I bought my first tablet (a no-name brand) and started to learn Photoshop. After a while, i knew it quite well. Unfortunately my tablet broke and I had to find a relacement. Having saved some money, I decided to go with a wacom Intuos 3.
It was really a lot of money for me to spend, but as I still use it nowadays and it never ever let me down once in years, it was the best investment of my life :)
Soon I discovered that you can not only comfortably retouch photos but you can actually draw and paint with the tablet. After scribbles and awful doodles I painted my first strands of hair following a tutorial:
|My first PS painting ever|