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Photoshop in 60 Seconds: Using a Pressure-Sensitive Tablet

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Learn to use the Pressure Sensitive Tablet Features in Photoshop

Welcome to our Photoshop in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn a Photoshop skill, feature, or technique in just a minute! Today, we'll take a look at using a pressure-sensitive Graphics Tablet in Adobe Photoshop.

Photoshop in 60 Seconds: Using a Tablet

To learn more about using a pressure-sensitive tablet, check out the quick video below.

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How to Use a Pressure-Sensitive Tablet

A pressure sensitive tablet can have up to 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity. Photoshop can also read the Pen Direction and Tilt, Stylus Wheel, and in some cases, even Barrel Rotation.

A Pressure Sensitive Tablet

To set up a Brush to work with pressure sensitivity, first you need to go to the Brush panel, which can be found through a Window > Brush.

Accessing the Brush Panel

 A common setting in Shape Dynamics is to set the Size Jitter to Pen Pressure, and the Minimum Diameter to about 50%.

Changing Brush Settings in Shape Dynamics

Then engage the Transfer settings, and set both the Opacity and the Flow Jitter to Pen Pressure.

Customize the Transfer Settings in the Brush Panel

Want to see this in action? Check out the video above to see this lesson at work!

A Bit More Detail

Want to learn more about Adobe Photoshop's vast tools and settings? Check out these tutorials below:

60 Seconds?!

This is part of a new series of quick video tutorials on Tuts+. We're aiming to introduce a range of subjects, all in 60 seconds, just enough to whet your appetite. Let us know in the comments what you thought of this video and what else you'd like to see explained in 60 seconds!

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