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You're far better off getting an ipad pro and apple pencil. I was in the same boat and settled for the ipad. Cheaper, just as responsive, far more robist a purchase. The pencil is superb... No visible lag, and the pressure sensitivity and responsiveness superb.
- Robust *set
- Does this work as a peripheral for iMac? Like a substitution for an Intuos?fyoucher1
- It doesn't natively work as a peripheral, but this app enables it to do so: http://astropad.com/…yuekit
- Not sure how good/accurate it is compared to Wacom thoughyuekit
- Yep, it works perfectly in my experienceset
- I've also been working with Adobe illustrator draw which you can then open straight in to illustrator on your mac with all the layers and pathsset
- I've been massively impressed with the Apple pencil. The pressure sensitivity and angles you can shade etc with are impressiveset
- I keep using double adjectives. Makes me sound like a right halfwit :)set
- can you set up the iPad Pro as an input device for Photoshop CC?mekk
- ^ you can, but you pay $65 a year for the privilege.face_melter
- I have both and use the ipadcannonball1978
- yeah, the Adobe apps make for a good seamless experience, and yes, like set says, it's a really good drawing tabletmonospaced
- Just got iPad Pro 9.7. Drawing daily with the pencil in Procreate. Kicks ass. Fuck a wacom.sublocked
- I used apple pencil and ipad pro + astropad for a full production of a tv commercial containing 2D animation., and it was AWESOME!Fabricio
What did you end up getting, if anything? I've started using the iPad with an Apple pencil and i'm legit impressed. Started with Photoshop Sketch, but that is a shithouse for drawing - its only real saving grace is being able to open and use Photoshop brushes, Procreate on the other hand is very nice indeed.
I was doing some clipping masks on astropad, and there was like a half second lag. The mac was at 16gb of memory, so astropad is so so for me.
Thanks for your answers, but now, i am more confused...
I am more confident about the quality of drawing on a wacom than other brands (there are some chinese cheap brands too in the tablet market, but not in this res. range), but the ipad portability and the all in one machine is a thing too... and then comes the big size illu table thing on dell canvas, that can be very usefull too (in the same price tag)...
Argh... not easy to do a choice, and i can test only the ipad pro, not the others, for to make a decision, and compare the real use tryouts
Back to start point
Will update with my impresions if i decide to go with one of those
- Buy them all on Amazon. Test out, send back the ones you don't want. But really, you should get the ipad pro and pencil.set
- Yes, maybe you are right with the ipad, i'll test it this weekOBBTKN
- iPad looks the best, you can bet sat on sofa drawing away, cable free, no problems.fruitsalad
It all depends what you need to use it for and the style of illustration. I didn't like the cintiq 21ux because it was bulky and all those cables. The worst part was the parallax (gap between the tip of the stylus and screen because of the thick glass). The cintiq companion was also a pain with all those annoying cable. It wasn't fun to draw on, and the screen size wasn't ideal. I didn't have any parallax issues though. I currently use my ipad pro and pencil and love it. There no cables, and it's light as hell. I love drawing on it.
If you need to do heavy realistic illustrations such as large landscape background images or concept art, then a larger cintiq would work.
Draw on paper. Vectorize in Illustrator.
0$ (if you already have Illustrator)
Things to consider with a small cintiq-like screen: your menus and toolbars take up significant real-estate. In PS, a keyboard or some sort of remappable numpad peripheral is going to make or break how useful the small-size is for you. Pen-centric UIs like Autodesk Sketchbook are pretty nice without a keyboard.
1,000$ for the 13" ...
sorry but those are over priced AF
is the wacom a peripheral? ie you need a laptop or a computer nearby to use it?
if so the portability and million other functions or the ipad pro plus pen blows it out of the water i think.
You should go down to the apple store and fuck around with it for a bit, then do the same for the wacom, gives you something tactile to base your decision on.
I'm using Wacom's Cintiq 12wx for almost 10 years now, one of the best purchases I made for work.
^ @set; but i need to work in large files, in PS and AI... is there a way to use it as a peripheral on Win 10? Did'nt read anything about this...
- No way... i can use astropad with vmware on my w10 machine, but i think it's not as fast and accurate as a wacom directly connected via usb-c to my pcOBBTKN
- Not sure what it's like with a PC though sorry. Works perfectly on a Mac thoughset
I can get it unboxed (the Cintiq Pro) for 1k €... they're tempting meeeeee
"Virtually no lag" for $1,499.95...
what's the expected lifespan of one of the new ones?
Didn't Pinkfloyd do a bit of research — comparing iPads, Wacoms and Surface — last year some time?