So, I just recently bought a drawing tablet to use while painting in Photoshop. It works perfectly for everything except when it comes to Photoshop. The program knows that I want to paint with the paintbrush tool, it repsonds, and it even recognizes the pressure I put on the tablet, but it doesn't do it in sync with the cursor...Whenever I use the paintbrush tool, the "paint" doesn't come out of the cursor, but up and to the left of it.
For example, If I were to try and put a single dot in the middle of the page using the paintbrush tool, I would move the cursor in the direct middle, press down, and the dot would appear towards the top left of where I touched.
I am mostly sure that this is NOT a problem with my tablet because I already updated the driver and I tested it out on every other program. The only time the problem occurred was when I went to Photoshop CC and used the paintbrush tool...every other tool in perfectly in sync with the cursor.
Something that I noticed about the program, however, is that whenever I am not in the Photoshop window, the cursor is in the normal place that I am holding it, but right once I click on my Photoshop window, it moves the cursor down and to the right.
I am not sure if this is a problem with the brush settings or something of that matter, but I know that it has nothing to do with my computer or my tablet.
Tablet is a Huion (cheap, I know...but I'm a poor college student)
Photoshop CC is the latest version, and I already tried reinstalling it with no solution.
I would be highly grateful for some help.
but I know that it has nothing to do with my computer or my tablet.
Goodness, that's a bold statement Peter!
Do you have the most up to date driver for the tablet?
What operating system are you using?
Do you only have one monitor?
Has the tablet been calibrated for your screen?
It's probably a driver problem, so make absolutely sure you have the most up to date driver for your computer. If you are using a Mack and running Mavericks, there might be no fix right now, but fingers crossed for you.
I have the complete and most up to date driver. I checked three times and it told me that I had the latest possible driver.
I am using Windows 8 64bit, i7 processor, 8gm ram.
I have just the screen on my laptop, no external monitors or projectors.
I don't know about the calibration, I just set the tablet's "touchpad" size that I was using relative to the size of where I wanted it position and with the resolution of my screen (but I tried this and still encountered the problem with default settings just to make sure the readjustment wasn't causing the problem)
If there is a way to calibrate this tablet, I have no idea how. (The instructions are in terrible broken English and they make close to no sense when I try to read them anyway)
If it is a driver problem, I really don't know what would be wrong or how to fix it.
This does not sound like something we have seen, and I would think that something is going on at the driver level.
One thing to try is to change the scale factor of your laptop to 100%:
- Go to Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Display
Change the slider to "Smaller"
Log out and then back in to try it out.
When you test for updates, are you using Windows Update, or going directly to Hulon's website: http://www.huiontablet.com/download/
Also we did see one painting related problem on Windows 8. This has been fixed in Windows 8.1, so updating may also be worth trying out.
What hardware is the tablet using for touch support, Which API do the touch drivers use for pen support. Photoshop only support one of the available Pen API around for pen support. Photoshop dose not support Microsoft's Ink Api which is an API many tablets use for pen support. Those tablets will not have pen support in Photoshop however Pen support will function is other applications that support Microsoft's Ink api. Photoshop may be seein your finger touch as a mouse or a touch pad so the mouse cursor moves like your finger however the position of your finger and the position of the mouse pointer are not the same. Then may be close if you touch over the mouse cursor.
Do a search this is not a new topic there are several thread on Photoshop and window's tablets that work and don't. See if there is a Wacom driver for your tablet. Or a driver that use the Wintab APIs the one supported by Photoshop.
This worked! Thank you so much!
I had the display on the medium setting for a previous problem and I never set it back! I would have never thought of doing this.
This community is fantastic. You guys always solve my problems!
Good to hear that you are able to paint.
It then seems to be a driver issue where the driver incorrectly scales the mouse locations although Photoshop is set up to request non-scaled coordinates.
Well, if that's the problem, I think I can live with it. I really only needed the tablet to use for photoshop, so if anything acts up, I can look up some more info on these drivers. But, for now, I am perfectly content.