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Hp Spectre x360: HP Active Pen in Photoshop

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I have been searching for a way to make my HP Active Pen have pressure sensitivity in Photoshop for quite a while. It works in other applications, but I can't get a straight answer on how to make it work in Photoshop from others that claim that it can. Adobe claims I can change a brush's settings, but that does not register. Did HP not design this pen to be compatible or should I be looking into trading my laptop in? Am I missing an update or firmware?


Here's a video I found of the pen working well with Adobe Illustrator (which is also not working for me).

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I understand that your active pen is not working in Photoshop, but idoes in other applications.  As the active stylus works in other applications you know that it is working and therefore not a hardware issue. Here is a link from forums.adobe.com that I think may help.Photoshop & Active Pen not working.  This is a third party site and you would use at your own risk. Any third party ads are not endorsed by HP.  Should you decide to try the solution they suggest, be sure to create a restore point to come back too should something not work.  Please let me know if this helped.


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