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Re: Baby step in PS: Ta Dah!

Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 2:47 pm
by Charles Haacker
Duck wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 2:24 pm
Matt Quinn wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 2:15 pm
Set up the tablet this morning and put the mouse aside. Started a tutorial; let's see where this goes.

Many thanks. Matt
Eh, forget the tutorial. With a tablet is all about getting used to it. Open up a blank document in Photoshop and just start messing around. Get a feel for the new coordination between hand and screen. That's the trickiest. The rest will fall in place,
I looked up tablets, I looked at a whole review, I looked at the prices, and concluded that I've done pretty well with years of practice to make complex selections with a mouse plus select and mask. I have often thought maybe a tablet would be great, but tooooo $pendy. (N)

Re: Baby step in PS: Ta Dah!

Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 3:23 pm
by Matt Quinn
Charles Haacker wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 2:47 pm
Duck wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 2:24 pm
Matt Quinn wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 2:15 pm
Set up the tablet this morning and put the mouse aside. Started a tutorial; let's see where this goes.

Many thanks. Matt
Eh, forget the tutorial. With a tablet is all about getting used to it. Open up a blank document in Photoshop and just start messing around. Get a feel for the new coordination between hand and screen. That's the trickiest. The rest will fall in place,
I looked up tablets, I looked at a whole review, I looked at the prices, and concluded that I've done pretty well with years of practice to make complex selections with a mouse plus select and mask. I have often thought maybe a tablet would be great, but tooooo $pendy. (N)
I bought it when I still worked and had income and knew I wanted to do photography work when I fully retired. Now I have the time. Not the money. And the tablet. Matt

Re: Baby step in PS: Ta Dah!

Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 4:41 pm
by Duck
Charles Haacker wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 2:47 pm
I looked up tablets, I looked at a whole review, I looked at the prices, and concluded that I've done pretty well with years of practice to make complex selections with a mouse plus select and mask. I have often thought maybe a tablet would be great, but tooooo $pendy. (N)
Eh, fuggedaboutit! :goon:

Ebay was my friend on this one. Years ago I went cheap with a non Wacom tablet. The pen needed a battery, the tablet was large and bulky, it was very unwieldy but, like you, I felt I couldn't afford one of those fancy, expensive Wacoms. Then I found a small, gently used Wacom Bamboo on Ebay and won the bid at $49. That was... about a decade ago. I still use it. I loved it so much I bought a second one also for about $50 ($53 I believe). That one went to my work computer. Recently I bought a third, newer Wacom Art tablet and for some reason that has been giving me trouble. So much so that I switched back to my ten year old Bamboo.

They are out there at reasonable prices. You don't need a brand new one. Mine is the Bamboo MTE-450. It doesn't have all the functionality of newer tablets but it serves me well and I really don't miss the new features.

Just my two bits.

Re: Baby step in PS: Ta Dah!

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:13 pm
by St3v3M
So much to learn, and so much fun doing it! S-