Wacom pen tip feel in Adobe Illustrator

Wacom pen tip feel in Adobe Illustrator

http://www.illustratoring.com Learn about the pen Tip Feel setting and pressure sensitivity for your Wacom Tablet with Laura Coyle. Demonstrated using Adobe …
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22 responses to “Wacom pen tip feel in Adobe Illustrator”

  1. Minshino says:

    I keep downloading the drives and nothing works my properties wont show up
    :c

  2. Hannah Shannon says:

    AI CC… but it doesnt work ;; i dont know what i do wrong… it’s like…
    secibility works perfectly on other softwares por not in PS or AI ;;

  3. Jay Son says:

    I can set my pen pressure. It only allows me to select Fixed and Random. I
    use Bamboo Wacom

  4. thresher001 says:

    When defining a calligraphic brush I don’t have the “pressure” option
    available from the drop down. How do I enable that? (does that make sense?)

  5. Tee Wallah says:

    Hi! actually I have Illustrator CS4 (on Mac computer) and when i go in the
    “calligraphic brush options” to create a new one, i can choose the diameter
    that i want and select “pressure” but it seems that the variation cannot be
    higher to the diameter i have selected. I would like to be able to change
    for a higher variation. Is it possible? Thx! Noe

  6. Laura Coyle says:

    The tablet ships with a CD with the tablet software on it, so you have to
    install that first. Or, you can probably download the driver from Wacom
    online.

  7. Laura Coyle says:

    Hi Noe, That’s right, the variation can’t be a larger number than the size
    of the brush. Think of variation like a percentage of the size, and you
    can’t go larger than 100%. You can set the brush size larger, and only on
    your heaviest pressure (when you’re pressing the pen to the tablet the
    most) will you reach the full size of the brush.

  8. Laura Coyle says:

    The option should appear in the drop down menus when you double-click on a
    Calligraphic brush. It will only work when you have a pressure-sensitive
    tablet attached, but the option should appear in the menu regardless.

  9. Laura Coyle says:

    The tutorial I mentioned is titled “Illustrator CS5 Swirls Width Chat”

  10. StartoonsCaricature says:

    Which brush is this???Please help

  11. Laura Coyle says:

    Yes, if you have Illustrator CS5 or a later version, you can use the Pen
    Tool and then manipulate the line thickness with the Width Tool or apply
    Variable Width Profiles through the stroke panel. See my tutorial on swirls
    and beautiful strokes. As for the “pressure” option being greyed out, it
    seems Illustrator is not recognizing that you have a pressure-sensitive
    tablet connected. Double-check that and you may need to reinstall the Wacom
    driver for the tablet. Good luck!

  12. Jeremee Prioleau says:

    Is there a way to get stokes like this by using the pen tool? it works when
    I was the brush but I’m more a pen tool guy and I want to get strokes like
    these by using the pen tool, but when I try to customize the brush setting
    for pressure in illustrator the “pressure” selection is greyed out, it
    works for the WACOM 6D brushes as far as selecting “pressure” but it still
    doesnt give me that same pressure sensitivity look like I see in a lot of
    cartoon artworks PLEASE help 🙁

  13. Laura Coyle says:

    Yes, it’s a good reason to use Ai for lineart when you can. The resulting
    lines are easy to edit.

  14. Laura Coyle says:

    It’s a big topic for a YouTube reply, but I have another video that shows
    the settings I use for a brush, so you can use that as an example. Double
    click on a calligraphic brush tip in the brushes panel to change settings.
    Change the size and the variation and use “Pressure” in the dropdown menu.
    I have a class called Ink & Paint that covers it thoroughly. Hope that
    helps! See link to other video and class link in the video description on
    this page.

  15. chrizzzo says:

    it doesn’t show up on my system preferences on my mac, anything i forgot to
    activate?

  16. IRealisticI says:

    when i do this choose wamboo tablet properties what you have doesn’t come
    up, help me please?

  17. Polveria says:

    It can be pronounced as Wah-com, Way -Com, or Wa (Like a baby crying “Wa”)
    Com. Or even Wa kim. It doesn’t matter.

  18. Laura Coyle says:

    Sorry I missed your question – but no, I don’t know of another program.
    However, I stick close to Ai and PS, so I’m sure there is someone who can
    better answer that.

  19. Laura Coyle says:

    Hi Noe, That’s right, the variation can’t be a larger number than the size
    of the brush. Think of variation like a percentage of the size, and you
    can’t go larger than 100%. You can set the brush size larger, and only on
    your heaviest pressure (when you’re pressing the pen to the tablet the
    most) will you reach the full size of the brush.

  20. Laura Coyle says:

    I’m using a Calligraphic brush in the video. They are included in AI and
    you can modify them or create new Calligraphic brushes with the settings:
    size, angle etc, that you want.

  21. Laura Coyle says:

    But even Wacom pronounces it Wah-com! 😉

  22. dezamono says:

    Hi, I was wondering how to make brushes (in general) to be “pressure size
    sensitive” or whatever the term is in AI. By how your lines go from being
    thick to thin or thin to thick depending on how hard you press down. I
    really need to know. It’d mean the whole world to me if you can tell me 🙁

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