Any tips for a better pressure curve on a tablet PC?

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  1. T-ravisty

    T-ravisty Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Hey all,

    So I've been toying with Sketchbook Pro lately and have noticed that is has a far superior pressure curve to it than Photoshop.
    Manga Studio also has a better pressure curve to it that I've noticed.

    I'm currently using the Wacom driver version 7.0.2-29, I don't think it's the Wacom Feel driver, I just reinstalled Win 7 the new mSata in my x230t the other day and am yet to do a full update on everything.

    Anyway, are there any tools out there that I can use to get a better pressure curve, particularly in Photoshop?

    I'll post some pictures later to show the line difference between these programs using the same amount of pressure soon, but right now I've got to skedaddle to work.

    Cheers,

    T.
     
  2. dream3

    dream3 Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Interested in that too!

    Though I've always thought the pressure sensitivity setting was global.
     
  3. stoneseeker

    stoneseeker Animator and Art Director Senior Member

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    yep, at least I think so. Somewhere on this massive forum "thatcomicsguy" has a great tool he used to adjust the pressure curve. It has little chart that you drag the curve on visually. If I find it I'll drop it here.
     
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  4. ron2k_1

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    I think I saw that tool on one of those ahk toolbar threads. I think it was the one that said something to the effect "How to set up your Samsung 7 Series for real artwork..."

    It's seen on action here (great website btw, lots of things to learn):
    https://matt-kohr.squarespace.com/videos/stylus-tip-feel

    The tool is from here:
    http://www.lab.envirex.cz/?page_id=3

    Edit: Try locating the thread on this forum (it will be on post # 1). If memory serves me right they give instructions on how to remove the pressure settings if you mess up or not happy with your results and want start again from scratch. I have no experience with it as I kinda like some resistance in my pens. Don't intend on using PS in the short term anyways.

    Swiped from my Galaxy Note 2 using Tapatalk
     
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  5. T-ravisty

    T-ravisty Scribbler - Standard Member

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    ron2k_1:

    I could kiss you!
    Ah, man, you're a legend!

    I did see this tool ages ago but completely forgot it existed.
    Great to have this tool available for Tablet PC's.
    I wish Wacom put a curve tool in their standard Tablet PC drivers.

    The thread you were talking about is here.

    As I said I'd do in the OP, this is the pressure difference between PS CS6 and SBP.
    I'll tinker around more with the "Tablet Pressure Curve Tool" until I find the "sweet spot" and then post how it differs, it's a great tool so far and it really does have a significant difference.
    I can now draw lighter, like I would on paper and the digitizer registers instead of having to press hard.

    It maybe doesn't look like it in the picture, but when drawing the feeling is completely different.
    These are done with relatively the same amount of pressure.

    PressureDifference.jpg
     
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  6. ron2k_1

    ron2k_1 calibuchi Senior Member

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    Glad it helped. That's what we are here for.

    Swiped from my Galaxy Note 2 using Tapatalk
     
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  7. dream3

    dream3 Scribbler - Standard Member

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    I wish there were a win8 version for that.

    Surface pros owners are out of luck!
     
  8. T-ravisty

    T-ravisty Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Maybe give it a try and use under "Compatibility Mode"? You never know.
     
  9. dream3

    dream3 Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Hey great idea! I'll test that out and report back!
     
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    Steve B Moderator Moderator

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    I also thought this wasn't 64 bit compatible. Is it? That would be wonderful. Report back T-ravisty! :)
     
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