wacom bamboo usable for sketching?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by Muncher, May 2, 2009.

  1. Muncher macrumors 65816

    Muncher

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    Hey, I recently have been looking into tablets for what little art I do. For the past few months I've been scanning in my drawings through my printer onto my computer, where I can work on them more in inkscape and gimp. However, my printer is now entirely useless (it won't do anything any more), and I hate having to use my mouse to draw. The bamboo tablet I've read is very useful if only to replace the mouse. I don't have the money for anything fancy, though.

    The way I see it I have 3 options: I can get a new Bamboo (not the fun) for $69, or a refurbished Intuos3 4x6 for about $110. I like the aesthetic of the basic Bamboo the best, and the Intuos is about the same size. I know it detects tilt, and the pressure sensitivity is twice as good.

    Is it worth the extra money for the Intuos?

    Thanks as always,
    Muncher
     
  2. xparaparafreakx macrumors 65816

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    Yes, it is worth the money. I love the feel of Intuos surface and pens (if you buy more pens)
     
  3. Muncher thread starter macrumors 65816

    Muncher

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    Ideally, I'd get the medium Intuos4, but I can't find the money for anything over $100 right now, so it looks like I'll probably be getting the bamboo. The most important feature for me in the Intuos is the tilt, but from what I've read I probably won't miss a feature I never used.

    Maybe when the Bamboo wears out in a few years I'll look at a smaller Intuos. Everything I've read says that at the least, the Bamboo is a good mouse replacement; I wonder how well it would work with Guild Wars? :p:D
     
  4. LeviG macrumors 65816

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    intuos is the better buy however I would suggest getting a widescreen version (ie a6 wide - don't know the american version name)to match the screen ratio of your imac
     

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