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I recently bought a Wacom Intuos art, I'm absolutely terrible at it, compared to a mouse I just see a +20% improvement :

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Guys on the net are using it and it's so smooth! I trained for about 4 hours, but no significant improvement! 100 bucks wasted?

PS : I'm pretty decent at drawing with a physical pen.

  • Well 5 hours is a pretty short time. Anyway what application do you use some apps like to smooth out the result. – joojaa Jun 4 '17 at 12:26
  • I'm using gimp and ms paint on Windows 10. – Akli Jun 4 '17 at 12:28
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    Try krita first – joojaa Jun 4 '17 at 14:19
  • hello joojaa, I also tried the windows Sketechpad, it's like day and night. Could you post your comment as an answer so that I can accept it? ty. – Akli Jun 4 '17 at 15:39
  • Good thing you added a PS. because my Handwriting looks like that – BlueWizard Jun 5 '17 at 14:40
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Some programs do not sample the movement of the mouse with a high enough frequency. Try using a software that is meant for tablet drawing you can try:

  • Krita (free)
  • Autodesk Sketchbook
  • ...
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It often takes a week or so to adapt to a tablet and truly be comfortable with it. The disconnect between where you write and where you look takes some adjustment above and beyond mouse use.

Wacom tablets are rarely "buggy", but that's not impossible. Any issues with the tablet are generally due to the driver, not the hardware. Ensure you have the newest driver, which will almost never be the driver you got on a CD, always check the web site ---> WACOM.

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Sometimes the difference in friction can be annoying. I have some students who are more comfortable when they put a piece of paper over the tablet as it recreates the feeling of physical paper without compromising what you are doing with the tablet. Might be worth a shot, along with other posters' answers!

  • I also use the paper trick regularly. I can confirm it definitely works! – Billy Kerr Jun 16 '17 at 11:00

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