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    Smile Intuos5 touch best options for shortcuts?

    So I got my shiny new Intuos in the mail the other day. It's pretty awesome and all, but I'm wondering what my best options for shortcuts in photoshop are.
    Do I keep my left hand on the tablet or the keyboard?
    I normally use keyboard shortcuts, but i've never had an intuos with legit shortcut keys and all that.

    What do you guys think would be the best balance?

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    It seems that a lot of the default are ok for Photoshop

    I'd switch the Display Toggle for "Radial Menu" and you can add a lot more shortcuts that way.

    I do set the front switch on the stylus for "alt" or Eyedropper tool.

    Not sure you can set the back switch of the duo switch for On the Fly brush sizing. I do this a lot in Painter.

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    Your right about the radial menus, thanks!
    Also, the front switch (default right click) already does bring up the brush sizing

    Why do you suggest setting alt as the front switch though? That and shift are defaults for the buttons on the tablet but I don't see the point without a shortcut key to pair it with.
    What am I missing?

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    I have an Intuos5 small.

    When I'm at a desk or table I have my left hand on the keyboard and use those shortcuts, however when I'm on the train I rest the tablet on my laptop keyboard and use the programmed shortcuts in the Intuos5.

    You can change the tablet buttons to whatever you want in the properties, and you can edit the tablet buttons for separate programs.
    Eg. have different programmed buttons for PS and a different lot for Illustrator.

    In PS I have programmed the buttons to do:
    Brush
    Eraser
    Ctrl+Alt+Z
    Ctrl
    Shift
    Spacebar

    and the pen:
    Right-Click
    Alt

    I don't use the touch feature at all, I mainly wanted this for the wireless feature.

    Radial menu's are the same, however I need to change it.
    I never use the rotate canvas or scroll through layers.

    You'll figure out what suits you best for your workflow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowballin View Post
    Your right about the radial menus, thanks!
    Also, the front switch (default right click) already does bring up the brush sizing

    Why do you suggest setting alt as the front switch though? That and shift are defaults for the buttons on the tablet but I don't see the point without a shortcut key to pair it with.
    What am I missing?
    It's faster/more accurate for me to color pick/sample from the stylus itself than trying to position and hit the side buttons.

    The setup is always with the thought, make sure the most used are on the stylus then buttons on the tablet next. So the size of the brush and color picking are the two most important options. Navigation is 2nd most important so my shortcuts are usually roatation, zooming and panning. Undo and Redo are usually the other shortcuts I use. I don't use them as much as I used to.

    Which version of PS does on the fly brush sizing through right click?
    Ah - ok I see where the confusion is. That's not on the fly brush sizing, that's just bringing up the brush menu and not what I'm talking about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arshes Nei View Post
    Which version of PS does on the fly brush sizing through right click?
    Ah - ok I see where the confusion is. That's not on the fly brush sizing, that's just bringing up the brush menu and not what I'm talking about.
    I believe he's talking about holding Right Click + Alt at the same time, this allows you to tilt the pen/drag the mouse to change the brush size and hardness.

    http://madcatphotography.wordpress.c...g-brush-sizes/

    I think this has worked from CS3 onwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWalkingGhost View Post
    I believe he's talking about holding Right Click + Alt at the same time, this allows you to tilt the pen/drag the mouse to change the brush size and hardness.

    http://madcatphotography.wordpress.c...g-brush-sizes/

    I think this has worked from CS3 onwards.
    Yeah, now you're getting confused. The user said RIGHT CLICK. I'm talking about on the fly brush sizing and that feature is not present on CS3 (you need to read the article you posted). Right click brings up the brush menu and you can adjust that way.

    It's not On the Fly brush sizing through which was introduced in later versions. The problem is you could not program it on a single button like you can with alt+ctrl (dragging the stylus). It was something users on the site had complained about before - CS on the fly uses an awkward key combination that wasn't programmable into the switch.

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