If I get further into Photoshop, how much finesse with the mouse would be involved?

wheelstb

Active Member
#1
So I'm a bit of a novice with Photoshop actually, I am a complete novice. I want to jump further in. I really don't have the motor skills to possess a a lot of finesse with the mouse.



I am curious if you were to become proficient with Photoshop is it necessary to have a lot of finesse with the mouse. I know there are a few tools that require it.
 

ALB68

Dear Departed Guru and PSG Staff Member
#2
Re: If I get further into Photoshop, how much finesse with the mouse would be involve

If you really "get into Photoshop" you will find yourself getting a Wacom pen tablet of some sort. Forget the mouse, not the way to go.
So I'm a bit of a novice with Photoshop actually, I am a complete novice. I want to jump further in. I really don't have the motor skills to possess a a lot of finesse with the mouse.



I am curious if you were to become proficient with Photoshop is it necessary to have a lot of finesse with the mouse. I know there are a few tools that require it.
 

Mitchell

Well-Known Member
#3
Re: If I get further into Photoshop, how much finesse with the mouse would be involve

I completely agree with ALB Laser Engraver. The tablet is absolutely the way to go. I switched over to a Wacom Intuos when I started really using PS and haven't looked back.
 

wheelstb

Active Member
#4
Re: If I get further into Photoshop, how much finesse with the mouse would be involve

Stupidly, I would not have thought about that. If I ever get there I will keep it in mind. That being said, can I proceed to a decent level without it?
 
#5
Re: If I get further into Photoshop, how much finesse with the mouse would be involve

Yes. The more practice you have the better you'll be, even with a mouse. Lots of great work was done before there were tablets. And I am not putting down tablets; they are an incredible move forward for artists.
 

wheelstb

Active Member
#6
Re: If I get further into Photoshop, how much finesse with the mouse would be involve

I guess it's like anything else. Practice makes perfect. It's nice to know that there is something else out there if I get serious about Photoshop. I am a long way away from that at the moment.
 
#7
Re: If I get further into Photoshop, how much finesse with the mouse would be involve

I don't know if it's just me, but I use both a mouse and a tablet and I feel that it takes much more fine motor control to use a tablet. A mouse is always resting on the table, whereas you have to have good control of vertical movements to use a stylus on a tablet. In fact, if you are using a more advanced tablet, you can map stylus angle and rotation to brush variables, and that takes even more control.

Just my $0.02,

Tom M
 
#8
Re: If I get further into Photoshop, how much finesse with the mouse would be involve

I agree with Tom...I use a trackball for that reason...stability
 
#9
Re: If I get further into Photoshop, how much finesse with the mouse would be involve

I tried a tablet...

But I personally prefer using the mouse. Strange I know, but it's what I'm used to.
 
#10
Re: If I get further into Photoshop, how much finesse with the mouse would be involve

Sitting on a wacom board right now and oh my god it is the best thing i ever bought to my computer. Takes a few days to learn but then you can't live without it. It has basically replaced my mouse (except for when I'm gaming).