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post #1 of 6 Old 10-11-2012, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
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wacom create tablet

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Does anyone "out there" have a pen tablet? I am thinking of getting my DH one for xmas, and the "wacom create" looks nice. Any pro's, con's, or better model suggestions would be great! Thanks.

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I use the bamboo tablet and LOVE it. You kind of have to re-learn drawing because its a bit awkward at first, but once you get the hang of it it really opens up a lot of creative doors. Mine came with a program as well that allows you to choose tons of different brushes to draw with, color options, ect.

If you enjoy drawing, it's really a fun toy and a useful tool :)
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I use the bamboo tablet and LOVE it. You kind of have to re-learn drawing because its a bit awkward at first, but once you get the hang of it it really opens up a lot of creative doors. Mine came with a program as well that allows you to choose tons of different brushes to draw with, color options, ect.

If you enjoy drawing, it's really a fun toy and a useful tool :)
Oh, wow - thanks for the info. I have to get some sort of of tablet now b/c I bought sketchbook pro 6 app b/c it was a deal of the day on amazon. DH is super artistic - and the "create" looks so fun, not to mention a "nice" size - and the intuos5 thing is too pricey. From your description, the bamboo create will work well enough.

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I've had four tablets, two of which were Wacom brand. My Wacoms were the Bamboo Fun and currently the Bamboo Fun Pen and Touch. Wacom tends to have issues with the computer not recognizing that the tablet is plugged in (something wrong with the tablet's USB cable). Unfortunately, that can't be fixed but it can be somewhat prevented if you store your tablet properly and not futz around with the cable a lot. I've also noticed that the pen nib wears down really quickly...or that may just be me since I draw endlessly and even revert to using my tablet instead of my laptop's touch pad. I'm looking into Wacom Intuos or a Cintiq (12WX or 22HD) when I can save up for one.

I also used an Intuos in my computer graphics class in college (I discontinued that venue because I was still figuring out what I wanted to focus my major in and I already knew so much that I could have taught the class better than the professor...and I was 19 at the time).

A lot of "tablet newbies" are under the false impression that using a tablet is just like drawing on paper, except you're work shows directly on the computer. It can actually take a long time to get used to, especially if you're using a tablet with pressure sensitivity. Even then, your drawing style will never really be the same from paper to tablet. I would also suggest often drawing on paper like you used to because I used tablets for so long my paper-drawing talent severely deteriorated.

Many people are also under the impression that using a tablet somehow makes your art look better. Nothing can be farther from the truth. It takes a lot of practice to even make something half-decent, especially when you're first starting out. Great art will never come easy. It will always take time and practice. I always get annoyed whenever someone goes "OMG you drew that on a tablet?!" like it's extremely difficult, when anybody can do it with enough practice. It also annoys me when people practically worship artists who use tablets. We're just like every other artist - pen, watercolor, charcoal - it doesn't matter. None of us are above anybody else and tablet-users are nothing to "ooh" and "aah" about.

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I've had four tablets, two of which were Wacom brand. My Wacoms were the Bamboo Fun and currently the Bamboo Fun Pen and Touch. Wacom tends to have issues with the computer not recognizing that the tablet is plugged in (something wrong with the tablet's USB cable). Unfortunately, that can't be fixed but it can be somewhat prevented if you store your tablet properly and not futz around with the cable a lot. I've also noticed that the pen nib wears down really quickly...or that may just be me since I draw endlessly and even revert to using my tablet instead of my laptop's touch pad. I'm looking into Wacom Intuos or a Cintiq (12WX or 22HD) when I can save up for one.

I also used an Intuos in my computer graphics class in college (I discontinued that venue because I was still figuring out what I wanted to focus my major in and I already knew so much that I could have taught the class better than the professor...and I was 19 at the time).

A lot of "tablet newbies" are under the false impression that using a tablet is just like drawing on paper, except you're work shows directly on the computer. It can actually take a long time to get used to, especially if you're using a tablet with pressure sensitivity. Even then, your drawing style will never really be the same from paper to tablet. I would also suggest often drawing on paper like you used to because I used tablets for so long my paper-drawing talent severely deteriorated.

Many people are also under the impression that using a tablet somehow makes your art look better. Nothing can be farther from the truth. It takes a lot of practice to even make something half-decent, especially when you're first starting out. Great art will never come easy. It will always take time and practice. I always get annoyed whenever someone goes "OMG you drew that on a tablet?!" like it's extremely difficult, when anybody can do it with enough practice. It also annoys me when people practically worship artists who use tablets. We're just like every other artist - pen, watercolor, charcoal - it doesn't matter. None of us are above anybody else and tablet-users are nothing to "ooh" and "aah" about.
Interesting. Sorry for the delayed response, I was out of town. I do not have his talent - or it would be for me. :) I am just figuring if one has talent it will "show up" in any media. I hope.

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I had a Wacom Bamboo Fun tablet for years and LOVED it! As stated before, it certainly can take some time to get used to, but if you use it as your mouse whenever you use your computer it'll become second nature in no time. Now that mine is no longer working (had it for over 6 years!) I miss it terribly! I've found that it makes graphic design work SO much quicker.

I would certainly agree with the Create version for anyone who wants to do more than just sign documents digitally. That's the one I'm planning on acquiring for both pleasure and business, seeing as it's the most economical price for a great product that most probably wouldn't be able to distinguish in quality from the Intuos5. I've used the higher grade tablets, and I can honestly say I wouldn't pay more for them. They feel exactly the same to me.

Also thanks for reminding me to put this on my Christmas list!
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