Photoshop: New Pen Pressure Bug

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Latest update is causing brush to randomly lose pressure sensitivity for a few strokes at a time (especially/but not limited to: after zooming in or out). Have not had this issue prior to latest update. Any solutions?
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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macOS or Windows 10?
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ken siu

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MAC
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Are you using a Wacom or some other brand of tablet? How are you zooming in and out? Express keys? Keyboard? Tool?
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ken siu

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Current gen cintiq, zooming out with +/- or zoom tool. But it's not limited to only after zooming it will just occur randomly as well.
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Ray Ketchem

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I'm experiencing this bug too. I lose pen pressure on Mac Catalina when rotating canvas. 
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Ray Ketchem

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Also, rotate canvas command cause image to shift to a new location when zoomed in. 

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Ray Ketchem

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Yes. I do not use the application frame. I just made a screen recording...
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Ray Ketchem

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The pen pressure bug just popped up again too. 
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Ray Ketchem

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As others have noted, the pen pressure bug most often appears when clicking on another app. It also reverses itself by clicking on another app a second time. I lost a lot of time dealing with the various bugs while getting through my illustration job this week. Disappointing considering the very costly monthly subscription to Creative Cloud. 
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Yes! This exact thing has been happening to me for weeks! Especially when I switch between Firefox and Photoshop. I've updated/reinstalled everything (reinstalled drivers, reinstalled Photoshop, all my plug-ins, firefox, my OS...) and nothing's helped.
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This is incredibly frustrating, I updated today (Mac Catalina) and I am losing my pressure on and off all day.
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Ray Ketchem

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Jeffery, does the latest update fix these problems in Mac Catalina? 
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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PS 21.1.3 has fixes for pen pressure.
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Andre Schneider

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Jeffrey, I am on 21.1.3 and still have the problem...
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Carmine Cuccuru

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Same Problem..Ps 21.1.3, Wacom Intuos Pro, Mac Os X Catalina
Frustrating. I've Reinstall wacom driver, reinstall photoshop but the problem remain 
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I am having the same problem as the original poster. Cursor looses pressure sensitivity quite constantly (like every 5 or 10 minutes).

When it started I'd quit PS and restart it, now I found out that clicking once with the mouse would re-establish the pen pressure, but it's a real pain in the neck as I have to get the mouse, click, undo (because I very rarely want a 100% pressure brush) and then go back to the pen and tablet. Extremely annoying and disappointing considering how much we pay for the subscription.

Using a MacBook Pro 16,1 with Catalina 10.15.4 and a Wacom Intuos Pro with the latest driver. I imagine it's a PS problem thou as this only happens in PS.

The latest update didn't fix it.
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This has started happening to me since update, happens every time I show and hide a layer, I have to reset the pen for the pressure sensitivity to come back. Very frustrating!
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Updated to 21.1.3 and the problem persists. Still just randomly losing pressure often --- my current workaround is to have my current brush easily available as a tool preset in the floating window so i can quickly reset the tool. Please help!
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So Adobe... Any news on this?
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There are additional tablet fixes going into the next updated.
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Andre Schneider

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The 15th can't come soon enough (hopefully with fixes to this pen pressure bug and to the brush visibility in midtones...