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« on: June 21, 2005, 11:58:29 pm »
Yea. I got a mouse and getting a tablet is out of the question. Anyone got any tips on using a mouse in Photoshop to draw?

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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2005, 12:50:13 am »
Use a non-contact mouse ( "light mouse" I think they are also called ), as the ones with the rolly ball tend to clog-up and make zigzags out of straight lines ':dead:'

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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2005, 04:51:08 am »
Carlos is right before l saved up for a tablet l used a mouse and the light ones are the best you can get fairly accurate with them and there only about $20 for a good one
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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2005, 06:37:40 am »
Tablets are the best tool you can get for drawing on the computer. If you can't get one, a mouse will do, but it will take much more practice.
If you must use a mouse for such work, put the tracking speed down near "slow" on your system when you're drawing. On a Macintosh osX, it's in the System Preferences/Mouse, or in the Mouse control panel on older systems. In Windows, I believe there's a control for it too.
Setting the tracking speed to slow means you'll have more motor control over your cursor movements.
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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2005, 02:11:09 pm »
You have to wacth those lazer mouses though. Sometimes they go a little screwy and the cursor will jerk all over the screen. I've had that happen when i was trying to fix a picture on the computer once, and I ended up haveing to 'undo' half of what I'd fixed to get rid of the scribble it caused.

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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2005, 04:18:48 pm »
wireless mouses get goo lines when you dont have a tablet.

but there pricey.
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« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2005, 10:10:59 pm »
I use the mouse quite a bit, but I also have a pen tablet now.

If you want to some perfect curvy lines, use the Pen Tool.  Use can also free-form the pen, but it takes a lot of patience and practice to make an outline sketch work with the mouse.

I use the mouse mainly for touches on artworks.

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« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2005, 12:08:50 am »
Well I see I'm gonna have to go for an optical mouse. Cleaning my old one here once a week is getting kind of old.  ':dead:' Tablets sound fun but, what's a cheaper one that's still good?

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« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2005, 12:24:32 am »
Wacom tablets are primo. I picked up one a while back, about US$70 for a 4x6 "Graphire 2." They may have come down in price since I got it.

It's a good investment if you plan on drawing on the computer. Even with an optical mouse (about $20-$50) it's hard to control for any level of detail.
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« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2005, 12:36:05 pm »
i use a mouse in Paint but that might be completley different. i can do art that produces the same results as Photoshop if i really tried.

my avatar is entirely mouse-drawn.

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« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2005, 10:11:50 am »
MS Paint that produces the same results as photoshop? †That's a good one... MS paint sucks †**falls of her chair then dies from laughing so hard**


Seriously, though.  Using a mouse to draw is possible, but it takes a lot of practice.  I can't give you many timps other then that, though... since I use the touchpad on my laptop when I'm not using my tablet.  I actually find it to be a little easier then using a mouse.  I actually haven't used a mouse in over 5 years, believe it or not.




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« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2005, 09:44:19 am »
I always use a mouse to draw in photoshop for digital art (i.e; my icon here/DA badge). If I knew how to use the pen tool, I'm sure it would be a lot easier for me but it's been too awkward every time I tried.

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« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2005, 10:01:57 am »
I don't actually do much CG anymore.  I simply edit existing scanned drawings using the appropriate tools.  however, when it comes to the opical mouse, I had to speed it up all the way to get better better precision instead of slowing it down.  I get wobbly lines if the mouse is slow.

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« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2005, 12:00:05 pm »
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I always use a mouse to draw in photoshop for digital art (i.e; my icon here/DA badge). If I knew how to use the pen tool, I'm sure it would be a lot easier for me but it's been too awkward every time I tried.

Th epeen tool is definately a nifty little thing.  If I  actually did my inking on a computer, I would use the pen tool for the entire thing since the lines you can make with it are completely flawless.

But I am one of those people that have little patience, so I do all my inking by hand.  '<img'>
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« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2005, 03:38:51 am »
Optical mouses are best to work with if you use mouses. I haven't tried drawing with the tablet i got due to the fact that i lost the usb port converter on it. but the one i got was $15 and antoher 5 for the usb converter.
But Ulario you should see what some people can do with MS paint. They actually make pictures that look like Photoshop things.

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« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2005, 05:01:08 am »
This thread prompted me to go out and buy a new light mouse.

Now I got more resolution than I'll ever need for drawing ':cool:'

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« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2005, 08:58:55 am »
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But Ulario you should see what some people can do with MS paint. They actually make pictures that look like Photoshop things.

Now that's something I'd like to see.  ':cool:'
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« Reply #17 on: August 02, 2005, 10:29:31 pm »
I used to, I really don't like to anymore but, I used a really really light colour to plan the drawing, than I "inked" or detailed it with black.

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« Reply #18 on: August 03, 2005, 06:32:32 pm »
I don't have photoshop but I do use Microsoft paint and J-peg to belnd in the colors, yet sadly I work with a mouse that can take anywhere from 8-20 hours depending on what I am drawing and sometimes the mouse just doesn't want to budge at all.

I plan on getting one of those drawing pads with the pen and photoshop.
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« Reply #19 on: August 03, 2005, 07:07:27 pm »
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« Reply #20 on: August 09, 2005, 10:35:53 pm »
I've used an Optical Mouse they're great just remember to use them over dark flat single color surfaces mine was skiping till I finally changed the mouse pad,a simple fix that drove me crazy.
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« Reply #21 on: August 12, 2005, 01:40:50 pm »
Quote (Ulario @ June 25 2005, 10:11 am)
MS Paint that produces the same results as photoshop?  That's a good one... MS paint sucks  **falls of her chair then dies from laughing so hard**


Seriously, though.  Using a mouse to draw is possible, but it takes a lot of practice.  I can't give you many timps other then that, though... since I use the touchpad on my laptop when I'm not using my tablet.  I actually find it to be a little easier then using a mouse.  I actually haven't used a mouse in over 5 years, believe it or not.

My friend uses Paint and she gets good results. Unlike me.  ':cry:'

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« Reply #22 on: August 12, 2005, 01:50:44 pm »
Its terrible. I scan drawings, but even if theyre inked my scanner is so...yucky...that it scans in raggedy, pixelated lines. I have to go over it anyway with PS6 mouse, and no matter what I do they always come out a little shakey here and there  '<img'>
What I like to do though is take it to MS Paint, and for long stretches of things that must be straight such as bat\dragon wings, use the line tool. You can get curves out of it if you click and drag VERY small lines.

If only Adobe had a line tool..





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« Reply #23 on: August 12, 2005, 03:59:25 pm »
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Its terrible. I scan drawings, but even if theyre inked my scanner is so...yucky...that it scans in raggedy, pixelated lines. I have to go over it anyway with PS6 mouse, and no matter what I do they always come out a little shakey here and there  '<img'>
What I like to do though is take it to MS Paint, and for long stretches of things that must be straight such as bat\dragon wings, use the line tool. You can get curves out of it if you click and drag VERY small lines.

If only Adobe had a line tool..

Have you tried going to image>levels and adjusting it? It tried it and it works well with my drawings. Or else scan it at 200-300 dpi.
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« Reply #24 on: August 12, 2005, 08:53:43 pm »
A light mouse is normally a fair tool for drawing in Photoshop, but tablets are worth investing in very much so. If you can scrounge together the money for a fairly decent one (I use Wacom Graphire 3) you will notice an immidiate improvement in quality. My brother has removed my optical mouse as well, so i been using the tablet for surfing, which its supprisingly gooad at ':p'

the problem with mice is very hard lines. So... Pressure sensetive pens, veerrryy cool, and great for delecate shading  go down well too  '<img'>


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