Digital design is fantastic. Whilst traditional will always hold a place in a designers heart, digital has allowed us to create amazing things that wouldn’t have been possible before computers were introduced. Using creative software such as Photoshop and Illustrator, you can create amazing things!
One tool that is frequently used with digital design is a graphics tablet.
Whilst mouse can be used just as well, a lot of graphic designers nowadays are investing in and purchasing graphic tablets to create their work with. But there are A LOT to choose from; different brands, different sizes, different features… even different colours! So in no particular order, here’s our top 5 list of the best graphic tablets you could buy as of May 2015!
Best Graphic Tablets (May 2015)
The Turcom TS-6580 is a very handy tool for any illustrators and artworkers out there. It’s also shown to be a great tool for photographers during the editing process. At 2.5″ x 14.5″ x 12″ with a 8″ x 5″ drawing area, this tablet is a great little one to invest in as an alternative to Wacom products. It comes in white (6580) and black (6580B) and is quite a practical piece of equipment to own.
Although not as advance as the modern ‘screen’ tablets, it’s still a great tool that can enhance your creative experience!
There are 3 different sizes for this one; small, medium and large. We’d personally go for the large as we like a big workspace however this is totally down to your preference and budget.
The drawing area sizes are SMALL 6.2” x 3.9”, MEDIUM 8.8” x 5.5” and LARGE 12.8” x 8”, as well as the special edition which is 8.8″ x 5.5″ (same as the medium). This is said to be a very comfortable and easy tablet to use, but what else could be expected from Wacom!
Take away the ‘Pro’ from the previous tablet we have showcased and you get this product. It’s just as good with a couple less features but it can be used just as well. This is one of the most affordable ones.
With a bright, clean white colour and black details, the tablet looks very modern and aesthetically pleasing, as well as produces wonderful results for your drawings. This tablet offers a cheap solution to using a small, smooth graphics tablet.
With an active area of 10” x 6.25”, the Huion H610PRO is a great tool to be using as another alternative to Wacom. With it’s pressure levels at 2048, this tablet will provide you with a smooth and fast experience.
It’s precise, it’s simple and it’s cheap, perfect for if you just need something small and practical. This one definitely deserves a spot on our list of best graphic tablets.
Now this is the more expensive option for you, however it’s a really great tool so the price makes up for it. It’s even on offer at this current time (May 2015) so if this sounds like the tablet for you, now’s your chance to get it cheaper!
Graphic tablets that involve a touch screen seem to be the future for tablets due to their ease of use and accurate to your hand movements, so we may even see these types get a lot cheaper in the years to come.
Do you use a graphics tablet? If so, which one? If not, why do you stick to using a mouse? We’d love to know so drop us a comment in the section below!