I received my Tablet (Intuos 3) and I am disappointed with my progress. I thought I could draw much better, but I just can't get the hang of Tablets but I WANT to do virtual drawings-paintings because how flexible it is (with effects etc) that can really enlighten your drawings and or paintings.
I was wondering was size brush you use for lets say pencil art. Right now I am using some sort of wedged / diamond shape that is Brush Size 5 (Photoshop CS2). Is that too big, too small? On the dot? Or is it personal preference?
I also cannot understand the concept of shading on a computer. On paper, I can shade very nicely but on the computer, I don't know how to apply a big fat brush of 1 color and make it seem like shading? Plus, the smudge tool is not working very well for me since I find it just distorts the pixels rather than mixing colors with one another.
What do you think I can do? =( and what are some of your preferences?