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Old 07-25-2006, 09:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Been doing all of my editing with a mouse and I hate it. Its like trying to paint with boxing gloves on. Would like to hear some reasonably priced alternatives. I use photoshop 7 if it makes a differance.
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Old 07-25-2006, 09:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have a Wacom Graphire 4, 6x8,..and I love it,..usb connection, plug it in WinXp and away you go. I use PS7 also,...I think the tablet was around $150 on e-bay.
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Old 07-25-2006, 09:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks Ron.
I was looking at B&H and they had a wide range in sizes. Is there an advantage to the larger ones or do the small ones work just as well?
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Old 07-26-2006, 08:52 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Steve,

I use the Wacom 9x12 Intuos. The 9x12 aspect ratio comes close to matching the layout of my side-by-side Apple 23" Cinema display. This model is a bit pricey but has worked well for me.

As for getting the hang of it... I had a terrible time. I tried to change over several times over the past 3-4 years. Each time was so frustrating getting use to the eye-hand coordination thing. So bad that I would sell off the graphics tablet, then try it again a year down the road, only to get frustrated again. Finally, when I switched my post processing from PC to a Mac, the Mac mouse was so clunky to use that the quality of my work went down hill. I made up my mind to basically put away the mouse and ONLY use the pen for everything on the Mac. That worked.

Now I don't feel comfortable with the mouse anymore as it feels way to restrictive. I have so much more control with the pen and I feel that my work moves along at a faster clip.

Oh, the type of pad was extremely important to me. I had a lower end model and the texture/surface of the pad + the type of stylus was just too slippery. It was like there was almost no tactile feel of the tip on the surface of the pad. I moved up to the new Intuos 9x12 and the tactile feel was incredible, almost like I was drawing on a piece of paper... perfect for me.

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Old 07-26-2006, 10:02 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks John! Thats one of the models I was looking at. B&H has them for $400 so the price is reasonable. Your work with it is just increible! When is your book due? Beautiful work.
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For me the 6x8 feels just right,..I'm on a 17" wide screen laptop, (not much desk space used up), and using the pen while editing, I don't even move my hand, just my finger tips,..it's like using a surgical tool. I use the wireless mouse that comes with it while surfing and doing non editing things.
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I have two computers in my office and have the 4X5 Graphire and the 6X8 Intuos. Of course I like the bigger one best, because it allows a little more control. But the 4X5 beats the mouse by a mile. As I told a lady at a convention Monday, once you use a tablet to work in photoshop, you will never go back.
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Thanks John! Thats one of the models I was looking at. B&H has them for $400 so the price is reasonable. Your work with it is just increible! When is your book due? Beautiful work.
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Thank you for the compliment Steve, very much appreciated.

Ah the book... but for the lack of the right models... sigh... (We did receive contact from a perfect model from London... all she wanted was airfare and lodging. Reasonable, but !

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sizes in the Wacom line and for me I find the 6x8 works just fine. I found the big 12x18 at an auction and used it for while but unless you are doing painter work and use long strokes its a bit of over kill. I haven't used the 9x12 but since the 6x8 works so well for me I haven't sought it out. The graphire and the littler 4xwhatever is too small. I had for short while one of those that you can draw on the display screen but didn't like it and went back to the 6x8.

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I have used a 6 x 8 Intuos II for quite some time now and can't image using a mouse ever again. I use a 22 Lacie monitor and i have never felt cramped for room at all. With that said it doesn't mean that the larger tablets don't have their pluses. If this one should every go out on me i would have one next dayed without question 6x8 or 9x12. I think that some users will find the tablet a little bit of a problem to use a first but usually get the hang of it really quick. We have an IT guy that just hates when he uses my machine because the mouse is no where in sight. You talk about funny to watch, every move is painstaking for him.
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