Currently I'm interested in getting a drawing tablet (price range about 150$) for my hobby, mostly for drawing cards with Photoshop. Anyone has suggestion? I have no experience with this kind of product so I have no idea what to choose .
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- Thread Starter
- 11-08-2016 22:04
- Community Assistant
- 11-08-2016 22:11
Wacom have always been the front runners for graphics tablets. However alternative technology has started to catch up. It's not quite there yet but you can pick up a variety of makes and models nowadays.
Personally though I'd still go for a Wacom. I owned an old Bamboo tablet and it was alright. Upgraded to a Cintiq because of the built in screen. I massively prefer seeing what I'm drawing and editing, as opposed to drawing on the tablet but looking at the screen. It takes some getting used to. Sadly at $150 you won't get anything as nice as a Cintiq.
As an entry level model go for a Wacom Intuos. There's a bunch of different models and prices vary from under £60 up to your budget (and beyond). The £60 model would cost in the region of $80-90 I should imagine. It's not worth spending loads on a tablet unless you absolutely know you'll get on with them. Because drawing on a tablet but looking at the screen in front is not for everyone.
- 11-08-2016 22:45
Wacom are the Apple/Adobe CC, of the graphic tablet world. As in they're good and pretty much compatible with everything since they're very well-known, and if you're rich and can go for an Intuos, I say get it.
But if you're looking for a more budget tablet, monoprice is probably the cheapest at around £40-60, but they're kinda crappy, and feel too much like cheap plastic. But they do get the job done.
A middle ground for this is Huion, they make great graphics tablets, that are of similar quality to wacom, but are a little less known. They offer well-priced tablets that are a lot more cost-effective than Wacom tablets. Compare the £150 Wacom Intous to the £70 Huion H~ and the most noticeable difference is their price.
I've read reviews from well known artists and designers, most noticeably Frenden.
All of the brands I've mentioned have been in regards to tablets that don't have screens, i.e you can't see what you draw on the tablet, but they act kinda like mouses, so you see it on the screen. There's also some lesser known brands that I haven't mentioned, mostly cause with tech you should go with brands that have at least some reviews and help pages, and also because I haven't used lesser known brands. (I also haven't used a wacom)
I've got some more info on ones which have screens, but they require a larger budget.