Graphic Tablet

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by bntz313, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. bntz313 macrumors 6502

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    I'm looking for an graphic tablet, I don't have alot of money (150-200). This is going to be my first tablet. I'll be using it for graphic design, lite photo touch ups. I read some things saying that a non-wide tablet would not work right on my mbp I'm just wondering if this is true. Please help me cause I'm looking to get one this week.
     
  2. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    You can specify whether the tablet maps to the entire screen, or whether it just maps to a portion of it. So...you could use your 4x3 tablet with your 16x10 screen in one of two ways: either it stretches so that horizontal movements are exaggerated, or it will work with only a portion of the screen, but do so accurately.
     
  3. bntz313 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    If it maps to an portion would it be enough to use it just in the window of illustrator, photoshop, etc. I really want to get one but I do not have alot of money. What would be the best size to get for my money?
     
  4. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    I'm pretty sure you can specify where on the screen the corners of the tablet correspond to...so it could be as much as the full height, but just not the full width, for instance. You could either go with the smallest Intuos (the professional line) or the medium sized Bamboo Fun, which is bigger than the Intuos, but doesn't offer as much sensitivity (tilt and pressure), and only comes with the pen, and not the mouse.
     
  5. aaron.lee2006 macrumors 65816

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    I have a Bamboo Fun. Obviously not a professional user. If you are going to be using your tablet for basic photo touch ups then get the Bamboo Fun, that's what I use it for and I couldn't be happier.
     
  6. LeviG macrumors 65816

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    Is that Dollars or Pounds, you're really restricted to the A6 intuos 3 (might just be in budget) or more realistically the bamboo range.
     
  7. tersono macrumors 68000

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    The bamboo range is okay as a starter tablet, but has a limited range of pressure sensitivity. For occasional use it'll probably be fine, but if you want to get into serious drawing/digital paint, you're going to find yourself needing something better. Personally, I'd be more inclined to go for one of the A6 intuos models rather than a larger Bamboo, but I use Painter, Photoshop and Illustrator pretty heavily, so my needs may be different from yours. If you get a chance, give 'em both a try.
     
  8. bntz313 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well I'm a graphic design major so I use photoshop, Ai, Flash everyday. What do you think for an intuos2 usb 6x8 for 150 USD? I seen this on ebay and want to buy it. Think that will be a good starter tablet?
     

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