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Wacom Bamboo

Post by billcartoons on Fri 21 Oct - 5:55

Anyone have experience with the Bamboo?

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Re: Wacom Bamboo

Post by Kathy on Fri 21 Oct - 7:59

Me! I love mine! I have the Bamboo Fun. I think they've now divided their product line more between hobbyists and professionals, so the exact one I have isn't available.

Mine has 4 buttons you can customize, plus a center circle-scroll-thingy (non-technical term, there!) Also, the pen as a couple buttons that you can program.

I think Wacom is the gold standard in tablets.

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Re: Wacom Bamboo

Post by flatcap on Tue 8 Nov - 9:11

Yep they are relatively cheap and brilliant to use

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Re: Wacom Bamboo

Post by LeahG on Tue 8 Nov - 9:34

You can check out all the Wacom and Bamboo tablets and pens here

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Re: Wacom Bamboo

Post by flatcap on Tue 8 Nov - 9:46

I got my bamboo from ebay

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Re: Wacom Bamboo

Post by LeahG on Tue 8 Nov - 10:50

Here we are, just for you Smile

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Wacom Bamboo tablet and pens

(select 'Wacom' in category list)

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Re: Wacom Bamboo

Post by mac the fork on Wed 8 Feb - 7:36

I would love to use the Wacom, but can you please tell me: the customisable buttons, can they be made to do the 'Shift' and 'Alt' and 'Spacebar' functions, when using Photoshop?

I have got so used to using the mouse in conjunction with these buttons (for straight lines, picking a colour and dragging to another part of the screen) that now i cannot work without them.
I have a budget tablet and i had to kind of prop the keyboard up beside the tablet so i could use these buttons - it was not great! The buttons it had couldn't do it, and i went back to using a mouse. So i am wondering if the wacom possibly can?

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Re: Wacom Bamboo

Post by Simon Lake on Wed 8 Feb - 21:58

I've got no idea about wacoms mainly because one is out of my price range for now but I just googled your question...
http://www.gomediazine.com/design-articles/product-review/set-wacom-awesome-results/

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Re: Wacom Bamboo

Post by Kathy on Thu 9 Feb - 3:44

Are you talking about the keyboard shortcuts, like ctrl+D for example? Yes, you can program the buttons to do that.

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Re: Wacom Bamboo

Post by mac the fork on Fri 10 Feb - 7:46

Hey thanks, Kathy yes you're right and Simon's link mentions all those: alt, ctrl and spacebar which is a good link.

Yes i use the 'left hand' buttons all the time, drawing with my right hand.
Just holding down shift means you just jump from point to point to point in straight lines - good for erasing and painting. Alt lets me just click on a colour pallette ( a home made clump of colour) which is so much easier and quicker than diving through sub-menus or messing with sliders; and spacebar turns your paintbrush into a hand.
All this keeps helps me keep hand and eye- on the work, not fiddling with boxes and control knobs, which also slows you down.

BUt don't all the wacoms and the centiq look incredible? - The technology keeps on improving!

If you have sussed how to make money with your art, haven't you got to have one of these?! No(green)(me)

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