I was drawing on my Intuous3 a few days ago and noticed that I had little "chips" or holes in the plastic overlay. I got this tablet use and the surface was perfectly smooth, so something I did messed up the surface. To make things worse, these holes were right around the center where I draw the most, so I quit drawing and looked around my place for a solution.
I remembered reading something about cintiq tablets using glass for their surface and looked it up to confirm. Digging around in my closet, I found a peice of glass I'd cut way back in 2007 and completely forgot about. I don't know why I never used it, it was cut perfectly for my old Intuos2. I dug out my old tablet and tried it out with the glass, it worked perfectly and was like drawing on greased butter ^^
So I drove to town and had myself another piece of glass cut for my 6x11 Intuous3, it cost me $1.50. Then got some double sided tape for $2.50. (remember, Wacom charges $15 for their plastic overlays?)
So now, I have a drawing surface that's super slick, doesn't chip, and will outlast any plastic surface ^^
All for $4 ...in your face Wacom!!
6 years, 4 months ago
27 Jun 2012 17:46 CEST