PC Mouse for Photoshop

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  1. CxThree

    CxThree TPF Noob!

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    Hi,

    Any suggestion on which Microsoft mouse to purchase for using within photoshop? I have always used MS mice and am looking at their lineup. I notice the need for a really precise one as I am learning to "paint with light" in photoshop (Kelby 7 Layer System book).

    Any suggestions?
     
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    I have been doing some research on thie site. Maybe I should be looking at a pen and tablet solution. I see people using the Wacom brand.

    Are there others to consider?
    What size tablet provides enough space for most people?
     
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    i've never used one personally but all our media designers use Wacom intuos4. most of them use large or medium.
     
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    I use a Logitech MX510 that I bought in germany 5 years ago that's really really nice for an optical mouse.

    I've never been a huge fan of Microsoft mice, but your mileage may vary. I've found that the surface is more important anyway.
     
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    Microsoft mice suck. In the experience I've had with them they simply do not last. They are junk.

    I would second the Logitech suggestion. We have that same Logitech MX510 and have had it for 3-4 years now, and it works great.
     
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    Thanks. I have had good success with the microsoft mice. That's all I have used for about 20 years now. However, it's like anything else. It's all about the experience each person has. I find that I like a heavier mouse and hte current one I am using is just too light. It's the Microsoft wireless laser mouse 7000. Interesting design and fit. It's very comfortable once I got use to it. It's just a bit too light for my taste s I tend to be less accurate with it.

    In this case, I am leaning more toward a pen and tablet now that I have seen how useful they can be. They are just so expensive....
     
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    I would try a Razer gaming mouse, they are incredbily comfortable and precise, along with many macro buttons.
     
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    Cintiq 12". It's a thousand bucks but it's the be-all, end-all, only thing you will ever, ever, ever need for Photoshop.
     
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    Wacom tablets area also really nice too, they come with a mouse you can use ont he pad, you can use it as a super-ridiculous accurate system.
     
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    I picked up a Wacom Bamboo for $90 on special and it does all that I need and works well with PS. One can go nuts in this area... I have seen tablets in the $9500US range! :confused:
     
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    I never thought the mouse you used mattered. I have the dell optical mouse that came with my computor, it works, and I like it.

    A Wacom Tablet is nice, you might want to get one. My friend has one, and its awesome. (its also fun for playing in MS Paint. :D)
     
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    I use a Wacom Bamboo fun 4x6" and it has made editing photos, D&B'ing, painting with light...etc extremely easy for me. The size is perfect for my 15" MBP.
    I can imagine illustrators needing larger tablet sizes and unless you have a 20"+ screen and edit 12-20mb+ images, size isn't necessarily better, you'll just end up moving around more because of the size. Mice are good for everything else except for editing 'imo'..I used to work with a logitech optical mouse and as soon as I switched to my Wacom, my accuracy and speed increased by like 3 times. The learning curve took a few hours but it was nothing.
     

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