I just got a new Intuos Pro Paper Edition about a week ago and I have noticed (hard not to) that whenever I use any brush, even untextured ones, I get a HUGE slowdown on photoshop - it's almost as if my photoshop gets completely frozen. My computer is a Surface Pro 3 and I get NO LAGS when using the Stylus on Photoshop. The lag comes only when I plug in the tablet ( I also use a big monitor)
- Delay when using any brush (smudge tool, mix brush, brush tool etc). Sometimes it takes about 1 minute for the stroke to appear. In the meanwhile I can't even use photoshop because of the crash;
- Photoshop crashes or slows down when I Ctrl+Z a stroke;
- Photoshop slows down when using "liquify" tool;
- Any action in Photoshop just takes too long.
What I have tried ( but didn't solve the issue):
- Edit > Preferences > Performance > Let Photoshop use 85% (it used to be around 40%) and then "History States 40" (it was around 20-30)
- Edit > Preferences > Performance > Scratch Discs;
- Restarted photoshop and PC;
- Some people reported they get lag when sketching with the "rulers" activated, but I don't have them on and still get the lag;
- Just updated Photoshop CC 2017 to CC 2018 with hopes to solve the issue;
- Created smaller files and tried to work with fewer layers in order to reduce the lag;
- I have NOT reinstalled the tablet driver as I noticed that many people got no improvements in doing so.
My computer specs:
Surface Pro 3
Processor: Intel Core i7 1.70GHz 2.30
Ram 8.00 GB
IF ANYONE COULD HELP ME I WOULD BE MOST THANKFUL AS THIS PROBLEM IS DRIVING ME CRAZY
What Brush setting are you using? How large a document. How far out are you zoomed. I find I can make any system lag if I do stupid things like set spacing to 1% zoom way out on a large document and use a large brush tip. If I make it a mixer brush I can start a stroke today and see it complete tomorrow.
My brushes generally have a spacing of 3,4,5...10. I have even increased the spacing quite a lot but it didn't help. I have tried files smaller than an A4 sheet and set it to 72 dpi... but even if I have it zoomed in or out I still get the lag. It doesn't seem to slow down when I use the computer's stylus no matter how large the file is... but when I use the tablet, oh man! Photoshop freezes!