I just switched to a Mac Pro after my PC took a dump yesterday. I've installed CS4 trial version and am using a Cintiq 21UX.
I cannot for the life of me reliably create a straight line with shift-click. It works completely differently than on the PC version. On the mac, the 2nd click is usually read as 0% opacity and the smallest diameter possible. I have lost the ability to make straight, fat lines with a varying opacity brush.
Yes, Spacing is on for my brushes. This didn't work with a fresh install of CS4. I can fake it with an ink brush that has a minimum diameter set, but it's not the same.
Anyone who has successfully made Photoshop CS for Mac work like the PC version please help. Thanks.
I'm not sure why you think this isn't normal behavior? This is how my CS3 works.
If you shift click on your tablet with either the pressure or size jitter enabled, its going to do that. You have to use a solid brush with those off, or switch to your mouse.
Sorry DeadlyFreeze, but no, this is not normal behavior. If you've only used Photopshop CS and later on the Mac, then yes, you might think this is normal.
On a PC, Photoshop registers the pressure of each click. Hence, you can use any amount of brush options, and create a straight line exactly how you think one would come out. Want a semitransparent straight line? No problem on the PC. Want one that starts thick and ends just slightly thinner? Again, not a problem on the PC. On the Mac, it is impossible. I am hoping for a solution that provides the same functionality in the Mac environment as the PC.
My only "solution" so far has been to install XP on my Mac Pro. A disappointing fix because I was stoked to try Leopard. Hopefully CS5 will address this.
I'm on a PC, with Photoshop CS2, and mine also works with the second click registering at the minimum of whatever the brush is set to (I did not realize that it could do any differently?). That makes me think that perhaps this is not a photoshop problem but a tablet setting issue. Are you sure you have your Wacom properties the same way they were on your pc?
If I got you right, You shift-click and make a straight line with desired brush size and opacity, then you do the second click and brush changes into small diameter and transparent?
It must have been your mistake somewhere. Or a cintique hardware bug. I have cs4, os x 10.5.8, intuos 3 at home and cintique on my job and I can make straight lines with shift-click, changing opacity, size.. without a problem. And I use photoshop every day.
Try resetting your brushes. Maybe something is messed up in brush properties. Also check wacom properties. What driver version do you use?