Intuos 5 workflow with Lightroom 4?

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Sgt_Strider Senior Member • Posts: 2,203
Intuos 5 workflow with Lightroom 4?

I'm seriously thinking of investing in a tablet after reading about it. However, I'm trying to figure out what the workflow with an Intuos 5 tablet to be like. Specifically, which features from Lightroom 4 would benefit from the precision that a tablet would provide?

fuego6
fuego6 Senior Member • Posts: 1,930
Re: Intuos 5 workflow with Lightroom 4?
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Brush adjustments... that's about all I can think of though of course you can use the device as a mouse replacement in general.

It shines in Photoshop for sure.. LR - I wouldn't think it's all that much better than a mouse though.

plugin Contributing Member • Posts: 805
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fuego6 wrote:

Brush adjustments... that's about all I can think of though of course you can use the device as a mouse replacement in general.

It shines in Photoshop for sure.. LR - I wouldn't think it's all that much better than a mouse though.

Agreed.  Even the brushes in LR are fairly imprecise - if I need anything that requires masking or careful brush application I will edit in PS, not LR.  I only ever touch my tablet in PS.

Mark K W Senior Member • Posts: 1,497
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plugin wrote:

fuego6 wrote:

Brush adjustments... that's about all I can think of though of course you can use the device as a mouse replacement in general.

It shines in Photoshop for sure.. LR - I wouldn't think it's all that much better than a mouse though.

Agreed. Even the brushes in LR are fairly imprecise - if I need anything that requires masking or careful brush application I will edit in PS, not LR. I only ever touch my tablet in PS.

Agreed also. I have Intuos 4, and only use it in CS, not in LR. Adjustment brush and the Library spray can painter tool thingy are the only places where I can think it would be (slightly) beneficial in LR.

Wacom have a video here though (Intuos 4 and Lightroom). You need to go 20-minutes in before you find the real parts about using the tablet, and if I recall rightly from when I watched it a while ago, it appeared more just a lecture by someone who's very enthusiastic about LR, but just so happens to work for Wacom and have an Intuos 4 - i.e. I got no great takeaways that made me think I needed to start using my Intuos for LR as well as for CS.

I guess the Intuos 5 gesture scrolling also brings something, but I can't see it's a real advantage over using a mouse-wheel.

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Pelagic Regular Member • Posts: 256
Re: Intuos 5 workflow with Lightroom 4?

The adjustment brush is the only LR feature that really uses the pen.  And the extra controls on the Intuos 5 make everything happen a little easier.

Slightly different opinion.  I much prefer the pen over the mouse for the adjustment brush.  But that may be because I use two monitors and the editing screen is really zoomed in.

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