- 02-10-2013, 07:22 PM #1
I'm mostly happy with the 128GB Surface Pro that I picked up yesterday. I thought it would be cool if I could draw a bit in Photoshop with the nifty new Wacom tech. Turns out, no. When I click anywhere in the Photoshop interface (both CS5 and CS6), it sort of click-locks, but not in a way that keeps drawing... it puts down one dot with the brush on the canvas, and then I can still hover and move the cursor around, but it doesn't draw. It also makes it so I can't click anything else. I figured out that to release it, I could click somewhere with another pointing device (trackpad on the typepad or a BT or USB mouse). It then finishes drawing all the lines I tried to make, but when I click again with the stylus, it starts the whole process over. Needless to say, this makes the stylus useless in Photoshop. The weird part is that it only exhibits strange behavior in Photoshop (both versions), but Illustrator, Lightroom and everything else is fine (no pressure sensitivity in those apps, but it works like a mouse).
Anyone come across anything like this on their Surface Pro?
- 02-10-2013, 07:26 PM #2
I should also mention that I plugged an external Wacom Bamboo graphics tablet it, and it works fine in Photoshop (pressure sensitivity and everything). BT Mouse, USB Mouse and trackpad on the type pad all function properly in Photoshop 5.1 and 6. So weird!
- 02-10-2013, 08:05 PM #3
It is not weird at all. Photoshop has not been updated to utilize the Windows 8 touch screen interface or the internal screen initiated digitizer. Until it is updated, it is still software optimized for Windows 7 which uses external graphics tablets. It is simply a demonstration that software designed for Windows 7 prior to the release of Windows 8 does not automatically become full blown Windows 8 software. It is compatible within the existing capabilities of Windows 7. Until Adobe updates to take advantage of the touch screen and digitizer, you will probably need to wait or find someone who has put together a third party plug in.
- 02-10-2013, 08:58 PM #4
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- 02-10-2013, 11:43 PM #10
*edit* - Found the Touch App Plugins on Creative Cloud - Installing now.
Last edited by cameradork; 02-10-2013 at 11:59 PM.
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