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Graphic Tablets Explained

Published: July 7, 2009

Question:
What is a graphic tablet?


Answer:
Graphics tablet is usually popular with graphic artists and allows you to draw freehand images like you do with a pencil on paper. Other names the graphics tablet goes by are; digitizing tablet, graphics pad or drawing tablet.


The graphics tablet is an input device with most likely a USB interface, and is made up of a flat surface for drawing and a pen (stylus or puck or mouse). Graphic tablets, depending on the brand, have different levels of pressure sensitivity that controls the thickness, transparency and colour of the line drawn. Popular sizes of these tablets are 4x5, 6x8, and 9x12 which works well with the 4:3 aspect ratio of traditional computer monitors.


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