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Sai paint tool tutorial

MAJOR EDIT: for those of you who already seen the tutorial you can see there are some changes but i've only added more info...the brushes you had in the old tut are still there plus a few new ones and better explained. i really hope this is useful cuz lol...its the best deviation i got lol
here is the old one if you think its more useful : [link]

warning! my english is not that some sentences wont make sense.

second tut : [link] more of a drawing process

ahh...this was confusing to do,i probably left out a couple of things... oh well

first off...i made this tutorial at the request of :iconsyerahn: analyze the hieroglyphs i scribbled there.

the color part...its kinda important which color you chose to highlight with and which to 'shadow' with...the complementary theory of colors is what i learn in school(kinda) and is how i usually use them.

next...when opening a new file no matter what the height and width of the canvas, the resolution should always be the highest you can is very important!resolution= how many pixels there are per inch

next...sketch something and the ink with S-7 <--- again important!!

next...shade with brush tool,its very useful because it can blend( you can also make custom brushes out of this so it can blend moar! :3 ) then do details with water 10 or oil water also,you can go and blend even more with water tool,but i usually avoid that cuz it makes a lot of mess!

next...the 'special' highlights and 'shadows' are made by the proprieties of layers :normal for normal state ..multiply darkens ... addition acts as a highlighter ... and %A%e(that how its written in my sai version) burns the drawing with the color you select! very important that you use these in moderation (as in using lowering the opacity of the layer)

thats kinda all

if anyone doesnt understand something please tell me so i can clarify.

some of the brushes here i found on devart or youtube, and some were default. but i dont remember from who orz. if you recognize them i would really like to credit them
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AdvanceRun's avatar
 Here I show how how to copy ALL names of the files fast into a text  list automatically.  Hope it saves you a little more time .
nyu-yunochan's avatar
how exactly did you make your lineart brush the ones i try to make always look so thick and pixely any tips on how you made yours to make it look like a thin line like that?
GalaxySplash's avatar
how u make  thin the pen???
BebopSparkles's avatar
Very nice tutorial :) Keep it up!
Sthefanieyuki's avatar
Perfect! Thank you! The best!
Pyramina's avatar
how do you make these brushes?
ThanatosIruga's avatar
Thank you best tutorial *--*
lokidinasgard's avatar
Thanks so much! <3
RossoDecesso's avatar
How to download those brushes? Download button copying paint, not a brush folder.
dAiwon's avatar
its not downloadable. you just right click on an empty slot in sai and put in the settings for whatever brush you want

sorry for late reply,im not active on this acc.i just logged in on this acc on a whim lol
Mochaeii's avatar
I found this very helpful :D
Darkshadow49's avatar
omg thanks you so much for showing me the light... I like the tutorial already =D
Wolfhunds's avatar
Hey, in your pictures (and also in other people's videos, drawings...) it looks so unpixelised.. I mean, very nice graphics, no pixels at all.. But in my Paint Tool Sai... I'm surrounded by pixels. Do you have an idea how to fix it? Or why I have them?
And also, I don't have all your brushes, for exemple, the acrylic, the "awesome brush"...
happy-colors's avatar
Thank you sooooo much for this !
Fubukigallery's avatar
i can not use the swatches :'(
silenceFalling's avatar
thank you this was super helpful, I really liked the part of changing the colour of the line art :)
MEEJUN's avatar
Question~ > u < can u change the brush type in pencil? 
(I lost my graphic pen T u T)
PersephoneKat's avatar
This is so cool and helpful. Thank you!
Mihaihen's avatar
i don't have a line art brush and i have no idea were to get it from ;_;
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Bura-san's avatar
Hi um... okay so i am doing a drawing and a while ago i figured out a way to be able to get a Multiply layer to be a normal layer with the effects of it being a Multiply layer at the same time (meaning that it still looks shaded but it is in the Normal layer format) but i completely forgot how to TT^TT if anyone has any ideas could you please help I DESPERATELY WANT TO REMEMBER THIS BECAUSE IT WAS SO FRIGGIN HELPFUL
dAiwon's avatar
you probably merged the two layers together but im not really sure or you reduced the opacity.

sorry for the late reply im not active on this account
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