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Old 04-17-2010, 06:04 AM   #1
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Default Wacom Tablet for Lefties

Hi,

Any lefties out there using the Bamboo or any other pen tablet?

My left hand is very dominant. I can use the mouse fine for point and click tasks, but detail work in photo shop is a problem. I would love to get one of these pen tablets to gain more control.

The very small amount of I found googling hasn't been very helpful.

So any lefties out there using this? Can you pick up the pen in your left hand and draw while using the mouse in your right hand to navigate the menus?

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Hi Mo

I'm not a lefty but the tablet pen works in either hand. You will love it. I have a bamboo also and use both pen and mouse.
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Old 04-17-2010, 06:30 AM   #3
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Thanks Lydia!
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You shouldn't have any problem. I love using it for detail work. It is sooo much easier. I will use the pen to navigate too. Sometimes it easier to use the mouse and I just put the pen down and click with my mouse.
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Why would you put the pen down? Do you work the mouse with your left hand?
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Sorry, I am a rightie. I meant to type that. That is why I put the pen down. I have to use my right hand with the pen and mouse.

I have a line of stamps and it is one of my favorite investments. It has really made my design work so much easier.
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OOh - cute stuff! Good to know I can switch back and forth.

I would still like to hear from some lefties, there are many tools that just don't work well for us, even the simple things like ladles, ice cream scoops, simple designs made that work against the lefty.
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I am a lefty and use the pen with no problem in Photoshop/Illustrator. For some reason, I don't use the mouse that came with the pad.
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...and I have always wanted to make a ladle for lefties! Bugs the crap out of me!
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Me too, and a trigger release ice cream scoop, hand held can opener, and I bought this serrated edge pie server once, can't cut a darn thing with it.....

I am in Dedham, where are you?
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I had a bit of a learning curve with an ATG gun because it is more geared to righties but I'm a little ambidextrous so I use it okay in my right hand. I recently updated my Wacom pen tablet to the Intuos 4 and it is set up to use either left or right handed. You flip it over where the controls are on the right and choose the set up and it flips all the backlit labels 180 degrees. I love it!

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I just got the ATG gun too, I have to set it up today. I had heard it would be akward, but I do hope I get the hang of it because it is pretty pricey for a tape gun.

Hopefully I will have time to work with the tablet and the ATG.
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Ok - What is the Wacom Bamboo tablet?
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Ok - What is the Wacom Bamboo tablet?
It's a graphic design tool - like a hard mousepad that you can "draw" on with an electronic pen and capture those designs in Photoshop, Illustrator etc.

High tech Etch a Sketch
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It's a graphic design tool - like a hard mousepad that you can "draw" on with an electronic pen and capture those designs in Photoshop, Illustrator etc.

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Can you use it to draw designs to then print out and use for cards?
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Can you use it to draw designs to then print out and use for cards?

You sure can! And fill the designs with color, etc. It's awesome.

And the bamboo is the less expensive model (why I have it ) - there are larger, higher end ones too by Wacom.
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You sure can! And fill the designs with color, etc. It's awesome.

And the bamboo is the less expensive model (why I have it ) - there are larger, higher end ones too by Wacom.
Uh-oh. Sounds like another must have toy! thanks for the info!
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I have a Wacom 14" and LOVE IT!!!!! I have not tried Bamboo - I hear it is very user friendly.
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...and I have always wanted to make a ladle for lefties! Bugs the crap out of me!
I'll buy one when you do!!
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I have the Bamboo medium size and wouldn't think that using with your right or left hand would be an issue. Maybe your photoshop settings need to be adjusted? I use an opensource program so I can't speak to PS. But the Bamboo itself is fab!
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