Questions about pen-tablets or graphics tablets, pieces of hardware connected to a computer on which one can write and draw with a pen, much in the same way as pen on paper.

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The entire right side of my tablet wont pick up stylus [closed]

I own a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 and the entire right side(or bottom) of the screen doesnt register a stylus. The weird thing is that its just the stylus, my fingers register just fine. Is there any way ...
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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 ...
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InDesign HTML 5 plugin or web apps to create HTML 5 ebooks based on InDesign project

I am designing e-books for iPad & Android tablets. The problem is I have very little options to add animated effects to my e-book when doing it on InDesign (which is a must for me, as the e-books ...
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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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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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Cheap Cintiq alternatives - tablet PCs with digitizers?

Most of us would love to work with a cintiq-like tablet, but very few could afford one, especially if they are not professionals. There have been questions about this, ideas to try to use an android ...
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Is there a benefit to using the “eraser” side of a Wacom tablet?

Wacom Intuous and Intuous Pro has an eraser side on it that at least in Photoshop defaults to... the eraser. I'm not sure however, and couldn't find much about that side of the stylus. Not sure if ...
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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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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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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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Different line thickness between Painter 12 and Painter 2015

I am migrating from Painter 12 to Painter 2015 and use the Wacom Intuos M tablet. Now, I've set the same line width settings in 2015 as I have in 12 but I get an extremely thin line when drawing with ...
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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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Graphics Tablet Settings?

I have a Huion graphics tablet and I had a problem. I want it to draw/click when I apply pressure, not just touch the pad, but I have to hover the pen 1 inch above (no mor, no less) to navigate around ...
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How can I improve my drawing tablet skills?

I've tried using my fianceƩ's tablet a few times, but find it difficult looking at the screen instead of my hand as I'm working. Does anyone have any tips for becoming more comfortable so I can make ...
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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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Uploading Fast sketches to Internet with Wacom Drawing Board and Phone?

Suppose I have some phone and some Wacom drawing board (I have actually many Wacom boards so suppose any of them). I do not want to plug the Wacom board into my computer but to plug it to my phone ...
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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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Get rid of sliders in SAI

I've had SAI for about a week but having to use sliders for everything is driving me insane. Is there any way either with a plug in or settings where I can manually input the numbers I want with the ...
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Looking for my first drawing tablet? I'm mainly just an artist [duplicate]

first of all, I am so sorry if this is in the wrong category as this is my first post on this site :/ Normally, I like to work with traditional art on paper, but I decided that I would like to try ...
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Small or medium intuos art? [duplicate]

I 've never used a tablet before and I 'm interested in purchasing Intuos Art. Considering I will be working on a Macbook pro 13, would it be wiser to go for the small size?
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Gimp - jagged pencil and brush strokes [SOLVED]

I am using Gimp 2.8.14 on Ubuntu 14.04 and a Wacom tablet (Intuos 3 6x8). My problem is that I cannot make a smooth stroke even when I check the Smooth stroke in the Tool Options panel. When I do ...
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Rotate view in GIMP

Is there a rotate view tool in GIMP? I am not looking for a transformation tool, I want to rotate the document to make overwise uncomfortable strokes with a drawing tablet more natural. If not, what ...
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Can't use keyboard shortcuts when using my Wacom Intuos? [closed]

So here's my issue: whenever I use my tablet (a Wacom Intuos) I can't use keyboard shortcuts while I'm drawing. In order to use them I have to click out of my artwork (click on the layers panel or ...
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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 ...
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Does wacom intuos have plug-and-play functionality? [closed]

I have recently started teaching (a non-graphic-design-related course) at uni, and was looking at buying a simple tablet to plug into the computer that controls the projector to use as a basic ...
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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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I want to make Table width 100% in epub using Indesign CS6

I want to make Table width 100% in epub using indeisgn CS6, and not using css editor after exporting as epub, is there any option or table sating that help me to do it
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Are there any online applications that are compatible with tablets?

as far as I can see, Wacom seems to be the only manufacturer of tablets who also developed a web driver. But are there any web sites which make use of a tablet?
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What are strategies for implementing drawing tablet into workflow?

I recently got my first tablet and am interested in tips and resources for using it. Some for example say to hide mouse and force yourself to use the Tablet instead. For those that have taken that ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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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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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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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What are useful brush dynamics and tool presets in GIMP 2.8?

In previous versions of GIMP only pressure was recognized by the brush tool. It wasn't much but it was simple. The new GIMP 2.8 introduces an all new brush dynamics system with a ton of customization ...
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How to setup gimp to recognize input device changes inside of painting area?

Gimp only recognizes a change in input device (from pen to mouse) when the cursor leaves the painting area. If I paint with my pen, stop and then move my mouse it will move the cursor but the brush ...
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WACOM Grip Pen nib lifetime

WACOM Intuos Pro is my first graphics tablet and in week or two nib become sharp, like pencil. Also there is little scratches on tablet surface. I afraid there will be more of them and they will ...
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rgb adds up to black instead of white

i have an app called sketchbook pro on android..when i try to blend colors it adds up to dark murky black brown..Which is opposite to white. I want to know why i am getting black, and what can i do. ...
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What are the proportion ratios for a photo album published in print and on tablets?

We want to do a photo album which we intend to publish in print and also electronically on iPad and Android tablets. If we want to do a single output (PDF etc.) for all media, which would be the ...
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Which graphic tablets support tilt?

Have been googling my eyes out, besides marketing blabla I couldn't find good information at all... There are several graphic tablet producers: Wacom Aiptek Genius etc... Of course Wacom is the ...
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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 to create Illustrations and Art from Sketches in Adobe Illustrator

I have been using Adobe Illustrator to sketch and draw with my Wacom Tablet, I've gotten pretty good with it. But I'm having trouble figuring out how do I turn those sketches into a real Illustrating. ...
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How can I turn my old tablet PC into a Cintiq-like pen tablet?

I've been searching on internet but with no success... I have a old Fujitsu ST5020D Wacom Penabled tablet pc. As you know, a 1ghz Celeron + 256MB RAM wouldn't fill my needs as working on Adobe Master ...
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Best techniques for digitizing artwork using a tablet

I need help or rather to be pointed in the right direction please. Take a look at the artwork: On the left you see my "on paper" art. On the right is my attempt to do the same thing on the digital ...
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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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Is there any design documentation for GUI element sizes in mobile devices?

I know it depends on the device but I am having a hard time locating GUI element sizes in regards to browsers, keyboards, etc. etc. for Apple and Android devices. I have searched through Apple's ...
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How can I determine which drawing tablet is right for me?

I do some caricature, cartoons and illustrations, as hobby. I believe that I am okay'ish with pen and paper, but recently decided to go digital. Given my budget, and a quick assessment of needs and ...
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Photoshop tablet issue: Fade in Brush Presets doesn't stay selected

I'm using Photoshop CS6. I discovered recently the Fade preset for brushes and wanted to try it out. So I select Fade in "Shape Dynamics" and set number of steps to 120, but the stroke showing in ...