How to use ASUS Dial to boost your creative workflow

How to use ASUS Dial to boost your creative workflow

In the world of digital art, the versatility of your input devices means everything. To give you unlimited options when creating, editing and finalizing your projects, we build many of our ProArt products with creative tools beyond what you’d expect from a typical device. One of these tools is the ASUS Dial. This built-in physical dial gives you easy and intuitive access to commonly used functions in some of the most popular Adobe Creative Cloud applications: Photoshop, Lightroom Classic, Premiere Pro, and After Effects. Additionally, you can customize the functionality of the ASUS Dial via ProArt Creation Center for just about any app in your library. Here’s how to use ASUS Dial to maximize your efficiency while you create.

Out-of-the-box integration with Windows and popular Adobe apps

Learning to use ASUS Dial is simple and intuitive. From the moment you turn on your ProArt Studiobook 16 or connect your ProArt Display PA148CTV, you can press the button in the center of the dial to access and adjust common Windows functions.

After pressing the center button, a circular overlay will appear in the upper left quadrant of your screen. Spin the wheel to select the item you want to adjust, press the center button again, then spin the wheel to change the setting. It is a comfortable and easy way to change system volume and screen brightness.

If Adobe Photoshop is open and selected when you press the center button on the ASUS Dial, you’ll have even more options available in the onscreen overlay. There’s a suite of brush options that you can adjust via a sub-menu, as well as an intuitive layer zoom tool that you can also select.

Press the center button on the ASUS dial in Adobe Premiere Pro, on the other hand, and you’ll see a different set of options in the onscreen overlay. Select Timeline Adjustment to smoothly move forward and backward in the timeline. Timeline Zoom lets you intuitively zoom in and out of the timeline, while Audio Track Pitch quickly adjusts the pitch of all your audio tracks simultaneously.

There are also established preset menu options for Lightroom Classic and After Effects so you can get up and running with ASUS Dial in these Adobe* applications without any additional configuration.

Customize the ASUS watch face to your liking

As you learn to use ASUS Dial, you may decide to add one of your favorite Adobe features to the overlay. Don’t worry, the process of customizing this tool is a snap with the ProArt Creator Hub App. This powerful software gives you a one-stop shop for calibrating colors, adjusting settings, monitoring performance, and optimizing your workflows. To change the functionality of the ASUS Dial, select “Control Settings” from the left menu.

On the left side of the Control Settings page, you’ll see common functions that you can adjust with ASUS Dial, no matter what app you’re using. Then, on the right side of the page, you can choose the functions that only appear when working in a specific application. Click one of the preset menus we’ve established for popular Adobe apps to fine-tune your experience, or click “Edit” to establish options for just about any app on your PC.

Click “Add Group” to add a new option submenu, then click “Add Function” to insert a new command to adjust with the ASUS Dial.

We have some predefined options that you can add to the list of common functions, and we also give you the power to customize your own functions.

Already familiar with using a Microsoft Wheel? We make it easy to use the ASUS Watch Face for the same functions. Simply check the radio button for “Microsoft Wheel Device” and customize your experience in the Windows Wheel Settings menu.

Many ways to compose it

You will find the ASUS watch face in a range of ProArt products. the ProArt Studiobook 16 and ProArt Studiobook Pro 16 Laptops feature an ASUS dial built right into the chassis near the top left corner of the touchpad. A shallow depression around the ASUS dial makes it easy to turn the wheel with just one finger.

The ASUS dial also makes an appearance on two of our portable ProArt displays: the ProArt PA169CDV Display and the ProArt PA148CTV Display. These monitors have an ASUS Dial built right into the left edge of the monitor so you can easily add its functionality to almost any workstation. What’s more, both of these displays deliver pro-grade color accuracy, and the PA169CDV goes one step further with Wacom EMR technology for exceptional pen input.

the ProArt MD300 Mouse puts the versatility of the ASUS Dial under your thumb – the thumb of your mouse hand, to be exact. The MD300 features an integrated ASUS dial on the side of the mouse alongside a secondary scroll wheel so you can easily access your most commonly used functions in creative apps, all without even lifting your hand.

Finally, you will also find similar functionality with the ASUS DialPad in our Vivobook Pro Laptops. A circular region on the extra-large touchpad can act as a virtual dial that you can use the same way you would a physical ASUS dial.

Versatile entrance at your fingertips

The ASUS Dial gives you quick and easy access to the most used functions in Adobe applications. With its intuitive physical interface, it’s ready to streamline your workflow. Switching tools or adjusting settings meant memorizing more keyboard shortcuts or diverting your attention from the current project to click on a toolbar or navigate a menu. For many features you use daily in your creative work, the ASUS Dial is more natural and effective.

If you haven’t purchased an ASUS Dial-equipped device yet, we have a range of options ready for you. Need a complete creative workstation that travels? Our powerful and portable ProArt Studiobook 16 or ProArt StudioBook Pro 16 laptops give you versatile input options, precise displays, and the processing power you need for your creative workflow. You can upgrade an existing laptop or desktop computer with the ProArt PA169CDV Display or ProArt PA148CTV Display. These portable displays are thin enough to fit in a laptop bag, yet they deliver pro-grade color accuracy and rich input options. Our innovation ProArt MD300 Mouse offers unparalleled versatility, exceptional longevity and a high performance sensor in a comfortable and sophisticated package. And many of our Vivobook Pro OLED Laptops let you harness the power of the ASUS Dial with their ASUS DialPad technology built into the touchpad. Whichever product best suits your needs, its built-in ASUS Dial will increase your creative productivity and streamline your workflow.

*ASUS Dial is configured with preset options for Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom Classic, Premiere Pro, and After Effects.