Saturday, August 23, 2014

Fix and Enable Pressure Sensitivity on Sony Flip 15/15A in Photoshop

Many have been disappointed with the lack of Pressure Sensitivity support for Photoshop 64-bit on this awesome laptop/tablet. There's a simple fix.

Create a file that contains instructions to use the RealTimeStylus functionality. To enable the RealTimeStylus functionality:

    Create a text file in a text editor such as Notepad and type in the following lines:

# AllowRTS
uRTS 1

Save the file as a plain text file named PSUserConfig.txt, and save the file into the Photoshop settings folder: C:\Users\[User Name]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC\Adobe Photoshop CC Settings\.

To turn off the RealTimeStylus functionality, delete the PSUSerConfig.txt file. Or, move it to a different folder if it doesn't contain any other commands, or change the lines so they read:

# AllowRTS
uRTS 0

Credit to the Sony Community forum and user Keiran for the above.

The above only works with Photoshop CC and didn't work on CS6. For CS6, download and install the N-Trig drivers for the Surface Pro 3 from

Make sure Photoshop is not running when you do any of the above.