff when I was starting out. Practice those habits man and you'll be much better off for it!.
Really invest in a slightly larger tablet. I sold my intuos3 small to buy a intuos4 medium and medium is not bad.
If i could do it again i'd just get a larger intuos3 but intuos4 has served me well now.
uhhhh lets see...
Those are exactly my laptops specs dude! Dell Inspiron N5010 runnings Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit, on 4GB Ram and a 500GB hardrive.
make sure you have a 64bit OS installed because then 64bit Photoshop runs slightly faster.
And I have OpenGL turned off always... and RAM usage in preferences to max.
http://www.deviantart.com/download/36714486/howo.jpg <-How to Optimize Photoshop...
it is a lot of reading but uhhh... the main jest from me would be turn off OpenGL and use that "efficiency thing to see if you're alright.
Same specs and hardware dude you've got no excuse XD
uhhm seriously re-think your bed painting thing... probably makes the laptop overheat depending on where it is, but in general use a desk. but hey if that is most comfortable for you, go for it... but take a look at daarken's post..
Oh and just say "fuck-it" and tryy the TC, it is a technical topic but hey... even if you don't submit it, you'll have something.... lol these same words never motivated me, but here i am telling you... sigh idk man.. motivation is intrinsic, come from with in to be all artsy fartsy.
and for refs.... LMAO i don't use refs x_x this is VERY bad... I am using them at the moment now and will upload later.
Sometimes if you have a spare monitor any kind at all you can hook it up to your laptop via VGA (hopefully) and use Splitscreen to open up a picture viewer on the other screen.
or .. fuckin print em out ... i think i may.
dude we have a small screen so i feel your pain on that one... idk.
anyways man, gotta go eat. take it easy dude. hope i'm not overwhelming you.
I HATE to read as well so don't feel pressured to respond quickly or anything I won't take it personal at ALL. haha
Alright just saw that last edit with the pink drapery. uhm yeah that's about as good as it gets...
basically all the stuff from this page of Daarken's tuts may help ya there... http://enliighten.com/blog/category/tutorials/page/7/
he actually had a video addressing this exact issue... i WISH i could find it.. or sadly it may have a been like 2 minutes of another video... he like opened a new doc and did something to it... it was cool.. wish i could remember right now...
I found this just the other day! -> http://www.shaddyconceptart.com/download
super awesome. In the middle is a way to set up your tablet shortcuts... for intuos... but it may apply to bamboo..
I was overwhelmed myself I went looking for brushes and wound up here: http://www.pandemoniumart.net/brushes/
and you can actually click the names next to the brushes and WOW
lotsa cool stuff....
"Point is... there is a LOT of useful crap on the internet." -George Washington