Pressure sensitivity setting for Adobe Products

Pen Pressure Support on Adobe products

We provide pressure sensitive drawing experience on Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator/Animate(Flash) with VirtualTablet. However, it comes with a few conditions below.

  • If you are Windows user, you should update your OS to Windows 8 or later and use Adobe product CC version. (No need to update VT app or server)
  • If you are Mac user, you just update your VirtualTablet Server to v3.0.2 or later and it will work.
Adobe Products CS Adobe Products CC 2014(or later)
Windows 7 X X
Windows 8,10 X O
Mac OS X O O

How to configure pressure sensitive brush?

You need to adjust brush settings to get the pressure sensitivity working in Adobe products. Please refer following instructions for each product.

Adobe Photoshop

  1. Select the brush tool.
  2. Toggle the Brush panel.
    Open up brush setting in Photoshop

  3. Check “Shape Dynamics” and select “Pen Pressure” for Control.
    Pressure sensitive brush setting in Photoshop

  4. Enjoy drawing!

Adobe Illustrator

  1. Select the brush tool.
  2. Click on brush size window and open up the option menu on top right. Select “Brush Options”.
    Illustrator brush option

  3. Change the size option to “Pressure” and give some variation numbers.
    Illustrator brush size variation by pressure sensitivity

  4. Enjoy drawing!

Please refer to the following video tutorial to get more information.

How to configure a pressure sensitivity brush in Illustrator (Video Tutorial)

Adobe Animate (Flash)

  1. Select the brush tool in the tools window.
  2. “Use Pressure” tool option will appear in the tools window. Turn it on.
    Pressure sensitive brush setup in Flash
  3. Enjoy drawing!

Please refer to the following video tutorial to get more information.

How to configure a pressure sensitivity brush in Flash (Video Tutorial)