Mojave and Pressure Sensitivity in Photoshop

aevan

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Not sure if this was macOS or Photoshop issue, but in the first Public Beta, pressure detection from pressure sensitive tablets (like Wacom or iPad Pro and Astropad) didn't work in Photoshop. Anyone has any idea if this was fixed? (if anyone is running the GM and has the latest version of Photoshop and a tablet)

Thanks.
 

campyguy

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Not fixed yet, touch- and pressure-based drivers have been generally unstable to this point. I open an Activity Monitor window and put it on one of my displays - touch drivers tend to quit when pinching/zooming occur, pressure drivers quit randomly. No fix yet. I tend to not bother the devs until a final version of an OS is out, the Wacom devs are pretty firm on this in my experience...
 

aevan

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Not fixed yet, touch- and pressure-based drivers have been generally unstable to this point. I open an Activity Monitor window and put it on one of my displays - touch drivers tend to quit when pinching/zooming occur, pressure drivers quit randomly. No fix yet. I tend to not bother the devs until a final version of an OS is out, the Wacom devs are pretty firm on this in my experience...
Thanks for the reply. Hope it gets fixed soon.
 

Crash0veride

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Read compatibility wiki page, fix listed right in-line with photoshop.

All pressure apps need to be added to accessibility in security preferences.
 
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campyguy

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And.... In that wiki you'll see my comments about the Wacom Touch/Tablet drivers, although not technically "apps". Not here for contradiction, tho' - both Win10 and macOS updates are anticipated around mid-October, Wacom anticipates driver updates in late October at the latest. FWIW several of the apps I use likely won't be certified until early November at the earliest. Cheers.
 

campyguy

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Thanks for the reply. Hope it gets fixed soon.
A few set of drivers I rely on had updates pushed today, including Wacom (for the latest version of Intuos Pro tablets we're using). The latest Wacom update is 6.3.31-3 - it apparently has addressed the instability issues we've experienced with our tablets. In Touch, scrolling/panning/zooming/Smart Zooming all work as expected now. With the styli, all works as expected. The Touch Ring works as expected.

I personally tested Apple Maps, PS CC, Illy CC, Motion, Keynote, and Logic Pro X. Zero issues, zero crashes - brushes looked as I'd expect, smooth operation. I use my Wacom tablet connected via USB, I haven't tried my wireless option (yet).

I thought I'd report the update. Very happy now with my Wacom and Contour devices now. :D Cheers!

I'll be updating my wiki entries.
 

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Not sure if this was macOS or Photoshop issue, but in the first Public Beta, pressure detection from pressure sensitive tablets (like Wacom or iPad Pro and Astropad) didn't work in Photoshop. Anyone has any idea if this was fixed? (if anyone is running the GM and has the latest version of Photoshop and a tablet)

Thanks.
For some reason Wacom removed the 6.3.31-3 drivers for Mojave. I had them installed on High Sierra, worked fine, then after clean install of Mojave GM I went back to Wacom’s site and the drivers are gone.
 

aevan

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For some reason Wacom removed the 6.3.31-3 drivers for Mojave. I had them installed on High Sierra, worked fine, then after clean install of Mojave GM I went back to Wacom’s site and the drivers are gone.
I noticed that! However, after installing the latest drivers currently available and after giving Photoshop permissions in accessibility - the pressure sensitivity works in Mojave.
 

campyguy

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For some reason Wacom removed the 6.3.31-3 drivers for Mojave. I had them installed on High Sierra, worked fine, then after clean install of Mojave GM I went back to Wacom’s site and the drivers are gone.
There was a bug in the *-3 driver, they issued a *-4 driver this morning (PST), a few hours ago... No issues with the updated driver (yet...).
 

Claudia P

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When I first ran Photoshop after the Mojave update I had no pressure sensitivity at all. I updated Photoshop and still no pressure, then I closed Photoshop and reopened it and pressure sensitivity was back and working perfectly. That was all before I updated to the latest update for Wacom, I checked again after updating the Wacom driver and absolutely perfect pressure sensitivity. :)
 
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