Wacom graphics tablet guide

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by okieiam, Mar 4, 2017.

  1. okieiam macrumors member


    Dec 17, 2016
    Has any one kill on graphics tablet with macOS. I found people review it as really hard drawing or writin on the table while looking at the monitor. Any idea?
  2. TSE macrumors 68030


    Jun 25, 2007
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    I am an industrial designer using an intuos pro medium, the previous generation. I can only assume that this current generation is even better.

    It took some getting used to, for sure. What I discovered though, was it was mostly mental. Once I got over the hurdle of the new experience, and just sat down to get work done, I forgot that I was drawing on my tabletop while looking forward at the screen. I plan on taking a good hard look at the new iPad Pros as a possible upgrade. But you know what? The wacom tablet has done everything I've asked, and more. It's really introduced me to the world of digital sketching and I really don't need to upgrade.

    If you have anymore specific questions, feel free to ask me.

    Below is some sketches I did last night.

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  3. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Once you mastered you will never look down on graphic tablet. I started with small Wacom tablet then now I got a Wacom Intous 5 medium. Take a lot of training to become a pro. :)
  4. okieiam thread starter macrumors member


    Dec 17, 2016
    Hi, I am actually ordering a 10 inch Wacom tablet Cube Mix Plus and planning to put OSX on it
    I know a device doesn't make an artist, just for fun
    Thank you anyway
  5. okieiam, Mar 14, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2017

    okieiam thread starter macrumors member


    Dec 17, 2016
    workworkWaiting for my Cube tablet to arrive, I just bought one Wacom Intous Draw CTL490 and put film protector in its surface. In SketchBook Pro, I have to press really hard for the pressure work, on the other hand, the surface of the tablet is too slippery in ArtRage.... Any setting in these software to improve the condition?
    Also please tell typical hover range for a good tablet. My pen is not detected if hovering a distance more than 5 mm from the surface. I think It Should work even at 1 to 2 cm away right ?
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  6. Zoeluo macrumors newbie


    Nov 21, 2017
    I saw a new Cube iWork10 Pro Dual OS appeared on cube-tablet, may this support.
  7. chufa macrumors newbie

    Mar 16, 2018
    I work 10 + hours a day on my XP-Pen Artist22E graphics tablet http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M9EURM1 . I've been using graphics tablets for over 8 years. I absolutely need one because i paint/draw for a living and these days people need things done fast soo digital is the way to go.

    I've been using XP-Pen tablets for all this time. I wouldnt recommend ANY other brand but wacom for graphics tablets. They are the best. I currently use a Medium size XP-Pen Artist22E .

    For just scribbling notes and doing minor photo touch ups I would recommend either a Small XP-Pen Star05 ( which cost about 70$ Canadian) more or less.

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