Hi, I was wondering with cs6 whether it would finally be possible to assign gradients on stroke by pen pressure so you can do stuff like darken lines by pressure just like a real pencil for example.
I understand that since I've used a wacom with earlier versions of illustrator but there's no way to assign gradient/color to pressure even with custom scripts in CS6? Thats a shame...next version I guess. Its possible to do it in photoshop though right?
No. Not in Phootshop either.
Photoshop allows you to assign opacity to stylus pressure. This can vary the density of a color while you paint. It may give the appearance of a gradient, but it's not technically a gradient in the sence of software gradients.
Illustrator does not have an option to assign opacity to stylus pressure.
You can get, somewhat, the effect you're after by creating a blended gradient (assuming you also want soft edges), setting it to "Multiply" and saving it as a scatter brush. Here is the effect you can get.
Setting the "Spacing" small and pressure controlled, lets you control color, by overlapping brush artwork that has been set to "multiply".
I also routinely create "art" brushes with blended objects, to create soft, airbrush effects.