A computer input device that allows users to draw with a stylus on a surface, similar to a pen on paper. Also known as a graphics tablet, or digitizer. Not to be confused with tablet computers.

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Pressure-sensitive freehand drawing of vector paths that are editable with the Illustrator Width tool?

In illustrator, you can do pressure-sensitive drawing with the Blob Brush tool (if you set Width to Pressure in the settings from double-clicking the icon). You can also fine-tune the widths of paths ...
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Is tracing on Graphics Tablets possible?

I'm totally new to using tablets, and to digital art at all, and (yes, I am aware that this question may sound stupid) I was wondering, if I was to put one of my paper drawnings on top of the tablets ...
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Using my pen tablet, how do I make it so when I draw, the line width varies more artistically? Very static right now

Right now when I draw with my pen tablet, the width of each stroke is pretty much identical, unless I comically push hard or release slowly. But in videos such as this it seems effortless for the ...
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Can you see while drawing on the drawing tablet?

I bought a drawing tablet. But when I draw on it, I can see the drawing I am making in an image editing software such as Microsoft Paint or on Microsoft Office products, but I cannot see anything on ...
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Connecting drawn lines from a tablet in Photoshop

I recently bought a Wacom tablet for someone I know as she is interested in getting into the digital design industry. She's mainly just been doodling some drawings in Photoshop with it at the moment, ...
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Can Illustrator art brushes rotate with a Wacom art pen or airbrush?

The pen for my wacom tablet suffered a fatal accident while moving home, and I'm looking to replace it. Given that all Wacom accessories cost a bomb, I'm considering upgrading to an Art Pen or ...
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For someone struggling with the disconnect between eye and hand on a tablet with no screen, would purchasing an LCD tablet be worth it?

I am no professional artist, but I am able to draw pretty decently with just pencil and paper. I purchased a Wacom Intuos Pen and Touch (Small) several months ago with the intention of doing some ...
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using graphics tablet as left-handed

So I've tried using a graphics tablet for the first time... I am left-handed. This isn't really an issue, when using normal mouse, as I use my right hand and with the left hand I use the keyboard ...
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Converting Drawing to Vector In Illustrator

I'm trying to convert several of my pencil drawings into vector graphics with Adobe Illustrator. My drawing's are about this complex: I'm looking for the best way to convert these. I've found some ...
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Which Wacom tablet would suit my needs, Intuos vs. Bamboo? [duplicate]

I am not a graphic design student but digital painiting intrigues me quite a lot. I have been watching online lessons of it and have finally decided to buy a pen tablet. I want to pursue digital ...
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How do you tell where your cursor is when using a Wacom tablet?

I'm considering purchasing a tablet with no screen that connects to your monitor. Questions like this explained that this is no problem because after all, you don't need to look at your mousepad to ...
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How do I draw lots of small hairs on a line in Illustrator fast?

I am inking a character I drew and scanned and wondered if there is a way to create all the small hairs as part of a stroke? I sat with my tablet pen and a pressure sensitive brush and drew each, ...
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What is a good upgrade for Wacom Bamboo Fun

At the moment, my girlfriend is using her old Wacom Bamboo Fun. Because x-mas is near I am thinking about buying her a new and/or better device! The price should be between 200€ and 300€. While ...
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Microsoft Surface VS Drawing Tablet Monitor

I have used a drawing tablet before in order to draw stuff onto Photoshop, but I did find it quite awkward and strange looking at my monitor, while paying no attention to the tablet itself. I mean, ...
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Is there a trackball with pressure sensitivity like in a pen tablet?

As for the title, is there a trackball with pressure feature for brushes in Photoshop? Many years ago I used a trackball in CAD/CAM software and now I'd like to use it in Photoshop retouching but I'...
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Is buying a tablet worth it if I can't draw?

I'm a CS graduate and I've been programming small personal utility tools for my self. I recently did some photo retouching in Photoshop and thought "well, this isn't all that bad, maybe I should take ...
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android tablet for designer? [closed]

I am kinda on a tight budget and I want to start designing stuff on a computer screen and I am looking for a cheap but decent tablet so i can start using Sketchbook pro as a start. I was looking into ...
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How to start digital painting? [closed]

I'm a graphic designer. I've mostly used illustrator and indesign for my work since a large portion of my work involves designing logos, poster etc. I have done a bit of digital sketching and ...
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Force sketchbook 7 to use mouse mode [closed]

I haven't drawn in years and coming back to the whole thing i was ready to start with Photoshop but a friend of mine convinced me to take a look at Sketchbook. I did and i do like it but the major ...
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Graphical differences between Photoshop and Paint Tool Sai

Me and my friend were discussing about Paint Tool Sai and Photoshop. About the lining systems. He claims that when you make a line using a drawing tablet, Paint Tool Sai calculates the path and draws ...
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should i use a mouse or a drawing tablet to start animating? [closed]

THE PROBLEM: I need to figure out what I should use to start animating. I already have purchased a Bamboo Drawing Tablet, but I have not used it yet. I have also started on using a mouse, too. It kind ...
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Graphic designer/illustrator about to buy my first display drawing tablet, I need help! [duplicate]

So I really want a drawing tablet with a display. So far I've looked at the iPad Pro and Cintiq models. But I keep getting caught up in reading reviews, articles, blogs, etc, about each product that I ...
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What size Wacom Intuos tablet should I get for drawing?

I'm a high school student, looking for a starter tablet since drawing is just a hobby for me currently. I've looked at multiple forums and discussions already but can't find the information I'm ...
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Photoshop / Wacom freezes for certain functionality

Whenever I draw with my Intuos 5 in Photoshop (CS6) on my Macbook Pro (V 10.11.5), Photoshop freezes in a way that the undo / step backward functions are not working (neither for the pen button nor ...
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Intuos Pro Medium or Large for an architect [duplicate]

I'm an architecture student. I draw, design and render with Copic markers and I also have a part time job designing logos and catalogs. I use a 24 inch monitor. Now I want to buy a Wacom Intuos Pro, ...
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Use X41 Windows XP Tablet as Drawing Pad for Other Computer?

I recently joined StackExchange and I've been interested in becoming a 2D animator for a while now. I was wondering if there was any way to use my Windows XP X41 IBM ThinkPad Tablet PC to draw on my ...
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What tablet size should I buy? [duplicate]

Im a college student with a huge passion for drawing. However, ive been thinking about buying an Intuos Art tablet, which would be my first graphics tablet, but im uncertain about which size to buy. ...
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When drawing with a tablet in Inkscape the path is very rough and distorted. How can I fix that?

When I draw with my drawing tablet in Inkscape the trail is very jagged. I feel the resolution of the tablet isn't fully used. How can I set up my tablet to work with Inkscape correctly?
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I'm using two monitors and buying my first graphics tablet. Does a two monitor setup affect what I should buy?

Someone using a graphics tablet with two monitors, what observations have you made about how a two monitor setup might need to affect one's choice of graphics tablet. I'm buying something like this to ...
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Huion gt-190 problems [duplicate]

Ok so I just got my new Huion GT-190 screen monitor tablet and here's my problem, the things I'm drawing on it don't look the same on my computer screen; here's an exemple: So this is what's on my ...
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Start with tablet or pencil? [duplicate]

I have a small wacom drawing tablet and basic knowledge about draw with pencil. I want to use digital design programs like paint tool sai for make my own images. Do you recommend me improve my ...
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what's the difference between intuos and bamboo one?

don't really get it i'm planning to buy my first tablet for various sculpting programs, and quite a lot of painting experiments, because it's my first one, i don't want to spend too much money and i'...
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Creating good looking hand-drawn logos [closed]

I like to make little logos as a hobby, and I wanted to make a patriotic looking one with and eagle. Not knowing exactly how to create it with a mouse, I got my tablet out and drew this nice looking ...