Wacom tablet

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  1. mavericks7913 macrumors 6502

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    Is it useful for portrait editing with photoshop? Someone is selling it for just $150 cause he had to sell it asap. I wonder if I need it for my uses. Well, I don't use photoshop often for now due to my editing skill. I can't even retouch portrait skin at all... Do you think that I should wait till I have better editing skill?
     
  2. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    I think you'd develop your skills with the tablet. Rather than learning to do it without then having to relearn when you get one in the future. But depends on the type of photography and editing you want to do really.
     
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    You can't really do skin retouching/smoothing without a tablet. I'd go as far as saying you can't really use photoshop without one.
     
  4. The Bad Guy macrumors 6502a

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    Useful? It's necessary.
     
  5. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

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    Which Wacom? They make a bunch. The medium Intutos is around 8.5X10 and goes for $165 new.
    Link to Amazon:http://www.amazon.com/Wacom-digital...&ie=UTF8&qid=1464932059&sr=1-7&keywords=Wacom

    Tablets are fun, but learning the keyboard shortcuts on Photoshop will save you more time.

    EDIT: Im always wary of "Has to sell fast".

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  6. The Bad Guy macrumors 6502a

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    Shortcuts don't help with brushwork though.
     
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    Astropad with Pencil on an iPP is not bad if you already own an iPP.
     
  8. mavericks7913 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Im talking about Intuos Pro version Med. Are there any difference between this and Intuos Art?
     
  9. The Bad Guy macrumors 6502a

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    Intuos Pro Medium is the same as what I use.

    How do I use it? Well by all means, take a looksee...

    www.acampbellphoto.net
     
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  12. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    My first three choices are the Pro, the Pro, and the Pro.

    The Art is the former Bamboo IMHO and, therefore, pretty much junk. I tried the Bamboo, Bamboo Touch, and Art - I sent them all back and am using a Pro Medium. I did see that Wacom has a $50 promo on the Pro Medium - as a longtime Wacom user that means - to me - its replacement is due soon and its time to clear out existing stock. My 2¢ worth.
     
  13. mavericks7913 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So you would go for pro series? DO you think that having wacom tablet will change the way of editing images slightly?
     
  14. filmbufs macrumors 6502

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    Explore the wacom tablet options but get a medium sized tablet. Mine is a 6x8ish size and works great. A tablet WILL change the way you edit images and, if you're like me, you'll ditch the mouse completely and use the tablet for everything. While there probably is a hundred ways to do the same thing, a tablet will allow for precision and subtle adjustments. Something I can't seem to accomplish using a mouse. Plus it's just more fun. There's a slight learning curve but give it a week and you're set.
     
  15. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    Absolutely, the Pro version. I use a Wacom Pro Medium with my right hand and an Apple Magic Trackpad with my left hand and a keyboard in the middle of both input devices. I'm right-handed, and move the Trackpad on either side as I see fit or as my moods change - but I can't live without a Intuous tablet (that's what they've been called for years until recently when the Intuos Pro name replaced the Intuos name and the Intuos name replaced the Bamboo name - frustrating, that, for new users...).

    I also will not use the word "slightly" - these tablets were designed to transform graphics users experiences in what I'll offer as a paradigm shift in workflow. I started using Wacom tablets in the ADB age, around 2000 (when they were bulletproof and still made in Japan). When I started drafting using AutoCAD and GIS apps, my billable production was 40% higher than my counterparts - and I was just starting out with SHAPE files and AutoCAD - Wacom tablets and my experience with them were my advantage at the time, and now I'm running my own company while my former coworkers are still working for others at pretty much the same tasks as a decade ago...

    Wacom has created some pretty nifty tools - their pens and tablets generally blow away their competitors. You should give a Intuos Pro a try - they offer a 30-day option. Their software is generally pretty solid as well. One of my favorite bloggers of Wacom's products and what they're capable of is Terry White (Google "Terry White Photography") and you'll see what you can do with these tools. Cheers!
     

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