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Old 02-25-2008, 02:13 AM   #1
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Default Streamlining intuos 3 and photoshop

I don't know how many people actually use this, and how many people don't, but this is so helpful for me I just felt like posting it, it might help someone. This has streamlined my painting process so much, I rarely have to pause painting to screw with photoshop settings. This could be seen as a continuation of Miss Wiggles photoshop flow tutorial. I love working without the clutter of the menu bar and tool presets, so I work on the black bg mode in ps, with tools hidden. That's why I loe this so much

First, bring up your tablet propoerties, should be in the control panel.


Pretty self explanatory. the far left key is my unlimited undo key. All you have to do is select keystroke, then type in ctrl alt and z as if you were using the photoshop hot key. the same goes for the zoom in and zoom out, and the pan scroll you just hold down and drag your pic wherever.


This I thought was ingenious when my boyfriend showed me, instead of the touch strip being zoom in zoom out, he used the hotkeys for brush size.


While using the standard brush tool, clicking alt will get you the eyedropper. After I block in rough colors, I am constantly picking colors and painting almost simultaneously, since the button is right next to my freaking thumb. Right click will bring up the brush options so you can choose different brushes and sizes (which you won't have to with the magic toughstrip thing!!).

Maybe i'm just behind on the times or whatever, but maybe one out of the 484.23 of you has a use for this.
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Old 02-26-2008, 06:32 AM   #2
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May I add something

For those that have dual monitors and a normal tablet:


- The first tool is how you want to tilt the tablet, for portraits or something.
- The second tool is the most important, You can select only to have 1 monitor within the "reach" of the tablet. You can also play with it and get 1 and a half
- The third option is the same thing as the second one, but with the tablet instead of the monitor.


Great tutorial! I actually found out about this the day before this came up XD
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Old 02-26-2008, 02:20 PM   #3
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Another option (I just have a graphire (similar to the new bamboo)) is to put keystrokes in the pop-up menu (the graphire only has two keys and a scroll)
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Old 02-26-2008, 08:44 PM   #4
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Holy crap I love you jigo. I came onto the computer to search up stuff on customising my intuos 3 tablet - when I see this on the pk page. You are awesome
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Old 07-01-2008, 08:49 AM   #5
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heh finally a use for the touch strips! I usually just disable them because I accidentally brush them sometimes causing my view to fly all over the place. I think I'll keep my right hand side touch strip disabled though lol.
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Old 10-21-2009, 07:06 PM   #6
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jigo your images are gone :(
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Old 10-21-2009, 10:25 PM   #7
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I don't remember everything, but I think that the touchstrips were like this:
Bigger brush: ]
Smaller brush: [

I either don't understand the others or they're self explanatory
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