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Question about Wacom Bamboo Pen and Touch tablet?

Asked by madmax303 (262points) August 4th, 2010

I wanted to get this tablet and I was wondering if it was good for drawing? On the little video thing i watched, it didnt show much about drawing. Before I saw this tablet, I wanted to get Adobe Photshop Elements 8. I see that this comes with Adobe Photoshop Elements. It didnt say 8 so is it the same as 8 or different?

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lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I have the wacom tablet and I have to say that I much prefer using the standard pencil,charcoal,pen and paper to draw.You can adjust sensitivity,etc,but I have no patience,so that could be part of my problem with it.There is nothing like the flow of a pencil across paper ;)

Mariah's avatar

I have a Wacom Intuos, so not quite the same, but I love it for drawing. And I’ve heard good things about the Bamboo too.

ParaParaYukiko's avatar

Don’t get the Bamboo if you want to do digital painting or drawing. The Bamboo does indeed have a stylus but it is not pressure sensitive, making it utterly useless for decent digital painting techniques. If you want to create real art in Adobe, get an Intuos4. They’re more expensive, but only because they are actually made for creating art, not just playing around.

I know that Wacoms typically come with Corel Painter Essentials, but I don’t remember what version of Photoshop Elements. It’s been way too long since I first got my tablet to remember that. I would assume it would be the latest version, but don’t trust me on that.

BhacSsylan's avatar

@ParaParaYukiko Well that’s odd, considering I’m sitting next to someone who owns a pressure sensitive Bamboo. What version are you thinking of? Because there are more then one. The one I’m looking at is a bamboo pen&touch.

@madmax303 Wacom tablets, in general, are considered the best for digital drawing, hands down. Now, you can pay tons, and get some amazing piece of hardware, but chances are you don’t need more then a bamboo, at least to start. They come with a version of Adobe elements, not lower then 7. You will probably get 8, since 7 came with a bamboo about a year ago.

I would suggest a bamboo pen and touch, like my friend has. Wacom sells them for $99, and you can probably find them for less if you try. the intuos4 looks snazzy, but i’ve used the bamboo p&t and it’s quite nice, and i can’t see suggesting something more then twice the price for starting out. But that’s just me.

ParaParaYukiko's avatar

@ParaParaYukiko Hmm! Someone told me they weren’t pressure sensitive… Perhaps I must be misinformed. I must be thinking of earlier versions that may not have had pressure sensitivity. Sorry!

madmax303's avatar

@BhacSsylan Ohhh thankyou! You have been the most helpful. And you were the only one who anwered my photoshop question!

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