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sketching photo

Postby valweld » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:04 am

Hi all i was wondering if anyone has used a wacom intous pro touch pad to sketch photos to use on plasma cam or if there is any better to use instead of the mouse


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Re: sketching photo

Postby davek0974 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:45 pm

I use a Wacom tablet all the time, it's far easier than a mouse for 99.9% of all computer work.

Illustrator and a tablet go very well together :)

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Re: sketching photo

Postby valweld » Wed Nov 12, 2014 6:12 pm

Thanks very much dave
been thinking bout buying one ,i get alot of request of coping photos and sketching to cut out

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Re: sketching photo

Postby muzza » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:03 pm

I have a WAcom Pro medium and use it for any freehand and semi freehand work (where I have a background picture to use as a guide but not a direct trace) but still use my mouse for some tracing and component drawing (CAD type) in CorelDraw.

Use the search function and type in "wacom" , you'll find several references.
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Re: sketching photo

Postby kb3gun » Fri Dec 26, 2014 8:37 am

I like all of the Wacoms. Started with a Bamboo years ago and just upgraded to Cintiq 13HD a couple of months ago.
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Re: sketching photo

Postby Gamelord » Fri Dec 26, 2014 1:03 pm

Wacom is excellent. I have used them for many years now and never had any issues.
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Re: sketching photo

Postby Joe Jones » Sat Dec 27, 2014 12:01 am

I am getting ready to order the WACOM 24HD TOUCH monitor. It will be a great help to me.

One thing about tracing images when using the mouse. DO NOT trey to follow a line by hand. it will give you jittery lines. Use the curve tool or the Bezier Curve tool to draw your lines.

I have had good success using Google SketchUp to draw my cut paths. It is an easy program to learn how to use, and it is FREE! InkScape is also a great tool for tracing images, and it is also FREE!.
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