At the end of the day, it feels much more natural and relaxed. Bigger tablets, such as the I found your comments useful And thanks for the suggestions This makes a lot of sense for the general public and specially illustrators, who now have freedom to produce work anywhere without being tied to a computer. It is also an excellent travel companion for users that already have a Pro model on their main setup and would like a more portable alternative for traveling. You can always buy a new pen and it’s not that expensive, but this may offset the difference between an used and a brand new model.

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Wacom Intuos4 XL (Extra Large) 12×18 Professional Pen Tablet

The larger models are necessary for applications that require higher resolution and more tablet area, like illustration and photo retouching. This module turns the pen display into an upgradeable Windows 10 workstation. I am a professional photographer who uses the liquify tool, dodging and burning ie: You can find my in-depth Intuos5 review here.

Take a look at this guide here for a walkthrough of the most important settings. Sounds like the company made an improvement, and it helps to have a light touch. I recognize Wacom as a company that moves fast, experiments a lot and thinks outside of the box, even though this sometimes leads to a confusing product lineup.

I find the larger tablets are difficult to use along with a keyboard and work better tabldt a desk arrangement where they sit centralized in front of you, with the keyboard further back and in a secondary role. You can open your image in Photoshop or any similar application, desaturate it, choose profesdional suitable color and brush size, shape and opacity and start painting with the cursor, controlling it with you intups4 movement.


Wacom Intuos4 Professional Pen Tablet – Large PTK840

The comparison you made between the Intuos and the Bamboo Capture are exactly what I needed. The newer model has also more levels of pressure sensitivity and touch input, which comes in handy for general professkonal usage and web surfing. I think the pfofessional model is too big to be used on the side of the keyboard without having to bend too much to the side, while working with it.

When watching screencasts of Sal Khan or others who are proficient on the tablet, this just doesn’t seem to be an issue. Just wanted to mention that pressure sensitivity is even more important in 3D sculpting because you are working with depth, and that an Intuos pro is almost necessary over any other model.

The problem is I have extremely low cash atm, and I have to touch my 2nd level savings which I put off for extreme situations only to buy the newer one. Take a look at SketchBook by Autodesk and the the offerings from Adobe that transform the iPads into companion devices for the desktop Creative Suite. I am primarily a video editor but over the past few years am spending more time with other Adobe apps, intergating motion graphics into my video work.

I was still very undecided until I read the second last paragraph about not being able to use the intuos4 as a trackpad.

I’m not sure what size I’d need or if a small Bamboo would be sufficient. Thank you for your comment. Nikki, keep in mind that the Intuos doesn’t come with the mouse. I’m pretty much a beginner to tablets but at my previous company that I worked with ibtuos4 were given tablets and I picked it up pretty fast with them.


Wacom Intuos4 Professional Pen Tablet – Medium

Thanks for the review and continued patience in answering everyone’s questions. Intos4 Sketchbook was my first piece of drawing software – I tried it out when I was 14 and, at 17 and seriously considering a career in the creative field, have not switched. Thanks for this review! You can save a few quid by going for the regular Profeseional, but the Pro model is worth the difference and should last you for a long time.

Thanks for the reply!

I’m not proficient in CAD and my work background is in design and photography. What I mean is that your display behaves like a x pixels LCD, but with double the density. Older models had a clear overlay that could be lifted, but current ones are fixed.

In Photoshop, for example, you can assign the pen tilt to various brush dynamics: I know how horribly late this is, but it’s the holiday season again and wanted to add my input. It’s a little scratched up, and I’m looking at an upgrade, but it’s been loyal and I haven’t had an issue with it I find the larger area is more comfortable to use than a small Intuos Pro and it has plenty of resolution to handle larger displays that your 13 inch laptop.

It has really helped me to understand these tablets far more than any other article I have found thus far. Thank you so much!