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Brush Tool - Simulated pressure profile with a tablet?

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Hello. First time poster here. In the process of migrating to Designer and still learning the ropes.

I'm using an Intuos which of course has the benefit of pressure. However, there are times when I need to quickly draw many perfectly tapered strokes using the Brush tool without having to worry about being precise with my pressure.

With the mouse, I can set up the pressure profile as needed, which is then automatically applied to my strokes as I draw them. I can't seem to do this with the tablet. With the available controller options and the additional options in the More settings panel, I either have real pressure, velocity, or none. Automatic and Brush Defaults use real pressure.

It seems I'm able to get what I want with the Pencil tool, but no luck with the Brush tool. Anything I might be missing here? Is simulated pressure possible using the brush tool and a tablet?


Thanks for any insight

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Welcome to the forum cgcody :)

It doesn't seem possible to disable the Pressure info from the pen, sorry. However, a workaround could be to use the Pencil Tool to draw your curves with the pressure curve and then in the Stroke Panel change the style panel to Textured Brush and select the required brush from the Brushes Panel. You may need to adjust the Size Variance to get the same effect.

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