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Old 11-30-2007, 11:19 AM
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Re: How many use Wacom tablets?

if you retouch 40-50 hours a week, a tablet is a GREAT way to avoid carpal tunnel syndrome. much easier on the wrists
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Old 11-30-2007, 11:22 AM
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Re: How many use Wacom tablets?

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I'm not sure if you can set a poll here on this forum, but I just wanted to know how many people strictly use the wacom tablet for colour correction and retouching?? Are there any advantages or disadvantages.

I just bought a small tablet and find the handling a bit tricky?

Do the top pro-retouchers use them?
yes they use them, but guys like cainam use a mouse just fine...a previous co-worker used one but his masks were just horrible and he didn't use the pressure sensitive features for some reason....a small tablet is somewhat harder to use for some as you need a very steady hand in comparison to a larger tablet...
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Old 11-30-2007, 11:23 AM
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Re: How many use Wacom tablets?

actually got my feet wet on the cintiq yesterday for the first time, just messing around, so i can't tell too much about it yet......but it is pretty damn cool.

im just not sure about the 45º angle, think my arm/shoulder/neck might get tense after a long day.
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Old 11-30-2007, 01:57 PM
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Re: How many use Wacom tablets?

I use a Wacom Graphire 4. I couldn't live without a tablet now.
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Old 11-30-2007, 02:03 PM
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Re: How many use Wacom tablets?

Intues 3 here.
LOVE it, could not work without it.
Well could but it's a real drag.

It takes you 2-3 days getting used to but after a month you can't go back.

Be sure to buy Wacom, I tried some other brands for fun and the Wacom is really top of the bill.
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Old 11-30-2007, 03:15 PM
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Re: How many use Wacom tablets?

wacom is best way to go. you also can get wireless mouse withit. might help for those tricky parts you mentioned.
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Old 11-30-2007, 03:20 PM
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Re: How many use Wacom tablets?

I use a Wacom tablet. I bought a new one to try it out, and after getting used to it, went back and got another for work. Even when I use the mouse, I prefer the Wacom mouse, set to screen coordinates so that it works similar to the pen. That way it never runs off of the edge of the desk, and I'm not having to tug on the cord.
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Old 11-30-2007, 04:54 PM
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Re: How many use Wacom tablets?

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went to go help out an old friend of mine at his agency one night after work, sat down, no tablet, i told him i would take the work home!

I feel your pain! I feel also you tried to do your best with the mouse and the anger rising, the irritation and finally just giving up! hoof!


I have just started to use my Wacom Intuos 3 a5, and I had to rethink the way I use the mouse!
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Old 11-30-2007, 10:45 PM
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Re: How many use Wacom tablets?

I think it's ironic that we're so comfortable writing with a pad and a pen, but throw a computer into the mix and awkwardness ensues. I've had my Wacom for about 2 years, and after the first month of only using the pen I was more than comfortable with it. I still use the mouse for day-to-day computing and web-surfing, but as soon as Photoshop opens, the mouse goes away and the pen comes out. Once the learning curve is over, you'll find that the mouse just isn't all that comfortable for most things anymore.
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Old 12-01-2007, 08:15 AM
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Re: How many use Wacom tablets?

Most retouching only studios I've been in have Wacom Intuos A4 or A3 tablets wall to wall. There are certain agency freelance jobs where you have to take your own tablet, and I've got an A5 Intuos for that purpose. Wacom have more or less cornered the market now in this technology it seems. I remember there were other makes that tried for a bite at the cherry 6 or 7 years ago which really didn't survive for various reasons to do with usability and strange unintuitive approach to the tablet surface. Wacom always seemed to have the best core technology, not sure if its fair that they patented it though, its prevented any competition now for years
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