Tablet recommendations for simple sketches

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by irbdavid, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. irbdavid macrumors regular

    irbdavid

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    Mar 27, 2006
    #1
    Can anyone recommend a cheap (~£50 / ~$60) tablet that works reliably with OS X? I want to be able to do simple line illustrations, along the lines of those you see at XKCD.com

    Nothing complex, but I (hope) it would be much quicker to draw these sketches than my current method of doing more 'precise' illustrations in Inkscape.

    What software should I use to get good results - Inkscape? I don't want to pay for Adobe CS*. Ideally I would need to produce print-quality output.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Kwill macrumors 68000

    Kwill

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    Mar 10, 2003
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    Your illustration requirements are very elaborate. The cheapest Wacom Bamboo should suffice. It's currently on Amazon for about $59.

    There's also a refurbished Bamboo Fun Tablet (never heard of it) for $45.

    Software comes with the tablet.
     
  3. jampat macrumors 6502a

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    Bamboo fun is the same tablet as the normal bamboo with the addition of a mouse and a copy of Photoshop Express (one generation older than current). I have never had any issues in os x with it and would recommend it for your application.
     

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