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Optimize photoshop elements for graphics tablet?

Engaged ,
Aug 29, 2023 Aug 29, 2023

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Hello, I would like to request some features, I wonder if Adobe team can listen to us?
I was wondering if there will be the  possibility in future to optimize the interface of Adobe Elements also for a graphic tablet (drawing tablets?)  (I mean, no 'wacom', I mean tablets in the sense of , like the samsung tab s7 FE for example. This sort of tablets)
I need to use the brush to painting over an image and I need to pick up every 3 seconds the colors. With the brush I can pick up the color by hold ALT and when I release ALT , it became again a brush. This is very useful when one painting and to do this with a mouse is pretty simple. But when I want to use my drawing tablet to be used, instead of the mouse, I use the pen of the tablet, there's no option in the Adobe Elements to customize the button of the pen, and assign a specific commant/key, like in this case "ALT".
So I have to keeping to move the pen on the eyedropper tool , pick up color, then again and select again with the pen on the brush. Then again select with my pen the eyedropper tool, paint two seconds and again I go to move the pen again  and pick up the brush and this for all the operations I would need to press a specific key, I can't associate a key to the button of the pen , for have for example  key shortcuts associated to the button of the pen of the tablet.
I hope they will add this feature one day?

Also, regarding Photoshop Elements, I noticed (I'm testing the trial version), when I use it on my computer (I use windows 10)   I noticed that sometimes, the software don't respond anymore to the commands, it's like if it 'freeze'. After some seconds (many seconds) suddenly start to make things again, like if I have to drawing and I want to change the size of brush, I click over the 'circle' to move it and change dimension, but it seems like is 'freezed', I mean, don't move at all. After some seconds (many)  it start to move again.
I also noticed other freezing, here and there. Is because it's trial or is normal for who use Windows10 with 4 gb of ram? I also noticed something strange happens, like for example some layers disappears (even if I don't press anything to delete it). Like I do an operation on a layer , (I don't remember what exactly), but I noticed it was something that have nothing to do with cancel or modify a layers, but after that operation, a layer disappear (no the current layer I was doing certain operations, but another different layer). Or something. Of course  I can't still understand exactly what happened, if I will find out some details that can describe better i will tell you. But I see there's 'strange' things that happens, even if is hard to describe or remember in which specific occasion. This happens also to others or it's my windows /features of my pc? ram, etc?

Thanks again for all the helps!

 



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Mentor ,
Aug 29, 2023 Aug 29, 2023

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Assigning special functions to the keys and buttons (on the tablet) is part of your tablet software.  

Below are some images of my tablet.

 

 

I find myself using a combination of mouse and tablet   when I use the mouse I often have to move my tablet cursor a foot or two from the tablet so the mouse can do the choosing.

Using my tablet cursor I can easily select things-- I move the cursor-- using the tablet stylus, to whatever tool then click on it using a button on the cursor- or I simply tap the tablet surface with the cursor.  

I also have a row of buttons I can assign shortcuts to- but I'm kinda lazy with stuff like that and have not done any special key assignments yet. 

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ABOUT THE FREEZING AND PAUSING;  Yes, more thank likely the 4GB of ram is the culprit.  OTHER THINGS can cause pausing:   cpu or graphics card being overworked, and getting really hot.   A failing cpu cooler fan--- I've only encountered one of those in 30 years of using home computers.    Failing ram chips--- another thing which I've only encountered one of in thirty years.   

If you don't know your motherboard type download and install the following (Just google "CPU-Z"---- it will ID your motherboard- you then do a google search for that motherboard and find out the max ram you can install.  Increase your ram if you can and the pausing will probably go away.

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Aug 29, 2023 Aug 29, 2023

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The system requirements for Elements 2023 include 8GB RAM. 

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Engaged ,
Aug 29, 2023 Aug 29, 2023

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Thanks a lot to all for the help! I understand, I will see what  I can do doing as suggest.

Today, it appears another 'strange' thing. The 'blend' (?) tool (see the image below ) it  started to painting in a sort of gold color , but no special effects or other things were activated . I wonder if  this happened to someone before?
Anyway I will post photo here, in case someone have ever experienced this strange effect from this tool.
Maybe is not  a bug, it's something I've done myself maybe by merge layers or don't know , but the strange thing is that I never used the gold or yellow anywhere in this project. So I don't know where from it come out this gold color. It was traced everything I used the blend tool.  anyway, in case someone know something about it, please let me know!
Thanks again

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Aug 29, 2023 Aug 29, 2023

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Thats the smudge tool.  It smooshes things together.   Please post a screenshot of the entire program when this happens, like what you see below... it would save quite a bit of back and forth asking questions. 

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Aug 29, 2023 Aug 29, 2023

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Is the Gold color coming from another layer, since you have Sample All Layers checked?

 

Did you have Finger Painting checked and a Gold color as the Foreground Color in the tools panel at the time?

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Aug 30, 2023 Aug 30, 2023

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Thank you for the help! Ok , since I don't have yet opened photoshop , when I will , today, I will try to take better large screenshoots and also, give more details, thank you for the kind help everytime !

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