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Drawing tablet recommendations?


Unscripted

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I am interested in getting a drawing tablet and i would like some recommendations, I don't want to spend too much on it, maybe something under 80? (94.19$)
If you have experience with different tablets i would love to hear your opinions.
 

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Although you can get cheap drawing tablets I personally wouldn't recommend going down that road, cheap tablets are notorious for not working well with PS, you can get a Wacom tablet like this which is OK and should suit your needs, you can buy other brands which offer more features but they do tend to not work with PS so well in relation to pressure sensitivity
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wacom-Intuos-CTH-490AK-S-Graphics-Tablet/dp/B013ATUFUC/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1502050678&sr=8-3-fkmr0&keywords=Wacom+Intuos+Art+Pen+and+Touch+digital+graphics,+drawing+&+painting+tablet
 
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renshan

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I highly recommend XP-Pen tablets as well. I have the XP-Pen Artist15.6 , which was, at the time, the medium sized tablet in the Intuos line (I say 'at the time' because mine is over a year old now, and I'm not quite up to speed on their recent offerings). It has good pressure sensitivity, is easy to set up and use, comes with replacement pen nibs, and works well with various graphics programs (including Corel Painter, which is what I use). All I can say is that it's miles ahead of drawing with a mouse.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077PCCC7R
 

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I know everybody goes on about Wacom tablets, but they are INSANELY expensive. I bought a XP-PEN G430S last year, loved it completely, and just got hubby one a couple months ago. They're only $30, and they're fantastic. I do 2d art, used to draw, then scan, then edit in PSP or Photoshop. We both find the tablet and drawing straight into the computer far easier than paper>scanner>editing

 

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Nice to see from @kjomhan of an alternative.
However, being a Wacom user since the Graphire series (more than 15+ years now, with its hits and kinks), I would (obviously) recommend a Wacom, though.
When working on tablets, you may also consider checking the sensitivity levels and how these are communicated directly to your display (meaning, the lag time) because that's what primarily makes the difference in tablets.
Hope this helps.
 

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