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#1 A & A's Mommy

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Posted 12 January 2008 - 11:09 PM

So which size do you all prefer? If I purchase the small, will I be wishing I had held out for the medium?

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Posted 12 January 2008 - 11:31 PM

I'm interested to hear people's response to this one as this is on my wish list!
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Posted 12 January 2008 - 11:49 PM

My tablet is a little older, not a bamboo, the screen area is about 3 1/2 x5 inches. I think if there was desk space for it, a bigger tablet would be nicer, especially when I'm using it with the mouse. I find myself having to lift the mouse up and move it back over a lot because I've dragged to the edge of the tablet, but I haven't moved far enough on my monitor yet, if that makes sense?
If you don't have a lot of desk space though, small ones are still wonderful!
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Posted 13 January 2008 - 12:15 AM

My bamboo is about 8" square, meaning the "pad" is about 5x6 or so. Plenty big enough for graphics!
Saves space on my desktop, too. Love it

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 12:31 AM

I guess it really depends on what you want to do with it - for myself, I got it as an add-on for Photoshop, so I could draw a few doodles on a lay-out or use it as a selection tool, so the small one fits me fine. But if you are into drawing and using it heavily, I would think the medium would be more fitting.

I had originally ordered the Intuos 6 x 8 and my intent was to use it exclusively. Then I decided that it was a pretty expensive "mouse" and I returned it for the Bamboo Fun Small and used the money I saved to purchase CS3 1/2 price. So for my needs, the small works> :dancingelephant:

Either way, I'd say go for it, they are a lot of fun and I like it for doing small things on a photo - you can get real close for erasing and paint lines and stuff. I love it for red eye, as I never use the red eye tool, I prefer to paint on a layer above and then blur and merge. With the pressure point, you can just sort of hold your pen there until the eye looks about right.

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 08:34 PM

Thanks ladies! I think I'll go with the small!! Dh is going to get one for me for my b-day!

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 08:59 PM

I have the small Graphire 4 and am very happy with it. I really don't have space on my desk for anything any bigger. I'd have to find another place for my scanner is if I had a larger tablet and my scanner is too important to not have close and handy.

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 09:34 PM

I got the Graphire 4 too because it fits easily in the laptop case.We have a big one, one of the first that came out--it really didn't get much use because it was so big to have out all the time. I had a lot of fun with it using Painter. (Back in 1994!) I really do wish I'd found Scrap Girls sooner. :D

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 11:47 AM

I love it for red eye, as I never use the red eye tool, I prefer to paint on a layer above and then blur and merge. With the pressure point, you can just sort of hold your pen there until the eye looks about right.


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Posted 27 July 2009 - 12:43 PM

I use the bamboo medium with my laptop for all my photo/scrapping work, and for games. I have a small I use with my netbook. The medium fits in my bag right on top of my laptop, and I'm usually in a chair with it on the arm of the chair, or in bed when I use it, so no worries about desk space. I really like the medium a lot better. I don't think the small does very well for fine work. Even the medium is not a lot bigger than a mousepad. I think the extra money was well worth it.
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