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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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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Is it worth buying a screen tablet because it's easier?

I'm an experienced traditional artist by hobby who's considering making a switch to digital art. I tried a non-display tablet (Huion Inspiroy H640P) that a relative of mine gave and found it ...
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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 Cintiq Pro 13 or 24? [closed]

Good evening. So my Companion 2 just died and I'm looking to upgrade. Wacom tech support quoted a repair at $1,113 which I consider too high, but they also offered me 10% off of the Wacom eStore. ...
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How to mainain stroke weight after combining lines?

I recently bought a drawing tablet (Wacom Intuos Small) and I'm running into this issue in Illustrator: The tablet allows me to draw these nice flowing lines going from narrow to broad, however, when ...
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Gimp tool options tab shows only GEGL editing

I'm relatively new to GIMP and now having the following problem. As of today, my tool options tab is only showing GEGL-editing. Out of everthing I've tried so far (including reinstalling GIMP) nothing ...
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Display issue with Huion tablet [closed]

I have been using a Huion tablet tablet. I have 2 monitors connected to my macbook. At first, my tablet automatically worked on whichever display that my cruiser was at, i.e., if I'm working on ...
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Disable 'hold' circle from wacom tablet in Photoshop CC 2020 without losing pen pressure functionality

I have a Wacom Bamboo Fun tablet. In Photoshop CC 2020 if I hold the pen down in one place for too long a circle forms and the pen cursor doesn't move until the circle is complete. It is quite ...
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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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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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How to make Gimp brush size pressure sensitive?

I've just downloaded Gimp and am trying to figure out how to change the brush dynamics so that the brush thickness changes relative to the pressure I apply to the stylus. There seems to be a way to ...
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With Krita, How to Create 'Pressure Sensitive' Circles and Curves With Brush Tool?

I'm using Krita 4.2.7.1 on Windows 10 x64. With the brush tool selected and using the keyboard shortcut 'v', I'm able to create straight lines whose fill takes into account both the pressure applied ...
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Limit wacom tablet to drawing area?

I've recently bought a Wacom tablet and tried using it with Gimp. Everything works fine so far, I'm just tweaking some things here and there to make it more comfortable for myself. Something I do for ...
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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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Refining the choice of drawing-tablet to gift to a (semi-pro) designer [closed]

Looking for anyone who has experience using a variety of drawing-tablets to answer some basic questions about their usefulness. Intro My girlfriend is gifted with the ability to produce magnificent ...
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How do I configure GIMP to use a tablet to select options, not just draw on the canvas

I have the wacom Intuos 5 touch (M) tablet installed on Windows 10, and GIMP verson 2.10.8. When I follow these instructions to enable the pen in GIMP (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J198Mx75pJE), I ...
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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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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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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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Drawing directly with a tablet

I am currently using a Wacom tablet to draw. The tablet is a bit small, so I feel that I don't have enough "control" with the stroke. Is it a good idea to draw directly using the tablet to the graphic ...
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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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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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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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Alternatives to illustrator for tablet drawing for Mac OS

I love Illustrator for graphic design, but for tablet drawing it's a real pain. Why? You can't rotate the artboard like you do in Photoshop. When drawing on real paper it's very natural for me to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I improve my drawing tablet skills?

I've tried using my fianceé'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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...
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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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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.