Surface Pro 7 Pen Pressure Sensitivity and Tilt Don't Work in Painter 2018


I have Surface Pro 7 with Windows 10 Pro November 2019 update, and all the drivers are up-to-date (Reinstalled them from here to make sure:

Surface Pen Pressure Sensitivity does not work on Corel Painter 2018, here are some observations:

1. Pressure sensitivity works well in Microsoft Whiteboard and also Concepts 3rd party app, so it's not a hardware issue.

2. Setting Painter "Tablet Options" to "Wacom-compatible Device (Wintab)" results in neither pressure sensitivity, nor pen tilt detection.

3. Setting Painter "Tablet Options" to "RTS-compatible device..." results in weird broken lines with no pressure or tilt detection. 

4. I Have installed wacom latest driver (honestly doesn't make sense to me, but was recommended on some other forums), and still it's not working...

Any solution is hugely appreciated! :-) 



  • Hello Sia,

    Question--when you changed your tablet options, did you close and re-launch Painter? If not, can you try this? I would recommend trying both settings with re-launches in between.

    I have also seen pressure start working again after a system reboot, if system updates have occurred. Bit of a long shot, but worth trying as it might get you up and painting with your nice new system!

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