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Old 16-02-2013, 23:03
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I have been using a Trust graphic tablet that connects to my desktop computer by a USB terminated lead. I use a stylus pen with which to draw and colour (using Photoshop elements 2). The results are visible on my monitor, but this arrangement:- tablet plus computer plus monitor takes up too much room. A one-piece device would seem to be the way to go.

What I'm looking for, is a good quality tablet pc (not to confuse with a ghraphic tablet), which alows me to draw and colour in, with the results continuously visible on the same screen I'm drawing on, just as would be the case if I was using canvas or paper in the conventional way.

I believe I have seen advertised, children's versions of the above, but I feel I need something a bit more sophicated, with good quality resolution and a higher spec than would be available on a tablet intended for children.

Does anyone have any suggestions, please.
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Old 16-02-2013, 23:11
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If you want one with a stylus, perhaps the Galaxy Note 10.1?
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Old 17-02-2013, 16:03
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It's worth noting that "normal" tablets have pretty poor accuracy compared to dedicated graphics tablets, because they're designed to be used with a finger (relatively large surface area = higher acceptable margin of error) as opposed to a stylus (relatively small). I assume tablets that come with their own stylus, such as psionic's recommendation with the S-Pen, are more accurate, but still I don't think they match the accuracy of a dedicated graphics tablet.

Please someone correct me if I am wrong.
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Old 18-02-2013, 15:40
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...What I'm looking for, is a good quality tablet pc (not to confuse with a ghraphic tablet), which alows me to draw and colour in....
While David Hockney famously paints on iPad on occasions, I find these tools are only suitable for rough sketching at best, because the stylus has a fairly fat and soft tip. It's like drawing with soft oil pastel maybe, but if you're after a digital version of a pen, forget it.

In my experience, nothing beats a good graphics tablet - or, indeed, pen and paper.
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Old 18-02-2013, 16:01
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I think the one that David kassan painted using the Brishes app on his ipad was very good.


I love painting in oils and have dabbled on My ipad with Brushes, Sketchbook and Artstudio apps and found them to be very easy to use/control and can produce some amazing results.
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