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Old 01-28-2008, 01:15 PM
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Wacom Pen setup

Hi there,


finally I got a Wacom tablet, wow what a difference with a mouse, really like the pressure sensitivity for making mask and do some painting.

But I'm wondering how you guys (and girls) setup your tablet:
Pen mode or mouse mode?
What about the keys on the pen, right click, or a shortcut?

The major part of my work is in photoshop.


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Old 01-28-2008, 01:28 PM
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Re: Wacom Pen setup

use mine in pen mode, and i have the buttons on the pen setup to increase/decrease brush size.
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Old 01-29-2008, 04:18 PM
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Re: Wacom Pen setup

Yes brush size is useful set to those shortcuts. And I always change whats stupidly called "click threshold". Click threshold actually means the lowest pressure you can use to get a response. I find its a lot better if its set a fair bit LOWER than the default.
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Old 01-29-2008, 04:25 PM
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Re: Wacom Pen setup

i don't see a setting called "click threshold", where would i find that?
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Old 01-29-2008, 04:34 PM
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Re: Wacom Pen setup

http://www.photoshopcafe.com/video/p.../CS3_Wacom.htm
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Old 01-29-2008, 06:25 PM
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Re: Wacom Pen setup

Personal preferences:

- Pen mode [agreed]
- Pen in one hand, other hand on the keyboard
- Default pen-button clicks (pan / right-click)
- Lower the click threshold [agreed]
- Change PS default brush control. (PS thinks you ALWAYS want to control size with pen pressure. Usually I want to keep the same size, and to vary the opacity)

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Old 01-29-2008, 09:24 PM
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Re: Wacom Pen setup

Mine has four buttons in the upper left (I'm using the Intuos III) plus the thumb slider thingie. The slider is set to change brush size. The bottom button is set for space. The other three are set for ctl, alt, and shift. That way, if I'm doing some repetitive task like cloning or healing, I can sit back and put my feet up (thanx Wacom for the xtra long cord).

The default for the slider is for zoom. But with the space, ctl, and alt in such close proximity, I can use those for hand too and zoom at any time. It really speeds up my workflow.

But in normal editing scenarios, I'll have the pen in one hand and the other on the keyboard as stated above.
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Old 01-30-2008, 12:16 PM
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Re: Wacom Pen setup

Thanks for the responses, now at least I know some pro setups.

@byRo: How do I change the Photoshop default brush control?


Best regards


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Old 01-30-2008, 12:46 PM
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Re: Wacom Pen setup

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Yes brush size is useful set to those shortcuts. And I always change whats stupidly called "click threshold". Click threshold actually means the lowest pressure you can use to get a response. I find its a lot better if its set a fair bit LOWER than the default.

i found that under a separate menu and i had mine set to the lowest setting, do you use the defualt photoshop brushes?...a friend told me she has a special set of brushes for her tablet but she hasn't been able to get a copy of them for me...
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Old 01-30-2008, 01:46 PM
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Re: Wacom Pen setup

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Personal preferences:

- Pen mode [agreed]
- Pen in one hand, other hand on the keyboard
- Default pen-button clicks (pan / right-click)
- Lower the click threshold [agreed]
- 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)

Thanks for the info. Can you change the default control? I have looked through the program (CS3) and cannot seem to find anything on it.
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