12-21-2013, 11:19 AM
I first used a tablet in 1987-1988. I know I just dated myself as being old. The tablet was part of my High-School's Acad program. It took me a few months to get used to it. Once I managed to get the hang of it, it worked well and was quicker than the mouse. I stopped using a tablet due to the cost in buying my own at the time. A few years ago I purchased a small tablet for my Art Director to get him into do more work on the computer. He has graduated to a newer and better tablet. Last year I acquired a tablet and have slowly gotten back into using it. When I edit artwork or someone's work besides mine a mouse is easier for me. If I am working on an original image or map the tablet gives me greater flexibility. You can now get a good starting tablet for around $90.00 to $100.00 U.S. The only problem I run into is when I am on the road. A tablet is another piece of kit to take.
12-26-2013, 07:02 AM
Hi guys, my girlfriend gave me an Intuos graphic tablet for Christmas and I already love it (almost more than my girlfriend ), but I have just a stupid question: on the back of my tablet there is a space with 4 pen nibs, but when and why I should change them? I mean: it's all plastic, there is no nibs wear, is it?
Last edited by Twonineone; 12-26-2013 at 07:07 AM.
12-26-2013, 09:45 AM
False. Over time the plastic wears off due to the friction with the tablet surface. It takes months before you can see this effect, but it will happen.
12-26-2013, 05:43 PM
And what will be the signs of this wears? Lack of precision or something like that?
12-30-2013, 02:43 PM
When they start to get flat, really. It is a feel issue, not a performance issue.
Originally Posted by Twonineone
12-31-2013, 12:19 PM
Understood, thanks a lot
01-06-2014, 09:54 AM
You'll also notice after a while that the actual surface of the tablet gets a smoother texture as well (generally in the center where your drawing is concentrated). I have an A3 Intuos and after 18months of daily use I've noticed it. Again, as with the nibs, doesn't really do much to hinder your drawing.
01-11-2014, 12:15 PM
I have a 3.99$ mouse from walmart.
Maybe that's why everything I draw on the computer looks awful? lol
02-24-2014, 10:41 AM
Gotta say... I prefer the mouse
03-16-2014, 08:11 AM
For me, to make a map with a tablet is 12x to 15x faster than doing it with a mouse, but it's possible to do it with the mouse.