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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Distortions when drawing using Wacom tablet in Illustrator

How do I prevent those distortions appearing when I draw?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to convert 8bit image to 16bit image depth size

I am working on android Samsung tablet so it was sport 16bit depth images. so i want to need properly convert 8dit depth to 16bit depth. I was also trying these but when i was convert to 8bit to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 (...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...