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How about Krita ? It's a nice free, open source painting program. I don't actually own a tablet, but this software felt like it was designed to be used with a tablet.


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My options are: MyPaint http://mypaint.org/ and Krita https://krita.org/en/ MediBang Paint Pro https://medibangpaint.com/en/pc/ Dog Waffle. It has some oldy free versions: The page is ugly as hell. https://www.thebest3d.com/dogwaffle/download/index.html They do recognize the brush pressure. I can't make Gimp detect the pressure, but it is still an ...


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I just continue holding the Wacom pen in my left hand while pressing the shortcuts. Sometimes I'll use my right hand instead It sounds like you all are overthinking and complicating something that isn't an issue. If you need to do lots of keyboard presses then put the Wacom down for a second just like if you were typing in a word processor you wouldn't ...


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If you open up your Wacom Tablet settings (on the Mac you go Apple menu ▶ System Preferences and then choose the “Wacom Tablet” item) then go to the “Pen” pane and tap “Options …” and you will see a setting called “Handedness” and obviously you want to set it to “Left.” Other than that, the Wacom Tablet works exactly the same for you as for a right-handed ...


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I use Autodesk Sketchbook which is now free, it has different types of brushes like for coloring skin, rocks, clouds, etc. But if you draw on the phone/tablet, you could use Ibispaint - there is a free app - which also has different types of brushes that you might have to buy or you could watch an AD to use them for free in 18 hours. (I don't buy them, I ...


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On the old drivers, it was possible to set two "buttons" on the radial menu to mouse mode and pen mode. Now that this very use full feature is gone (you may ask WHY?) then the only other possibility is to change the buttons on the grip pen to mode toggle. Go to Wacom Tablet Properties and in the tool pane click on your grip pen. Then go down to the setting ...


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You map it in the System Control Panel - globally or per application. The Wacom settings dialog may look different depending on device/operating system. This is the Mac CP, using a Wacom Intuous And here's Windows 10 showing a Wacom Bamboo Touch settings.


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I bought mine from a german retailer, and did not get anything in german at all. Software is in english, even the box was in english. Not sure what they could be referring to.


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Good news: Adobe has recently added both of these in the custom keyboard shortcuts function, in the 2015.5 release, all the way at the bottom of the 'Tools' list. Wohooo!


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There's is no difference from Photoshops view. Technically its a similar albeit differently shaped nib, that is always attached to eraser. The different shape has different physics, but other then that form software's point of view its the same. The tablet user may not have a second hand free, for example because they have leaned back and the keyboard is ...


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There are 2 types of callighraphic pen nibs: with wide and narrow nibs. In case of narrow nib you apply pressure as you write: https://www.jetpens.com/blog/calligraphy-pen-basics/pt/689 Anyway, if you tablet supports pressure pen, pressure option should be able in case of calligraphic brushes, check you tablet settings. https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/...


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We had a non-pro Intuos M for less than a year now and were very happy with its ease of use, and the precision by which we could enter data with the pressure-sensitive pen. It is a very good value for money digitizing tablet for the occasional or semi-professional usage. We do recommend it. but... After less than a year we still made the switch to the Pro ...


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I always assumed it was for familiarity + perhaps to further enable people to use the tablet without a keyboard. When you first try out a drawing tablet, it seems like it makes sense to have it, but I've personally never used it. It's so tedious Wacom even has an option to set one of the stylus buttons as the eraser. I've found that to lag a bit, so I ...


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Art brushes..... no. Art brushes (like pattern brushes) use the base path as a spine to just lie the art along. Art brushes don't have any rotation dynamics at all, so there's nothing for the tablet to interact with. The brush must have rotation possibilities for any of the tablet features to alter them. As far as I'm aware, only Scatter, Bristle, and ...


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I know this is an old post, but since it got no answer I thought I should pitch in. I have a Wacom Intuos 5 (Pro) and 3 pens. I also got a Lenovo Yoga for work, and its pen is made by Wacom. The first thing I tried was to use one of my Wacom pens with the Yoga -- It did not work. I also got a Bamboo Touch tablet that comes with the pen you mentioned as a ...


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Sadly, Adobe doesn't support those buttons and even the Actions function don't record them. However i had a similar problem once and with AutoHotKey software i could do right about everything in Photoshop, but not only. By using this software you can record a mouseclick at a given position - so, create a macro that snaps your cursor to that location and ...


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I think you can play around with this configuration panel to remove these strange curves. BUT the main solution that I always use is to make line/curve shorter like the example shown below: You can see clearly the difference between the 2 trees leaf.


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The cheaper Draw tablet does not have touch functions. The difference between the other 3 models is only the colors offered and the bundled software. The actual functionality of the tablet is the same.


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I will try to make an objective answer, not one based on my opinion. 1. Know your drawing habits If you want a tablet you probably have been drawing for some time. So let's discover some of your drawing habits. A) Some people draw with only the fingers, probably you only need to make some quick diagrams where precision is not very important. Using only the ...


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The small is almost always too small, unless you plan on using it for a single screen 13" laptop or smaller. Just imagine how well you would draw on 5x3" index cards all the time... How much detail you could draw... that's pretty much what you get with the small (6x3.5" actually, but it's close). Everyone I've ever known has been better off starting with ...


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You can view specifications at Wacom's web site. Look at pressure levels, active area, and those sorts of things. No need to repeat them here. The ones with "touch" in their name also have touch capabilities (ability to use your fingers). Adobe tests it's software with Wacom tablets. Yes, it works in all of them. There may be some limitations based on ...


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For what you need to do, any kind of graphic tablet should be just fine: don't need to bother looking for pressure levels and other specific functions. The Wacom Intuos has a dotted drawing area that can help when drawing straight lines and diagrams or if you want to do a decent job looking at the tablet instead of the screen. I'd go with this, or with the ...


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It is not perfect way, but better than nothing. I use wacom driver 6.3.11, the last one with mouse/pen mode in radial menu, and the first one with mouse height setting. So there is no any significant differences between 6.3.11 and 6.3.32 for me.


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Outside of Gimp, you can likely set the table to "screen" or "window" mode. However: you have to wonder how to change tool options without dropping the pencil and temporarily switch to the mouse, or figure out a hundred single-handed keyboard shortcuts. Gimp tools are associated to "pointers": there is a "core pointer" which is your mouse, your touchpad,...


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Disable the Shape dynamic on the Brush Panel. I believe it's on by default. It's the Size Jitter there which causes a brush to change size as you paint.


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I use a XP-Pen Artist 16 Pro Digital Tablet with screen and I've had experience with an Ugee HK1560 and both of them are great tablets which give you the "drawing directly on the screen" experience for way less than Wacom. One thing to keep in mind though is that no Wacom alternative offers multi-touch (finger touch input) on their tablets, so if that's ...


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So, I started looking for graphic tablets. I found that Wacom has the best graphic tablets available but I am really confused about getting one. This is already fallacious; because it's a question based on false premises. Wacom does not have the best graphics tablets available, it is just the most popular of many tablet brands. Which specific tablet suits ...


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Change Opacity Jitter Control to Fade. Then you need to play with the Fade and Minimum Number. Personally I'd start with a 65 fade, 35 min. That should work for you.


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Tablets should be picked according to your needs. If you have a small desk or need portability you might want to go with a small tablet. Otherwise, bigger is better. Bigger tablets will give you more room to work with, although this can be mitigated by zooming in more. The counterpoint to that is you may become so focused in you lose sight of your overall ...


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