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Old 01-30-2008, 03:31 PM
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Re: Wacom Pen setup

I also keep it set to the pen mode. Since in some apps, the mouse works better, ie 3DSMax, I also keep the mouse set to pen mode. That way the mouse doesn't wander off the edge of the pad. As far as the settings in Photoshop, I usually want to control opacity rather than size, but it's easy to change as needed in Photoshop. Just press F5 to open the brushes pallet, make your changes, and F5 again to close. If you are using CS3, any other pallets that you attach to the brushes pallet can be made to open and close at the same time as the brushes pallet if you want.
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Old 01-30-2008, 04:10 PM
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Re: Wacom Pen setup

Originally Posted by GerryB View Post
..... Can you change the default control?
Sorry if that was misleading. I mean change the brushes from their default "size" control and saving a new version with opacity control.

Like pixelzombie said, you can make a new set of brushes to use with your tablet.

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Old 01-30-2008, 04:42 PM
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Thanks Ro. That will be something to do while I'm pondering another project.
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Old 01-30-2008, 06:05 PM
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Re: Wacom Pen setup

Brushes are really just "shapes you can paint with", I hardly ever seem to use this, its mainly an illustration tool, or for people who paint from scratch. The brush engine random settings can sometimes have their uses, but generally you want control, as much control as you would get with with a pen, pencil or airbrush. The brush engine mostly just gets in the way of this.

I generally don't do anything other than changing the size and softness - both are available by using either the Pen buttons or tablet slider set to [ ] shortcuts. Softness is changeable by holding shift while you do this. Pressure is either set to Flow(not opacity) or brush size, sometimes both. Sometimes pressure is off. Tool presets

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Old 01-31-2008, 07:08 AM
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Re: Wacom Pen setup

Originally Posted by byRo View Post
- Change Photoshop default brush control. (Photoshop thinks you ALWAYS want to control size with pen pressure. Usually I want to keep the same size, and to vary the opacity)
Some pics to help clarify maybe I do the same.
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