What it does is give you the opportunity to place your most used keyboard shortcuts in an overlay on your screen right there in front of you!
To access any of the commands on the menu you simply tap on one of the pie pieces with your Wacom pen and that command is activated.
What a great way to access your favorite keyboard shortcuts!
It's useful, fun, easy to program and really, really useful.
It's amazing ...
This is a screen shot of my most often used keyboard shortcuts that was programmed in the Wacom Tablet Properties in the Control Panel (Windows) or System Preferences (Mac).
Each of the little pie pieces can have a different keyboard shortcut applied to it for a total of at least 8 and there can be many more than 8.
The pie pieces with the white arrows are a top tier menu and when they are selected a whole new menu appears with up to 8 keyboard shortcuts.
To activate the menu one of the Express Keys on the Intuos4 has to be set to Radial Menu and that is done in the Wacom Tablet Properties as well.
When the menu is activated and on your screen you simply tap your pen tip on the action you want Photoshop to do - no need to run off to menus or find little dialogues. It makes everything so much easier!
Adding New Keyboard ShortcutsThe puzzling thing in Photoshop is that there are no keyboard shortcuts for the Adjustment Layers - and wouldn't it be great to have your favorite adjustment layer sitting there as an overlay on your screen.
Well - it is possible to create a keyboard shortcut for any of the Adjustment Layers and this is how to do it ...
Now with the list of fresh new Keyboard Shortcuts available it is time to do some programing ...
Set Up The Radial MenuThis is the screen where you do all of the programming. It is accessed in Control Panel > Wacom Tablet (Windows) or System Preferences > Wacom Tablet (Mac).
The first thing to do is to make sure one of the Intuos4 Express Keys has been assigned to display the Radial Menu.
To add a keyboard shortcut to one of the pie pieces this is what you do:
If you want the top level to open up a bunch of new options do this ...
Equally simple, right?
On my system I can add specific Radial Menu items for the different software packages (Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro and Painter X).
Here are some screen shots of the actual Radial menu items for Photoshop.
That's all there is to it, folks. Give it a try with some simple shortcuts and if you like the speed and convenience then get creative and add some submenus.
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