Artist friends, let me just tell you a thing. FUCK Wacom. Fuck Wacom and their planned obsolescence, fuck Wacom and their broken drivers, fuck Wacom and their over-priced tablets. For years we’ve dealt with them with no alternatives but let me tell you a thing.
I recently found out my Intuos 4′s Pen had broken and rather than spend £60-89 for a new one I decided to get a new tablet. Now, I could get the new “Intuos” (which is just the re-branded Bamboo) and i was going to until I found this beast.
This is the Huion
H610, it has almost twice the drawing space of the low-end Intuos and double the pressure levels. The one and only negative is that the pen requires a battery.
Not only that, it is larger than my Intuos 4 which I paid £150 for back in the day. Know how much this cost? £55. The same as the basic Intuos.
I am in LOVE with this thing. Let’s compare this with the lowest of the low end Wacom Intuos line.
Active Area: 6 by 3.7 in 10" x 6.25"
Hard Input Res: 2540 LPI 4000 LPI
Not to mention the Intuos is HIDEOUS with buttons that are in incredibly awkward places.
The fact that a £55 matches and exceeds the £150 Intuos 4 I bought years ago speaks worlds. And do you know what the very final nail in the coffin is?
THE DRIVERS. ACTUALLY. WORK.
It’s time Wacom had some real competition in the market, if you’re looking for a new tablet please consider a Huion over a Wacom. I used to be a Wacom fanboy too but now?
All for now. Speeding up next week. Tablet’s here and it’s pretty much what I was used to with Wacom. I think non-Wacom drivers have a little longer to go before they’re on par. I guess there’s a reason it’s the industry standard. Or maybe I stink, and just wasn’t able to get used to Huion. Or maybe mine was defective. Or maybe all three.
Testing out the Surface Book with doodles of Tertia!
I’ll post up a review later, but in the meantime, let’s just say that I am EXTREMELY UNIMPRESSED, and that people who are used to the wacom drivers/tech from the older Surface models will probably hate the new Ntrig tech in the newer surface models. :(
If you’re getting jagged/aliased lines with your hard-edged brushes even while drawing at 100%, here’s your problem. Downgrade your Wacom driver to a previous version. 6.3.7-5 seemed to have no high resolution tracking support in Photoshop, despite whatever prior attempts to force it to work.
Your lines should always be properly anti-aliased while at 100% zoom as seen in Driver 6.3.6-3’s example. These lines were drawn very slowly to make sure the tracking was working correctly.
Test this yourself with your tablet to see if your drivers are working correctly!
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