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    Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get used to using the tablet+pen (oh yeah, it finally arrived ). It's way stranger than a mouse. I've tried using it on a town map I'm making, but it just feels... Awkward? Anyways, a PM will suffice
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    Yep. Use it for everything for about a week or two... all your browsing and applications... (you will miss your mouse wheel for sure) so you can get used to where ever the point of that pen hits your tablet ... it hits your desktop/screen .... don't try dragging the cursor like you would a mouse ... pick it up (up.. further) and then place it at the spot you want to hit.... after a while of doing it this way you'll notice you can put that pen tip just about where you want every time....

    also... just open up gimp/ps or whatever you favorite application for drawing in, and just doodle away ... don't try to make anything specific (cause if you're like me, it won't start to look like anything recognizable anyway for another couple weeks) just scribble around ... draw some stuff... practice some techniques... get used to pen pressure and what not.... that helps as well...

    That's about all the advice I can give ya on it....
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    What I did is worked specifically with images that require a lot of dodge and burn. Set the amount way low and just keep dodging and burning until it looks right...

    Do it on duplicated layers so as you improve you can cut away the parts that didn't come out quite right, and build on the ones that did. These non-drawing tools will help you get a feel for the pen without actually doing any drawing...

    Del's idea is pretty good sounding too.
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    Just to toss another piece of advice in. There is a tablet preferences option window that allows you to set all the characteristics of the tablet and pens/mouse. I would encourage you to take a look in there and play with some of the settings to get the feel and action to your liking. Also, you can set the pen to act like a mouse in different applications/windows. I set my pen to be mouse like when I am on the desktop and then act like a pen when I am in certain applications. This allows me to easily work with the applications in a way that I am used to. However, the more I use it the more comfortable I have gotten with the point to point mapping as Del mentioned.

    Really the best advice is to do as Arcana and Del said and just use it for everything. I would highly recommend using the "input training applications" that you already have. Solitaire, Mine Sweeper, Free Cell, etc. Games are excellent training tools for learning how to use input devices as you aren't that worried about the "outcome" and they use all the different features of the input device you are using.

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    I had found a set of tablet training exercises that I can't locate anymore....

    The gist was to render a series of:

    horizontal lines, vertical lines, circles

    and practice tracing them with the pen.

    Then render a grid of dots and play:

    1) connect the dots horizontally
    2) connect the dots vertically
    3) draw an X on each dot
    4) circle each dot.

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    I had found a set of tablet training exercises that I can't locate anymore....

    The gist was to render a series of:

    horizontal lines, vertical lines, circles

    and practice tracing them with the pen.

    Then render a grid of dots and play:

    1) connect the dots horizontally
    2) connect the dots vertically
    3) draw an X on each dot
    4) circle each dot.

    -Rob A>

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobA View Post
    I had found a set of tablet training exercises that I can't locate anymore....

    The gist was to render a series of:

    horizontal lines, vertical lines, circles

    and practice tracing them with the pen.

    Then render a grid of dots and play:

    1) connect the dots horizontally
    2) connect the dots vertically
    3) draw an X on each dot
    4) circle each dot.

    -Rob A>
    Would you be referring to this:

    http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost...21&postcount=3

    Actually this link is better because it lists the other great tutorials and tips

    http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthre...f=199&t=369421
    Last edited by RPMiller; 09-08-2008 at 12:10 PM.
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    yeah... great links RP ... you've been hit with the rep stick again
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