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  • How many use Wacom tablets?

    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?

  • #2
    Re: How many use Wacom tablets?

    I've never seen a professional retoucher that doesn't use a wacom.

    I'm not one of them, but even for my work I only use a Wacom.

    Once you get used to it (which can take a while) you'll never want anything else ever again

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    • #3
      Re: How many use Wacom tablets?

      I've always used Wacom for years. I currently use a Wacom Cintuq 21UX. It's a major advancement over a normal tablet and really speeds up your work and increases creativity.

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      • #4
        Re: How many use Wacom tablets?

        I am not a professional retoucher, but I have a 9 x 12 Wacom with the airbrush pen and enjoy the control that the pen gives.

        dc

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        • #5
          Re: How many use Wacom tablets?

          Photoshop is made, these days, to be used with a tablet. Can you do it with a mouse? millions do, but in this profession especially, a tablet is really the only serious way to go.

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          • #6
            Re: How many use Wacom tablets?

            i work at a place that does retouching for over 30 publications. Not one user here uses a wacom tablet. Is there any real obvious advantage to using one?

            If so what are they?

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            • #7
              Re: How many use Wacom tablets?

              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!

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              • #8
                Re: How many use Wacom tablets?

                Pressure sensitivity. With 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity, you can control your software tools by changing how hard you press the pen tip on the tablet. Using pressure sensitivity, you can dynamically control things like exposure, brush size, opacity, and more.

                INTUOS - Overview
                The Intuos3 professional pen tablet makes it easy to quickly and professionally edit photos and create digital artwork by turning on the full power of Adobe® Photoshop®, Corel® Painter™, and over 100 other leading software applications. Create universal settings for your pen and tablet or alter your settings by application for maximum productivity.

                Intuos pen tablets use Wacom's patented technology to give you the natural feel and superior performance of Wacom's patented, cordless and battery-free technology. Get the control, comfort, and productivity of Intuos3—and join millions of satisfied Wacom tablet users. Alternating between the comfortable Grip Pen and the ergonomic five-button Intuos3 mouse reduces repetitive motion. It's an easy and natural way to work.

                Intuos3 runs on both PCs and Macs. Also, you can use an Intuos pen to unleash new functionality designed for pen tablets within Windows Vista™ like personal note taking, email signing, handwriting recognition, handwritten emails, and pen flick navigation.

                Many software applications have features and tools that are designed to be used with a pen.

                Fluid strokes, the ability to DRAW rather than click/drag, trace, sketch, cut masks with more ease.

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                • #9
                  Re: How many use Wacom tablets?

                  I'm just a hobbiest and can't stand using photoshop at all without a tablet. I will occasionally get to do some photoshop stuff at work and will bring my tablet from home to use at work.

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                  • #10
                    Re: How many use Wacom tablets?

                    see this article. as you see, this is not a new topic. http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/archive/t-11766.html

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                    • #11
                      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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                      • #12
                        Re: How many use Wacom tablets?

                        Originally posted by xxxmen View Post
                        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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                        • #13
                          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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                          • #14
                            Re: How many use Wacom tablets?

                            I use a Wacom Graphire 4. I couldn't live without a tablet now.

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                            • #15
                              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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