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    Info Tips for GIMP Tablet Users

    Only one to start, but it is a big one...

    1) Use the Ink Tool for drawing.

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    Yep. You've got me. This was a great tip. Whilst we're on it. What do the angle and tilt sliders do?
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    The angle sets the nib angle (if your tablet doesn't report pen angle). The tilt slider adjusts the tilt (angle of pen to tablet) sensitivity for changing the nib shape/aspect ratio (again, only if the tablet supports it).

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    Mystery solved - the Graphire4 doesn't have tilt sensitivity. Thanks again for the tips.
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    Ok, dumb question. Is my Wacom Bamboo Fun not set up right or is there something I am missing. When I go into GIMP to configure, this is what I see and I have no idea what the numbers mean in each axis and while I know what axis means in general, I am not 100% sure of the context here...

    Of course, the GIMP docs are rather sparse on this account, so they are no help...

    BTW, the tablet actually works to make pressure sensitive lines and stuff, I am just wondering if I am missing out on some configuration that would save me time in terms of not having to go to certain menus, tools, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfrazierjr View Post
    Ok, dumb question. Is my Wacom Bamboo Fun not set up right or is there something I am missing. When I go into GIMP to configure, this is what I see and I have no idea what the numbers mean in each axis and while I know what axis means in general, I am not 100% sure of the context here...

    Of course, the GIMP docs are rather sparse on this account, so they are no help...

    BTW, the tablet actually works to make pressure sensitive lines and stuff, I am just wondering if I am missing out on some configuration that would save me time in terms of not having to go to certain menus, tools, etc.
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    Look over at GimpTalk (if the site comes back) and search there for bamboo.

    I believe I read about some configuration. Personally, I have a Graphire, which works well with gimp, but has no programmable buttons

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