Wacom Bamboo

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by Topher15, Feb 23, 2008.

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    Topher15

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    I planning on getting my first tablet and at the moment am only interested in a cheap one (around <£50). Price wise the Bamboo is okay although apparently it is designed for general input tasks rather than graphics. Anyone used this with Photoshop? Will it suffice?
     
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    djejrejk

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    I saw a video on DL.TV with Alex Lyndsay (Pixel Corps)... he recommended it for a travel tablet. He used it for photoshop and other work in OSX with no problems.

    I have not used one personally, but I hear great things about WACOM.
     
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    I don't know how good the Bamboo is but Maybe you should get a used Graphire that's what I use and it works quite well in Photoshop.
     
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    jerryrock

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    Here is a quick feature comparison of the Wacom tablet line:
     

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    Try ebay. I just bought a Intuos2 tablet from cascade asset mgmt for 150, I got it and was like brand new. So that might be a good bet to go with if you want something better but cheap also
     
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    notnek

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    I use a Bamboo Medium Tablet for Photoshop and Illustrator. Works great with Leopard. It's a decent table. Great price for what it does though.
     
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    fluidedge

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    i use the bamboo for photoshop and maya. it's great. it would be nice to have a bigger space (it's only A6), say A5 wide, but for <£50 you can't say anything bad about it.
     
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    JE-Illustration

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    From what I read(and I could be wrong) the Bamboo "Fun" is what took the place of the old Graphires. And the plain Bamboo is a less expensive model. My wife made me buy an Intuos3. I've never used a tablet before... and I yet to dabbling into this one. I played around with it in corel painter and didn't quite grasp it yet... I drew a bit in photoshop and did a little better.
     

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