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Offline MisterSherbetLemon

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Best Affordable Graphics Tablet?
« on: June 29, 2015, 03:44:59 PM »
Hey all, I recently got a decent tax rebate and was planning to use some of the money on getting a graphics tablet. Ideally I would like to spend no more than £80/$125 as it's not worth getting something over the top at my current skill level. I was eyeing up this lil fella but I know very little about what makes a good tablet.

Any input would be great thanks.

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Re: Best Affordable Graphics Tablet?
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2015, 04:37:42 PM »
Second hand Intuos 3 I hear is great. Long lasting and reliable starter. You can try a Bamboo Fun tablet as well.

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Re: Best Affordable Graphics Tablet?
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2015, 05:09:03 PM »
Thanks for the advice, any sites you would recommend for finding a good price or should I just go through the old Amazon/Ebay/etc browse? xD

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Re: Best Affordable Graphics Tablet?
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2015, 02:08:27 PM »
Hi, I would recommend for a beginner a small tablet like this one.

If you really need a larger tablet, I would not recommend going larger than the medium sized tablets (off of wacom's sizing). I think for beginners, a small size tablet is actually quite easy to use and the movements translate well. Brand new is $87 USD on amazon, which is a nice price with free shipping (idunno about UK though).

I honestly can't say anything about other brands, I've used wacom all my life and they are really good. Buying a used tablet is OK, but it really depends how well someone kept it. One problem about old tablets isn't so much that the tablet itself, but the USB port...if someone isn't taking care of it, you may end up with a tablet that has a messed up port (because they yanked the wire or something)...

Good luck!

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Re: Best Affordable Graphics Tablet?
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2015, 05:57:39 PM »
I use the small Wacom one, the trick is to zoom in and out for different lines
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Re: Best Affordable Graphics Tablet?
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2015, 06:11:55 PM »
Theres a pro colorist working for archie comics named "hermes" and he did a youtube video saying there wasnt really a big difference between tablets, you should look it up. I use the $80wacom, it gets the job done

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Re: Best Affordable Graphics Tablet?
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2016, 12:50:28 AM »
I personally use the Wacom Intuos Pen & Touch Small.
While I would prefer a larger one, I got it secondhand for fifty five dollars, so I really can't complain!
I got mine off eBay, so I recommend just searching around for a good price, and do make sure everything you need is included, to keep from having to buy anything else. (After I bought mine, I was angry because the stylus "wasn't included"... Meaning I didn't see it in the rest of the packaging until I almost bought a brand new one :P)