Pressure sensitivity is a pen stabilizing tool in photoshop. It makes the pen of your graphics tablet draw thick or thin lines depending on the force that you want.
If you are working with the Animate CC and can’t turn on the pressure sensitivity, then you’re not alone. Many users around the world face the same issue while working with photoshop as there are lots of settings and it is hard to remember everything at once.
But don’t worry we are here to help you with that. You can easily turn on pressure sensitivity from the brush settings. Simply go to “Shape Dynamics” and select “Pen Pressure” to turn it on.
Unfortunately, pressure sensitivity in Animate CC isn’t supported by every version of Adobe products and the OS. To learn how can you use pressure sensitivity in Animate CC, please read this article by the end.
What Are the Conditions for Use Pressure Sensitivity Settings in Animate CC?
Before using the pressure sensitivity feature, you need to check the version of your Adobe product and the operating system. Please read the section below carefully before going any further to ensure whether you can use pressure sensitivity or not.
You can use the pressure sensitivity in Adobe products such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and Animate with Virtual Tablet. If you want to use pressure sensitivity in Animate CC with your Virtual Tablet, then you need to follow the conditions below –
- You need to update your Virtual Tablet Server to v3.0.2 or later.
- If you are a Windows user, then you don’t need to update the VT app or server. In this case, you need to ensure that you are using Windows 8 or later.
Again, pressure sensitivity doesn’t support in Adobe CC 2017 or later versions. So, make sure to use Adobe CC 2014 to 2016 so that you can use the pressure sensitivity.
How to Use Pressure Sensitivity Settings in Animate CC?
You need to adjust the brush settings to enable pressure sensitivity. Follow the further instructions to enable pressure sensitivity in your Animate CC.
- Turn on Adobe Animate (Flash) app and open a new Scene.
- Now select the Brush tool from the Tools menu.
- After that, a tool option named “Use Pressure” will appear in the tool window.
- Click on Use Pressure to turn it on.
- Now, draw on the blank scene to ensure that the pressure sensitivity is activated with your brush.
If pressure sensitivity (Use Pressure) doesn’t appear after selecting the brush tool, then follow the further instruction below to make it appear.
How to Turn On / Enable Pressure Sensitivity in Animate CC?
You can easily turn on pressure sensitivity in your Animate CC by the following steps:
Step 1: Go to the “Preferences” tab.
Step 2: Select the “Drawing” option.
Step 3: Click on the dropdown list of “Tablet Input” and Select “WinTab”.
Step 4: Click “OK” to save the changes.
Now try to use pressure sensitivity as instructed in the previous section of this article and it will surely work this time. If not, then please check the version of your Adobe Animate CC and make sure it is between 2014 to 2016.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Adobe Animate Have Pressure Sensitivity?
Yes, Adobe Animate has pressure sensitivity. But only Adobe Animate 2014 ~ 2016 supports this feature. You can’t use pressure sensitivity in Animate CC 2017 or above. If you still can’t find pressure sensitivity in your Adobe Animate CC, then try the solution above in this article to make it appear under the brush tool.
How Do I Turn Off Pen Pressure in Adobe Animate?
You can use pressure sensitivity in Animate CC by selecting the brush tool and clicking on the “Use pressure” option. If you don’t want to use the pressure sensitivity while drawing, then you can simply click on “Use pressure” again to turn it off and the pressure sensitivity won’t work while using the brush.
Do I Need Pressure Sensitivity to Draw?
You might think that your favorite artist uses pressure sensitivity so you also need pressure sensitivity to draw a good picture. But it isn’t the case. You can still draw a good picture without the pressure sensitivity. Even it is possible to draw illustrations without it. That’s why the latest versions of Animate CC don’t provide this feature.
Why Is There No Pressure Sensitivity?
There can be several reasons why you may not find pressure sensitivity. The first reason is the Adobe CC from 2017 doesn’t support pressure sensitivity. The second reason is the Virtual Tablet Server below v3.0.2 doesn’t support this feature. So, you need to update it. However, interference from another device near the tablet, use of specific software or plugin, faulty driver settings, and defective pen also cause you to lose this feature.
How Do I Turn Off Pressure Sensitivity in Photoshop?
Turning off pressure sensitivity in photoshop is pretty easy. Just follow the steps below to turn off pressure sensitivity:
- Open the brush pallet window
- Then select “Shape Dynamics” and mark the checkbox.
- Now, go to the “Jitter” section and expand the dropdown menu.
- Finally, deselect “Pen Pressure” to turn off pressure sensitivity.
Hopefully, now you can enable pressure sensitivity in your Animate CC after reading this article. You simply need to change the drawing tablet input to WinTab from the preferences tab. If you still can’t get the option under the brush tool, then you need to ensure that you are using Windows 8 or above and Adobe Animate CC 2016 or below. If you still can’t get the pressure sensitivity in your Animate CC, then you need to check the plugins from your Adobe Creative Cloud.