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Author Topic: Wacom A6 Intuos3 - thoughts  (Read 4156 times)

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« on: February 03, 2006, 11:30 »
Well i got the 4X5 today, and am very satisfied so far.  I am also very happy that i didn't get a larger tabler.  I have configured everything so the mouse pointer on the screen moves about as fast as i think it should, and i am using (Yes i measured it with a ruler) only 1/3 of the tablet... Granted my screen is only a 15 laptop, a larger tablet would be a total waste of real estate both on my desk, and on the tablet, not to mention having to spend another $100 for it.

I think i will be happy editing with it, although I have only just tested it a little.
« Last Edit: February 03, 2006, 11:35 by Admin »

« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2006, 11:32 »
I forgot to mention that it was the intuos3 that I am talking about.

« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2006, 16:20 »
Well after a day of editing photos, a few more thoughts.

I have the tablet (when using the mouse) on absolute positioning now, so that the screen is represented by the pad.  If i move the pen to the top right corner of the pad, it goes to the top right corner of my screen.  I am still however only using 70% of the available space so am very satisfied with the size I purchased.  I wouldn't want a larger one.

One other thing I found out, which is very nice, is you can program the buttons and how everything works depending on which program you are using.  So for example, when using photoshop, i have the two buttons on the pen as shortcuts for pressing the f key (full screen) and ctrl+0 (fit image to screen) ... very handy.  Then when i go into another program, like windows explorer, or firefox, the buttons on the pen are the regular left and right click. 
And in case you are wondering how i am 'clicking' with the pen when the buttons are used for other functions... well, touching the pen down on the pad is a 'click'.  This happens to work very well and is very intuitive, just like a laptop touchpad.

overall opinion.
Still very satisfied.
It was great for doing selective masking.. MUCH easier than with a mouse. :) ;D

« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2006, 04:26 »
yeah, that looks likea nice tool.  Perhaps I'll have to put it on my wish list.

« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2007, 21:08 »
Leaf, you've had this for quite awhile now.  Still like it?  Is it worth the money?  Anyone else have any opinions since I've been thinking about buying one?  Thanks.

« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2007, 02:41 »
yep, still have it and us it every day.  If i had to go back to editing with a mouse i would go bonkers.  I use the tablet pen just for photoshop and a regular mouse for other computering.

I have the pressure sensitivity of the mouse to change the diameter of the brush. that works great when dodging and burning or trying to paint a layer mask which i do very often.  Some people however use opacity for the brush pressure... but i think i'll stick to diameter

and yes, i am also still happy with the size of pad i got.  it is a space hog on your desk so anything bigger would not be practical, and i don't even use the full area with a 20" monitor - so a larger pad would also be pointless.

« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2007, 13:04 »
Thanks for the insight and prompt reply, Leaf.


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