I love my Wacom tablet. It was a surprise Christmas gift from my son when I  had just started a large pen and ink illustration project, and it sped my way to going all-digital. (except for my w/c work of course)

It's probably about eight or nine years old now, still works great.

Kathy G

On Oct 16, 2015, at 10:56 AM, Natalya Zahn wrote:

My situation is similar to Britt's - I have a larger Intuos 4 at my studio, and a medium-size wireless Intuos at home (the current versions are now called Intuos "Pro"). I personally don't like working on the very small sized tablet (just my preference), and the medium is comparable in dimension to my Macbook, so it's easy to throw it in my travel bag for working remotely (I rarely work without a tablet of some sort). I will say, the wireless feature on my travel Intuos has never worked consistently for me, so I always end up plugging it in - which is not a huge annoyance in an of itself, but I bought it because of the wireless capability... perhaps their technology has gotten more reliable. Like Britt, I've never used the function buttons and prefer to have my left hand on my laptop keyboard - the tablet is where my mousepad used to be.

The selection certainly has grown over the years - I can see why your head is swimming, Lana! I think you'll be pleased with whatever you select - they really are great tools.


On Oct 16, 2015, at 11:04 AM, Britt Griswold <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

I have a big Intuos 4 with all the buttons. I like the size, but I never use the buttons. If you are into really customizing your work flow and keyboard shortcuts, they might be worth while. But otherwise they are not needed.

I also have a small Intuos Creative Pen & Touch Tablet. I think the one I have is a recently discontinued model.  But I think if you don't need the buttons on the Pro, the current equivalent is the way to go ($99) or if you want a bigger work area ($199). If you are going to be on the go with a laptop, maybe go smaller. If you are going to be at a desk mostly, go larger. The different versions refer to the additional software that is bundled with the tablet. Most of it is worthless to me on a mac. If you are on a PC, you may be more concerned about which version you choose for the bundled software.

Britt Griswold

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From: Lana Johnson [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
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Subject: [SCIART] Wacom tablet ideas?

Good Morning Everyone!
I want to buy a Wacom tablet to use to draw in Adobe creative suite. There are so many choices of Wacom that my head just exploded.

For those of you who use one alot what is your recommendation of which one to buy?

THANKS so much for your advice.

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