Looking for program/tablet for daughter I am looking into getting my daughter a drawing program/tablet for her laptop for Christmas. I don't want to break the bank on this, so I was thinking of the Sketchbook Pro with the MP tablet. If she likes it, I will invest in a better tablet. Any thoughts?
My recommendation would be to look at Wacom `s Bamboo series. All except for the smaller Bamboo tablet that is about $70-80, most of come with Adobe Photoshop Elements , Corel Painter Essentials, and other programs to help your daughter get started.
Tablets are a tough decision. I bought one and loved it, but immediately started looking at better one. I finally shelled out some big bucks on a monitor tablet. But I digress. I bought a Wacom Bamboo Create. It was pretty awesome. It has a wireless/battery-less pen. As far as programs are concerned, I really love Sketchbook Pro. I just picked up version 6 and it's really nice. It simulates traditional mediums such as pencil, pen and brush really well for the price point. I use it more than Photoshop even. It's interface is very intuitive and it's features are really robust at the same time.