Join Tony Harmer for an in-depth discussion in this video Choosing a stylus, part of Drawing on the iPad with Adobe Sketch.
- There are quite a few stylus manufacturers out there now producing some really great things. They seem to be getting better all the time. I have a handful of these things that I use. I use a couple from Adonit and so they have the pixel point, which is really, really nice. This is, curiously, one of my favorites. This is the early one, the blue one on the right-hand side here is a Jot Touch 4 and it's fabulous. This little curious pressure disk that it has on the bottom is the one really odd thing, it looks very odd, but it works so well.
I really do like that particular tool. I also have a pixel point which is this one just here and that one has some of the features that Adobe's hardware, that we'll be looking at in the next movie. So, you can copy and paste from the cloud on it and so on, it's got palm-rejection built in. Fabulous device, very high-resolution, really. You can't ignore Wacom, of course, they've been producing touch things for absolutely ages.
And the Intuous Creative Stylus, although I haven't had one of these just yet, I'm told they're really, really good. So, I look forward to testing one of those out. I just love Wacom stuff, it always works so well. So well thought-out and engineered, great things of beauty that there are. Well, that's the Creative Stylus, which is fairly new on the market, that one there. So, all of these using Bluetooth 4.0, so you kind of need and iPad 3 or later to work with these devices.
Again, this one, 2,048 pressure levels in palm-rejection that are built in. One of those that doesn't have any support, really, in Sketch, although I do use it, is the Bamboo Stylus fineline. Which is meant as sort of a notetaking pen, but I'm really hoping that Sketch will start to support this pen because I love it. There's something great about the way it handles, which is really good. I don't know what it is, it just feels great. And the tip on it is so, so fine on there.
It's excellent, I like it. What you're looking for, I guess, is the best that you can afford and that's the best advice that I can give you. Some of these things, so this one here, for example, is around about $119 dollars, I think. Something like that, almost parity in pounds. Where I buy it, it's about £112 quid, I think I paid for my pixel point at about £60 pounds for the Jot Touch 4. But, get the best you can afford, try not to skimp on that because it does impact on your experience.
In the next movie, we'll take a brief look at what Adobe, themselves, have on offer.
- Choosing a stylus
- Connecting a Jot Touch 4 to an iPad
- Adding, deleting, and organizing sketches
- Drawing with Sketch
- Adding reference images
- Using colors from an image
- Sharing your drawings