Tablet Pro

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Suite 2022 (Updated install Method)

  • Double click the Pen Tool icon to get started (or right click the mouse icon)
  • Questions on how to get started? – watch the Quick Start guide below

Quick FAQ

While it may apear that your computer has become possessed by electronic demons it is not likely the case. The Pen Tool has an option for autoswitching. Some people accidentally activate the feature. To turn it off, go in the Pen Tool and “lock” the settings or select the preset you want to toggle off this behavior and uncheck “connect with Tablet Pro” 

There are a few things to try. First, in the Pen Tool settings check the path to your preset files. You may want to try “default” location. 

It’s possible that the exe for the program has changed or the preset file doesn’t exist. Please delete the old preset in the Pen Tool list and create a new one. Pressing (Alt + Z) with the desired application active will get you started. Otherwise, select the exe file from the dropdown and proceed through the setup process manually. 

While it’s not easy to admit this, the short answer is “yes, it is ghosts” 👻. To vanquish the ghosts and get Tablet Pro to become visibile again in Windows 11, you can do one of two things. Make a stew of boiled garlic, add chives and scallions. Eat. After your close friends have left and you are no longer distracted, follow these steps. Install the new version of Tablet Pro, it will automatically display the “taskbar notification area icon” found in general settings. Otherwise, turn on that setting and it will display the mouse icon. 

If you can’t open the settings for Tablet Pro manually, they will open at the end of the install process when you check for a license. If you have the Pen Tool installed you can open the settings for Tablet Pro desktop from the Pen Tool right click menu. Go to settings – general – “taskbar notification area icon”. Toggle this on/off and apply. 

If the buttons don’t work or they click the wrong location it may be for a few reasons

Some of the buttons in Tablet Pro click a location on the screen instead of pressing a keyboard shortcut.

Please make sure that your program is maximized to full screen your taskbar is on the bottom of the screen and if you have trouble please watch the tutorial in the link below

 

Alternately some programs do not have a shortcut pre programmed in that maps to the button on the artist pad. In this situation you need to edit the programs keyboard shortcut to add the connection inside the program

The included presets for Zbrush and Blender provide a template using the drag frame, or drag location frames. This is the best way to nagivate in 3D currently. The Pen Tool is designed to help with navigation in 3D programs as well and coupled with a 2 button stylus is a solid, very usable solution (where the eraser button works to sub material) and alt can be mapped to the right click button on the side of the stylus. Please watch these videos if you have questions about 3D navigation. ZbrushBlender

* Zbrush NOW SPT (simultaneous pen and touch) compatible! must run in fullscreen mode and in preferences select Tablet – WmEvent 

For Tablet Pro to work with a program in the most familiar way (like a keyboard) the program must use Microsoft’s newer touch api. The newer touch api has been around for a number of years now, and many of the newer programs have adopted it. Krita, Rebelle 4, Sai V2, Clip Studio Paint, and Leonardo are a few examples. Some Programs like Zbrush and Photoshop that have been around for 20+ years are still using the older api. This means to navigate in those programs you will need to use toggles or drag frames. The recommended option example is a “blank button, + alt +1 sec”. Tap the button then quickly start using the pen within 1 second. This works well for color picking and quick navigational movements in 3D. However, ideally, if your program doesn’t support SPT (simultaneous pen and touch), use of the Pen Tool is recommended. Assign the modifier to the side button (rbutton). The included presets in Tablet Pro have this behavior pre setup. Navigation on a drag frame is done with just touch while the pen is hovering and the touch movement performs the action. For more information on this please watch our SPT (simultaneous pen and touch) video on YouTube. 

If the Pen Tool is not working for you, Please contact support. The new version of the Pen Tool (version 4) has a bug that we are trying to locate and fix, but need help from users experiencing a non working version of the Pen Tool.

Some users have said that updating Windows has fixed the problem for them. This is not a documented fix yet, but may be helpful. 

The purchase for Tablet Pro desktop is done using the Layout Editor in the Microsoft Store. The purchase includes a license for up to 10 machines using the same Microsoft account and can be used concurrently.

I provide a full replacement guarantee for the stylus from the date it is delivered for 90 days and often longer. I will ship out a new stylus, expedited if there is a problem, and you will not be charged extra. 

The Pen Tool is now fully compatible with the  Surface Pro 7  and Book 3. Compatibility is still pending on the Surface Pro X

The R520 (Renaisser Raphael 520 stylus) is a Windows Ink / Ntrig / Surface Pen alternative stylus. This means that it will work on ALL devices that support the Surface Pen. Please keep in mind that wacom based devices will not work with this stylus. Please check with your manufacturer of your device to see if the Surface Pen will work on it. We do NOT recommend the R520 stylus on devices that don’t support Microsoft’s 2.0 Pen Protocol that includes support for tilt data. That means that devices like the Surface Pro 3 may not work well with the R520 stylus. However, updating the pen drivers may resolve issues. Most Lenovo and Acer tablets are not compatible. Most HP, Dell, Microsoft and Asus are compatible. Please confirm your device. 

During the Covid pandemic, shipping times have lengthened. While they have sped up dramatically, there is occasionally a longer delay while the package is being shipped overseas. This is typical at this time. The package will show NY or LA as the last location. If the delay becomes too long, please contact support and I will refund the cost of the purchase until it arrives and you can repurchase it at that time. Our delivery success rate is very high, but there can be delays. Thank you for your patience during this time. 

Please go into the Artist Pad or other mode settings in the Desktop app and test with the SPT (simultaneous pen and touch) settings turned on/off. If this fixes the problem please send a support email to justice@tabletpro.com with the computer type and details so we can make adjustments. – Thank you

Updated Fast Install Method

Our Favorite Recommended Apps Perfect Pen and Touch Controls

Rebelle 5 is our favorite Painting and Drawing application. Set the Tablet mode to Windows 8+ to enable SPT (simultaneous pen and touch) on most Microsoft Windows tablets. Learn more… 

Clip Studio Paint is an extremely powerful drawing application that works perfectly with Tablet Pro’s Artist Pad. Learn more…

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Zbrush recently added support for SPT (simultaneous pen and touch) and we couldn’t be more excited! You can now navigate with controls that perfectly emulate a physical keyboard by setting the Tablet api to WM_event in Zbrush settings. Learn more…

Yongwoo Chu
Yongwoo Chudigital artist
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Tablet Pro has allowed me to use my tablet pc to it’s maximum potential. I can produce my work much more quickly and efficiently since all of my most used key commands are right on the screen. It is the best Windows utility I’ve purchased.⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Erin Raught
Erin Raughtdigital artist
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I am currently using Manga Studio 5 on my Microsoft Surface Book. So far, I looove the Tablet Pro app! It actually makes me want to draw now that I can easy undo and adjust my brush sizes with a simple tap of my finger. It makes drawing fun now instead of a task. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Fabio Leporelli
Fabio LeporelliShader TD
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This is the kind of software you should get by default with every new tablet… it works great and it’s really user friendly, which is very important. This is all you need to start sculpting in Zbrush on your new Surface Pro. Last but not least, the support you will get from Justice is amazing. Great tool! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Adrian Retana
Adrian RetanaIllustrator
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It definitively speeds up the workflow, which is almost identical to the one I have on my desktop pc, and without the need of an external keyboard, and that’s sooooo aweeeesome!! I did all of today’s work on the surface with the help of Tablet Pro.⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Steve Axtell
Steve Axtell@axtellexpressions
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I love using the innovative Tablet Pro app on my Surface Pro with Zbrush. Frees me up from that monster desktop and NOOOO keyboard! Justice provides great tech support and I bought his new 2 button pen, great setup for mobile work!" ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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Layout Editor

quickstart Guide

Pen Tool Help

Change the buttons

Trouble finding the app? Open the Microsoft Store and search “Tablet Pro”. Learn how to adjust the buttons in the Layout Editor to do almost anything, including:

 

  • mouse clicks at specific locations
  • keyboard shortcuts like “CTRL+Z”
  • Modifiers – ALT – CTRL – SHIFT
  • Open the Touch Keyboard
  • Numpad keys
  • Trackpad actions like Drag+Alt
  • Toggles

All the basics

How to start using Tablet Pro’s Artist Pad and other modes using the Pen Tool – followed by how to use it without the Pen Tool. 

 

  • Single click the Pen Tool to activate
  • Right click the Pen Tool icon 
  • Single click the Mouse icon to toggle
  • Right click the Moues icon for modes
  • Set Preset file location troubleshooting
  • Automatic MODE launch or LOCK

Double click to Run

This is a visual guide to show you the steps from the Store install to switching the Tablet Pro modes. *The Pen Tool does not require Tablet Pro to change the stylus side buttons. It does require Tablet Pro to load the Artist Pad presets. They work together to simplify the process.  

  • Install from the Microsoft Store App
  • Open the Start Menu
  • Search Pen Tool and run
  • Drag out of Hidden Tasktray
  • Double click to open
  • Single click to quick launch

Video install

step by step guide

Use this Guide to quickly get started with an automated and elevated Microsoft Windows Tablet experience. Watch the video above if you have questions and install from the buttons below. Remember the Tablet Pro software has two parts. The Microsoft Store app called Tablet Pro Manager, and the Tablet Pro Desktop app you download from here. 

Pricing

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Tablet Pro Manager

The Tablet Pro Manager stores your license information for both the Manager app and the Tablet Pro Desktop applications. The purchase here includes the Tablet Pro Desktop software. Both purchases are Lifetime licenses for the current version including all minor updates.

⭐ – Open the application from the start menu to purchase

Tablet Pro Desktop

The Tablet Pro Desktop Software license is included with the purchase in the Tablet Pro Manager app. 

The license includes up to 10 machines using the same Microsoft account. 

Activation can be done manually in the “about” section of the Tablet Pro Desktop settings

The Pen Tool

The Pen Tool has a free trial available.

Purchase is done in the Microsoft Store application. Please open and purchase in that location. 

The Pen Tool has a free trial available.

Purchase is done in the Microsoft Store application. Please open and purchase in that location. 

$25.99

Included with Manager Purchase

$3.99

Tablet Pro TouchZoomDesktop

  • Zoom anywhere on the screen
  • Great for old programs made for mouse use
  • Secure – Used by Banks and Hospitals
  • Tap small hard to touch buttons
  • Doesn’t conflict with windows native gestures
  • Smooth antialiasing
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Improving our Creative Journey

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