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If you have a Wacom tablet, you've most likely experienced issues with pen pressure in Photoshop. Here's a quick and simple way that fixes a lot of your Photoshop pen pressure issues with a Wacom Tablet.

Issues with Pen Pressure in  Photoshop with the Wacom Tablet

  • Drawing left and right works, but up and down will move your canvas
  • Pen pressure isn't working
  • Windows ink creates lag
  • Additional lag because of a click issue in Photoshop

Update Wacom Drivers

Before we get into our specific fix below, it's important to always update the drivers for your specific tablet. You can do that by going here and finding your specific tablet. If this doesn't fix your pen pressure issue, then proceed to the next section.

Wacom Drivers Fix

Turning off Windows Ink fixes most issues in Photoshop, but you lose pressure sensitivity, which obviously isn't a solution at all if you're using a Wacom Tablet.
Photoshop relies on Windows Ink for that.

Step 1.

Create a new Notepad document. Hit the Windows Key and type 'Notepad'

Step 2.

Copy and paste the following code into the Notepad Document:

UseSystemStylus 0

Step 3.

Save the Notepad document on your Desktop as:


Step 4.

Go to the following folder and move your newly created .txt document here.

C:\Users\YOUR-USER\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 20xx\Adobe Photoshop CC 20xx Settings

Show Hidden Folders in Windows

If you can't find the AppData folder, enable hidden items in the explorer:

Open File Explorer from the taskbar. Select View > Options > Change folder and search options. Select the View tab and, in Advanced settings, select Show hidden files, folders, and drives and OK.

That's it!

This should hopefully fix your pen pressure issues in Photoshop!

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Henning Sanden

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