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I am wondering what the best graphics tablet is for working in adobe illustrator, I am tired of my ancient mouse!

heres what I do and how I work.......

I mainly do logos and icons do its the accurate drawing functions rather than painting, though I am sure I could get into that if I wasnt using a mouse

I am always on illustrator- I do a very small amount of pshop- mainly to convert scans to something usable for illustrator, I occasionally have to use indesign, but use a mouse for that

I dont want a screen type thing like a wacom cyntic, (because i cant afford it!) just a tablet

I think the drawing area could be quite small, even though I have a large screen. (27 inch) RSI is an issue

I use keyboard controls all the time

I use my own  I- Mac on my own desk, the tablet doesnt have to be portable. I dont work in cafes!

I just bought a Huion NEW 1060plus- Its not working well with illustrator, has anyone else had problems? plus its a bit big

I would be really grateful if people could tell me how they got on on with their tablets in illustrator CC

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best graphics tablet for illustrator?

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Jul 22, 2018

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Hi

I am wondering what the best graphics tablet is for working in adobe illustrator, I am tired of my ancient mouse!

heres what I do and how I work.......

I mainly do logos and icons do its the accurate drawing functions rather than painting, though I am sure I could get into that if I wasnt using a mouse

I am always on illustrator- I do a very small amount of pshop- mainly to convert scans to something usable for illustrator, I occasionally have to use indesign, but use a mouse for that

I dont want a screen type thing like a wacom cyntic, (because i cant afford it!) just a tablet

I think the drawing area could be quite small, even though I have a large screen. (27 inch) RSI is an issue

I use keyboard controls all the time

I use my own  I- Mac on my own desk, the tablet doesnt have to be portable. I dont work in cafes!

I just bought a Huion NEW 1060plus- Its not working well with illustrator, has anyone else had problems? plus its a bit big

I would be really grateful if people could tell me how they got on on with their tablets in illustrator CC

Many Thanks

totallylucid

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If you don't paint then I don't see the point in using a tablet.

If the Huion doesn't work, try and install a Wacom driver on top of the Huion driver. That is a hack and it might or might not work, but for most people it has worked.

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Thanks Monika

I probably will paint when I get a tablet that works

I thought that drawing would be easier with the pen tool and bezier curves with a pen device, but maybe a better mouse is the answer

Ive already tried the wacom hack, it doesnt seem to help, although it might not be the right combination of drivers

pretty pathetic if Huion doesnt work with illustrator, and relies on wacom patches. Also it was advertised as working with illustrator. But on doing in depth research I think maybe it doesnt. Grrr

time to get a Wacom I think, Have you any recommendations which one?

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I have an old Intuos 3 and that is enough for my needs.

I don't use it for exact drawing.

When you want to paint, a graphic tablet needs a lot of practice.

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You can opt for Huion H420 Drawing tablet. The tablet comes with Pen and it is one of the best drawing tablet for beginners and Illustrator works well on it.

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tonyk16244512  schrieb

You can opt for Huion H420 Drawing tablet. The tablet comes with Pen and it is one of t

Are you just spamming the forum or do you speak out of experience?

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I am not spamming I have used it and yes Wacom products are aslo but Huion tablet are also not so bad.

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Lucy,

I haven't had experience with the Huion Brand, but I've used several Wacom products and I know they are reliable. If you can't afford a Cintiq or you just want to get your feet wet, the Intous series is really nice. The tablets come in three sizes, but I would recommend the medium. Then, if you find you don't want to use all of the space on your tablet, you can redefine the active drawing area to a smaller space in the settings.

I hope this helps, but keep shopping, there are tons of good products and brands out there!

Fletcher

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Hi Lucy,

I use a Wacom Intuos Pro Medium: Wacom Intuos Pro: creative pen tablet | Wacom

I would highly recommend it in regards to accuracy and comfort. I have been using Wacom tablets for over 12 years now on a variety of projects from realistic illustration to logo identity projects.

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I have a Wacom Cintiq Companion 2 and Wacom MobileStudio Pro.  Both run Windows 10 and can run all Adobe software.

Being able to draw directly on the screen with pressure sensitivity is amazing.  The Intuos is great too... but it is not a full computer.

Huion and Parblo are other options.  But you pay for what you get.  Wacom has spent years creating devices specifically for creatives in all fields.  They pay attention to their community and put a lot of thought into their products.

But think about the future when making a purchase.  Example.... Had I bought a regular computer or an Apple computer... I would not have the options that I have with my Wacom devices.  So now if I want to start learning 3D graphics or ZBrush, I can.  Never think only about your current needs... imagine how you will grow and think about things you would like to experiment with.

That being said.... Vectornator is a free Vector creation tool for iPad and they are semi partnered with Adobe.  Thus, you can import to Adobe Illustrator or Export from Adobe Illustrator.  Currently Vectornator is free. 

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