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« on: September 09, 2016, 14:39 »
I am considering going for one of these. Does anyone use them? I thought it could speed things up for vector work? Would you go for the touch versions or not? Do they help with speed?

I am currently on a wacom intuos

« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2016, 15:22 »
I am using pro version, medium size. I am using it for retouch. Need some practice but it's much better than mouse.


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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2016, 20:30 »
I have a Wacom Cintiq Companion 2, the one with the Windows operating system and i7 processor, it's like a little turbocharged tablet that has everything I could ever want. It brought my game up to a whole new level. The disconnect between the traditional drawing tablet and the monitor is pretty big, and to me, really limited what I could do in terms of intricate brush work, and now I don't have that problem!  It runs Illustrator and Lightroom and Photoshop at the same time!  I can take it anywhere, it does not need to be attached to my main computer, so I can draw in bed or out on the hiking trail (electronic plein aire, and it has a camera, you can take the scene with you!).

They are absolutely amazing, I cannot recommend it highly enough.


« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2016, 23:40 »
I have a 27qhd non-touch with the stand... great product, but Illustrator cc 2015 seems a little buggy on it, at least on a Mac, 2014 seemed better, photoshop is a breeze... test out illustrator if you can before you purchase. Screen gets smudged easily from fingers, so if you're one of those clean freaks then forget it.

« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2016, 01:12 »
Thanks so much for the detailed replies. Exactly the information I was after. I hadn't even seen the companion. I was only looking at the big display cintiqus like yours kingfoot (they just plug into your existing pc/ mac right?)

I really want to test drive  before paying out but it is hard to find a dealer with them on display. I am in the uk and haven't been able to find a shop with one plugged in!


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