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Pat Wimpee
 

Using photo editing programs


I'm wanting to do more with photoshop but I'm not sure how the pros edit the picture. I use a laptop computer, and as you can image, the cursor doesn't move with the fine tuning I need. I don't know if buying a mouse would be a waste of time, or do I need one of the pads that you draw on ( I'm not sure what they're called)? This probably doesn't make sense, but there has to be a better way when you are doing fine detail to erase backgrounds etc. Any help is greatly appreciated.


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5/15/2005 10:59:47 AM

 
Brendan Knell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/17/2005
  hi pat,
i don't have one of the pads but, a mouse would probably work better than your laptops mouse. but if you can afford one of the pads than I suggest you go and get the pad, because they would work better for fine tuneing. also in photoshop, if you're using adobe then you can use the magic wand or the magnetic lassoe. but if you're not using adobe, whatever you have should have something like them.

brendan


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5/15/2005 1:25:59 PM

 
John Rhodes
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/24/2005
  Pat, I have been using one of the pads you mentioned. Here's the name: Wacom Graphire3 4X5 USB Tablet.
I got mine from through Amazon for about $85. I think it is worth it. Wacom makes a much more hi-tech pad for several hundred dollars, but the basic 5x5 pad should do great for your need. It comes with the mouse and pen and connects to a USB port on your notebook.


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5/15/2005 4:05:13 PM

 
John Rhodes
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/24/2005
  make that a "4x5 " pad.
John


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5/15/2005 4:06:32 PM

 
Pat Wimpee   Hey- thank you both for your response. I'll look that wacom up. That sounds like it would be the best bet.


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5/15/2005 5:11:49 PM

 
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