View Full Version : How do you set up your tablet & pen?

02 February 2007, 03:05 PM
I have been a lurker here for a couple of years and just use Painter IX.5 for a hobby. But I was wondering if I could pick up any useful productivity tips on how the people who use Painter everyday or for a living set up there tablet and pen?

I use a Wacom Intuos 3 and keep mine as follows:

Tablet: I am left handed so I disable the touch pads on the left side. Too many accidensts!
The slider on the right I use for zooming
The large button on the right I use for TAB
The two small buttons for incremental fine tuning brush size up and down accordingly.
The bottom horizontal button for UNDO

The pen setup is as follows:

Two quick taps of the tip for a double click
The bottom button on the pen is Modifier "CTRL + ALT" for on the fly brush resizing
The top button is Right Click

How do you people use yours? Any good suggestions?

Thanks for your input.


02 February 2007, 07:15 PM
I'm lefty as well. :D

I have my tablet buttons on the right set up like this:

I don't use the sliders so they're off.
The large button is undo.
The top small button is set to zoom to actual pixel size.
The bottom small button is set to zoom out to fit on screen.
The very bottom button flips horizontally so I can catch mistakes easily.

On my pen the dou switch zooms in and out incrimentally.

02 February 2007, 09:27 AM
My wacom setup is as follows, which I find quite useful (I'm right handed!):

Left buttons:

Allowing brush resize Allowing constrained drawing Use to be

CTRL Num +
ALT and
Useful when combined with CTRL Num -
Space (below) for paper
rotation for step zooming,
but now reset to
SPACE Auto Scroll/Zoom due
For Panning (and paper rotation) to Painter X bug!

Right buttons:

Touch Strip CTRL+ALT+0 CTRL
Zoom to 100% Incase I need CTRL
CTRL+Z Set now due to on it's own.
Undo Left Trouch strip
zoom problem with
and Painter X.

For a quick Save
Allows for a rapid
Undo Redo ability CTRL+ALT+F
Custom key assigned to
Flip Horizontally

Grip Pen Rocker switches:

Upper set to CTRL+Y (Redo)
Lower set to CTRL+Z (Undo)

allows for easy Stroke/Undo sequences!

Anyway that's it.



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