I need advice

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    Sharon Wilke
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    I’m considering purchasing a drawing tablet to use with PSP. Corel recommends the expensive Wacom tablet, but I don’t want to spend that much money in case I see I just can’t draw with it. I know several of you use a drawing tablet so your recommendations will be very valuable to me. I’m clueless about what I need other than one that works with PSP and plays nicely with Windows. Thank you in advance for your recommendations!

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    Cassel
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    Hey Sharon. You don’t need one of those expensive tablets. I have an old Bamboo Fun (it is even discontinued now) and it still works fine. I would say that just about any graphics tablet should do the trick, and since it takes time to get used to it, my suggestion is to start with something affordable. Wacom has a whole series of tablets and it is a good company. At least, that is my experience.

    And remember that a tablet is just another pointing device, so it should work in any program (I don’t have a mouse plugged into my desktop anymore, and do everything with my tablet).

    #30124

    libera
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    I agree with Carole. To begin with drawing it must not be necessarily an expensive tablet. I have an older version of a Wacom (One by Wacom M CTL-672). I bought last year Corel Draw Home&Student 2018 and it was additional to the sofware (good sale on a german shop). It takes much time to get used to it and I am still not. A friend of mine works with an real older Bamboo too and is still happy about it.

    Another PS: are you used to draw with paper and pencil or brush, that would make the thing easier.

    • This reply was modified 4 months ago by  libera.
    #30841

    Helen
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    I am just trying out my Wacom tablet that I purchased some time ago. It is Intuos small pen tablet.  I unplugged my mouse and going to give it a try.

     

     

    #30948

    Sharon Wilke
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    I finally¬† received the pen tablet that I ordered. I ended up with the XP-Pen Star 03. I’ve got it up and running and it works with Paint Shop Pro and Painter Essentials as well. Now if I can figure out how to work with it, I’ll be doing well. Many years ago (before computers came along) I dabbled at traditional drawing so I have a little training. My biggest issue right now is coordinating with the mouse and pen. I am so addicted to the mouse!!!! That’s also why I hate the touchscreen option. I can’t stand the dirty screen so all I do clean it over and over again LOL!

    I welcome any advice anyone can give! Any tips would be appreciated.

    #30949

    Cassel
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    Sharon, my best suggestion is to get rid of the mouse completely for a while, just to “force” yourself to use the tablet. Also, find a comfortable placement for it. Many people use it on the right of their keyboard. I tried that, but it was not good for me, especially since it had additional buttons that were logically to be used with my left hand. I ended up placing my tablet right in front of me, on the keyboard drawer, and the keyboard is on the desk itself. That works for me. Find what works for you otherwise you won’t use it as much. I use my tablet 100% on my desktop. I don’t even have a mouse plugged on it.

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    Helen
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    I am finding the more I use the pen easier it gets.

     

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