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Graphics Tablets Features and Advantages

Remember my post about Graphics Tablet for Digital Art? Yes, Graphic Tablets can really benefit Graphic Designers and Digital Artists. Anyway, I would like to share my knowledge about graphic tablets. I think this discussion about features of graphics tablets can help you decide if a tablet is right for you, and which tablet best fits your needs and budget. Carry on reading and find out the best graphics tablet for you.

What is a graphics tablet?
A graphics tablet is a computer input device that allows one to hand-draw images and graphics, similar to the way one draws images with a pencil and paper. It is also referred to as a digitizing tablet, digitizer tablet, graphics pad, pen tablet, or drawing tablet. A tablet is an alternate type of input device that can be used in place of, or in conjunction with, a mouse, trackball, or other pointing device. The tablet consists of two parts, a flat surface for drawing, and a pen, stylus, or puck that is programmed to work with the tablet. Usual…

Joe Lateshow Cartoon Feed

Hey, guess what?... It was a brand new Cartoon Feed called Joe Lateshow.

Joe Lateshow is officially open for public now. I enjoy bLaugh and now Joe Lateshow too. I thought it was another Brad Fitzpatrick artwork. Yeah, I guess it from his drawing stroke and the web look alike. Anyway, you can find out yourself who's there.

Let me tell you a little secret, the best way to get all these cartoon straight away to you is by subscribing to their RSS feed. Since, I don't have time to check wether there is new post on my favorite blogs or websites. So, I simply utilize Google Reader and subscribe to their RSS Feeds. Easy trick huh? Then why wait? Subscribe to his Blog and Cartoon feeds via RSS or Email now.

p/s: You can also subscribe to my RSS Feed to know if I'm posting new stuff on this blog too. [Joe Lateshow via Brad Fitzpatrick]

Halftones, Screentones and Toning

Toning or Halftoning is the transformation of a grayscale or color image to a pattern of small spots with a limited number of colors. Mostly done with black spot on white background. Digital halftoning has been replacing photographic halftoning since the 1970s when 'electronic dot generators' were developed for the film recorder units linked to colour drum scanners made by companies such as Crosfield Electronics, Hell and Linotype-Paul.

Screentone is a technique for applying textures and shades to drawings, used as an alternative to hatching. In the conventional process, patterns are transferred to paper from preprinted sheets, but the technique is also simulated in computer graphics. It is also known by the common brand names Zip-A-Tone (1937, now defunct), Chart-Pak (1949), and Letratone (1966, from Letraset).

A traditional screentone sheet consists of a flexible transparent backing, printed with texture, and a wax adhesive layer. The sheet is applied to the paper, adhesive do…