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December 12, 2012


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Windows 8 Touchscreen and Android phones

miggz3000 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
I have a small wacom bamboo that I have not used in a long time. I also need to buy myself a new laptop. Does anyone have experience using a stylus to draw directly into one of these new touchscreen laptops using photoshop or any similar program? How about using Android phones/tablets for sketching?

I guess what I'm looking for is to be able to sketch with or without detail using a phone or tablet and then use a touchscreen laptop for detailed drawing and painting.

I'm sort of looking for a portable solution. I have a hard time drawing on a desk using the side tablet. And those intous large screens are expensive. But even if they weren't they're not portable.

Curious as to what everyone uses. Again, I really behind in working with digital art so please excuse my lack of information. In the meantime, I'll continue researching...

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R-Tan Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
For on the go sketching I use a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1.(around $500). It was a wacom digitizer built in, and it comes with the S-pen(stylus). You can even get an S pen that was designed by wacom/samsung. I use PS Touch and Layerpaint but there are many more pressure sensitive painting programs. It does't come close to being a replacement for my desktop but it's good for creating a starting point for an illustation. If you have a large budget there are a bunch of tablets that run windows (ASUS Eee Slate is one) so you can install anything that you would be able to on a desktop. They have more ram and computing power. Those run about $1000 to $1600.

There are videos on youtube that demo each one of these options.

Just a warning. Android and IPad tablets are not really laptop replacements. It depends on what you are using your laptop for. The Windows tablets are basically the same as a laptop. I don't know much about the new batch of Windows 8 touch screen laptops or Windows surface tablets but you might want to look into those also.
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