Mouse or Tablet

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  1. ImageArray

    ImageArray TPF Noob!

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    Hi, Im using wondering what you guys use to edit your photos in PhotoShop. Do you use your mouse (and a very steady hand) or do you use a tablet for more ease? I have a very shaky hand and have a hard time selecting the right parts to edit (ie. B&W with one object in color) and I'm wondering if a tablet would make things easier for me??

    See how the blue exceeds past the actual iris and into the whites of the eye... that's because I can't keep my hand steady enough.

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  2. DanFinePhotography

    DanFinePhotography TPF Noob!

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    I have always used a mouse but am anxious to one day get a tablet. Space as well as $$ have left me using my mouse. That will change soon
     
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    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Tablets aren't always better for everyone. It still depends on coordination.

    That said, either way, you'd be better off using the Pen Tool, in photoshop.
     
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    A pen and tablet are IMHO much easier to use and much more precise than a mouse.

    With that said you can do a lot with just a mouse.
     
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    pbelarge TPF Noob!

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    ...or, just make it all blue. ;)
     
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    I use an Intuos 3 tablet. For me it's much steadier using the pen for editing rather than the mouse.
    Some people use their tablet as a total mouse replacement.... that I can't do.
     
  7. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    I not only use a tablet (Intuos 4 Medium) for image editing, I also use it for web surfing.
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Exactly what he said - same tablet too!:thumbup:
     
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    Ryan L TPF Noob!

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    I just recently started using a tablet and I really like it. The pressure sensitive pen makes it very precise compared to a mouse. I bought a 100.00 bamboo touch pen, it works fine for me.
     
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    vtf No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    In areas of concern, I simply enlarge the area enough that the selection tool does a better detail job of selection.
     
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    UUilliam TPF Noob!

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    You should have just used the brush tool, paint blue, change layer mode to color
    and your pretty much done.
    just fix the overflow using a mask layer.
     

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