5 Replies Latest reply on Dec 27, 2017 5:07 AM by JJMack

    Photoshop, windows 10, touchscreen

    KBlanch1121 Level 1

      Why can't I use the touchscreen on my laptop with Photoshop and why hasnt Adobe fixed this issue yet? Photoshop is literally the reason I got a touchscreen computer.

        • 1. Re: Photoshop, windows 10, touchscreen
          JJMack Most Valuable Participant

          Adobe added touch support into Photoshop CC 2014 what version of Photoshop are you using?

          Touch gestures in Photoshop

          Photoshop Touch capabilities and customizable workspaces

           

          Windows Touch Screen support is not suitable for many Photoshop tool like Paint Brush etc.   I do not know if Mac OSX even support Touch Screens. What OS are you using. I see Windows 10.  It does have Touch and Pen support get a surface pro type machine.  You should see the In Windows 10 Control Panel.

           

          If you want to use  Photoshop with a Pen you need to get a Machine that has pen support  or a Display with pen support like a Wacon Cintiq.

           

          Touch screen that support pens turn off Touch support when the Pen is close to the display. Pen support get control. How well palm rejection works can cause problems.

           

          I turn off some Windows 10 and Wacom touch feature to get the Touch and Pen support I want for Photoshop.

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          • 2. Re: Photoshop, windows 10, touchscreen
            KBlanch1121 Level 1

            I have the latest version, CC 2017. I don't have a Wacom tablet. Logically, I should be able to use the touch screen capabilities of my Windows 10 laptop to do the same functions as a mouse like use the brush tools. I shouldn't need more hardware.

            • 3. Re: Photoshop, windows 10, touchscreen
              JJMack Most Valuable Participant

              KBlanch1121 wrote:

               

              I have the latest version, CC 2017. I don't have a Wacom tablet. Logically, I should be able to use the touch screen capabilities of my Windows 10 laptop to do the same functions as a mouse like use the brush tools. I shouldn't need more hardware.

              Photoshop supports touch devises that have mouse like buttons like mice.  While Touch Pad and Wacom Intuos touch tablets have buttons the can be use like mouse buttons and you can paint with your finger like you can with a mouse. I do not know of any Touch displays other than Wacom products that have button for mouse support.

               

              Some application support Finger painting with touch displays but you do not good brush control with these applications. There are no buttons to start and stop strokes paint flows whenever and wherever the screen is touched.  There no brush cursor and many touch displays support multi touch do all fingers paint the same color?

               

              You can submit feedback to Adobe on their Photoshop Family site. Submit  your idea like "you think adding a finger painting feature for touch display would be something users with touch screen would like to use".  IMO Adobe will not add finger painting feature for Touch Displays. They are not a good painting devices without buttons. I believe Adobe decided not to support finger painting with touch displays.  Here is the site you should use Photoshop Family Customer Community

              • 4. Re: Photoshop, windows 10, touchscreen
                aaaa5956089 Level 1

                It's not finger painting. It's basic touch support, finger painting is what a toddler does. You don't call pen input scribbling. It's super easy to implement:

                Finger touches screen > activate mouse down  

                Finger releases screen > activate mouse up

                Pinch in > zoom in

                Pinch out > zoom out

                 

                You can work extremely accurate and fast this way.

                You don't need buttons.

                 

                How come Photoshop can recognize when I select a tool with touch, without getting confused but the moment I want to use it to move a brush around Photoshop has no idea what is going on.

                 

                and for some magical reason it does work 1 out of 10 times when you drag from outside the canvas.

                 

                Looks like they tried to make it work already but its just conflicting with other settings. Perhaps pan and zoom controls.

                • 5. Re: Photoshop, windows 10, touchscreen
                  JJMack Most Valuable Participant

                  aaaa5956089  wrote

                   

                  How come Photoshop can recognize when I select a tool with touch, without getting confused but the moment I want to use it to move a brush around Photoshop has no idea what is going on.

                  Because that how touch screen support works.  A stylus is a finger substitute fingers have no to buttons or pressure support.  If you want to paint with a touch device you need to use one that has button support they can be used like a mouse.  A touch pad on a keyboard or a tablet device with touch support like a an Wacom Intuos pro the can map its pen like a mouse and you can has a right and left mouse button.  Touch devices like a Wacom Tablet, a Microsoft Surface pro device drivers turn off touch support when their digital Pen(not stylus) is near the surface of the digitizer the tablet device. The surface of the Wcom tablet or Microsoft tablet surface.   Touch support is not available when their Pens are in use.  Touch is off.