A 6x8 Intuos2 Wacom is good enough for 1- 22 inch monitor. If you
have a 2 monitor set up. you may wish to consider the 9x12 model. I
know nothing about Aiptek, but Wacom offers a tablet with 512 levels
and no understanding of pen tilt and rotation, the Graphire2, 4x5in.
It works very nicely on a standard monitor size. But if you need a
mot of control in your Photoshop work, it might fall a bit short. OK
for general Photoshop work though.
The extra software in of no real interest other than maybe Painter
Classic. But if you have a current version of Photoshop, and like
using it, I suspect Painter Classic would not be that interesting.
The Newest Painter does some cool stuff and might be more interesting
But that wouls cost more money.
>I have a few questions about which Graphics Tablet to buy for use with Adobe
>Photoshop and Illustrator:
>1. I am thinking about 9"x12" active area. Is this a good size, or should I
>choose a larger size? Can I even get away with a 4"x5" size?
>2. How important is the number of pressure levels? The Wacom tablet offers
>1,024 levels and costs about $400., whereas the Aiptek tablet offers 512
>levels, but only costs about $150.
>3. Wacom bundles their product with more recognizable software accessories,
>such as Corell Painter, but do I even need these accessories if I'm already
>set up with current Illustrator and Photoshop programs?
>Cost is a big factor in my decision, so I'd like to go with the cheaper
>product. Can anyone advise me? Thanks!
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