I just bought a 15.6" Asus Q500A touchscreen laptop with Windows 8. I downloaded photoshop and the 'touch app plug-ins' through the Adobe Application Manager for creative cloud. When I open a file in PS and select the brush(or any other) tool if I use the touch screen to drag it accross the canvas nothing happens. It still works with my mouse though.
How can I get this to work properly?
The touch apps plug-ins are used to allow the communication between Photoshop and the Touch applications that work on an ipad: http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop-touch/faq.html#cloud
That depends on what you mean by move the cursor. The cursor is not visible when using the touch screen but reappears when you go back to the mouse. But you are able to do everything the mouse does, such as click, drag, right click, etc..
Thanks for taking the time to respond
I've been playing around with it to try and find a solution and have found that the brush tool will draw only if I drag it in from outside the canvas. Otherwise it just has a weird panning effect when zoomed in or does nothing zoomed completely out.
I don't see how this would be the case, as It works fine in ms paint and Adobe Illustrator(Just installed and tested this). It seems to be only Photoshop that has an issue. Plus, it still draws when it is started outside of the canvas.
No Photoshop requires a particular API to be used. Microsoft ink API is not supported by Photoshop. Microsoft surface pro has new drivers from Wacom that should work with the surface and other pc with windows and some hardware touch support. You need to chect with Asus to see what hardware they use. here the link to the Wacom Drivers. http://www.wacom.com/support/drivers
Adobe Customer Support is very poor. Photoshop requires device driver that use WinTab API for pen support Adobe will not support dirvers that use Microsoft Ink API for pen support. Adobe states Ink API lack options used by Photoshop.
The image I posted shows Wacom feel IT technologies or Wacom Pen based technologies.
I also found this link http://forum.tabletpcreview.com/lenovo-ibm/56782-new-wacom-feel-driver -aka-wintab.html that list some tablets do not know if this list lists all tablets with the correct hardware. I did see one Asus tablet listed.
Lenovo X-61 Tablet - 1.6 ghz, 4 gb ram
Gateway C-120X - 1.06 ghz, 2 gb ram (dead)
Hp TC1100 - 1.1 ghz, 1.5 gb ram
Ls800 - 1.2 ghz, 2 gb ram
Eee PC T-91, 1.3 ghz, 2 gb ram
Ipad 16gb Wi-FI (it does count as a tablet)
HP Slate 500 - 1.86 ghz, 2 gb ram
Asus Ep121 - 1.33 ghz, 4gb ram
Samsung Series 7 Slate - 1.6 ghz, 4 gb of ram
Also found this link http://bamboostylus.wacom.com/compatibility/
Please read the links I gave you. The driver is for Windows 7 and Windows 8. Why are you concerned with the Graphics Card. The driver is for the pen and touch hardware not Video hardware chipset. Also try searching the web for more information.
I am not concerned with the graphics card...
I have been searching for close to two weeks and I continue to search. I have not found anything related to installing tablet drivers on a laptop.
I did read through the links you posted and I don't see any mention of laptop compatibility.
I guess the only thing to do is install the latest driver and see if it works.
As far as I can tell the drivers you linked to are only for tablets. I have found no way to install them on a laptop. I tried installing the latest wacom driver for windows 8 but it would not install through the downloadable exe and I can't find any other way to install it. I think you might be confusing this issue with one involving the Adobe Touch apps.
If there's something I'm missing please let me know.
on my lenovo yoga convertible ms paint can do 10 brush strokes at the very same time while photoshop does nothing with touch.
Oh well.. sure a touch screen is nothing like an art tablet thus lacking precision, pressure sensitivity etc.
But hey, pinch zoom, rotate, and all this up to 10 touch events simultaneously stuff must hold some useful implementations, right?!
Photoshop Touch - this time for real as in touch with the full desktop app? yeah, signed!