Pressure curve in Photoshop


I’m sure this topic is posted to death. But I cant seem to find a solution. I just got a new iMac, Astropad Studio, and Adobe CC, so I can learn photoshop.

I’ve been using procreate for a while (2+ years) and it just works do effortlessly. I cant seem to get even close to the response in photoshop while using Astropad. The amount of pressure I have to apply seems ridiculous. I just need some kind of help here, and I can’t seem to find a solid answer anywhere. Please help me!!!


Are there any Wacom or tablet drivers installed on your iMac? Is it a recent version number?

Please take a screenshot of an example of your brush settings. It will give us a better idea of your setup.

For things like shape dynamics, or Opacity Jitter, is Control set to “Pen Pressure”? Or something else?
Is there any change when adjusting your individual brush settings?