RetouchPRO

Go Back   RetouchPRO > Technique > Input/Output/Workflow
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Input/Output/Workflow Scanning, printing, color management, and discussing best practices for control and repeatability

Wacom Pen setup

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #11  
Old 01-30-2008, 04:31 PM
Dave.Cox's Avatar
Dave.Cox Dave.Cox is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: GrandPrairie.TX
Posts: 536
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.
Reply With Quote top
  #12  
Old 01-30-2008, 05:10 PM
byRo's Avatar
byRo byRo is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Goianésia, Brazil
Posts: 1,609
Re: Wacom Pen setup

Quote:
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.

Reply With Quote top
  #13  
Old 01-30-2008, 05:42 PM
GerryB's Avatar
GerryB GerryB is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Rowland Heights, CA
Posts: 275
Re: Wacom Pen setup

Thanks Ro. That will be something to do while I'm pondering another project.
Reply With Quote top
  #14  
Old 01-30-2008, 07:05 PM
Markzebra's Avatar
Markzebra Markzebra is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: London, UK
Posts: 718
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

Last edited by Markzebra; 01-30-2008 at 07:10 PM.
Reply With Quote top
  #15  
Old 01-31-2008, 08:08 AM
videosean videosean is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 115
Re: Wacom Pen setup

Quote:
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.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 2008-01-31_090648.jpg (47.8 KB, 81 views)
File Type: jpg 2008-01-31_090726.jpg (35.4 KB, 77 views)
Reply With Quote top
Reply

  RetouchPRO > Technique > Input/Output/Workflow


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is learning the pen tool necessary? One4UAll Photo Retouching 26 01-28-2011 05:12 PM
Wacom tablet HELP:( emilylt87 Hardware 3 12-13-2007 05:11 PM
Wacom Graphire 4 problem ktg222 Hardware 5 12-02-2007 11:40 AM
wacom art pen mford Hardware 3 10-19-2006 09:55 PM
Your setup Doug Nelson Hardware 11 04-23-2002 11:19 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved