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Graphic Tablet Poll

View Poll Results: What size graphic tablet do you use?
4x5 123 33.24%
6x8 104 28.11%
9x12 51 13.78%
no tablet...use a mouse 80 21.62%
other 12 3.24%
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Old 03-15-2002, 11:49 PM
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I love my 9x12 Wacom Intous!!!

Couldn't be without it.

Whatever size you get, practice, practice, practice!!
Once you get the hang of it, you will wonder what you ever did without it!!

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Old 04-26-2002, 07:57 PM
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I'm sitting here with a borrowed Graphire tablet and I want one!! It's not fair he won it in a competition and desn't even use it, so he lent it to me to see what I thought of it. I'm reluctant to give it back but I must. There my sulking tantrum is over.
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Old 04-26-2002, 08:28 PM
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Oh Sanda that was a big mistake. Never try out a free toy if you're not prepared to buy one. That's why they hand out free demos all the time. You could always say you want to give it a thorough testing so you can really make a proper assesment and that will probably take about a year or so. You know there are so many factors to study for a really informed opinion and it really takes time, alot of time. Think they will buy that story? Heck they aren't even using it. Have you considered a rent to buy contract? For a very small monthly fee equal to $1 US you can own it in about 2 to 3 years? Hey, I'm coming up with some good ideas here. Work with me.
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Old 05-20-2002, 05:30 AM
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Sanda, you may want to look at the Genius WizardPen. They're a good deal cheaper than the Wacoms. I've had the older WizardPad (256 pressure levels) for about 5 years and can't do without it for fine/pressure sensitive work.
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Old 05-20-2002, 09:58 AM
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Although I am dying to have a tablet, alas, I am still "drawing with a bar of soap"

(read that on a newsgroup once and it seemed appropriate)

I've decided to take a leave from work and try to concentrate on building my own business, so new toys just aren't in the budget right now...
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Old 05-20-2002, 06:34 PM
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Hi Folks

Here is a really newbie question..

Just what are the advantages of using a tablet in photoshop.

I know you use it for painting instead of the mouse but there must be a lot more to it than that.. Do you use it for selections and what are the advantages..

Hope this isnt too simple..

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Old 05-20-2002, 07:24 PM
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Simply put, it gives you much more control especially with small detail work.
Yes, I use it for selections also. Just about every thing in Photohop, I do with the pen except for the type tool of course.
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Old 05-20-2002, 11:11 PM
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to add to what DJ mentioned
...and it's pressure sensitive (eg more pressure, thicker line).
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Old 06-09-2002, 10:35 AM
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I got the 6 x 8 Wacom Intous tablet. I love it. From what everyone says, the tablets they got are the perfect size so I think I would have been happy with the smaller on and I don't feel the need for the largest one.

DJ: wanna trade?
4X5

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Old 06-09-2002, 10:56 AM
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Have a bit to say on this subject.
To Sanda, don't give it back, find a way to keep it.

In the PSP news group I have been in for 3 yrs, most use the small Graphire, as they say the larger tablet makes one have to move their arm too much.

I have the small Graphire2 I got last Xmas, being an active sketcher and painter, I would like to try the larger ones.

To the lurkers and Mouse users, a mouse is like have your arm in a cast for a long time, the pen is like the freedom you feel when it is removed.

If you like to draw or paint, get the tablet, today, run right out and charge it.

I have seen the Graphire2 for $80 at Costco, Wacom also sells refurbished tablets on their site.
Ebay is another source, I have bought things there, and the problem is dumb folks keep driving the price up until it reaches retail, don't fall into that trap. Some people will sell cheap just to get the auction over. It's worth a try.

Since I'm new here you don't know how much it has changed me and my work. I can tell you, output has gone up several hundred percent, so has quality and the tasks I can take on. Before, I had to limit what I did, no paintings or drawings, Mostly colorizations and cut and paste creations.

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