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My Wacom tablet has not been registering pen pressure at all.. I have downloaded the new driver, reset the Preferences multiple times, restarted multiple times, and restarted photoshop multiple times and the pressure is STILL not being used. It has in the past but this is a normal occurrence. Normal resetting the Preferences just fixes the problem, but for some odd reason that is not the case this time. The tablet seems to be working fine and does read pressure sensitivity in Wacom's program, but not in photoshop. I absolutely need this to be solved ASAP please!

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  • Anonymous Dec 03, 2008

    I bought and uploaded Photoshop CS4, and, all of the sudden my pen doesn't work. The erasor side works but the point doesn't. I have done a clean install with the new drivers and it still doesn't work.

  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2008

    Same thing happening to me, but it shows dots.. 

  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2009

    I dont get pressure read either...

  • moon288 Jan 22, 2009

    Adobe says:

    "You intermittently lose pressure sensitivity when you use your Wacom tablet and stylus, after turning on pressure in the Brushes panel under Shape Dynamics in Adobe Photoshop CS4....

    Wacom is working on new drivers for full compatibility with Adobe Photoshop CS4. Please check the Wacom website at for updated drivers."

    Wacom says:

    "This is a bug with CS4 and is known about by Adobe. CS3 doesn’t exhibit this issue. Adobe is aware of it and they are currently working to resolve this. It also doesn’t hurt to make sure that your Wacom tablet driver is set to the very latest."

    I've found no answer, and I too really, really need the sensitivity for sketching and illustration-work.

  • Anonymous Feb 05, 2009

    I have had the same problem across 4 different computers, 3 different wacom tablets (an old serial port one, a graphire4, and an intuos3), 3 versions of windows (XP home basic, Vista home basic, Vista home premium), and 3 different versions of photoshop (7.0, CS3, and CS4). I have found each time that if I open Flash, and turn the pen pressure on in that program and then go back to Photoshop the pressure will work again for some reason. I have no idea why, and this was even before Adobe bought Flash. My dad has CS4 without Flash so I cannot test that out on his computer (which currently has the pen pressure problem and we have not been able to get it to work yet, although it did work originally until the computer was rebooted after the initial install).

  • d5555b Feb 09, 2009

    My pen recently stopped working after loading adobe acrobat - eraser works pen doesn't. Have reloaded drivers and uninstalled adobe acrobat still pen doesn't work



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Close the program, and open it with the pen -- not the mouse.

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