For those who do a lot of editing...

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  1. cal_gundert05

    cal_gundert05 TPF Noob!

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    ...do you use a mouse, laptop trackpad, one of those tablets, something else? I just want to get a feel for what others are using. Which method do you find easier?

    I know it depends a lot on WHAT you're doing (adjusting sliders is easier than doing a lot of extracting), so that would be good to know too.

    Thanks.
     
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    I am naturally left-handed, so I'm at a big disadvantage right off the bat. That being said, doing alot of high-detail tracing and such isn't exactly a strong point of mine. But I'm not doing that with nearly any of my photos, just the occasional car photoshop challenge.

    If I were to need the detail that I'm not able to get by being left-handed on a right-handed mouse, and my job required it, I'd look into getting a tablet.
     
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    I have always used an optical mouse for my editing with CS2. I have never used anything else.
     
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    I have tried using a tablet, and hoenstly, they are great things, once you have overcome the learning curve. I never got there and reverted back to a laser mouse. But I hope to borrow a tablet again.
     
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    I'd use a tablet if I had one freely avaliable to me. But I use a mouse.
    Find it very difficult to use a laptop tracker, so I plug a mouse in for any editing.
     
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    I use the mouse for most of my basic editing, which is usually all I need. If I need to do a lot of detailed editing, I use my tablet. Sometimes the pressure sensitive pen can be a real boon.
     
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    well, cuz i'v been using ps for so long... i use the keyboard shortcuts alot, for virtually everything in ps that doesnt involve a brush!.... but i also use a high dpi mouse.
     
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    Of course keyboard shortcuts rock... but I also use a 4x5 tablet - makes things much faster and more accurate for me.
     
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    I use a keyboard and a Logitech MX Laser mouse. I found that the 3M Percise Optical mousing surface (mousepad) really helps with the smoothness of hand "painting" anything.
     
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    I'm left handed, but my I use my right hand on the track pad. I'm used to using my right hand for computer stuff because they always have the mouse on the right hand side...
     
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