Everything You Need to Know About Pressure Sensitivity for a Drawing Tablet

Our Picasso Tab comes with a 1024 pressure sensitivity pen and we are here to tell you that this is one of the best (if not the best!) tablet you can get in the market.
A lot of you might be interested in getting a drawing tab and the term ‘pressure sensitivity’ always pops out.

What is pressure sensitivity?
Pressure sensitivity is primarily an attribute where you can control the drawing of your lines. You can adjust the lighting or tonal value by controlling the opacity of an effect, based on how hard you press the pen to the tablet. Think traditional media—pencils and brushes. The different pressure put on the paper result in different kinds of shading. This is how pressure sensitivity works, but on a digital tablet.
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What can you do with pressure sensitivity?
One, control lines. Pressure sensitivity determines how much you can vary the width of the lines you paint by applying different pressure on the tablet surface.
Two, controlling line opacity. Not all software supports this feature, but most of them do. This is a handy feature in digital painting because you want your drawing to follow your drawing style as much as possible.

Which software supports graphic tablet pressure sensitivity?
1. Adobe Photoshop Elements
2. Autodesk Sketchbook
3. Open Canvas 1.1 (Free)
4. Pain Tool SAI (Free)
5. The Gimp (Free)
6. Corel Painter

How to choose the best pressure sensitivity pen?
The market has come up with 2048 pressure sensitivity pen but our research proved that there is no significant difference between 1024 and 2048 pressure sensitivity. A pen with 1024 pressure sensitivity requires only 3 grams of pressure or force from the pen, and from there on each level is then registered. It is very precise for your drawing needs!
Click on the video below to see how pressure sensitivity can affect your drawing.