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I finally broke down and bought a graphics drawing tablet for my computer, I bought the Wacom Bamboo Capture model CTH470, though I probably could have gotten by with the next model down without the touch capabilities and maybe saved $20 then (I ended up paying $99.99 plus $10 for a 2 year extended free replacement warranty, I got the warranty after seeing several posts by other artists saying their 'Pen' had broken and they were waiting for a replacement to arrive), but as the saying goes: "The Deed is Done".  It came with a copy of Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.0 and Autodesk Sketchbook Express 2011 Sp2, and as far as I know I can use it with my old copy of Photoshop 7, and with GIMP and several other programs, I just really need to find some good tutorials on how to configure it for use with various programs and tips on how to actually use it now.  So if anyone can give me links to some good tutorials and some suggestions on how to configure it and how to configure various programs to work with it I'd greatly appreciate it!!
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Cruxiz Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's good for you =)

I'm jealous, I really want a drawing tablet too but I have no money u_u

Is there any cheaper tablet than that so I can buy it? lol
AeronyaArai Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
The next model down (Bamboo Connect) has some of the same features but can't be used as a touch panel (like the touch pad on some laptops that takes the place of a mouse) as far as I know at least and the Connect doesn't have programmable buttons I guess either, it was $20 cheaper than the Capture model ($79.99 instead of the $99.99 I paid for the model I bought) where I bought mine. Otherwise you could look around on eBay or I know I saw the same model I have on for as low as $83 but you'd probably end up paying the difference in shipping fees, I bought mine locally at the Micro Center Store in Madison Heights here in Michigan (it's kind of like walking into Tigerdirect or NewEgg in real life instead of online, prices are pretty comparable usually too). If you go for one from eBay or make sure to do some research to make sure that drivers are available for your operating system, there are some people selling older outdated tablets that are no longer supported by modern operating systems like Windows Vista or Windows 7 (in some cases not even by Windows XP even). Always check with the manufacturer's website for driver information before buying though, especially if buying a used one.
Cruxiz Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok, thanks for the info, I'm planning to buy one soon (this week)
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