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Wacom Radial Menu, Nobody Uses It!

By Rahll
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I've noticed that a lot of people either don't use it or have no idea what it even is, so I thought I'd create this little tutorial/explanation so people can give it a whirl and hopefully improve their efficiency and productivity :)
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EtherialIce's avatar
This is really helpful, thanks! I don't have the option to nest radial menus though. It only lets me have 1 radial menu per program. Do you know if they changed how to get to this? I am using the Intuos Pen & Touch, so it might just be a feature exclusive to the Cintiq, though. Screen Shot 2016-02-27 at 10.05.20 PM by trecneps  
PassingReMark's avatar
Thanks Rahll.  set it to the pen click and it is a huge time saver.  Glad to see this tutorial.
Chromarin's avatar
Jesus, I keep forgetting that I have it.
JhaoShShin's avatar
The distance of every single click inside Radial Menu is so short, I'm getting quicker than ever before since I started to using this feature, it's very powerful. I don't even need to use keyboard, only when I need to type something.
IttybittyLexy's avatar
"nobody uses it" actually in some circumstances, its replaces my mouse
fuzzypiglet's avatar
some shortcuts refuse to work on the radial menu for me. Dont know why.
DominicHautmann's avatar
uuuh gotta test this, thx so much!
ChromaSkunk's avatar
I'd love to use something like this, but I'm still using an intuos3 and I don't have the money to buy an upgrade.
RJAce1014's avatar
lol this is why I draw way too fast, not only express keys, I use radial menu as well. Shortcuts make production speed really fast.
Altazzar's avatar
Wacom has Radial Menu?
Phoenix-61's avatar
lol i was thinking im missing something here... but it's the cintiq model I don't have :P 
ArcainOne's avatar
I was aware of the radial menu and it's usefulness but was having trouble coming up with an optimal setup for it.  I will defiantly be utilizing this as a template, thanks for posting this!
Cyberborg's avatar
I do.

...and got it all customized n' $#it!
RCatossi's avatar
I love the radial menu, but I have the small intuos, so the keyboard shortcuts are faster for me, since I'm using a compact bt keyb
Rahll's avatar
Yeah, I hear ya. I actually use mine in conjunction with the keyboard most of the time. 
Sagittarius-A-star's avatar
Ah, the radial menu, I know all about it but haven't use it that much really... that will probably change as I begin using my Wacom to paint instead of just touching up photos and stuff. :)
LuzFenix's avatar
ignore my comment. finished reading the bottom xD
LuzFenix's avatar
is this for all Wacom's?
I have a bamboo?
Or is this for the cintiq only?
CarlHolden's avatar
:D i'm still using a 10 year old tablet but I switched over the touch strip from zoom to increase / decrease brush size a few months back and even something as simple as that speeded up my work by a 1/3. Soon i'll have one of those sexy cintiqs to replace this old girl so i'll be sure to use this. Thanks.
fox-orian's avatar
Something like this is damn near essential on a Cintiq Companion.
and here i was just using it for brush sizing
Rahll's avatar
Hint for brush sizes, hold ALT on your keyboard or tablet and move your stylus left or right without touching it down. That's what I primarily use these days, it's super fast. 
hmm, i usually just use the alt function for color picking, so I guess I never really gave it a shot
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Wait, I totally missed a step, my bad. You have to hold ALT, then hold the right click button on the stylus, THEN drag left and right. 
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