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I have a Trust 4200 graphics tablet and quite frankly cannot get the thing to work. I want to be able to lay a picture on the platten and trace a section into Photoshop CS2. If I open a new blank document in Photoshop and then start to trace the image the pen cursor is nowhere near the document and I cannot see how to set it all up. The userguide that came with the tablet is frankly useless. I have searched on Google for help but all refer to a Wacom tablet. Can anyone give me any assistance on this please before I throw it in the bin? Opsys is XP Pro.
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Many Thanks Philip

At last I have been able to draw something. I have just realised that the tablet is proportional to the screen and that is why the cursor goes beyond the area of the open document. I had also not setup the brushes. I do note that the Wacom setup interface seems more user friendly than the Trust. I did have the correct drivers installed but the link to the manual is just to a copy of the one that came with the device and sadly it is very sparse and unhelpful.  I assume that the work-area settings in the Trust options should be set to the size of the original that I want to trace from...am I right?
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Addendum to above reply:
I placed the original (12cm x12cm) that I want to trace from on the Trust platten.  I set the working area using the Trust control options. I then opened a new Photoshop document of the size that I want the completed image to be. However the pen cursor starts from the very top left corner of my screen rather than at the top left corner of the new doc. So the trace that I am trying to do does not fit the document. If I draw a diagonal line from the top left corner of the original to the bottom right corner then the image in photoshop has the line starting near the bottom right corner and ends up out of the document near the bottom right corner of my screen. Very sorry but I am no further forward.
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I have dumped the Trust tablet and bought a Wacom Bamboo. I still have the same problem that I had before so it is obviously me who is clueless! Can we start again with a description of what steps I take to try and complete the task?
I connect my tablet and then open Photoshop CS2. I open a new blank image and set the pixels to the same as my monitor's 1024 x 768 pixels. When I move the tablet's pen from top left to bottom right the cursor begins its travel in the very top left corner of my screen and ends at the bottom right of the screen so any actual drawing only lands on a proportion of the Photoshop's work area. I cannot seem to get the blank image to fill the whole screen and it always opens as a "untitled@66.7% RGB/8" doc. positioned towards the upper left of the screen.  I really need a simple guide to opening a new image doc so that I can draw within it. I have increased points to 250. Hope someone can help.
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I can now draw using the tablet and within the boundary of the new blank image workspace but I can see that I am going to have to spend a considerable amount of time getting familiar with Photoshop. What I am trying to do is trace the outline of a small map from the original  paper so as to eliminate various unwanted content. I have now managed to trace the outline into Photoshop but I need to find out how to resize it and colour it etc.
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Here's how comics are coloured up in comics it may be the solution

http://www.steeldolphin.com/htmltuts/digital_colorpart1.html

by resize are you talking about the whole image
ie via the image size box
or via free transform?
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PS the comic link is more relevant when you get to page 2
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Philip
Thank you very much for your patience and your latest help. I think that this should help me. Now all I have to do is practice. I think that I expected too much too quickly from Photoshop. I never realised just how complex it is. Very best wishes for 2010.
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