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How To Use Huion Tablet In Photoshop

By October 28, 2021No Comments

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How To Use Huion Tablet In Photoshop

How To Use Huion Tablet In Photoshop

Photoshop is such a fantastic software to use, especially if you are looking to edit or adjust photos. It is a fantastic option for both professional and recreational purposes.

What is useful about Photoshop, is that it can be used on a number of different devices.

While traditionally photoshop was intended to be used on a computer, it can now be connected to drawing tablets too.

This is great if you prefer to draw your designs using a stylus, rather than a mouse.

However, if you have not linked your Huion tablet up to Photoshop previously, you may be unsure of how to do this.

In this article, we will be chatting you through everything you need to know about using a Huion tablet in photoshop.

How To Use Huion Tablet In Photoshop

Before you can use a Huion tablet with photoshop, first you will need to set it up correctly.

While we will be focussing specifically on the Huion tablet in the article, the same steps can be applied to other types of tablets that are compatible with Adobe Photoshop too. 

Here are the steps you will need to follow:

Tablet Drivers

The first thing you will need to do is ensure that there are no preexisting tablet drivers that are linked to Photoshop.

This is because they can interfere with the software and can prevent a new Huion tablet from connecting correctly. This is something you will want to avoid.

It is fairly simple to uninstall previous tablet drivers. To do this, you will want to click on the Windows option on your PC and then access your Apps and Features section.

From here, it will give you the option of uninstalling previous drivers. 

If the Huion tablet is the first option you are using, then you do not need to follow this step.

However, if it is an upgrade, by keeping the old driver installed, this can slow the computer down and potentially cause issues.

Restart The Computer

Once you have uninstalled the old driver from your PC, you will need to restart your computer. This will allow it to run with the new settings in place.

When you are making big changes to your computer, restarting the computer is always recommended. If you do not do this, you can potentially run into issues with the software.  

Installing The Huion Driver

Once the old software has successfully been uninstalled, you will need to install the new Huion software to your laptop or PC. This is fairly easy to do.

You will need to plug the tablet into the PC, and load up your internet browser.

From here, you will want to access the Huion website and click to download the latest drive update.

You will want to accept the download and allow it to load onto your computer completely. This should not take too long to complete. 

You can then check your settings on the Windows settings once this has been completed to ensure that it has all downloaded correctly.

When you have a new tablet, it is always recommended doing this, to ensure that you have the latest version of the software.

While you may have the newest tablet, there may be updates available.

Restart Your computer

Again, after downloading the new software, you will want to restart your computer. This will help to prevent any issues from occurring, and is always recommended. 

Photoshop Settings

Once the updates of the drivers are completed, next you will want to click on Photoshop, to link the Huion tablet to the software. This, again, is fairly easy to do. 

Once photoshop has been opened, you will want to select the brush panel and access the brush settings. This will help you to determine whether the updates were successfully carried out. 

Brush Sensitivity

Once you are on the brush settings, you will want to enable the brush sensitivity settings.

This will allow the brushstrokes that are created on the tablet to be correctly recognized, and will enable Photoshop to respond to the change in sensitivity on the Huion tablet. 

When changing the pen pressure, you will want to ensure that it suits how you are going to use the stylus with the Huion tablet. We would recommend that you enable smoothing.

This will help to make the brush strokes more realistic and less pixelated. It provides better illustrating properties, and you can also change the diameter, angle jitter, and roundness jitter too.

This is all down to personal preference, and you will want to adjust these settings to best suit the illustrations you are intending to create.

If you are looking for a shortcut to reach these brush sensitivity settings, all you will need to do is press F5 when you have Photoshop loaded.

Huion tablet settings

Once the Huion tablet is successfully connected to your computer, you will want to change the settings via Photoshop to suit your use of the tablet the best.

You can choose the Huion tablet properties to make any changes to these settings.

While you can just use the standard settings, it is useful to have access to the full settings if there is anything you will want to change. 

After you have carried out all of these steps, your Huion tablet should have successfully connected to Adobe Photoshop.

However, if you are still experiencing issues with this, then there may be an issue with your Huion tablet.

In this instance, we would recommend reaching out to the manufacturer for help with troubleshooting. 

Summary

We hope that this article has helped you to connect and use your Huion tablet in Photoshop. As you can see, it is fairly simple to do, and is not overly complicated.

The most important thing to remember is to uninstall any old drivers so that the new driver can connect with no issues.

Once connected, you can set your creativity free and come up with some fantastic designs.

Camden Taylor

Author Camden Taylor

Camden is ARTURTH's Chief Editor, Senior Graphic Designer, and artist from the Pacific Northwest.

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