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Upgrade to a new system vs upgrade components? [on hold]

first time posting at StackExhange! Ok so some background. I was an industrial designer so my workstation was mostly for 3d modelling and renders, but I switched my major to UI/web design. I strongly ...
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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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What hardware should I get if I'm going to build a graphical design computer? [duplicate]

I am build my own pc that will be used for graphic design. I have a budget of $2,500 and wonder if anybody can give me recommendations on what hardware to buy. The only thing I'm sure about right now ...
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Media teacher… but really a student… choosing computers

I am a new media teacher with dreams coming true - we are upgrading the school and I am getting a new lab. I have been asked to make a wish list. However, I am very novice, so it is a big task to take ...
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Printing solid black on transparencies for creating plates

I have a requirement to be able to print graphics and text on transparency (just black). We use those to then create plates for labels. The output needs to be solid (not pixels) as any light passing ...
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What type of printer should I buy?

When I was in college I primarily used an Epson R2880 for all my printing and I never had any issues. I could have 3/4 of the page a big block of color and it prints with smooth colors. I also had an ...
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Is the Monoprice Tablet a good investment? [closed]

I'm planning do to some serious animating and drawing this summer so I've been considering buying a cintiq 13HD. The pad tablet works, but it's not the same feeling as drawing on papers which is why I ...
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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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What to look for in a Graphics Card for Graphic Design? [closed]

I want to buy a new computer, I was doing fine with understanding what processor and memory I need.. but on the Graphics Card I get completely lost. I want my computer to run great Photoshop and ...
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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'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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Intel HD Graphics 4000 for Adobe CS5.5

I'm a graphic designer on a terribly limited budget and need a new laptop. I've been looking at the Acer Aspire V5-471 laptop, which has: 4GB RAM, Intel Core i5-3337u CPU @ 1.8GHz (4 CPUs), ~1.8GHz ...
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Lycra Printer- Elastic Fabric Printer

I am looking for a printer that prints on Lycra material (This is like swimwear material and also sportswear material). Does someone maybe know this type of printer? Where I can find it and what is ...
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What gadgets are recommended for an icon designer? [closed]

As an icon designer, I work with multiple sizes (above 16 pixel) for different platforms, so my regular work is quite complex. What gadgets recommended (like monitor, wacom, apple mouse, etc.) for ...
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Are there any serious competitors to the Cintiq Companion 2? (pro mobile tablets)

Precise details on what I mean by "serious competitors" below. Wacom recently announced the Cintiq Companion 2. It's a laptop-sized pro tablet that can run all design software including Adobe CS6/...
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Should I get an Intuos pro medium or large, when used to A4 paper? [duplicate]

I am used to a A4 paper of course. I have already saved up for the medium sized Intuos, but the large (if you do the match) is cheaper for its size. I don't know which to buy, should I save up even ...
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Pixelling & animation: What is a suitable pen / stylus setup?

I'm finally thinking of going with a pen- or stylus-based solution for pixel art & animation. This would be the first time I've seriously used a pen for drawing digitally since my 1984 Atari CX77 ...
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How to choose right graphics card for 3ds Max?

I want to configure a PC which should be used mainly for working with AutoCAD and Autodesk 3ds Max 2013/2014. I'm searching for the best value for the price graphics card. On the internet all forums ...
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Best printer for greeting cards that won't fade? [duplicate]

I'm so stuck and can't find an answer anywhere! Which printer is the best for printing greeting cards and stationery? I don't want to outsource as I'd like full control over colours, fonts etc. So a ...
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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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Choice of digitizer

I am looking to buy a digitiser as I would like create posters, mainly in the style of zentangle. However, I have no clue which digitizer to choose or whether it is actually possible to make something ...
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What should I upgrade so Photoshop will run faster?

So I just bought a new notebook and I'm wondering why Photoshop runs so slow on it. On easy, small files it's fast but on layouts that have a lot of layers & all that it's incredibly slow. The ...
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How would I go about printing on plastic sheets?

I have a laser printer, and I wish to print onto plastic sheets for creating boxes to hold playing cards. How would one go about the printing process, or is it even possible? What plastic should I use?...
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Where can I get colored pencils for custom palette?

I do a lot of scribbling with pen & paper and for the upcoming month I will exclusively work on a design for a project, where the color palette is already fixed. Thus it would be great to have ...
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Are there performance differences between Intuos2 vs newer non-Cintiq Tablet? [closed]

I have an Intuos2 that has been a nice, solid, tablet for years now and, as far as I know, I'm happy with it. Now, I say "as far as I know" because I've not had the opportunity to try anything new. I'...
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Which PC hardware specifications should a Graphic Designer focus on?

I am new to this forum and am looking for some advice on a PC specification which I will be using to re-skill with Adobe CS6. I have played about with Adobe in the past as a web designer but I want ...
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What type of printer do you recommend for printing greeting cards?

I a working on a number of projects that I will design and frame along with a bunch of greeting cards. What is the best printer to buy for printing greeting cards? I was looking at the Epson Stylus ...
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What is the name of hobby grade equipment to create photos where the background can be easily removed?

I know that in movies they use green screens or similar to be able to edit out the background from shots. But what is the name of a piece of equipment or setup I need in order to take a picture of say ...
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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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How is tilt and rotation on a tablet applied to an art project?

I'm looking into investing in a tablet. One of the "features" that differentiate between a high end and a med/low end tablet seems to be tilt and rotation sensing. I can see the the tilt function ...
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How can I decide between the medium sized intuos tablet or the small one?

I am a high school student with an interest for drawing tablets for some hobby. I went to check on a store that sell Intuos, a sales representative (or something) of Wacom told me that most students ...
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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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Looking for a good and durable tablet

I'm looking for a decent tablet to use for my hobby drawing. So I need something that is a decent replacement for pen and paper and has a good life time (minimum 2 years). I was interested in Wacom's ...
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Any way to use an Android tablet as a cheap touch-screen (display + pointer-input-device) for Photoshop?

Is there a way (a hack; a commercial app; etc...) which enables me to use any of the available <300$ tablets as a pen-input device to my PC? And specifically in Photoshop? Wacom's offerings are ...