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There have been so many questions lately about how to apply basic pen pressure settings for a Wacom tablet that I have made this simple little movie in hopes that it will help you set you tablet for every day use.

Sorry for the update. I spelled pressure wrong. I'll fix it in the image latter. Right now it is time to go do the Bunny-Day thing with the family
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SAR500 Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankyou just got a tablet and yeah figuring out everything and playing around with it
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:iconbarrykiddphotography:
You're welcome.  I'm sorry that it's so old!  There is an updated version but even that is old.  11 years ago screen capture wasn't exactly as cool as it is these days.
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SAR500 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
True but it does convey the point being made though and it  works which is the main thing;) (Wink) 
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MichukoTFM Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
Tha nksFroggy Emoji 02 (Frog) 
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sonicandsora25 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
what about genius? :?
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greendragon-gecko Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:) ty very much! something to get started!
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BeautyOfSound Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:icondatassplz: ALT+CTRL...ZEBRA.
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SunDragon-44 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome =) Im thinking of getting a wacom tablet. thanks =)
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isette Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
thank you so much
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S-P-Liana Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i just got a tablet and this helps so much! thank you!! :D
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:iconbarrykiddphotography:
Thank you. That video was 8 years old however. I updated it a year and a half ago. Sill not a grand video but you can view it at the link below if you like.

[link]

Have a happy day,

Barry
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DaydreamOtaku Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student General Artist
^^ Thanks im just getting my tablet with my birthday and this was very helpfull! :D
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zemimsky Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my fucking god in heaven O_O hi - i'm your new fan, you are my new hero, let's shake pen-pressures :lmao: this soo foken helps it's nuts :D Thank you :D !!
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CrazyMentoBox Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, hi Shushi! This did help, thanks for posting it!!
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NohbodysAngel Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
This is so much help, I just got an old wacom pen tablet and was wondering why it was acting crazy.
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DeathByViola Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
When I get my tablet this will definatly come in handy I'm sure :3
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Hoshiana Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ey, I dont have other dymanics.... Do you maybe know why? :iconiloveyouplz:
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BarryKiddPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
1) Are you using Photoshop or Photoshop Elements?
2) Are you using version CS 5?

If you are using version CS 5 see the tutorial at this [link]
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Hoshiana Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh thank you!
But I still have a probleme.. I cant figure it out!
My tablet can do everything, but I cant seem to find pen pressure. I search on google but there is no answer if it has pen pressure or not...
Its A silvercrest, and it was not very expensive... But I thought like every tablet has to have pen pressure... Can you help me? :(
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BarryKiddPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
Are you using Photoshop version CS5 by any chance?
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Hoshiana Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, Iam using CS5... But does that influence my tablet? :S
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BarryKiddPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
Have a look at the newer video here.

[link]
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Hoshiana Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes well, if you look back on our conversation, thats exactly what you said before.
My question was more of a tablet problem.. Its the tablet that doesnt support pen pressure I guess, but I thought almost every tablet had that...
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Overbites Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
Thank you for this! It helped me out big time. :D
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eevee4everX3 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
do you know how to do this in Photoshop elements?
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:iconbarrykiddphotography:
Sasdly I don't. I've never used the program.
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Fallen-AngelGirl Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Hobbyist
thank you for making this tutorial!i'm getting a tablet so i couldn't find any tutorials and then i found this one, great job!
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ShiorixAkegato Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Where do you buy tablets?
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:iconbarrykiddphotography:
You can order Wacom on line or as you are in the US Best Buy has them if there is one close to you. So does Staples.
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ShiorixAkegato Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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Mr3DTextures Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
cool dude thanks
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KoiBaby Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
i tried this and on the "other dynamics" section, when i change the opacity jitter and the flow jitter to pen pressure, a yellow triangle with a "!" in it appears and it doesn't work still.
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:iconbarrykiddphotography:
If the "yellow caution sign is Yellow or in color it means that Photoshop is not reading your tablet or it's not hooked up.

It it is grayed out or black and white then it is reading your tablet and there is another problem.

Wacom has great tools but they are nutritious for needing driver updates. Perhaps that's your problem though I can't say for sure.
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KoiBaby Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
thanx
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BoltIsMyLife Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
Man, in my Photoshop (CS5), I have everything BUT "other dynamics" which I need for the pen prassure.
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:iconbarrykiddphotography:
With version CS5 (Basically version 12) can the first true revamping of the brushes panel since the release of version 7 in 2002.

By default the only brushes that react to pen pressure are the new art brushes. The are no settings to adjust by default they just come that way.

To get any other brush to react to pen pressure how ever you no longer activate it in the brushes panel but rather it can quickly be turned on and off for which ever brush you are working with in the task bar when the brush tool is active.

Anyway, to make a long story short click the brush tool. at the top on the right side of the options bar you will see three little buttons.

The first allows the tablet to control opacity. the second allows for the airbrush function and the third allows for pressure sensitivity.

For standard good old fashioned results just press the first and the third. For more of a spray effect rather than a brushed effect press all three.

I guess it's time I update that video. It's more than 6 and a half years old. Not only has a lot changed since then audio has come along way and no longer sounds so crappy. Not to mention that Camtasia Studio also includes controls in the interface now as well!
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BoltIsMyLife Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
Aww, thank you so much!
I will definetly try doing that because for so long have I wanted to use pen pressure on Photoshop ^^;
I appriciate your help a lot, so again, thank you.
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:iconbarrykiddphotography:
Well, I assume you have figured it out by now but here ya go anyway.

The new video [link]
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RageChanTheYaoiFan Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
i use PS5. i can't find "other dynamic tab"
for the pen pressure D:
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:iconbarrykiddphotography:
Sorry about that. This video was placed here a little more than six and a half years ago and with the release for CS 5 they changed the way things worked.

In CS5 they have realistic brushes that are set to act that way when ever you use your tablet.

Just select one of those. OK?

Be happy and have a great day,
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RageChanTheYaoiFan Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
:D okay. thank you for the reply.
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:iconbarrykiddphotography:
With version CS5 (Basically version 12) can the first true revamping of the brushes panel since the release of version 7 in 2002.

By default the only brushes that react to pen pressure are the new art brushes. The are no settings to adjust by default they just come that way.

To get any other brush to react to pen pressure how ever you no longer activate it in the brushes panel but rather it can quickly be turned on and off for which ever brush you are working with in the task bar when the brush tool is active.

Anyway, to make a long story short click the brush tool. at the top on the right side of the options bar you will see three little buttons.

The first allows the tablet to control opacity. the second allows for the airbrush function and the third allows for pressure sensitivity.

For standard good old fashioned results just press the first and the third. For more of a spray effect rather than a brushed effect press all three.

I guess it's time I update that video. It's more than 6 and a half years old. Not only has a lot changed since then audio has come along way and no longer sounds so crappy. Not to mention that Camtasia Studio also includes controls in the interface now as well!
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RageChanTheYaoiFan Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
thank you.
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:iconbarrykiddphotography:
Well, I assume you have figured it out by now but here ya go anyway.

The new video [link]
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RageChanTheYaoiFan Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
thank you!
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RageChanTheYaoiFan Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
will it work for the bamboo tablet?
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Helenae-Cat Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
ZOMG THANK YOU! You wouldnt have any idea how to get this to work on Paint Tool Sai now would you...
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BarryKiddPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
No. I'm sorry I have never used the program.
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embermclainisachick Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
I'm getting a tablet soon.
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BloodWolfGurl Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great tutorial :D does this work with other tablets? Wacom is a bit expensive for me atm D: this is the tablet I'm looking to buy: "VisTablet PenPad Graphics Tablet "
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