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post #1 of Old 08-02-2015, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
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Question Art Tablet

I'm not sure how many of you use art tablets, but I want to know if I can do something specific with one. If so, I will start saving my pennies.

Because I upload some of my art to my online stores, I want to be able to make the background transparent. I don't have photoshop, and there are a couple of online editors that do it, but the results are messy. Maybe with a stylus, it would be a little cleaner.

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post #2 of Old 08-02-2015, 09:09 PM
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You can get one for a few bucks. The higher quality paper with larger and more sheets of paper are a few dollars more.
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I don't know about art tablets but tablets in general have really come down in price. We just got 4 for the grandkids at only $49 each and they have 8G of active memory. What is different between an Art Tablet and a regular tablet? On a regular tablet you can download art programs.



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I also want to know, what's the difference?
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I know they plug directly into your laptop/ipad and I think they are only meant for graphic art type stuff. I looked at a couple on Amazon, but I just don't know if they will do what I want done.
I think a couple of people on the forum use them, so I hope one of them will know.

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LA...

As a standalone graphics tablet (Android) I would get a Samsung Galaxy 10.1 or 12.1

If you are looking for a graphics tablet to use with your computer.. then I would get a Wacom Bamboo (what I use). It's inexpensive.. but leaps ahead of the competition (almost every professional tablet user uses Wacom.)

If you are using the Bamboo... use the program GIMP. It's free (open source).. and as good as Photoshop

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Yes!! Graphics tablet...that's what I was talking about. David do you know if GIMP will let me create a transparent background around my own image??
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Yes.. it absolutely will LA.. GIMP is a premier program.. very comparable to Photoshop.. but doesn't cost $100's of dollars (It's free GNU)
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Yeah... Photoshop cost $100's of dollars... say hello to piracy! (? jajajajaja


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Now I just have to get me a new laptop/tablet....mine bit the dust months ago. Then get the Wacom!!!

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