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Paul Colebrook

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Wacom/Graphic Tablet

Hi All

Would like some advise im looking at getting a device to assist when editing does anyone use a wacom or graphics tablet if so which is the best and ideal without spending loads of money.

Dont want to spend loads of money so please help

 

Many Thanks

Paul :) 

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bigalguitarpicker

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Re: Wacom/Graphic Tablet

I have a Wacom Graphire which I don't really use at all. I have the odd attempt at using it and tell myself to keep at it, but I never do! I intend using it a lot more for the graphics course I'm doing. I've seen fluent users in action and I know I really should make more use of it. Mine is, I think, an Excel 4, cost £150 a couple of years ago. The Wacom Bamboo is well recommended, I think it costs about £60. They're great for making selections, far better than a mouse. Hope this helps (such as it is!)

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Barry Howes

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Barry Howes says:

Re: Wacom/Graphic Tablet

I recently got a Wacom intuos 4 A6 jobbie. Neat kit with a big big manual. I think it will be awesome when I get to grips with it, if ever.

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Paul Colebrook

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Re: Wacom/Graphic Tablet

 Thanks guys. i was looking at the bamboo so might follow through with that

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Chevvyf1

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Chevvyf1 says:

Re: Wacom/Graphic Tablet

Barry Howes said:

I recently got a Wacom intuos 4 A6 jobbie. Neat kit with a big big manual. I think it will be awesome when I get to grips with it, if ever.



 

I just got one of these for Christmas ... I shall get into THE manual for New Year I hope ! and be using it lots from Jan 10th ! (NY Resolution target  date ???)

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Chadwick

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Chadwick says:

Re: Wacom/Graphic Tablet

I use a Wacom something-or-other. It's A6 sized. For editing, it's invaluable. I feel so clumsy when I try it with a mouse. However, for moving files around, I always revert to the mouse. It's too easy to mess up a drag-and-drop with the pen.

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Chevvyf1

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Chevvyf1 says:

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I unpacked mine and discovered its VAST the L !  I thought it would be about the size of a mouse pad thus, sit on the arm of my sofa (where mouse mat sits) comfortably ...  but its not! it takes up the safa arm and half my lap !

I have just spent a few hours installing it, and "fiddling" about on a few photos in Corel Photo using the pen - its TRULY AWESOME ! The Pen are farm more ergonomicly designed - Mice give Repetative Strain injury to the wrist, arm and shoulder as mouse holding is "un natural" wheras the Pen GRIP is something we have held since very young and BUILT up the muscles; kinesthetic and vestibular systems to the brain to do it well !   BUT such a CHANGE from Mice takes a while ... 

I thinks its a great bit of kit, esp for photo editing - but crashed a few times, so I am sending of the Error Reports to Corel !

Chadwick I am not able to use the Clone pick up source and drop it down yet, are YOU ?

Barry have you had a go with it this hols?

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