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show user profile  advance-software
Hi all,

My old man's laptop has died so it's time to get him a new one.

He's a watercolour artist who isn't great with computers but would like to dabble a little with digital art.

I'm wondering - would a touchscreen & stylus be a better way of working than a tablet - he's not great with a mouse - would prefer something more like a paintbrush/pencil, ideally working straight onto the screen.

Can a touchscreen be used for creative work or would he be better off sticking to a tablet ?

Thanks in advance for any advice.

Budget £400.
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6/12/2011 12:47:14 PM (last edit: 6/12/2011 12:56:17 PM)
show user profile  Sir_Manfred
A wacom tablet is the best since it has pressure sensitivity.
I find it pretty awkward painting on a touchscreen. However, a Cintiq would suffice.
But using fingers only is unpleasant for some reason. Perhaps its a matter of how you are used to painting. I am used to the idea of using a pen of sorts.



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6/12/2011 1:06:17 PM (last edit: 6/12/2011 1:06:17 PM)
show user profile  advance-software
thanks manny.

I was looking at this : http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/Acer_Iconia_W500_Tablet_-_AMD-C50_DC_1GHz_2GB_DDR3_32GB_SSD_10.1_Multi-tou_LE.RHC02.045/version.asp?PID=1957

... you'd say that's a bad idea because you don't have the pressure sensitivity ?

You can use a stylus on touch screens so don't have to use your finger though touch screens aren't pressure sensitive afaik.

edit: thanks mike.
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6/12/2011 1:10:53 PM (last edit: 6/13/2011 10:26:02 AM)
show user profile  mike_renouf
I bought myself a tablet with stylus for about £20 from 'Trust'. It's build quality is cheap and nasty of course but even with something low budget like that you can get quite absorbed in the painting process in photoshop. I've always promised myself an intuos when I get the cash. Maybe it's worth trying out a cheapo tablet before you splash out on something more expensive?

Edit: forgot to mention - the trust tablet has pressure sensitivity too.




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6/12/2011 9:21:21 PM (last edit: 6/12/2011 9:22:57 PM)
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