The A6 tablet represents the screen, so bottom left is bottom left etc... if you see what I mean.
That’s what I’d thought, so thanks for the confirmation!
I should say that I am still part luddite...
Not at all - I’d prefer to think of it more as the right tool for the job; I’ve been involved in supplying people with computer systems since 1987, and it has been a job to get people to realise that a computer is only one tool in the arsenal, not a be-all-and-end-all. Things are better now, but it hasn’t always been so!
Way back, the Glasgow Herald gave Macs to their graphics people; one chap - who might be best described as a hard man - ended up on the ’phone weeping
. When calmed down, it turned out he had missed the deadline for the paper’s “Spot the Ball” contest, due to one malfunction after another. After telling his tale of woe of a wasted afternoon, he concluded, “and it only used to take ten minutes using ink, glue and the photo-copier!!” At which point I had to say that if that was the quickest way to do it - why didn’t he?
Another guy I knew there used to do ink sketches, which appeared sort of postage stamp sized, for articles - maybe a subject for an interview, or a view of a city or whatever. Thing was, he did them on A3 sheets, tacked to a wall, with a foot long brush held at arm’s length - not a style that lent itself to a nine-inch monochrome screen - yet they tried to make him draw on the computer with a mouse! He was likewise heart-broken!
So, basically, this is just me admitting to myself that a graphics tablet will not turn me into an artist (like Garen and Les and the others), but it will be another tool in the box. Also it reminds me yet again that I got involved in computers because of what they can do, and wanting to use them (I may be the last person on a planet who is still
in awe at what a laser-printer can do - “Wow! A printed page! Cool!”), and ended up years later still supporting them...
So I’m with Tintinrulz - any tips for using tablets or apps. would be gratefully received! Les’s tutorial on creating the “Jonny Crossbones” cover (here
) is a great example.