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Uneven pen pressure in Photoshop CS6 Extended with Wacom Intuos5

Sep 21, 2013 2:16 PM

Tags: #cs6 #pressure-sensitivity #wacom_issue

I got Photoshop CS6 Extended recently, but the lines I draw in it aren't smooth, like they should be (example below).

The tablet produces perfect lines in any other bit of software (Flash,  ToonBoom, etc.), but not Photoshop. I've tried lots of different  solutions (uninstalling and reinstalling it, reverting back to an  earlier driver, clearing preferences, etc.), to no avail. Oddly, my  Intuos3 works fine in Photoshop, for a few minutes, before it crashes. If I try to adjust the Wacom Tablet Properties for CS6, it doesn't recognize any changes, but if I adjust the settings for Photoshop CS4, it does. All Wacom Drivers are up-to-date.

Any ideas on how to fix this would be most appreciated.

 

BlotchyLines.png

 
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  • Trevor Dennis
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    Sep 21, 2013 2:44 PM   in reply to evermore50

    It's not the tablet properties.  Open up the Brush panel (F5) > Click on Brush tip shape > and set spacing to a low number.

     

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  • Trevor Dennis
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    Sep 21, 2013 4:18 PM   in reply to evermore50

    Either unclick Transfer, or look its settings.  You probably have Opacity and/or flow jitter set to Pen pressure.

     
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  • JJMack
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    Sep 22, 2013 12:20 PM   in reply to evermore50

    Have you tride resetting your preferences. I have CS2 and CS6 standard installed and hace a intuos5 here is what i see.

    brush.jpg

     
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    Nov 16, 2013 12:26 PM   in reply to evermore50

    Did you try changing the pen nib?

     
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    Nov 18, 2013 9:25 AM   in reply to evermore50

    I've tried all of the above and had no results. I have the exact same issue as you, specially when working with a big brush. Even in the tablet settings panel I can see the sensitivity display go nuts after a certain threshold over 30% of pressure. I tend to use the hardest possible.  At this point I think it's probably a hardware problem with the pen or tablet surface but still, I had an intuos 3 for many years without any trouble and the intuos 5 is giving me problems now . Also I replied to you becouse this was kind of the only part of the internet where I could find the exact same issue with a screencap of it. thank's in advance to anyone that have a workaround or news about this!!!

     
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