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Graphic tablets and graphic monitors

FraQles

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I wanna know are there many people who use graphic tablets or graphic monitors.
Myself I prefer monitor. I used to have simple graphic tablet long time ago, and it was terrible. It felt nothing like a pen you paint with.
So now I use 15.6" graphic monitor. And it feels really comfort. Also It's quite good as a second monitor in addition. I think I'll write a small review at weekends if I have time.
 

Izerous

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Cintiq 16 and 22 is I think what we had in the office. None of the artists like the intuos unless they were tracing a hand drawn image then they could very literally trace it with the intuos easier than on a cintiq but most of them would scan anything hand drawn and go from there.
 

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My sister use the older Intuos, not sure if she be interested in the Cintiq drawing screen. At $700 USD, seems like a pricey investment that only pros needs. I mean if you're literally using it for a living.
 

sswilson

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There are less expensive down market "monitor" style drawing tablets that seem to get reasonably good reviews. Huion is the name I've seen most (I've got a non-monitor drawing tablet that I bought and then never really used... ;) ).


Looks like $300 - $350 would be ballpark for getting started.

I have to say... for the little bit I did play with the one I got, the pressure effects are pretty impressive, and I can easily see how a person would be able to transition from drawing with physical media into doing it digitally.
 

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has anyone looked into the apps that let you connect your Android tablet or iPad and use it as graphics tablet?

I sold my iPad before I had a chance to try it out.
 

sswilson

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has anyone looked into the apps that let you connect your Android tablet or iPad and use it as graphics tablet?

I sold my iPad before I had a chance to try it out.

I'm not sure any of the android tablets support touch let alone multi-pressure touch. You'd need something like the surface.
 

Mr. Friendly

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you can with the iPad Pro's and the latest basic iPad's as they support the first gen Apple stylus / pen.

I just guessed that Android would support it too.
 

sswilson

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A quick look suggests that I might be mistaken on this... looks like there are several tablets that can work, I'm not sure how good the generic drawing pens are though.
 
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