What kind of tablets do you guys use, and what do you prefer?


#1

I currently use Paintshop Pro 8 and Phototshop CS. What kind of tablets would you reccomend for someone who uses these programs?

Also are there any other paint programs that are worth my while?


#2

From what I heard from actual users and studio peeps www.wacom.com has the best tablets hand down. I got an intuos2 6x8.

As for paint programs I never used paintshop pro, but the new painter owns. The interface is much like photoshop now. No matter what I always end up liking ps because i know it better.


#3

good thread, and just in time too. i’m looking around for a graphics tablet, but they all seem ultra pricey. i’m thinking to get a graphire3, but the size is only 4x5 in. i’d probably use it mostly for CG work within photoshop or quick sketches; i already have a scanner for detailed works. is that way to small in terms of drawing space? let me know what your opinions are.


#4

Yeah 4x5 is fine, I use to have one. You don’t really need a giant tablet as it calls for giant strokes. Yeah smaller tablets are perfect for cging art.


#5

what are the good name brands? i’m looking to get one too, but freakin expensive, i want a 6x8, but i think i’m gonna have to settle with the small 4x5, what’s a good price for that size? anyone know, i really want one :frowning: ok time to pull all nighters to finish all my finals…:frowning:


#6

heh i’ve searched around…and wacom is apparently the brand to get. retails for around $100, but you can find it for $80 + ship if you really try. and yeah i had misgivings about getting the 4x5 as opposed to the 6x8, but the 6x8 one is funkin’ expensive to hell, and i just plan on using the pad for cging and stuff so 4x5 should be ok.

SFMC: thanks for your opinion. your work is the bomb and if a 4x5 was good enough for you then by freakin’ golly it should be damn well good enough for me.


#7

sfmc hooked it up for me with a graphire2 for $30!!!:eek:

too bad I haven’t used it though…


#8

You better do my tablet right man. Why haven’t you used it yet? I even told you some studio tricks and you don’t even use it. Thang nay dung di! dung tablet di!


#9

Damn u Dreaded Fist!!! u didn’t even touch it yet…aiya
I would of payed $50 :stuck_out_tongue: but o well. I’ve tried ebay but these damn bastards keep beating me at the last second. I seriously hate it when they beat u by 25 cents/$1. That sure sucks balls.
Anyone else wanna sell a tablet? :stuck_out_tongue:


#10

shadow, try price grabber.
Sorry SFMC but I can’t find the juice to make art as of late. Like in recent months, well… more like recent year.

but diont worry Vlady! I think i might have something cracking up by listening to “the lonely shepherd” a lot.


#11

cool, i’m gonna have to save up some money, for it, ohh i forgot about my income taxes…but i don’t get much back this year…oh well, yeah that really sucks ass when someone out bids u by like 50 cents, :bluu:

i can understand a bit of that thai :smiley: are u really thai sfmc? i’m laotian, and the language is kinda similar