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Pressure Sensitivity on Lenovo X220?

2011-12-04, 4:05 AM

I'm trying to get Sketchbook Pro and Photoshop CS5 to have pressure sensitivity at the same time on my X220. I realize that once you uninstall the wacom driver, Sketchbook works, but Photoshop doesn't. When you reinstall the wacom driver, Photoshop works (along with my other drawing programs) and Sketchbook doesn't.

 

Does anyone know how to fix this problem and have Sketchbook have pressure sensitivity along with the other programs?

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Re: Pressure Sensitivity on Lenovo X220?

2011-12-19, 23:17 PM

Hey guys, this might be resurrecting an old thread, but since this is one of the first ones to pop up on Google when you search for this issue, I figured here would be a good place to post my fix.

 

I've been dealing with this all day.  The problem seems to be an issue with SketchBook refusing to use WinTab, which Photoshop requires and is part of the Wacom drivers. My solution was this:

 

Uninstall all pen and ISD drivers.  Make sure to jump into hardware manager after and kill anything with wacom under Human Interface Devices, then restart.

 

 Install Lenovo's, Multitouch driver http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles/7wge68ww.exe (don't use the one on wacom's site, as for some reason it doesn't work with this solution).  Im told it is preferable to stop "TabletInputService" before installing this.  Restart.

 

Make a batch file (open a text document in notepad and save it with the .bat extension) and paste the following inside

 

@echo off
net stop TabletInputService
start /d "C:\Program Files (x86)\Autodesk\SketchBookPro2011" SketchBookPro.exe
ECHO.
ECHO Waiting 10 seconds
ECHO.
choice /n /d y /t 10
net start TabletInputService

 

save it, and use that file to launch SBP from now on.  In theory, it will disable wintab, open up SBP, then start up wintab again.

 

Hope this works for you guys as well as it did for me!

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Re: Pressure Sensitivity on Lenovo X220?

2011-12-04, 5:09 AM

I'm having a similar issue. Kinda. I got my lenovo yesterday, today I finally got to use it. Installed Phostoshop Cs5 and. . . no pressure sensitivity. I`ve tried several things . . . but to no result. I`m lost.

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Re: Pressure Sensitivity on Lenovo X220?

2011-12-04, 5:48 AM

@natepd

 

All I think you have to do is download the wacom driver from their website:

 

http://www.wacom.com/en/CustomerCare/Drivers.aspx?model=Tablet+PC&os=Windows+7

 

Install it and reboot and see if that works.   :p

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Re: Pressure Sensitivity on Lenovo X220?

2011-12-04, 15:44 PM
Nope. It didn't. -sigh- This is getting really annoying.
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Re: Pressure Sensitivity on Lenovo X220?

2011-12-04, 19:08 PM

I`ve tried all the solutions I could find but I still don't have pressure sensitivity on Photoshop CS5. 

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Re: Pressure Sensitivity on Lenovo X220?

2011-12-04, 21:09 PM

I know I'm going way off my topic, but did you delete the driver already installed before you installed the new wacom one?

 

And to anyone who has a X220 tablet, do you have both photoshop and sketchbook with pressure sensitivity?

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Re: Pressure Sensitivity on Lenovo X220?

2011-12-04, 23:03 PM
I'm sorry for bringing this off topic myself. And to answer your question . . no I didn't.
How do I delete it? Do I go to device manager and unistall "Wacom Pen"and etc or to Programs and Features and uninstall "Pen Tablet" by wacom . ..
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Re: Pressure Sensitivity on Lenovo X220?

2011-12-05, 4:39 AM

Yeah, you go to Control panel> Programs> Uninstall a program

 

Then you should see ISD Tablet under Wacom Technologies. Delete that one and restart the computer. Then reinstall the new one and restart. Then go into Photoshop, and if it doesn't work when you first open it, give it 10 minutes and try again.

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Re: Pressure Sensitivity on Lenovo X220?

2011-12-05, 22:24 PM

Okay. Did like you said and it didn't work. I don't know what to try anymore. I'll just call support I guess. Thank you though :)

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Re: Pressure Sensitivity on Lenovo X220?

2011-12-07, 16:34 PM

When I had problems with ArtRage, I found that the lenovo drivers has better pressure sentivity support than the stock wacom. With the wacom the pressure sentivity, soft requries impractically soft pen touches and any normal drawing ended up in thick lines. So was in OneNote.

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