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11 Oct 2011   #1

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Windows 7 for digital artists(Wacom and Photoshop etc.) tips and q's

So i have a Dell inspiron n5010 running Windows 7 ultimate 64bit

TIPS:
If you own a wacom and run Windows 7 64 or 32 bit you've probably ran into the problem of disabling pen feedback and FLICKS and anything like brush lag in Corel and Adobe PS

The quick and only (complete) solution i know of to this is upgrading to a version of windows that has the GPEDIT.msc or group policy editor. with that you can end tablet pen feedback for good.

other ways are like going into "control panel - processes - tablet pc input" and disable that, there many ways to get to "Processes" set tablet pc input to disabled and disable on startup.
sorry i cant exactly document everything ive done to get my annyoing lag and feedback to goaway , ive ran reg files and googled so many different ways, that hardest to get rid of was the FLicks panel.

i can say now that with windows 7 64bit that all my brush lag and penfeedback problems have gone away and have never comeback to date (7months)

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setting up for an optimum painting apparatus:


-open up control panel and go to "appearance" and get "native resolution" should be on your monitor or listed in ur product specs online.
-calibrate color display (control panel) -this is really helpful if you want to see all your brushstrokes and color dynamics
-performance (set windows visuals to "best performance"to juest put less stress or your processor so it runs other things more smoothly ***
- adjust brightness gamma and contrast
- if youre running a photoshop where under "edit" and "preferences" you see the "performance" option let your computer use the max RAM allowed while running photoshop.


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Questions of my own:

what is the best OS for photoshop? meaning 32bit or 64? or xp?
my laptop has 4GB ram and an i3 processor
are there any graphic settings anyone knows of that are optimal for visual/digital graphic drawing.

*** im not sure about this... is this a tradeoff? to adjust for best performance? or best visual? what does the "visual" in that window pertain to? just the windows 7 themes like aero? or the resolution display as well?



EDIT: if you like running a music player while drawing and dont like the memory usage of winamp or your current media player

Try xmplay http://www.un4seen.com/ it is a good low usage music player for people who listen while they paint.

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