Photoshop CS6 Brush pressure sensitivity not working on the Microsoft Surface Pro.

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Feb 09, 2013 Feb 09, 2013

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I have just purchased a Microsoft Surface Pro in anticipation of running Photoshop on it.  I installed Photoshop and tried to do some sketches.  I created a new file and started sketching.  I Immediately felt like something was wrong.  I checked my brush settings and saw the pressure sensitivity was not available.  Everytine I tried to turn it on it was marked with an exclamation point. 

Does anybody know if Adobe is supporting the new pressure sensitive pen from microsoft, or if there is some sort of setting that I am missing?  I have tried sketchbook pro 2011, and that works amazingly well with the pen.  I hope someone can help me along here, because if this tablet can truely run photoshop, it would be a Game Changer.

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Feb 11, 2013 Feb 11, 2013
Microsoft is aware of the problem with their driver software.Many other applications (not just Adobe's) are also affected.

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Apr 18, 2014 Apr 18, 2014

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Contact Genius for driver updates to fix the driver bugs.

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Jun 27, 2014 Jun 27, 2014

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Download latest driver from wacom. Worked for me.

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Sep 18, 2014 Sep 18, 2014

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I have a Surface Pro 3, and was also having this issue. I found that downloading the latest touch pen drivers from N-Trig and playing with the Photoshop settings as chatid00 outlined in their post, has fixed this issue for me. Very happy, much design.

Photoshop and Illustrator CS6, Surface Pro 3 Windows 8.1 x64

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 23, 2014 Oct 23, 2014

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armoredkoi,

I have the exact same setup as you do.  But, I've found that while installing the latest N-trig driver does allow me to enable the pen pressure in Photoshop CS6 I now have  a bigger problem.  It seems that I can no longer draw any clean straight lines at all.  On both ends of every stroke I'm getting an "L" shaped hook.  Are you noticing this at all?  It's easiest to see when using the pencil tool with a small diameter (e.g., size 2 or 3).  And, I'm seeing this whether or not I enable the pen pressure.  If I uninstall the new N-Trig driver everything goes back to normal where I can draw straight lines but can't enable the pen pressure.

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Nov 20, 2016 Nov 20, 2016

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I have had this happen to me recently after installing the wintab driver for my Surface Pro 4, have you come up with any solutions for the "L" hook?

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Sep 20, 2014 Sep 20, 2014

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On the brush options there is one named transfer... activate that with Pen Pressure

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Oct 28, 2014 Oct 28, 2014

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I just want to say thank you all so much for the info in this thread. I was having the same problem with Illustrator and Photoshop pressure sensitivity not working with my wacom. I downloaded the latest drivers and Voila! problem solved

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Oct 28, 2014 Oct 28, 2014

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For those of you with the Surface Pro 3 and trying to run Photoshop CS6...watch out for this problem:

Surface Pro 3 + Photoshop CS6 + Latest N-trig Driver = TOTAL FAILURE!!!...or is it just me???

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Mar 19, 2015 Mar 19, 2015

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hi , i'm issue it not works . but i download old version to driver wacom . i use wacom intuos CTL , i not download on version new update . i download version 6.3.6 then working for me . Legacy Drivers | Wacom  << choose gadget and windows os

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New Here ,
Oct 11, 2017 Oct 11, 2017

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I had the same problem with Photoshop CS6 on my HP Spectre x360. After doing some research I was able to download the Wintab driver for the Surface Pro 3 and use it on your HP spectre. Install and restart photoshop and it should hopefully work for you too -

Download - Wintab_x64_1.0.0.20.zip

Download Surface Pro 3 from Official Microsoft Download Center

Good luck,

Phil

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Oct 22, 2017 Oct 22, 2017

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Hi

I connect my Pc and my Microsoft Surface Pro 4 together with Splashtop software. Everything is ok, butif I want to use my Ps Cs6 CC on my Surface Pro I cant use my Surface pro pen to drawing!!!! Do nothing!!!!!!

I installed the Wintab 64 to my Pc and to my Surface Pro to, but the problem is same. I cant use my Surface Pro with my Pc Photoshop:(!!!!

Why?!!! What can I do? Somebody can help me with this issue? Or in this way its not possible to use Surface Pro?

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Dec 09, 2018 Dec 09, 2018

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Finally Microsoft solve the problem with WinTab drivers

Download Surface Pro 4 Drivers and Firmware from Official Microsoft Download Center

(All current software, firmware, and drivers for the Surface Pro 4; including optional WinTab drivers.)

Wintab_x32_1.0.0.20.zip

Wintab_x64_1.0.0.20.zip

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