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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-06-2011, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
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Graphics/Drawing Tablet?

So I've seen a lot of REALLY cool pictures drawn with a graphics tablet and I'm looking to buy one. What brand is best? I have a mac, so it would have to be compatible. How do they work? Are they worth the money? I'm doing some research online right now about them but I still don't know everything.

Any recommendations? I'd love to get one. I may hint at this to my boyfriend... you know valentine's day is coming up! :P

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Also --what kind of software will i need?

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Isis - Marble-ish Deltatail Male
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I use a Wacom Bamboo Tablet, it costed about $80, I've had it for almost 2 years. I'm not sure if its compatible with Mac. As for programs, I use Adobe Photoshop, I've also used GIMP (which is a free downloadable art program, but can be confusing to use).

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You'll want a Wacom, no questions asked. If you're just looking to get into tablets, I suggest the Bamboo. Wacom provides the driver free, and it'll be matched to your tablet.

As for software, what are you working with? PC or Mac?
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I have a mac. I looked up all the brands and just like you guys said, Wacom wins! I found the Bamboo for $60 on amazon. It is compatible with mac. So I can still do digital drawings with this tablet?

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Naevia - Pastel Veiltail Female
Isis - Marble-ish Deltatail Male
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Yes, you can do digital drawings with that tablet.

Program wise, I'd go with Adobe Photoshop. You should be able to search for a free trial using google. You can also google tutorials for using tablets.
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