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Pen pressure is the big selling point of graphics tablets. A familiar drawing tool that offers consistent control of brush size and opacity is a must-have for digital artists: a feature that no mouse on the market can offer. A mouse is a perfectly fine tool for beginners who are still finding their way around Photoshop.
But the difference in functionality between a mouse and a tablet is undeniable. Some tablet models now feature click wheels and customisable function buttons; all your most-used hotkeys are only a button push away.
A graphics tablet is an essential piece of kit for any budding digital artist aspiring to create detailed, high-quality work in Photoshop. Once you feel you’re ready to move on from the mouse, it’s definitely worth making the jump.