Darlo compares Photoshop, Paint, a laptop finger pad, and a Wacom graphics tablet.
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In terms of speed, ease of use and aesthetic outcome the clear winner has to be combining Photoshop with the Wacom graphics tablet. It’s clear here that when you spend money, you can get a lot out of it. Second place would go to the Paint-Tablet combo. This is largely due to time and the fact that the way my laptop’s personality kicks in when using the third place, Photoshop-Finger Pad, method has in the past lost me hours of time and files of work. Fourth place goes to the not so glamorous team Paint-Finger Pad.
So there we have it. You do have to pay for results. That being said, there are cheaper alternatives. Instead of Photoshop, why not check out the GNU Image Manipulation Program1 (GIMP … yes it’s funny). As for graphics tablets, there are some very cheap ones out there. Trust2 are known for making incredibly cheap tablets that you could even pick up in your local Tesco store. However, when compared with Wacom they have been far from successful as a rival3, 4, with the exception of price of course.
- MS Paint Tutorial
- Manga Revelation’s Tutorials
- Sonia Leong’s Wacom Catgirl Tutorial
- The Mermaid, tattereddreams by MissingHorcrux
- Compare Home
- Using Microsoft Paint with a Laptop Finger Pad
- Using Adobe Photoshop CS2 with a Laptop Finger Pad
- Using Microsoft Paint with a Wacom Graphire 4 Graphics Tablet
- Using Adobe Photoshop CS2 a Wacom Graphire 4 Graphics Tablet
- Conclusion (current page)