Choosing The Right Artist Tablet For You

It’s pretty much a given that anybody using a computer for any serious design needs a good tablet. Selecting drawing tablets for artists can be daunting because of the many options out there.

Are you thinking of getting your first artist tablet, or perhaps upgrading? Here are some things to think about while making that big decision:

Pressure Sensitivity:

People’s preferences vary, but in general, the more sensitivity the better. You should definitely try various models out to get your own feel for this, paying special attention. If you have friends who have tablets, try them out for an hour or so and check out how you respond to their feel. Wacom is a favorite among most tablet buyers, to be honest, and these models consistently get the best reviews

Size:

This one is partially based on personal preference but really mainly based on what the tablet’s principal use will be. Applications like CAD require a bigger tablet in general, or at least having a bigger tablet is a huge advantage for CAD. Other applications may be better paired with smaller tablets which are less fragile and more portable. Obviously, how often you plan to take the tablet out of your home has a big impact on this as well.

Application:

Will the artist tablet in question be used for painting? Coloring? Editing photos? Drawing? Design? All of these applications have tablets best suited for these applications. Cintiq has tablets that specialize in drawing applications, but Wacom has recently made inroads into this market as well. Design is probably the lightest of these applications, and many designers actually prefer the mouse, but this is up to personal preference as well. Other designers definitely feel that they increase their productivity with the right tablet at hand. Only you can know what is right for you.

Consider Second Hand:

Artist tablets, especially the really good models, can be expensive, so don’t be afraid to check out the second hand market. There are some good deals to be had out there. In the case of something like an artist tablet, it is definitely recommended to meet the seller in person and take the unit for an extended “test drive” before putting your money down. Also consider using secure methods of payment such as Paypal and including a proviso for any unforseen technical issues in the first 30 days or so after buying.

Best Cars for Long-Distance Adventures

Top 5 Cars That’ll Last Long-Distance

For long adventures, having a car that is comfortable and cost effective can make or break the experience. Here are the top 5 that’ll stand the test.

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Life is an adventure; and the best part about every voyage is the journey from one place to the next. Making certain that you start out right is paramount; as nobody wants to have their dream trip spoiled by travelling in a cramped and uncomfortable vehicle. We’ve compiled a list of the best cars for long-distant adventures in hopes of making your entire experience the very best it can be.

  1.     Land Rover Discovery Sport

This outstanding luxury compact SUV is a fabulous ride for long trips or for day-to-day errands. Its roomy interior makes it comfortable for an all-day or several days’ ride. Its ability to take whatever road conditions may be ahead will be a great comfort on your trip. The added bonus of great gas mileage makes this a winning combination. Harrowing driving conditions are no match for the Discovery Sport’s off-road capabilities.

  1.     Lincoln MKC AWD

The Lincoln MKC AWD’s comfortable cabin and trendy electronic controls make for a comfortable ride. In addition, its touchscreen navigation and heated leather seats add a touch of luxury as it easily handles any road conditions. The impressive 7.9 inches of ground clearance will put your mind as ease no matter what the road ahead throws at you. Its powerful engine handles any steep mountain pass with ease and its traction control helps to assure against rollover risks.

  1.     Subaru Forester

This impressive vehicle offers competitive features, comfort, and excellent gas mileage. With large roomy back seats and plenty of cargo space, the Forester’s all-wheel drive will keep you going forward on your journey with comfort, economy, and style.

  1.     Ford Transit Connect LWB

This vehicle’s three row seating will haul as much as 104 cubic feet of gear; enough room for the entire family and all their needs. Its off-road abilities will ensure that you can maneuver around whatever hazards your journey encounters. Its powerful engine and front-wheel-drive will move you through sand or snow with barely a hiccup.  

  1.     Subaru Outback

Once again, the Outback lives up to its iconic name. This vehicle is practically synonymous with the term adventurer. Comfortable and offering ample cargo space for all your needs, it nearly does the driving for you while it watches out with rear reversing cameras and a number pad key lock. This is the decisive adventure vehicle for the entire family, and its ability to easily maneuvering through deep snow or beach sand makes this car the perfect all-around long-distance vehicle. Its impressive mileage at 25 miles per gallon in the city and 33 miles per gallon on the highway ensures that your journey will be all about seeing the sights instead of hunting for the next fuel depot.

When it comes to making life’s adventures more comfortable – and gas-mileage affordable – these cars stand out as the workhorses for the job. They’re designed to be durable against the elements by also offering plenty of room for that emergency over-night camp, while still remaining within your budget.