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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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Is there a drawing app that lets me export single-line vectors to Illustrator? Looking for unexpanded strokes

I'm looking for an app for tablet that will let me draw lines with a stylus that I can later continue to edit in illustrator. All apps that I have seen until now will convert every stroke into an area ...
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Software for drawing interactively via voice commands or command line interface

I'm not sure if my post is better suited for the Software Recommendations Stack Exchange. If so, then perhaps migrate it there. How hard would it be to design a computer program where you could use ...
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Is there a drawing software that can recognize and convert hand drawn shapes in real time (like ink to shape feature in Office)

I use a Wacom tablet for sketching (diagraming), and I am looking for a software that can aid in that with recognizing and converting hand drawn shapes in real time. Example in Office (ink to shape ...
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How was this digital painting/illustration created?

I was wondering if anyone can explain what tech or application as well as technique I can use to re-create the style of the background in the image below.
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Using a large drawing tablet as a monitor

I wonder if I could use a larger drawing tablet (e.g., a 22" or 24" model) as a regular monitor or if there are drawbacks why one shouldn't do it. I've seen that people are using it similar ...
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Create pdf or eps (mostly vector) graphic with wacom tablet

I would like to add some graphics to a Latex presentation using a wacom graphics tablet. I would like to use vector graphics, so the pdf output will stay small and look good in every resolution (if I ...
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Why would someone use both Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop for a static drawing?

An image that an artist claimed was drawn on a Wacom tablet using both Illustrator and Photoshop. My question is, if this image is static, with no animation whatsoever, simply having the ink drawing ...
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Software and hardware recommendation for painting

I've written some books for my kids and now I want to digitally paint some illustrations. I would like touch sensitive tablet which includes a screen so I can see what I'm painting without having to ...
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How to draw clean lines with a graphics tablet

I am learning to use a graphics tablet with display for drawing. I currently have the problem that it is hard to draw clean lines. Straight lines are doable with some concentration, but, for example, ...
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Help with active area on screen less drawing tablet

I recently started digital art with a non screen drawing tablet, I set the active area to be more manageable on a wide screen monitor, but I lose track of the active area is there any way to get an on ...
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Is this normal, or is my XP-Pen tablet broken?

So whenever I do fast strokes to try to do smooth lines my tablet does this wierd jagged lines. I was using Gimp to test out my XP-Pen Deco v2 and it gives me these lines. Are these things normal? I ...
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Usefulness of the grid on tablet surface?

There is an unobtrusive grid of points on the surface of some graphics tablets as in this Wacom Intuos: What is the purpose of it? Is it possible to take advantage of it in a some manner?
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Broken stroke falloff in Photoshop 2020

I'm trying to create strokes with a Wacom Intuos tablet but the brush size falloff seems to be completely broken. Despite diameter control set to “pen pressure” and minimum diameter to 0 I still can't ...
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Illustrator's Paintbrush and Pencil tools are too smooth

I am trying to trace lines over a photograph using the Paintbrush tool. However, no matter what settings I put in the Paintbrush options, the lines I draw are distorted beyond recognition. I am using ...
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Wacom Tablet - Photoshop stop brush size changing

In photoshop I'd like to be able to use my wacom to draw straight lines by the click-shift-click method but the brush size changes from large to very small as it would it was pressure related. Has ...
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How can I draw shapes with a pen tool and colour them in without white artifacts?

In this (zoomed) picture you can see white artifacts at the edges of the coloured sides. This is caused by me selecting the white area of each face, and using that selection to limit the colouring-in....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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