Thursday, September 10, 2015

Wacom Drivers 6.3.14-1 and Photoshop

I came across a peculiar bug while testing Photoshop CC today. While drawing, the cursor would suddenly become unresponsive. Lifting the stylus from the surface would fix the issue but only temporarily. I loaded up Photoshop CS 5.5 and found that the issue affected it, as well. So, it wasn't a Creative Cloud issue. After some fiddling around I had an epiphany: the stylus was becoming unresponsive during the little breaks I take in between making lines. A short five second pause was all it took for the problem to manifest itself.

But what was causing the problem in the first place? Was it a hardware or software issue? On a hunch I went to Wacoms' website and browsed their legacy drivers. See, the night before I had downloaded the latest software for my Intuos4. When troubleshooting it's important think back to what you changed last. I had, more or less, eliminated Photoshop from the list of culprits, and Wacoms' drivers had certainly given me trouble in the past. With that in mind I downloaded and installed driver version 6.3.10w2. Lo and behold it seems to have worked! Photoshop is operating as it should and I still have access to Wacoms' cloud service.


Friday, September 04, 2015

My Photoshop Brushes

I've been getting a lot of requests for my Photoshop brushes, so I decided to put them up on my blog. Sharing is caring, yeah? In any case, none of the brushes were created from scratch. Rather, I scoured Google for interesting brushes then modified them to my tastes. And that's all I've got to say about that. I've linked to my brushes below:

2014 Brushes
2015 Brushes
2016 Brushes

I tend to change my brushes around every once in a while, so I've decided to upload different sets. The 2016 brushes are the best optimized, particularly the blenders. If you're using an older version of Photoshop try the 2014 brushes.