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Old 07-20-2009, 09:24 PM
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Hi everyone in the wonderful retouching community...Do all the pro's use tablets?
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Old 07-20-2009, 11:31 PM
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Welcome to Retouch Pro! Most do. The majority of serious non pro's likely do as well. They make a huge difference over a standard mouse. You do not need an expensive or large size tablet either. The basic ones do a great job and are very reasonably priced. Wacom often sells manufacturing refurbs at a great discount price. There are also many deals on EBAY from people who continually upgrade.
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Old 07-21-2009, 02:26 PM
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i use one and i cant imaging working without it.

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Old 07-22-2009, 07:11 AM
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I thought so. Aside from the drawing capabilities, it seems like it would be a lot easier on the wrist. My next question involves what kind of high resolution monitor I should get and hopefully something that would be compatible with both a PC and a Mac. I am using CS4 on an HP laptop Pavilion and the laptop monitor is not that bad but obviously I need to upgrade. Eventually I plan to get a Mac so I'm wondering if there are any dual compatible monitors out there. I would greatly appreciate any advice...
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Old 07-22-2009, 07:16 AM
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Every monitor can be used with both.

If you're really serious get ready to spend some serious cash on a monitor, since it's a very important piece of kit. If you can't see what you're doing, then the result likely isn't going to be very good. Eizo/Lacie make very good screens, but they can be very pricey. That said the prices of Eizo's have dropped quite a bit and a good coloredge can be had for about 1700 dollars (22 inch I think).

Good luck.
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Old 07-22-2009, 11:01 AM
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If you're just starting out i wouldn't worry about about spending shit loads of money on a monitor. Wait until you know your investment will pay off before you do so. It's not something you absolutely must have to work anyway. To use myself as an example.. I just did work for one of the biggest modeling agencies in Europe on a "crap" 22" samsung and using a mouse(though definitely get a tablet, they're amazing), And their feedback was more than positive.
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