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Pressure-sensitivity in SketchBook

You’ll find answers to some of your pressure-sensitivity questions.

Also, check out this video:

Which pressure-sensitive stylus does SketchBook for mobile support on Android?

For Android users


Currently, we only support S-pen capable devices (Samsung) that support pen pressure on Android.

I’m not getting any pressure-sensitivity in SketchBook Pro

For Desktop users


If you are having issues with pressure-sensitivity in SketchBook, there are a couple things you can do. There is updating your tablet drivers and re-calibrating your stylus. If this doesn’t seem to do it, there is a slightly lengthy process. However, in most cases, you’re good to go after this.

1. Ensure you have the most up-to-date tablet driver on your Wacom device. Click here for that latest Wacom drivers.

2. Re-calibrate the stylus

3. In the SketchBook menu bar, select Edit > Stylus Responsiveness and try making adjustments. 

In the SketchBook menu bar, select Edit > Stylus Responsiveness and try making adjustments.  Stylus Responsiveness dialog in the desktop version of SketchBook

Additional solutions

If you are using a Wacom Tablet with Windows 7 or Windows 8, in the professional driver, ensure Use Windows Ink is checked. See this article for more details:
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/surface/2017/10/19/updates-for-surface-pro-surface-laptop-surface-book-and-surface-pro-3-18-october-2017/

If you are using a Surface Pro 3, try to install the N-trig Wintab driver for Surface Pro 3. See this article for more details:
https://www.microsoft.com/surface/en-ca/search?query=Surface+pro+3+pen+pressure&source=support

For info on stylus tilt, check here.

Updated on September 4, 2018

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