I bought an Intuos 3 6x8 several years ago but do not use it much, primarily because I have found it difficult to adapt to the pen. I would appreciate advice on how to deal with this issue: as I bring the pen in close proximity to the tablet, I see the cursor and move the pen to make the cursor go to the coordinates I am interested in. But when I bring the pen down further to click on that point, I frequently find myself having to move the pen down further than I anticipate, and in that zone I often end up clicking on another point than the one I want. Is there some sort of proximity adjustment that will help me with this, as I would like to use the tablet more.

Someone suggested this link, which is helpful but does not directly address my question: http://psd.tutsplus.com/articles/theory/break-in-your-new-tablet/

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  • What problem specifically is this causing with your photographs and/or camera? – Dreamager Jan 4 '12 at 11:22
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    Sorry, but this isn't a photography related question. – John Cavan Jan 4 '12 at 11:29
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    I've checked with the Super User mods and it's on-topic over there. Don't repost, but flag this question for migration. – ChrisF Jan 4 '12 at 13:31
  • this is strange, I have the cheap Wacom Bamboo Pen and use it in GIMP without such problems. But according to me it works better with Win XP than 7. – Juhele Jan 5 '12 at 6:57
  • If Photoshop is photography-related, then this question is also photography-related because it deals with tools used to edit photographs in Photoshop. Or are you saying that Photoshop questions are not photography-related? – Warren Keuffel Jan 5 '12 at 11:47

Running the pen is like riding a bike. You're at the "still in need of training wheels" stage (not intended as flippant), and it can be frustrating, I know.

These is no adjustment on the Wacom's proximity sensing, but you will find that if you spend the time to practice with the pen, really making yourself use it for a bit, you'll build the necessary hand-eye coordination into your visual and muscle memory. After that, you won't think about it any more until you're on a forum like this and someone asks, "I bought an Intuos 3...". Take it from one who has been there. :)

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