Drawing Tablets for graphic design and digital art

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  1. MrJoshua

    MrJoshua New Member

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    I have been looking at a XP-Pen Art Tablet for some graphic design. I am not a graphic designer but would like to do a small bit at home part time, for deigning t-shirts, greeting cards etc. I like that I can place an image on the tablet and trace over it and it appears on my laptop.
    However, are there apps for Android tablets or iPads that perform the exact same function?

    I have a full Adobe package on my laptop. So would it be better to buy a XP-Pen Drawing tablet or similar or better to buy an iPad or Android tablet?

    Thanks
     
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    Dekra PhilMUG Addict Member

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    I recently got a 10moons tablet (China) for my son. The reason I gambled on this purchase was the extremely cheap price (around ~PHP1,500) and the favorable reviews.
    I was able to make it work on Windows 10 but not on the Mac (although a .dmg installer was provided).
     
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    I personally use a Wacom Intuos Pro (Large) and a Wacom Cintiq WX12, and I've been very curious about the XP Pen and Huion brands as of late. From my experience, and having to work with an iPad Pro + Procreate as well, you'll be better off using a Mac/PC for the unlimited flexibility for the outputs and flexibilityof a computer, whereas iPads will have more limited options especially once you work with things that may require diecuts and sorts.

    iPad's strongest suit is digital illustration, the traditional kind, and the non-technical. If you're designing shirts, I'd assume you need vector based output and Illustrator/Affinity Designer is still the king for that.

    Lastly, I have a friend who recently got sponsored by XP Pen with their 24-inch screen tablet, their counterpart for the Cintiq. He says you'd be surprised how for they've been able to copy and emulate Wacom's products when it comes to stability, pen pressure, and tilt angles. His only problem with it is that the pen feels cheaper than what he's used to and sometimes is a bit scratchy on the surface. Overall he's happy with it.
     
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