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Which Wacom Tablet?

I have been looking into getting a wacom tablet, but all the reviews i have read have confusing advice- because they are used by illustrators and photographers, who have different needs…

so, i was wondering, anyone have advice about size (in this case, i think size does matter?) and model? the intuous vs. the graphire. right now, i’m leaning towards the graphire4 4×5 size to do pretty basic retouching work.

thanks in advance for any information you might be able to offer!

by Shreya Shah at 2006-05-17 01:00:21 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) Atlanta, GA , United States | Bookmark | | Report spam→

I use the 6×11 Intuous, most people will probably tell you to get the Intuous as its twice as sensitive.
Size is a personal decision I got the 6×11 as its wide format. Sometimes it feels a little big but it does provide a good amount of control, and when I upgrade to the 30" I’m sure it will feel even better.
Than again if cost is an issue you can often pick up a 4×5 graphire for 35 dollars on www.dealnews.com

by Franz | 17 May 2006 02:05 | Los Angeles, United States | | Report spam→
When I first bought one I could only afford the Graphire, I had planned to upgrade at some time but have never felt the need to..even after trying a friends A5 Intuous.

Beware you will probably never want to use a mouse again! They are great!

Cheers

Martin

by Martin Shakeshaft | 17 May 2006 05:05 (ed. May 17 2006) | Back home, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
thanks, ya’ll….

cost IS somewhat of an issue, but i don’t want to have to buy another tablet bc the first one isn’t sufficient. what kind of retouching do you do? and martin— do you have the 4×5 or bigger? thanks again.

by Shreya Shah | 17 May 2006 10:05 | Atlanta, GA, United States | | Report spam→
I have the A6 I’m in the UK – I think this is the 4 × 5 in the US. The small one. The eye/hand seem to adapt to the size. I don’t see any need to change in the near future. If it helps I also teach PhotoShop at a local college and I purchased 8 of the tablets for them, the students get on well with them.

Martin

by Martin Shakeshaft | 17 May 2006 10:05 | Back home, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
I got one few months ago, used it a few times and found that it was much easier for me to use the mouse when retouching.
So, for me, a tablet didn’t work..

by | 17 May 2006 11:05 | Southampton, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
I have a small graphire at the moment because my old inutios (or something) broke down. I don not like the graphire and am going to get the inutios again.
I would not like to be with out one and there is a new world that opens up in changing from mouse to pen, specially with PS. I feel that the smaller ones are grate as you can take them with you any where. The bigger are more for those that are used to draw and paint.

by Kristjan Logason | 17 May 2006 17:05 | Reykjavik, Iceland | | Report spam→

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