I often do a lot of manipulations like this on my images and find the brushes fall short in what I'm trying to do. I've researched the Wacom Intuos Photo and the Intuos Pro small but find it difficult to find recommendations from photographers in which, if any, Wacoms they use.
Any of you use a Wacom? If so, how do you like it? Thanks.
I am using a wacom since 10 years or more using photoshop.
I find it indispensable, but some people do no like it.
I am on a Wacom intuos 3 medium format- 7 years old
The small format is usually good enough and cheapest.
I have some problems with the latest OSX variants 10.10 and 10.11. with some unintended scrolling.
So I stay with 10.9.5 because i also consider that the best system for an old macPro.
You could try a cheaper bamboo type to find out if you like working with a pencil instead of a mouse...