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 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, ...
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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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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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Creating good looking hand-drawn logos [closed]

I like to make little logos as a hobby, and I wanted to make a patriotic looking one with and eagle. Not knowing exactly how to create it with a mouse, I got my tablet out and drew this nice looking ...
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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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What size Wacom Intuos tablet should I get for drawing?

I'm a high school student, looking for a starter tablet since drawing is just a hobby for me currently. I've looked at multiple forums and discussions already but can't find the information I'm ...
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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 CS6/CC ...
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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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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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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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What is a good upgrade for Wacom Bamboo Fun

At the moment, my girlfriend is using her old Wacom Bamboo Fun. Because x-mas is near I am thinking about buying her a new and/or better device! The price should be between 200€ and 300€. While ...
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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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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. I'...
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Connecting drawn lines from a tablet in Photoshop

I recently bought a Wacom tablet for someone I know as she is interested in getting into the digital design industry. She's mainly just been doodling some drawings in Photoshop with it at the moment, ...
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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 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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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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android tablet for designer? [closed]

I am kinda on a tight budget and I want to start designing stuff on a computer screen and I am looking for a cheap but decent tablet so i can start using Sketchbook pro as a start. I was looking into ...
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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 a trackball with pressure sensitivity like in a pen tablet?

As for the title, is there a trackball with pressure feature for brushes in Photoshop? Many years ago I used a trackball in CAD/CAM software and now I'd like to use it in Photoshop retouching but I'...
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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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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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Tablet App for Sketching Technical Concepts

I'm a software developer looking for some sketching app for a tablet. In my daily business I need to sketch a lot of technical concepts. Instead of composing them out of a palette of predefined shapes ...
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Can you see while drawing on the drawing tablet?

I bought a drawing tablet. But when I draw on it, I can see the drawing I am making in an image editing software such as Microsoft Paint or on Microsoft Office products, but I cannot see anything on ...
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Pressure-sensitive freehand drawing of vector paths that are editable with the Illustrator Width tool?

In illustrator, you can do pressure-sensitive drawing with the Blob Brush tool (if you set Width to Pressure in the settings from double-clicking the icon). You can also fine-tune the widths of paths ...
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Disable Photoshop Elements Brush Selection with Pen and Tablet

I have a Wacom Bamboo Tablet with pen, and every time I touch the pen down, the brush selection tool pops up instead of just drawing. I don't recall having this issue in Windows 7, but I was also ...
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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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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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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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Stylus not working correctly on an Android tablet - typical for low price general purpose equipment? [closed]

A while ago i bought an Android tablet, intending to use it as a web browser, ebook reader etc. I kinda liked the idea of being able to doodle on it for fun, so i bought a cheap stylus. But here's my ...
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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 select a graphic tablet for 3D applications?

A friend of mine works a lot with CAD programs like AutoCAD or Autodesk Tools. To his birthday I thought it would be a good idea to present him with a graphic tablet for 3D applications. Unfortunately,...
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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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Creating a text website logo using a tablet (for a beginner)

My girlfriend is a very keen drawer, and would like to somehow transfer her ideas from paper onto the computer - she's drawn many different versions which she wanted to scan in, but I figured it'd be ...
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Active digitizer laptops that open 180°

My old trusty HP Pavilion tx2690eo convertible died just recently, and having found myself in the market for a new digital art device I thought I'd entertain an odd notion I had. The problem with ...
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Weird Photoshop screen update problem when doing “Step Backwards” with a tablet

When I have my tablet plugged in, "Step Backwards" and "Undo" stop functioning normally. I have CS5 Extended 12.1 64-bit and OS X 10.7.3 with a Wacom Intuos PTZ-630. Suppose I draw 3 discrete ...
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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 (...