Which graphics tablet should I buy?

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Mazim Arif's picture
Mazim Arif
Mazim Arif

Posted 4 years ago on 11/12/2015 at 10h32

Mazim Arif

Posted 4 years ago on 11/12/2015 at 10h32

I am intrigued to know what graphic tablets people use. I want to buy one for me.
Should I go for this one?

Model: CTL490DW
URL : http://www.wacom.com/en-us/products/pen-tablets/intuos-draw

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DrawnSean

Posted 4 years ago on 11/12/2015 at 10h53

DrawnSean

Posted 4 years ago on 11/12/2015 at 10h53

That looks good to me if you want it as a hobbyist. I used this for professional and personal use: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wacom-Intuos-Touch-Tablet-PTH851/dp/B00EN27SMY

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Mazim Arif

Posted 4 years ago on 11/12/2015 at 11h21

Mazim Arif

Posted 4 years ago on 11/12/2015 at 11h21

I want to buy one for professional use. The one you suggested is out of my range. Can you recommend an alternative?

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Posted 4 years ago on 12/12/2015 at 21h59

lcanau

Posted 4 years ago on 12/12/2015 at 21h59

If you work with a big screen, a medium size tablet should be better than a small one. Wacom recently renewed their "non-professional" line, introducing models Art, Photo, Draw and Comic, which are all basic the same - they could just have called them simply Intuos and make them available in red, blue, green and yellow -, but only Art has M size. If you can't afford the M size for now, sure, go for the small. As themonster says, it will work and you can upgrade later. If you work with a small screen, like a laptop, S is quite OK, but even with a larger screen it will get the job done.

The main differences between the Pro and the other models is that the Pro has twice the pressure sensitivity (2048 vs. 1024) and has tilt recognition (60 levels), which is the same as the Cintiq. If you do serious, subtle and sophisticated art professionally you will eventually want to upgrade for the Pro or for a Cintiq.

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Luis Canau

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DrawnSean

Posted 4 years ago on 13/12/2015 at 13h23

DrawnSean

Posted 4 years ago on 13/12/2015 at 13h23

Go for the medium sized version of that one. That should be big enough. Just don't go any smaller. Smile

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Visualbug

Posted 4 years ago on 12/12/2015 at 21h23

Visualbug

Posted 4 years ago on 12/12/2015 at 21h23

get wacom, no matter which one, stick with your budget, after you will want to upgrade in the future Wink

you will be ok

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Posted 2 years ago on 01/03/2018 at 23h35

ThroughThePortal

Posted 2 years ago on 01/03/2018 at 23h35

Hey, I have a wacom drawing tablet, but I can't get the pen to work in toon boom. Ive used it on another program before, so its not defective, I just cant get it to work with toon boom.

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Mazim Arif

Posted 4 years ago on 14/12/2015 at 04h22

Mazim Arif

Posted 4 years ago on 14/12/2015 at 04h22

Thank you for answering my question. If you could only suggest whether I should go for Wacom Model CTL-671

http://www.wacom.com/en-in/products/pen-tablets/one-wacom-m .

You can check specifications as well.

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lcanau

Posted 4 years ago on 14/12/2015 at 13h05

lcanau

Posted 4 years ago on 14/12/2015 at 13h05

The Wacom One seems to have been released only in some markets (India, Asia...?), I wasn't familiar with it. It seems to be a relative of the discontinued Bamboo (there was a Bamboo model called One). The basic specs seem to be the same to this range (below the Intuos Pro), that is, 1024 pressure points. By comparison with the Art M you just miss the touch option. To me that's irrelevant, I always turned touch off in the tablets I've been using, and I would gladly pay less for a tablet without touch. A minor quibble might be in the location of the cable, in the middle of the side, while the Intuos Art has it on the top side corner, so it gets less in the way.

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Luis Canau

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Posted 2 years ago on 18/10/2017 at 15h26

JadeB

Posted 2 years ago on 18/10/2017 at 15h26

I heard that the Intuos is compatible with ToonBoom. It's on the site actually. But an even cheaper tablet that I use in the XP-Pen 03, and I haven't ran into any problems yet. It has 8 express keys, a larger workspace, and the pen doesn't need to have a battery or be charged. Hope this helps! :3

https://www.amazon.com/XP-PEN-Star03-Graphics-Battery-free-Signature/dp/...

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Honeypearle

Posted 2 years ago on 26/11/2017 at 00h16

Honeypearle

Posted 2 years ago on 26/11/2017 at 00h16

Wacom Intuos Draw is pretty affordable.
It is great for Mac OS X and Windows. I don't know if it is supported on Linux.

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Posted 1 year ago on 29/01/2019 at 03h57

yeya69

Posted 1 year ago on 29/01/2019 at 03h57

A Wacom Cintiq is really too expensive for my budget so I thought XP-Pen Artist 15.6 Pro Screen Drawing Tablet was a good option. toonboom is the most important software I use. I can now use pen pressure and pen tilt in Toonboom,

I've been extremely happy with both my Wacom Bamboo and XP-Pen Artist 15.6 Pro .

The Bamboo is entry level, cheap, and worked fine. I prefer my XP-Pen Artist 15.6 Pro obviously, but there was never anything wrong with my bamboo. It tracked perfectly. It did not hold me back in any way.

and my Artist 15.6 Pro has been worth every penny. It solves my dual screen problem and I feel like my lines have become sharper and smoother ever since I started using it.

https://www.xp-pen.com/goods/show/id/394.html

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BrownJames

Posted 1 year ago on 16/02/2019 at 04h26

BrownJames

Posted 1 year ago on 16/02/2019 at 04h26

Mac tablet is good for professional.

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aihumlae7

Posted 5 months ago on 06/04/2020 at 00h59

aihumlae7

Posted 5 months ago on 06/04/2020 at 00h59

I am intrigued to know what graphic tablets people use. I want to buy one for me.

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Posted 1 year ago on 30/08/2019 at 21h10

AlexHugofilms

Posted 1 year ago on 30/08/2019 at 21h10

I’m thinking of going with this one:

Is it compatible with toon Boom?

Huion GT-191 KAMVAS Drawing Tablet with HD Screen 8192 Pressure Sensitivity - 19.5 Inch