Not sure if I have to make this thread in the Technology section or in the Art one
So I've got a drawing tablet. Not the known Wacom one, the brand is Trust, a brand I've never heard of before. For the same price I could get a Wacom one of one-sixth the size... and if a drawing tablet is of any use, it should be bigger than a touchpad. (Of course, I could get a big Wacom one too, but that one was really expensive) So I chose the Trust one, a bit unsure about how it would work. The seller told me the standard painting program (sold together with the tablet) couldn't work with layers... I feared a bit I would have to buy some fancy painting program too if I wanted to work with layers AND use the pressure sensitivity of the painting tablet.
It turned out the thing works together with the FREE drawing program Gimp I was using anyway and can do everything I want (layers, straight lines, pressure dependence which can be put on and off). So my advice for every artist out there wanting to use a tablet but with a not too big budget... spend it all on the tablet to get a big and sensitive one and none on the drawing program.
What's your experience with tablets?