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Questions tagged [drawing-tablet]

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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Can my kid use the pen display while I'm working on my PC? [migrated]

I'm planning to buy a a graphic tablet (pen display) to motivate my kids to learn using Photoshop. But I have a concern: if I have to decide all the time if I work on the computer or they use the pen ...
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Adobe Draw - Shadows and highlights

I am using Adobe Draw for the first time, I am pretty happy with my line work so far, but I am having an issue of where to put my highlights and shadows. This is my attempt This is the image ...
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Synchronize tool settings between mouse and tablet

I am trying to use a drawing tablet with Gimp. But it appears each tool has a different setting for mouse and tablet, so say if you adjusted the brush size for the tablet it's not changed for the ...
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Wacom Tablet: is Intuos more easy to use than Intuos Pro?

Struggling to choose between Wacom Intuos and Intuos Pro: Somehow, the non-Pro tablet visually looks nicer to work with - I like it's M size is more compact than Pro M size, and especially I feel ...
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Best app for animating in Android tablet

I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1, I'm using it mainly to draw 2D art for a game I'm creating in my spare time. I'm using Autodesk Sketchbook, and I'm very happy so far. At this point I'd ...
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How to toggle between Pen Mode and Mouse Mode with Wacom Intuos Pro Tablet

Using Wacom Intuos Pro Tablets, (Paper in my case): When editing photos or images using Gimp, Photoshop, etc., I find it helpful to be in "Pen Mode". But, in vector graphics, I prefer "Mouse Mode", ...
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Is there a proper technique to overcome the “feedback mismatch” issue on a digital tablet that doesn't have a display?

I bought a Wacom Bamboo tablet as a way of easing myself into the world of digital illustration. I find the "feedback mismatch" issue (sorry, couldn't find the proper technical name for this) a bit ...
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Drawn lines have big jaws when using One by Wacom

As shown on image below, drawing in Gimp have big jaws in lines, only when using my graphic tablet, the One by Wacom. I'm also sure it is problem of Gimp because when using Paint Tool Sai, lines ...
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Photoshop plugin for cleaning line drawings?

I'm a drawing newbie, trying to get past stick figures using Photoshop and a Wacom tablet, and I'm even more horrendous than with pen and paper. I found PS's brush smoothing capability, which helps ...
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What graphic tablet size do I get [duplicate]

So I have a 15.6 inch HP omen and I was wondering, which size of graphics tablet should I go for, I'm a complete beginner in digital art and would like to get started. So 4x3, 6x4 or 10x6?
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Active stylus touchscreen options for drawing [closed]

I am researching active stylus touchscreen options and think I have a comprehensive list: Wacom, Apple Pencil, Dell Canvas, Microsoft Surface. Are there any that I'm missing? Although I'm not exactly ...
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Use tablet pc as make shift wacom pad [closed]

I have a desktop that I do all my work and stuff and I also have a Dell Venue 11 Pro tablet with a stylus that I use for on the software development. I was wondering if it's possible to have Photoshop ...
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Distortions when drawing using Wacom tablet in Illustrator

How do I prevent those distortions appearing when I draw?
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Any way to improve drawing with a mouse in Illustrator

I was wondering if there's any way to make drawing with a mouse in Illustrator be much smoother, have more control and as much as possible much closer than having a pen input/tablet pen. Any tips, ...
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Is iPad Pro with Pencil the best route to take for drawing custom icons? [closed]

I'm looking to make the investment in a drawing tablet. I've looked into Intuos, but have never played with it. I played with the ipad pro and pencil and really loved it. What are some of your ...
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Wacom tablet for writing equations and explaining in a video format

Hi I would like to ask you what type of Wacom should I buy if I want to make a video for my students that explain simple mathematics? What I mean is that I do not need it to draw or anything that ...
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How to get children active in graphic design?

A 10 year old child shows skill in art both on paper as well as with MS Paint, and can follow through speed paints done on YouTube very well. How could we help them improve their design skills, in ...
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Why is pressure in Calligraphic Brush inactive in illustrator while using wacom tablet? [closed]

Why is pressure in Calligraphic Brush inactive in illustrator while using wacom tablet?
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As a new tablet user, how can I bring the quality of my writing on a tablet closer to what it is on physical paper?

I recently bought a Wacom Intuos art, I'm absolutely terrible at it, compared to a mouse I just see a +20% improvement : Guys on the net are using it and it's so smooth! I trained for about 4 hours, ...
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Free software suggestion use with drawing tablet

I recently purchased a Wacom to do some basic drawing on the computer (caricatures, etc.). This is primarily to save paper. But I am overwhelmed with the number of software available. Any kind of ...
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Are graphics tablets (drawing tablets) still relevant?

So a precursor - I'm not intending to call their relevance into question, rather I am a non-expert looking primarily for an expert's view on whether a graphics tablet (the input device) offers any ...
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Illustrator: is it possible to use brush pressure without a tablet?

Is it possible to use brush pressure in Adobe Illustrator using a mouse only, not any external devices like drawing tablets? I asked because I cant change the "pressure" in the brush tool settings.
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Does graphics tablet language matter?

I want to buy a Wacom graphics tablet. I live in Switzerland, where we have multiple national languages (French, German, Italian, ...). I was looking at the prices of the tablet on different websites ...
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Wacom Tablet With Monitor 16:9 vs 16:10 aspect ratio

I understand that the Wacom Intuos Pro Medium has an active area with a ratio of 16:10. Depending on settings, this can scale across an entire monitor of a different ratio. Is there a significant ...
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What are the differences between 4 Wacom's Intuos tablets?

On Wacom's site there are 4 Intuos tablets listed: Draw, Art, Photo and Comic. They all look the same except for the border color. From the description it seems like they have subtle important ...
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Should I get the Intuos Pro SMALL or LARGE? [closed]

My boyfriend is awesome and is going to be buying me one of those for Christmas this year. I have a macbook pro 13 inch mid 2014. I would like to use it to create digital art, digital drawing ect. I ...
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Suggestions Needed for a Drawing Tablet

My boyfriend very vaugely mentioned wanting a drawing tablet for christmas. As a person with no artistic talent, I'm honestly at a loss. All I know is he would like one that doesn't have to be ...
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Is a Wacom tablet a good product for a beginner/hobbyist?

I am a hobbyist (like doodling/fashion designing) and want to start on Illustrator etc. I Googled a lot and realized that Wacom tablets are all the rage. However, I have my doubts over whether I'd be ...
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Intous Draw pressure sensitivity not working

I just bought my new Wacom Intuos Draw and it's working really well, but in Photoshop 2015.5 and Illustrator 2015.3.1 the pressure sensitivity is not working. When I go to Wacom tablet properties I ...
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Reading height of average graphic tablet

I got an UGEE graphic tablet. This is first graphic tablet for me as a beginner. Its reading height is only 3mm between surface and tip of pen. Did I measure reading height correctly? Do basic ...
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How can I best make iPad mini + PC = graphic pen tablet?

I have an iPad mini. My home and work laptops are Windows, and my phone is Android. I would like to use the iPad in a way as close to a monitor graphics tablet - like Cintiq - as possible. I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can I use Surface Pro 4 and Illustrator CS6?

I recently bought the new Surface Pro 4 with 8 GB RAM and 256 GB SSD. I installed my CS6 Standard Suite yesterday and I was quite impressed how fast illustrator and Co. opened. Unhappily, the pen does ...
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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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Graphic designer/illustrator about to buy my first display drawing tablet [duplicate]

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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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 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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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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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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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, ...