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  • Wacom Intuos5 Professional Pen Tablet

    Any one use one of these? Can I get by with a medium or hold out for a large?

    Can I use the mouse with the tablet and pen...how do you find a point on a small screen?

    Any thoughts....Thank you....
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    Re: Wacom Intuos5 Professional Pen Tablet

    Check out Weston Maggio's RetouchPRO LIVE show over on the video rentals page. 2+ hours of demoing and discussing the Intuos 5.

    http://www.retouchpro.com/rentals
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    • #3
      Re: Wacom Intuos5 Professional Pen Tablet

      The small or medium is more than fine for most people. The large is more useful for illustrators but most of them prefer the Cintique anyway. The tablets come with a mouse that works specifically on the tablet as well and you can also use the normal mouse at the same time. As far as finding a point I'm not sure what you mean but when you install the tablet the effective area of the tablet is equal to the screen area, ie when you are in the upper right corner of the tablet you are in the upper right of the screen

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      • #4
        Re: Wacom Intuos5 Professional Pen Tablet

        If you haven't used a tablet before you might not know that the cursor follows your pen when you hover over the tablet, so you don't have to actually touch it tablet to pick a point - maybe that's what you mean?

        I got the Medium and regretted it, wishing I'd gone for the small. I've used an A5 tablet my whole life and find A4 too tiring. For me, smaller is better.

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        • #5
          Re: Wacom Intuos5 Professional Pen Tablet

          Originally posted by oneredpanther View Post
          If you haven't used a tablet before you might not know that the cursor follows your pen when you hover over the tablet, so you don't have to actually touch it tablet to pick a point - maybe that's what you mean?
          You can actually change that setting.

          I got the Medium and regretted it, wishing I'd gone for the small. I've used an A5 tablet my whole life and find A4 too tiring. For me, smaller is better.
          I bought an Intuos4 L and one of the first things I did was to shrink the active area. Much quicker to navigate now. If I ever get into digital painting the large surface may be useful, but for retouching it's completely worthless.

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          • #6
            Re: Wacom Intuos5 Professional Pen Tablet

            I'm still using an Intuos 2. I have roughly 12" x 9" active area (the 2 has a lot of real estate around the outside - wish I could afford a cintique). For me, this is a good size, maybe an inch or so less all round would be perfect. But then, I'm a photographer rather than a pro retoucher. If I was retouching all day, I'd go for a smaller size.

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            • #7
              Re: Wacom Intuos5 Professional Pen Tablet

              Well, i have Intuos4 small, i didn't use it but i gave it a test, while it is nice tool but i found that small is a bit tricky, i felt i want a bit larger, i have Intuos 3 Large and that is really so tiring to work with, so i am not sure if i should now try the medium size with Intuos 5?

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              • #8
                Re: Wacom Intuos5 Professional Pen Tablet

                I'd definitely recommend the small tablet. You may take a short time to get used to it, but that's better than spending a long time regretting having bought a larger one.

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                  Re: Wacom Intuos5 Professional Pen Tablet

                  Thanks for the response

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                  • #10
                    Re: Wacom Intuos5 Professional Pen Tablet

                    depends what you're coming from - i was using a bamboo for a while and that was TINY. The Intuos 5 Small, though probably the same contact area, is physically bigger and more comfortable to rest your hand on. The touch surface are a nice bonus too.

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