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Old 03-04-2011, 11:05 AM
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Re: Need advice on buying Wacom tablet

Thank you very much to all of you fellows!
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Old 03-05-2011, 01:10 PM
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Re: Need advice on buying Wacom tablet

I have a small 6x8 Intuos tablet at home, and at work I use a 22" Intuos. I don't think bigger is actually better in this case, I find them both comfortable to work with.
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Old 03-25-2011, 07:24 AM
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Re: Need advice on buying Wacom tablet

I bought the Bamboo Pen just the other week and I'm in love, I too wanted to start off on a budget just in case I couldn't use it or hated the thing, but it really suits my needs.

I would say that the size probably wouldn't be much good if I wanted to draw and paint more seriously but for retouching and sketching it's a dream!
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Old 03-25-2011, 08:43 AM
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Re: Need advice on buying Wacom tablet

I've used A4, A5 and A6 sized Wacoms and the A5 is by far the best size for me. A6 is too small and you need to concentrate on hitting things like buttons and with A4 you need too big movements to my taste.

Intuos4 M seems to be closest to A5 at the moment.
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Old 03-26-2011, 12:59 PM
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Re: Need advice on buying Wacom tablet

Thank you skizz
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I bought the Bamboo Pen just the other week and I'm in love, I too wanted to start off on a budget just in case I couldn't use it or hated the thing, but it really suits my needs.

I would say that the size probably wouldn't be much good if I wanted to draw and paint more seriously but for retouching and sketching it's a dream!
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Old 03-26-2011, 01:01 PM
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Re: Need advice on buying Wacom tablet

Thank you.

Would you tell me Intuos vs bamboo? Why do you use Intuos? thank you. Neb
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I've used A4, A5 and A6 sized Wacoms and the A5 is by far the best size for me. A6 is too small and you need to concentrate on hitting things like buttons and with A4 you need too big movements to my taste.

Intuos4 M seems to be closest to A5 at the moment.
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Old 03-26-2011, 03:10 PM
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Re: Need advice on buying Wacom tablet

have you looked into alternative options?
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have you looked into alternative options?
There are no alternative options......
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Old 03-28-2011, 02:43 PM
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Re: Need advice on buying Wacom tablet

I got a Wacom Intuos 4 Medium size. I would recommend the medium size. It is true that small size is convenient but there seemed to be several features missing out from itself. The longer you use it, you will feel that you might desire to have more of the features.

Anything larger than Medium might be a hassle in terms of your workspace area.

I use the medium to carry around along with my laptop. It's about the same size and I just bought a laptop case to eventually keep my wacom tablet for it. Then when I use my wacom with the desktop computers, I have quite enough space and it seemed compatible with a 20-24 inch screen.

In terms of using the tablet for your retouch work, it get some learning curve and take sometime. The best practice is to draw several circles to make sure it is a circle not oval.

Using wacom is totally different feel as oppose to writing or drawing with pen or pencil. The control is totally more complicated and you are actually watching the screen in front of you while you draw as opposed to the usual staring at the piece of paper you are writing/drawing on it.
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Old 03-28-2011, 03:17 PM
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Re: Need advice on buying Wacom tablet

Thank you ShogunSho. I have all ready ordered Bamboo pen. For a start that will do. One's I progress and retouching will make my living I will go for a better one.
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