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Old 01-21-2010   #21
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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.
I had an A6 (small) version of the Wacom Graphire4 tablet and decifded to get a bigger tablet and now have the medium A5 size - I wish I actually still had the A6!! I didn't have to move my arm at all with the A6 tablet and now I have to move my hand around to navigate.

Not a huge issue but I too liked the smaller one better.
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Sorry if this question was already covered, but what about hand-pressure on the pad? I'm a left-hander and not sure how pressure from the side of my hand, when I'm drawing, might effect the outcome. Do you use the stylus with your hand raised as that would strike me as being uncomfortable over extended periods of time.
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The pads are pressure sensitive and adjustable. The firmer you press down, the thicker the line output. Only the stylus affects the output. The side of your hand doesn't do a thing to that. You use the stylus you use a pen or pencil.
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It doesn't detect your hand at all. I rest my hand on it all the time with no issues.
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I wonder if that is any different now that "Touch" gestures are being integrated
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The pad is intelligent enough to detect tough from a hand at rest. When using the pen the pad detects the pen pressure (not the hand)
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Awesome. i had been wondering that. I am about to get the Bamboo fun Medium Sized Tablet. (I've heard that the 4x6 is just too small) but was wondering about how the tablet differentiates between my hand and the pen.
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I wonder if that is any different now that "Touch" gestures are being integrated
I hadn't realized what you were referring to until I jumped on Wacom's site. Interesting concept, merging a "touch" sensor ala iTouch/iPhone/iPad style and a graphics tablet. I might try one.
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Have an older Waccom, medium sized. I bought the medium because it was big enough to rest my hand on, and I have the editing window downsized so that I don't have to move my hand around as much. These are great for being able to turn the page sideways to do some editing as well. I use mine only with PS and mostly only when working with masks and especially the export tool. Nice thing about working with masks is that your pen pressure effects the amount of work the tool is doing.

I think the touch pad looks interesting, may have to bop over and check it out.
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Awesome. i had been wondering that. I am about to get the Bamboo fun Medium Sized Tablet. (I've heard that the 4x6 is just too small) but was wondering about how the tablet differentiates between my hand and the pen.
Checked them out, had the same question as you did. They have a switch to turn on and off the touch screen, so you can use the pen alone.


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