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Tutorial: What Wacomtablet? by Norke Tutorial: What Wacomtablet? by Norke
Small tutorial for beginners on there choose of a Wacom Tablet.









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:iconmidsney:
Midsney Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
so Mom, feel like getting me a $310 dollar birthday present anytiem soon? you won't have to get me a christmas present!
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taibu Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
You have mistake, intuos4 not looks like intuos3 ;)
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AngeliSeraphim Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I purchased my intuos4 after reading this :D I favorited this like years and years ago but I recently had enough money to actually buy one xDD

Thank you for all the help :D
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Drakkinstorm Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
Funny... 3 years ago when I bought my graphire, the Intuos was 800 euros not 300 dollars like you say here. Dayum...
Nice tut.
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silencefreedom Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
:) have u ever think about that mod Intuos and Bamboo (u missing this one) becomes like Cintiq...or go further.

This goes beyond just being a hobbyist. I mixed music with our mods, use fingers to touch, touch screen, wireless, mobile batteries, massive surface sensitivity n waterproof. Well of course all in one.
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:iconnorke:
Norke Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
It's an old tutorial :aww:
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
its going to help me decide on which one to buy. grapphire 4 maybe :shrug: i want to see if i am suitable or not. don't want to spend the hard saved money!

I just checked. wacom site says graphire 4 is replaced by bamboo and bamboo fun :ohnoes:
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arelia-dawn Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Intuos for Christmas = Best Christmas Ever. Though I wish I was good enough to do the lovely tablet justice...
This is a nice walkthrough! It definately helps narrow down the choices at Wacom.
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Norke Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad it helped ya :=D
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djjean2 Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
What's usually the best size if you're just starting? (A6, A5, A4, etc. etc.)
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Norke Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Take a big piece of paper and sketch on it. Try to feel what's the best size to draw on. If you make small sketches, then a small tablet will work. If you really need to draw big, then take a bigger one :D
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MiatoSakura-chan Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
Aw.. I wish I had a Wacom Intuos, used them when I was an intern. I can't afford even a Graphire. My Genius Mousepen is really good, 1024 points of pressure and a 8x6'' area, but the pen is too bulky because of the battery and my can gets tired sometimes.
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shadow120000 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
Intuos4 ???
according to the wacom website, It isn't out yet !
Any help here ???
PLEASEE.
because i'm thinking of investing in a intuos :D
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:iconnorke:
Norke Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I know, I mistyped it :D But you can still get an intuos. It's great for painters :)
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shadow120000 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
Oooohh. Do you have any idea when Intuos4 is coming out thoughh ?
I'd like to know, so if i bought intuos3. and intuos4 came out a while laterr. that'd suckk
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Norke Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
No, I don't know. Sorry :sad:
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shadow120000 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
awwweehh. its okay :D
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jennymstead Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I've owned my Graphire for over 5 years... LOL... best darn thing i ever invested into.... plan on getting an Intuos in the future though ;)
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MercenaryZero Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009
THANK YOU!
I've been trying to single out which tablet would suit me best for a long time now.
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alex-xs Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008  Professional General Artist
Super merci des infos
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Elianan Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol i love my lil' wacom bamboo fun 8D
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FAM0USS Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008
Very cool.. im thinking of getting a Graphire for my computer away from home, so I can work while away too.

I have the Cintiq 12WX as my main tablet right now, it is amazing. A good sixe, fits on my lap, and its the most affordable of the Cintiq series.. only $900 USD.
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I believe Wacom has discontinued the Graphire series and replaced them with the Bamboo and Bamboo Fun tablets.

From what I've seen, they're better, and cheaper, than Graphire tablets, they have two extra hotkeys on them, a Touch-ring, and better resolution.
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FAM0USS Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008
oh nice, thanks for the info :)
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melusagi115 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
i really liked this tutorial, I was doing some research and I wasn't sure if I should buy the graphire wireless 6x8 or the Intuous 6x8.
I was looking for a tablet to do my hobby, although in a future it might be useful in my studies. I read in your tutorial the graphire is more for photo manipulation, although I would pretty much use it as to paint and use it in pixel art I wasn't really shure if you would recommend me the Intuos for that. I'm leaning towards the Graphire because of the wireless thing, but at the end i just want something that will last in time.
Could you help me decide? I'm very afraid to buy the wrong one.
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Norke Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
If it helps, I'm using a Graphire, so you can paint with it. But the Intuos is made for painters :)
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melusagi115 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
So you would say that in quality they are pretty much the same...? :)
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Norke Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
No, the Intuos is way better. =)
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fiatluks Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008
Very useful! Thanks so much for sharing!
What do you think about the smallest Wacom Cintiq, wich has 12 inches of active field? Is it enought?
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TSnow Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Great to share this info ;)
Although I did not knew very much about the different types at the time, Intuos 3 has never let me down (except for accidentally touching the touchstrips while drawing). Nevertheless I'm still lovin' it <3
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Denielstein Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, this is very helpful.
This will help making a decision.


At our country they sell the Cintiq for 1700 $
(hmmm...the temptation :#1:)
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LordLouis Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have read a great review to Cintiq.
It says there are still some things to mention. For example it is very heavy, so you can't put it on your lap and simply paint (often done with former series tablets).

I own a Wacom Intuos3 A4, so I cannot tell you sth. about cintiq resulting from my own experience. In my mind, it's tomorrow's tablet.

I dunno why Intuos only got 7/10, you simply can't compare cintiq and intuos. As you said, it's the perfect buddy for d-painters.
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Sarius24 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
I wanna sell my graphire 4 :/
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5arte Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008
That is what I was looking for!! Helped me a lot³²!!
Thank you!
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jhubert Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Added to the Art Tutorials Wiki as well.
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ellenjanuary Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007   Writer
You get to use all that stuff? You lucky dawg... I got a Intuos 3, but it was more like $500... and actually worth it. :thumbsup: As for that Cintiq thing... come on, that's cheating! =D
I checked it out, but... was like overkill. :)
Good article.
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ShimmerStar Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2007   Digital Artist
I have an intuos 3 and it is glorious. I've had it for about a year and a half now, and I'm so glad I asked for it for christmas :XD: I did do a little research though, and if you look around online, you can find electronics stores that will sell them to you for a relatively good deal. I think mine ended up costing $30-$40 less than wacom's site advertised it.

That cintiq looks so pretty though...but i'm not up to the level where I would possibly need one. :P
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Norke Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not ether... but when I start my own business, that's the first thing I will get. :p
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ShimmerStar Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007   Digital Artist
well good luck! :aww:
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XNovember Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007
Wow, thanks alot for this tutorial, I really needed it!
I've been thinking about getting a Wacom, but had no idea wich one...
But the nr. 4 sounded great! :)
Thanks!
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:iconnorke:
Norke Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome :aww:
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KayMikani Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Although I already have a tablet, this tutorial is really good! :heart: I'm using Graphire 4!
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Norke Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Better then what I have :p
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DanHowardArt Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
got a cintiq last week :) it's a beaut!
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Norke Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I've heard.... I'm so jaleous! :shakefist: Now I can drool even more on ya :B
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DanHowardArt Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
there are some issues: slight delay in pen/cursor responce, and it gets quite warm as you use it. it';s much easier to draw on since you get lots of arm movement :D
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Norke Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I know, I've painted on the Cintiq a few times... I needed some time to get used to it... but that doesn't stop me from wanting one... It was just so much better to paint on. :drool:
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nanochan Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007
Wow thanks! This is great. I appreciate the link to it. ^^
It helps a lot. Thank you.
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sampsonx Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007
Oh uh.. is that why my paintings done with Graphire 4 are bad or di u just suck?
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:iconnorke:
Norke Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I paint with Graphire 3... so it's not the tablet.
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