chrisworks is right, but I think you’re forgetting a basic thing, wich is design is in the mind, not in the tools. If I give Sergio Ordonez a pencil, and I use the best Cintiq, he will always design a better mascotte than me, because he visualize the mascotte with the imagination of his mind. Wich is superior than mine actually on that. Don’t confuse the tool with your brain, buying the best tablet won’t make you the best creative. Start to get a bamboo, and don’t surrender. Sergio learned this way, he wasn’t that awesome as now 6 years ago, just sayin
Hey guys, thanks a lot for the nice words and thanks to Giallo for redirecting this conversation to me.
My 2 cents:
My suggestion is you start with a Bamboo, practice a lot and start making money. Whenever you get a steady flow of clients you upgrade to a Cintiq 12” (wait at least until summer, new wireless version is coming) and just in case you are very professional go for 24HD.
What makes a difference? For me it’s not resolution or screen size, obviously the higher the better. For me Cintiq series make a difference at time to draw because you can coordinate eye-hand on real time… this is very difficult with standard tablets though I saw people who can do it very well, if not you can always use vectors.
For coloring or photo retouching any tablet makes the job, the difference between a Bamboo and a Cintiq is just a matter of productivity (it’s worth only if you have a lot of jobs). With both you can do it but using Cintiqs is quicker and more pleasant.A few articles for further research: http://www.sosfactory.com/blog/articles/manual-to-choice-your-first-graphics-tablet/ http://psd.tutsplus.com/articles/tools/how-to-choose-a-graphics-tablet-that-fits-your-needs/
@SOS – I’m not a designer but I just went and bought your tutorial. I really like how you have the gif that shows the picture evolve into the final product. I think you are great and should pursue your own website! Let me know when it’s live
Thanks a lot mate.
Please follow me at FB (https://www.facebook.com/pages/SOSFactory/126771807337370 there I share all updates about this new website.
@SOS – This was a tough decision and we knew there would be authors who would be negatively affected so it’s not something we took lightly. In your case, you have one of the top selling items of all time on the marketplace so it’s especially tough. With only a few exceptions, we just didn’t feel like this was the ideal place to earn or learn online, which is our primary objective. I’m truly sorry that this affects you in this way. I know that you said the Tuts+ isn’t the ideal place for you, but shoot me an email through support and we’ll se if we can work something out.
I have been a huge fan of your sites and your blogs helped me a lot in my career as freelance artist, in exchange I provided really good content in 2 marketplaces and 3 of your blogs several times… but sorry, I think this is not the way to close a website that affects to some of us.
Just to be clear, what make me upset is not that you close your site (this income is residual for me though I planned to upload a lot more content), it’s the way you do it… I expected an explanation other than “we do it for you”.
I filled your author survey some weeks ago, there I explain why Tuts+ doesn’t work for established professionals, at least in my case… you need to choose: low income and high exposure of free tutorials or low exposure and higher income of premium tutorials.
You can contact me at any time.
It’s ok that you close whatever you think in your company, but please, don’t sell us the idea that it’s good for us or the users… it’s good for Envato.
As an author my revenue in the marketplace is much higher than writing for your blogs (I made 1.800US$ net with just one tutorial). To be honest it’s a good move for Envato and I understand it, this way you pay 150-300US$ per tutorial and get a lot more profit.
I always loved Envato (there are my badges) because of their commitment with the authors but this is really disappointing, not just the close but the way you do it… I was preparing content to be uploaded, I spent 3 weeks waiting for support to attend my doubts, and after all you tell me it’s not going to be published… not to mention the time we already spent on promoting our tutorials.
There are other ways to market our content properly: http://www.verkami.com/projects/4335-curso-de-photoshop-color-profesional-para-personajes
I’m also creating my own website to sell my tutorials and certainly my graphic river items, and anybody who want to share good high quality content and revenue is welcome.
The best solution is to contact your bank, as to different banks, the policy is different; and there may be some extra fees. But in my opinion, as you have a US$ account, I think you can withdraw the money in US$ (as you want) .
This is not a problem, I’m familiar with this kind of transfers, I just would need to know if Envato will let me choice the currency.
As Artorius said, Paypal don’t let you choice the currency when withdrawing your money (I bet because they don’t want to loose the conversion fee).
I live in Spain (€ zone) and due to the low €-US$ exchange rate I would like to receive my payments in US$.
I have a Spanish bank account in US$.
So the question is:
When I request a withdrawal, can I choice the currency?
Could any staff member help me with this issue, please?
I think the only way to receive income from Envato in US$ is to open an international bank account which supports the receipt and storage in US$. In my opinion, Envato will not think of doing the conversion as we want, because there will be so many problems to deal with… Me myself wants to receive US$ though, but it’s really difficult in that case ...
Yes, I have an US$ bank account in Spain, I can storage US$ if the wire is sent in US$.
TBH I think this is not possible. I might be wrong though. I say that because I too wanted to have $ in my local bank account but Paypal will convert the currency before sending it to the bank.
Yes, it´s not possible from Paypal, I bet because they don´t want to loose the conversion fee.
But Envato here doesn´t take any fee from the conversion, right?
I was wondering if I could withdraw US$ from my Graphic River account to my Spanish bank account in US$.
I would like to keep the US$ with no currency conversion (to Euros).
Is this possible? If so what is the process?