Random Questions: Andymakes/design types


generic_guy
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9130 posts since 16/9/02

7 Dec 2008 19:04
I'm thinking a tablet stylus thing would make my photoshopping much easier.
I'm after something as cheap as possible (no suprise there Eye-wink) that will work with Windows XP and photoshop CS3 (and 4).
What would people recommend?
themistake
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10434 posts since 20/2/06

7 Dec 2008 19:07
wacom


andymakesglasses
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20063 posts since 26/1/06

7 Dec 2008 19:09
I have a cheapy Wacom Graphire A6 tablet which I bought 6 years ago I think and it's still going strong

Something like this http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wacom-Graphire4-Classic-Tablet-Pen/dp/B000BD86YI

I think the Wacom Bamboo is the replacement / equivalent for the model I have
Jason789
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6210 posts since 2/1/07

7 Dec 2008 19:18
project skoolyard wrote: wacom
generic_guy
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9130 posts since 16/9/02

7 Dec 2008 19:30
Cheers, will go for a Wacom Bamboo.
Is it worth paying more for the Bamboo fun would people say?
I think that has an eraser?
grey
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176 posts since 20/4/04

7 Dec 2008 20:44
bamboo isnt really too good for photoshop work
its more of a consumer product than professional
would recommend going up a model
generic_guy
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9130 posts since 16/9/02

7 Dec 2008 21:25
Bearing in mind I'm not a pro (and this would be the first time I've used a tablet, wold people suggest this:
or this?
seenmy
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6523 posts since 17/6/06

7 Dec 2008 21:31
are they both wacom? id deffinatly go with wacom as the brand ive had my a4 for about 4 years now and its still going strong,hate going bck to using a mouse when im away from my desktop. good tip once you get it is to do away with your mouse and use the tablet for everything browsing etc helps you really quickly get use to it.
DuffMan
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14216 posts since 21/2/07

7 Dec 2008 22:40
One says wacom on it, and the other is the bamboo which 2 posts up GG says is made, wait for it, by wacom. Does anyone read threads anymore?
lenard
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99 posts since 25/1/07

7 Dec 2008 22:58
ive got the top one and its good. Im no professional and never used one before but picked it up quite fast
MB
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4343 posts since 27/9/05

8 Dec 2008 10:35
wacom mate all the way
generic_guy
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9130 posts since 16/9/02

8 Dec 2008 13:13
MoB has very kindly said he's going to send me his Bamboo tablet Cool
So I'll be giving that a go.
SOS
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6483 posts since 12/10/04

8 Dec 2008 13:29
Ive got a Wacom intus 3, A5 size i have NEVER used. Was thinking of stickign it on ebay this week, but I may give it one more try now. I find is odd using a pen over a mouse still Sad
jet
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5758 posts since 20/6/01

8 Dec 2008 15:12
thread hijack.

spot uv on a business card, pretty or tacky?
andymakesglasses
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20063 posts since 26/1/06

8 Dec 2008 15:16
Depends entirely on the design in my opinion.

Black spot UV letters on a black background can look incredibly cool and refined for example.
jet
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5758 posts since 20/6/01

8 Dec 2008 15:28
black varnish?
andymakesglasses
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20063 posts since 26/1/06

8 Dec 2008 15:29
Emo varnish Laughing out loud

I meant when you have an all-black card but the letters / design are highlighted with varnish.
jet
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5758 posts since 20/6/01

8 Dec 2008 15:33
andymakesglasses wrote: Emo varnish Laughing out loud

I meant when you have an all-black card but the letters / design are highlighted with varnish.

thought that's what you meant, but wanted to double check i wasn't missing out on some emo varnish action.

yeah, will be a design created with the varnish on a block colour (p248u), rather than overlay of an image…just wasn't sure if that still felt contemporary. cheers Smiling
andymakesglasses
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20063 posts since 26/1/06

8 Dec 2008 22:25
You know your shit. Cool

(for the fukers who struggle with grammar, that was not an insult)
Mr X
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7053 posts since 12/7/07

8 Dec 2008 22:36
Spot UV looks great on headings, bold type and block fonts. Abosolutely pointless on 11pt or less, you'd be better off going down the raised text route (thermography). UV is also brilliant on images especially on matt/silk substraits. Really makes a difference in quality.

A lot of printers don't like doing Spot UV on business cards to both sides. I don't know why this is but they fuck up a lot. You'll often find that turnaround is way longer as well because of it.