Can I use my touch screen desktop computer to work in Photoshop CS6?

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What with touchscreen laptops/desktops becoming more and more popular, I had hoped that when I purchased CS6 and my new touchscreen desktop, I would be able to use them both to make my projects more easy and natural. It seems that the rest of CS6 (AI, ID, etc) are responsive to the touchscreen in useful ways, but PS doesn't seem to be integrated at all.
It would be nice to be able to use the touch screen to use tools like the smudge tool and brush tool (at the least) so that I don't have to spend ANOTHER 100+$ to get a decent stylus/tablet set. I bought this computer under the assumption I wouldn't need the 3rd party anymore.
Is there a patch/setting adjustment I can do to resolve this issue yet? Or is my only option "adobe touch"?
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No, there is no patch.

The issue always comes down to the drivers for the device, which Adobe can't change.
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Sadly, there doesn't seem to be any way for Photoshop to work with touchscreen, let alone an every day stylus pen. You have to spend more money in order to get a stylus pen and tablet through a company like Bamboo/Wacom.

However, if you want, you could go with Gimp. It's a free program that does allow full use of touchscreen and even every day stylus pens (like the one you'd get for an iPad, etc). I use the program (I also use Adobe products) and highly recommend Gimp.