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Posted: 2009-June-11 at 3:00pm | IP Logged Quote dos

Hi,

I do have a Wacom Airbrush Pen which came with my Intuos 3 tablet.

So I thought I could spray galaxies like with a real airbrush. But I was quite wrong. The pen has some wheel on its top. I thought it maybe could simulate the same functions as the single or double action button on a real airbrush. But the wheel button had no effect at all.

Does anybody know if the Airbrush Pen has extra functions at all (compared with the normal pen) or do I need special (or newer) software which supports it?

Somehow using airbrush tools on a computer is so very far away from the real thing.
I was not able to simulate double action yet.



It is really quite annoying.


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What paint software are you using?  Usually, there is a configuration setup for tablets and their pens that allows you to tell the software what to do with the various controls.  And you should be able to have the wheel control various things, like flow, or opacity, or line width, etc.  
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Posted: 2009-June-14 at 5:22pm | IP Logged Quote dos

Well, I use Photoshop 7 and ArtRage.

At least I do know that ArtRage does not support the Airbrush Pen functions, because I asked the programmers.

That's why I want to find out which software supports it at all.

The normal tablet pen is supported by both programs PS7 and ArtRage.

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Posted: 2009-June-14 at 5:55pm | IP Logged Quote Voyager

Maybe PS7 version is a bit too old to support airbrush?


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Posted: 2009-June-16 at 4:50pm | IP Logged Quote dos

Maybe.

That's why I want to find out which other software it definitely supports.

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Posted: 2009-June-19 at 11:33am | IP Logged Quote selden

Corel Painter includes airbrush support. I don't have an airbrush pen myself, so I don't know how extensive the support is.


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Posted: 2009-June-24 at 9:39am | IP Logged Quote microbot

when you press F5 in photoshop you come to the brush settings.. there you can set different attributes to pressure, pen angle and there is also an optiion called "wheel" if i remember correct. this is for the airbrush pen wheel.

so you can use the wheel for whatever you want.. size of the brush, pressure of the brush, opacity etc.

i had an airbrush pen for my intuos 2. now i got screen tablet so i cant use it anymore.. i dont know but i liked it. i used it for coloring. i dont know about real airbrushing. never did it. always was in the digital world. but must be quiet different. also might depend on the software you use.


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