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« on: 13 January 2007, 18:45:49 »

LOOK AT MY LAST POST FOR NEW QUESTION

Thinking of trying my hand at some digital art as soon as I order and receive my tablet.  Was wondering, what size of canvases do the artists here use?  I just looked at Bard's Old mage and the close up of the face looks to be half the size of the finished picture.  So was just curious, what canvas size do you use for your artwork?

Also, for those who have or are looking into a tablet, from your impressions, which tablet do you recommend?  I am kinda stuck on either the Intous3 6×8 or the Graphire4 6×8.  I am leaning towards the Graphire4, due to the lower price, but the increased pressure sensitivity of the Intuos3 and more accessories is very tempting as well, though at a higher price.  Either would be obtainable within a week or two...if I can confirm my PayPal account...  pissedoff
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« Reply #1 on: 13 January 2007, 18:56:04 »

My daughter has an intous and i love it.

The higher the resolution of your pic the better it is - but that is dependant of your computer. I like to have 2000x3000 pixels or so, but though I have a G4 and 700+Mhz it is slow when it comes to filters...
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« Reply #2 on: 13 January 2007, 19:17:19 »

Yeah, I like the Intuos3 but to buy it, it would cost me $428.82 CAD compared to $248.90 for the Graphire4.  Though, I am kind of attached to the airbrush pen for the Intuos3.  My dream would to purchase a Cintiq, but that is out of question, coming at $2,499.00 USD.

The main deciding factor on which I buy would be the need of pressure sensitivity.  How important of a role does it play when doing the art, is 512 levels enough, or does one really need the 1024 levels when doing artwork on the computer?
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« Reply #3 on: 14 February 2007, 13:50:12 »

Okay, finally got my Intous3 graphic table tin,  But when I tried to install it earlier today, it went all crazy.  When ever I was in a window with a scroll bar, it seemed to be stuck on scroll up. 

Does anyone with a tablet know why this happened?
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« Reply #4 on: 14 February 2007, 16:22:47 »

Never mind.  I tried to re-install it and this time all seems to have gone well.  Now off to bed.  Plan on only using the pen for the next few days to get used to it. Little different moving the mouse without touching the surface of the tablet.   grin  I also have noticed that I tend to slowly lower the tip to the surface.  Either in fear of scratching the surface or fear of the mouse moving when I "click".   shocked rolleyes  grin
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« Reply #5 on: 14 February 2007, 23:54:36 »

here is a tip: set the lower toggle on the pen to eyedropper(modifier, option button) a few thousand hours of use has shown me this is very practical.
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« Reply #6 on: 15 February 2007, 00:55:52 »

Thanks.  Haven't played around in Photoshop yet.  Though here is a question. The tablet came with Corel Painter.  Which program would be better to do drawings and paintings in?  Painter or Photoshop CS2?
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« Reply #7 on: 15 February 2007, 01:22:25 »

Gar, if you're not prepared to upgrade those two programs you might want to download gimp. I find it very flexible and forgiving. DS
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« Reply #8 on: 15 February 2007, 02:12:01 »

Is there an upgrade for Photoshop CS2?  I thought it was the latest version, with Adobe still working on the next version.  I own CS2.  And the Painter came with with the tablet.
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« Reply #9 on: 15 February 2007, 02:54:29 »

I was talking about the essentials and elements that come with the tablet. CS2 is an upgrade to elements so you already have that. Still, gimp is a free download so might check it out for fun. I can't compare it to  CS2 because I don't have any of the upgrades yet, just the programs that came with  my tablet.
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« Reply #10 on: 15 February 2007, 03:12:48 »

Ah, I see.  Are the brushes that come with the tablet, Wacom Brushes 2.0, worth installing?
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« Reply #11 on: 16 February 2007, 01:14:17 »

I don't know about the wacom brushes, as i tend to work with very few brushes in general, and don't pick one up until i have completely investigated all the other tools in my kit.

 in your comparison, if you are talking about painter classic, which is what usually ships with wacoms unless you got a bundle, photoshop is far superior. Photoshop versus painter pro is a different story, in that the painter interface is more intuitive and studio-like, and painter brushes interact with the virtual canvas in a more 'natural media' way. i still use both programs all the time, but painter gets the bulk of the workload. lots of artists use photoshop (and i am talking about the folks at the top of the heap) with wondeful results, so since you own that program, learn it backwards and forwards before you shell out the dough for painter, imho.
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« Reply #12 on: 16 February 2007, 04:53:20 »

    Thanks.  I've been playing around with photoshop today and I must say, I find that a tablet really does turn on its power.

    Though beginning on my first piece, I have a question.  What size of canvas and resolution do you guys use?

    I was going to use a 7×5 canvas with Resolution 200 pixels/inch and 16bit RGB color mode, but them seemed a little large.  I mean, the file size is roughly 8MB without even drawing anything.  Is this normal?
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« Reply #13 on: 16 February 2007, 05:01:01 »

Quellion's Volkek-Oshra Orc was drawn on a 3333 x 4000 pixels canvas if that helps. :)
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« Reply #14 on: 16 February 2007, 05:30:19 »

Okay.  So my 7×5 canvas is 1400×1000 pixels.  Next thing is if my resolution is set way to high and if it 16bit RBG color mode is worth the double file size.  Thanks Art  grin
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