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Old 01-10-2010   #11
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I have an older Wacom tablet CTE-640 and can't imagine editing without it. First day I could not work with it at all and wanted to throw it away. The second day suddenly it worked. Maybe you will have a similar experience. Hang in there its worth it. Some things you can't really do with a mouse.
Felix, I have a Bamboo also. For what kinds of Photoshop stuff do you find it most useful?
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I have had one for a year now, After I bought mine I used it for everything even surfing the web so I could get used to it.
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Felix, I have a Bamboo also. For what kinds of Photoshop stuff do you find it most useful?
When I use photoshop I use the pen for basically everything. But most useful I think for precise masking. I could not do that with the mouse. I find the movement with the pen is more natural and closer to painting.
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Just got one for X-Mas and I too am having a hard time of it. I can either use my fingers or the pen, plus on the Bamboo, I have to move the pen farther then what my mouse use to move.
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... I have to move the pen farther then what my mouse use to move.
That's actually a good thing. Try it for some more days and suddenly it will work. Believe me.
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When I use photoshop I use the pen for basically everything. But most useful I think for precise masking. I could not do that with the mouse. I find the movement with the pen is more natural and closer to painting.
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The Intuos 4 medium is just right....
I think a lot of people make the mistake of buying the biggest pad they can afford... if you are used to using a 16 X 20 paper sketchpad with a pencil, this may be fine. I personally found that I was much more comfortable with a much smaller, 6 X 8 pad.

Also, don't think you have to use one or the other... i constantly go back and forth between pad and mouse.

As someone wrote earlier, I don't use it for everything, but I'd hate to be without it.
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I have had one for a few years, and I will never go w/o again. I don't understand how you could mask without one.
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I got the Intuos4 Large and the thing's bigger than my 15 inch Laptop. Surprised the heck out of me when I opened it. I don't have Photoshop yet (waiting on CS5) but using the pen computing features in both Vista and Win7 is awesome using it (though it takes a little getting used to). Will start mucking about in LR with it shortly and as soon as CS5 is released, it's on like Donkey Kong.
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I am liking it for the lasso then feathering tools, but you have to be careful. There is nothing worse then Polygonal lassoing something mid way then accidentally double tapping the pad and pre selecting it.


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Just hold the shift key to add to your selection

I use the wacom tablet and pen for everything! Even surfing. (pen in hand as I type) Hardly touch my mouse.

Once you get used to it you won't go back.

Editing is just so much easier with the pen.


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