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Pressure sensitivity problem in Photoshop CS3

Normally, my Intuos3 tablet is able to easily distinguish pressures when I'm using it for drawing, painting, etc. However, just recently the pen stopped recognizing pressure sensitivity in Photoshop CS3 altogether. I checked the tablet's properties and everything's working fine with the pen, but I'm still very frustrated about the fact that it stopped working right after I had it for hardly a week.

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  • Anonymous Jan 12, 2009

    same problem for me, even after new drivers intallation and reboot...

  • Anonymous Jan 28, 2009

    same problem for me too in cs3, after updating the driver and restarting.
    whos fault is it, abobe or Wacom?


  • klawzee Feb 06, 2009

    Same

  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2009

    the pen pressure sensitivity isn't working for me either, i did the whole REGEDIT thing that forces the wacom to recognise its not a mouse, and it shows it in the brush dynamic window but it still dosn;t work

  • eliteMario Feb 08, 2009

    same here.. Also when I go to the setup of the Wacom tablet and pens I can't se any text in the dropdown menus. All drop-down menus are just blank, however the options are there, but when you can't se what's what, it's imposible to change the settings...



  • mschneck Feb 10, 2009

    I'm using the Cintiq 12" and am having the same problem -- doesn't recognize the switch between the pen tip and the eraser either...

  • bezerika14 Feb 11, 2009

    Thanks dude, that helped a lot.

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OK, I found the problem -- if you open photoshop with the mouse (whether it be through the quicklaunch bar, start menu, or desktop icon), the pressure sensitivity doesn't work. If you open it with the stylus or function button (I have a function button mapped for photoshop now because of this, since there's no icon on my tablet's display with how I have my display set up) the pressure sensitivity works fine.

A quick KIND of fix, but until Adobe actually does something about it, this is probably the easiest way to do it.

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If youre running windows vista, open Photoshop as administrator. Fixed it for me, and I'm using a Wacom Tablet.

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I actually have run into this problem and found an easy fix.. if you go to windows and find brushes find "shade dynamics" and under control where is says off switch the too pen pressure. hope that helps

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Ive had this problem, where my babmoo tablet doesnt work for photoshop. Ive downloaded billions of drivers and ive tried the f5 pressure sensitivty option. What i did was, i downloaded sai..might be a free trial...and ive opened it up. u get the sensitivity there. After that, open photoshop and you should have the pressure sensitivty. then, of course you can close sai. i know its a bit much,..and sai is a WAY better program..but if ud like still draw in photo..go ahead. for me, photoshop is always good to fix my mistakes after working in sai. :))

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