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Wacom tablet users. WHAT UP?

Discussion in 'Art & Design' started by kidlugz, Jan 2, 2005.

  1. kidlugz

    kidlugz Guest

    I want to buy this tablet>>> Intuos3 9x12 USB Tablet @ $589.00.

    I hear the intuos models are the high end tablet from wacom. Any of you guys own one of these/have experience using one? Does it make drawing in illustrator or photoshop a dream?
     
  2. -Rage-

    -Rage- 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 12, 2001 Messages: 10,006 Likes Received: 28
    I've got a smaller Wacom tablet.
    I suck at photoshop and illustrator, so I barely use it anymore.

    If I was better, i'm sure I'd say it works great.
     
  3. Siob

    Siob New Jack

    Joined: Dec 23, 2004 Messages: 26 Likes Received: 0
    I've used it and still do. The high and low end wacoms do the same exact thing technically. The larger one allow you to draw in larger proportions. Using a tablet verses the mouse just allows you to draw and paint freehand plus trace. But if you're an illustrator or airbrusher, you'd appreciate the tablet for sure.
     
  4. heavyLox

    heavyLox Veteran Member

    Joined: Feb 2, 2002 Messages: 7,196 Likes Received: 17
    save yourself some money and buy a re-ferb. i got an 11/18 for 250$ a year ago or so.
     
  5. GnomeToys

    GnomeToys Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 24, 2003 Messages: 2,616 Likes Received: 4
    I think he knows what a tablet is, and you're leaving out the pressure sensitivity.
     
  6. diggity

    diggity Guest

    a guy at work has one, he never really uses it. i think its sort of a pain in the ass when used with dual displays so i havent invested in one.
     
  7. Mista_Merc

    Mista_Merc Member

    Joined: May 12, 2001 Messages: 412 Likes Received: 0
    I've been using Wacom tablets for a short while now, both at home and at work - once you get past the clumsy hamfisted feel you get when you first use it, you'll wonder why you ever put up with a mouse before. I use the Intuos3 at work and it feels very slick plus the pen is superb.

    I've found though if you have the deskspace, position the tablet in front of the keyboard rather than to the side like a mouse and it feels more instinctive.
     
  8. TheArchitect

    TheArchitect Junior Member

    Joined: Jun 2, 2004 Messages: 173 Likes Received: 6
    The low end versions only sense 256 levels of pressure while the high end
    ones sense 512 levels. I don't use it all then time but for some tasks it is
    indispensable.
     
  9. Al Green

    Al Green Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2001 Messages: 8,561 Likes Received: 1
    ill say this.. i use one alot nowadays.. and i think it takes alot of time to train yourself how to use it. Ive worked in offices where people did mechanicals.. in quark strictly with tablets.. i have to make one major point which has not been made.. IT IS A SHITLOAD EASIER FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE RIGHT HANDED...

    if youre left handed...all the key commands become complicated..

    as for drawing in illustrator..

    ive read quite a few tutorials on inking.. (for comics) in illustrator.. its ok.. but its still a pain in the ass.

    I think its very useful depending on what kind of person you are and what kind of graphic/visual applications youre doing.

    i did this the other night..in a few hours.. just so people can get an idea of what someone whose spent a year trying to use it can kinda do.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    we have one at work at one of the pc stations. no one uses it...I've thought about "borrowing it" several times.

    I've got an off brand at home that wasn't too bad. Really fucking small though.
     
  11. slave_one

    slave_one Elite Member

    Joined: Apr 4, 2003 Messages: 2,745 Likes Received: 2
    most everyone at my work is using a wacom, i really should get one for myself.
     
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