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Tablets - How does anyone else set up sensitivity?
tref_h at 5:18AM, July 22, 2009
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Woot!

Got me a tablet!

It's an older one, Wacom Artpad 2; but it's got intuos levels of resolution although only about 256 levels of pressure.

Basically, my questions are in an attempt to shortcut my own discovery process … mucho impatience!

In Photoshop I forgot about pressure sensitivity altogether, but I think that's down to how the things' set at default. In Painter, sensitivity was working, but it felt like I was pushing quite hard. I tried ArtRage and couldn't get on with the lack of selection tools although the marker is cool… :( How does anyone else like to set theirs?

Secondly, tracking. I'm running 2 screens in 1024x768: one to work on and one to hold pallettes and things. Eventually I'll replace the setup with a much bigger and more expensive monitor, but not anytime soon. Does anyone else have experience of running this sort of setup with a 4x5 tablet? It feels a little off and I'm sure it's just down to settings again.

Anyway, off to go and scribble some more!
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BlkKnight at 5:48AM, July 22, 2009
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If you go to the Wacom site and make sure you have the most up-to-date drivers, you should be able to adjust sensitivity, screen proportion, etc. from the control panel utility.
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Futon at 5:52AM, July 22, 2009
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Well, when using Painter, I set the sensitivity with Edit>Preferences>Brush Tracking.

I don't know how to set the sensitivity outside of Painter. I always thought it depends on the tablet being used.


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skoolmunkee at 10:07AM, July 22, 2009
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If you go to the Wacom site and make sure you have the most up-to-date drivers, you should be able to adjust sensitivity, screen proportion, etc. from the control panel utility.

To follow up on this, you find the control panel in start->programs->wacom tablet. There's a little setup wizard type of thing there.
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Phillby at 5:40PM, July 24, 2009
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Make sure you fiddle with the sotf/firm slider, Generally it's best to setit near the firm end, but personal preference and all that.

And make damn sure the ‘hold for right click’ function is turned off.
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