8 posts tagged Graphic tablet
Can the iPad replace a graphic tablet?
If Apple decides to create a stylus that can compute pressure then maybe yes! :O
In the mean time let see what the illustrator Brian Yap can do on a simple iPad!
Ouuuuh The new CINTIQ 24HD wow! Who doesn’t dream of it!!!
The Cintiq 24HD touch gives creative professionals the most natural and complete tool for design, video, art and animation. The integration of multi-touch capabilities directly on-screen, along with Wacom’s most advanced pen technology, give you a truly “hands-on” creative experience as you work digitally.
For many, the first time you accidently open the pen stand (that shot glass looking thing that holds the pen) and see what looks like some sort of miniaturized torture chamber or old Celtic landmark, there is an initial “what the…” moment. It is simply a portal to another dimension and you probably should not play with it. No, really, what you have opened is a world of possibilities.
Pierre Skene’s techno section
On March 1st, Wacom launched its brand new graphic tablet series, the Intuos 5.
This series present the new Multi touch technology of Wacom which allows you to rotate and navigate between images just by touching, with your fingers, the tablet surface (just like a Touchpad). The software also allows you to personalize your tablet by associating certain functions to a given movement.
The sensibility of the pen allows 2048 pressure level for a better control and realism while using brushes.
The Express keys have been redesign and are, from now on, molded, which gives an elegant finish to the tablet. They stay entirely editable and, new feature: every function associated to a key can appear on the screen by a simple finger pressure.
From now on, every graphic tablet from this series can be used as a wireless tablet with an additional unit (not included with the purchase of the tablet) allowing the elimination of bothering cables and giving a liberty of movement and work position.
The graphic tablets are available in the following sizes:
S: active surface 157 x 98 mm
M: active surface 224 x140 mm (available in « touch » or only with pen)
L: active surface 224 x 140 mm
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Wacom Intuos5 Hands On - First Impressions
Wacom was kind of enough to send us a copy of the Intuos5 to check out and review! Check out our first impressions of the tablet here:
I will also be writing a full length review on it soon. Stay tuned!
And yes, it’s awesome.
The new intuos5 from Wacom
Curious about the new features? Check out this video!
La nouvelle tablette intuos5 de Wacom est sortie!
How to use and choose its graphic tablet
1. Mouse or tablet? Many retouchers argue that using one or the other is the same! Not true! A tablet is a must for all those who do illustration, retouching or any other form of digital creation. It allows us a better flow and greater accuracy, but be careful, using it for tasks such as moving files, selecting from the menu or creating a vector is not appropriate for a tablet. The slightest misplacement of the pen could seriously damage the order of your files. For this reason, it is best to combine the tablet with a mouse.
2. To optimize your use, work with the mouse in the opposite hand to the one holding the stylus, this way you won’t need to stop every time you want to look through the menu bar or transfer images. It takes a little while to adapt, but people who have adopted this technique all say they see a notable improvement in their time management.
3. When choosing your tablet, of course it is obvious that the price is important, but it is better to make your choice according to your needs and the equipment you already have so that you maximize your purchase and especially your work efficiency! The important thing when choosing a tablet is that it has a surface area that is bigger than half your screen. (A tablet that is too small will be compatible, but you will need to do more small movements to make your maneuvers, which is less convenient and certainly less precise). Equally important is the pressure level, which translates into the ability of the tablet to reproduce the pressure of your line (fine to thick) in order to find the same feel as a pen and paper. For the pros it is strongly advised to look for a tablet that has 1024 levels of pressure, you will appreciate the accuracy!
4. A large proportion of people, I would say 35% to 40%, are not comfortable when they first use it. If you are experiencing the same thing, don’t be disappointed as it is normal. This occurs because we are used to writing while looking at the same spot. It takes a while to adapt, usually one week to familiarize yourself to this movement done outside your field of vision.
TIP: To make the transition easier, I recommend you start by putting the tablet on you, this way, there is a straight line between what you see and your working hand.
5. A mistake many beginners make is to position their tablet at an angle. Remember that your tablet is a mirror of your screen, it must be positioned parallel to your monitor or your maneuvers won’t be carried out correctly. Although, now it is possible to change the position of your canevas.