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Sai Brushes by DocSinistar Sai Brushes by DocSinistar
A few brush settings I made for Paint Tool SAI. BIG FILE!!

All the Inking bushes are made from creating a new "Pencil"

All the Paint brushes are made from creating a new "Brush"

The Eraser is made from creating a new "Eraser"

A few side-note tips:

For the "Painterly" brushes keep the density low (20%) to get good blending and high (80%) for details.

If you want the lines to be super smooth reduce the noise, paper and spread to 0

I set my default line Smoothing to 9. Itís right next to the Horizontal Flip just under Help/Config.

The Real Eraser works really well when sketching. It doesnít rub everything away in an instant.

For those like me who get annoyed by that digital blob/flick at the end of brush strokes you can kind of remedy this by going to Help/Config> Options> Tablet> In the Click Detection Pressure box set the number to 10% or higher.

Also in the Tools Tab in Options tab you might want to change the Eye Dropper Colour Source to canvas so you donít have to switch layers to pick colours all the time when painting.

There are quite a few versions of Sai out there with different Tabís and Texture Packs so ask if you get lost or need help. Just be patient with me. :)

The pencil tool for sketching is over here if you need it: [link]


Have Fun!
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:iconburzack:
BurzaCk Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2017
omg thank you i've been searching for cool brushes for line-arts for a loong time :D
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:iconwhyiamapotato:
WhyIamaPotato Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017
That is really good!
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:iconfranktherogue:
FranktheRogue Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2017  Hobbyist
Really great tutorial;straight forward and effective, well done and thanks! 
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strangegerman Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017
DON'T BUY PAINT TOOL SAI! Free trial works fine, but the purchased product requires you to complete the installation on your own; the product does not self-install lke every other software I have ever downloaded. SAI support staff instructed me to do ths: > > > > - Let us know the path of your SAI's program folder. > > > > (For example: "C:\tools\PaintToolSAI") > > > > > > > > - Let us know "Link Target" of the shortcut of "PaintTool SAI Ver.1" on Desktop. > > > > ("Link Target" is written in property of shortcut) > > > > > > > > 1. Right click "PaintTool SAI Ver.1". > > > > 2. Click "Property" on context menu. > > > > 3. See "Link Target". > > > > > > > > - Let us know the current system ID of your PC. I followed the instructions, but my PC did not have the "Link Target" option, so the install never worked, and I was not given a refund. ASK OTHER REVIEWERS IF THEY ARE USING THE FULL PRODUCT, OR JUST THE FREE TRIAL
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:iconprimalivysaur:
primalivysaur Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Student General Artist
That smooth paint brush doubles really well as a sort of sketch marker too. Great brushes sir.
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:icondocsinistar:
DocSinistar Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
you're welcome! :)
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:iconsablester:
SABLEster Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I only have spread&noise on my version of SAI, just noise. does anyone know how to get noise or?
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:iconnovetu:
Novetu Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2016  Student Digital Artist
The third woman is like ".... BOI"
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:icondocsinistar:
DocSinistar Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Yep! "Boi...you better uses these brushes!" ;)
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:iconcdrjshep:
cdrjshep Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for sharing these brush settings! Very usefull for me :)
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:icondocsinistar:
DocSinistar Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
No problem, go renegade with it. ;)
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:iconmarlene101:
marlene101 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome! Thank you for the brush settings :D!
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:iconkronosx2008:
Kronosx2008 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe kuku

really i need this tutorial
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:iconwinquts:
winquts Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how do you do the edges smaller than the middle??
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:icondocsinistar:
DocSinistar Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
 You mean the stroke thinner? Are you using a graphics tablet like a wacom?
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:iconwinquts:
winquts Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no :"D
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:icondocsinistar:
DocSinistar Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Aw that sucks. You should totally get a Wacom Bamboo in the future. You'll love it!
Fill up sketchbooks while you wait! :)
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:iconwinquts:
winquts Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do that actually lol
And i really want a Cintiq 13hd lmao
Its bae
What does the bamboo have?
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DocSinistar Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
That's super, it's best way to improve!
Yeah, the Cintiq 13 was a little to small for me, I enjoy working on my big screen too much haha.
Bamboo is just like the normal Intuos Wacom but way cheaper. Less buttons, but nobody uses them much anyway.
Wacom Intuos Pen and Touch Tablet is slightly more expensive but is fantastic too.
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Lumonyx Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I had no idea that the Bamboo was so popular until I came to DA!

originally my grandmother bought it for my mom to use, but she didn't know how to get it to work. So I started using it, but I thought it was an off brand sort of thing. I still liked it, of course, and I still do

but then I came on this site and about 50% percent or more of the people I talk to use it! and a lot of them are really good artists too :3
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DocSinistar Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Bamboos are fantastic. I use one when I have to travel.

A great tip is to sketch on a small piece of paper first so you have a quick reference to work from. Saves so much time. :)
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yanderabbit Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016
you need to spend like 200 dollars on a drawing tablet.
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:iconwinquts:
winquts Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
200?  in amazon my dreamt tablet (Wacom Cintiq 13HD) is 800 dollars rip
which tablet costs 200?
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:iconowlunai:
owlunai Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Huions cost around 100$ CAD so less in USD, might be worth checking out, it's what I use and I adore it c:
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:iconyanderabbit:
yanderabbit Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016
mine costed about 300, it's a wacom intuos pro medium.
my first tablet was only abt 100 it was basic af and pure trash
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ahd298lll Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017
Mine too, i bought it last year for 300$
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:iconwinquts:
winquts Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your intuos is good? tho cintiq 13 is bae for life
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:iconyanderabbit:
yanderabbit Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016
it's good shit tbh i've had it since 2013 and ive only had to replace the cord once (the cat chewed the old one lmao)
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:iconwinquts:
winquts Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
bad cat x3
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:iconivethwolf:
ivethwolf Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015  Student Digital Artist
hello!
I love this tutorial, but can you please tell me the stabilizer for the Toon Ink?
thanks! >w<
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:icondocsinistar:
DocSinistar Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
This is a good question, I'm surprised no one has asked actually!
Usually "9" then for longer stokes all the way up to "S-7"
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Lil-Teahorse Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015   General Artist
Bless your soul, thank you! la in love  I've been losing my mind trying to find/create a rough paint tool.
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:iconkiel19:
kiel19 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome, thanks!Emoticon Icon Gif - Undertale - Wink - Sans 
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RainbowElfe Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Student Artist
I'm new to SAI, how do you actually DOWNLOAD the brushes, and where do you put them? I know that when you click the download button on the right, it sends me to a separate tab with the picture, but what do I do with that?
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:icondocsinistar:
DocSinistar Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
You don't download these, they are settings that you manually input into sai. Use File and Exit to save them. Hope that helps.
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W0lfS0ul Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015
I was wondering of you could help me? Every time I make a custom brush then close SAI the brushes aren't there when i open it again, do you know how to fix this?  
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DocSinistar Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
When making new brushes make sure you go to File then Exit. This serves as a save function. If you you click (X) to close the program the settings don't always save.

Hope that helps.
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:iconbreakzzzz:
breakzzzz Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
holy crap thank you, you saved a life
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:iconw0lfs0ul:
W0lfS0ul Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015
thx!
It didn't work tho ;;
do you know of any other ways? if it's not to much trouble 
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:icondocsinistar:
DocSinistar Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Mmmm. You might need to re-install the program. Try to add new colours to the colour pallet and exit. Let me know if those don't save either.
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W0lfS0ul Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015
sorry had to figure out how (I am really bad with technology xD) I've re-installed it twice now. The first time it got rid of even the default brushes, the second time fixed that, but it still wont keep the customs or the colours 
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XPhoenixBreathX Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
When I click, "Download" it just opens the image, and doesn't download... o3o
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:iconjai-ti:
Jai-Ti Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Student General Artist
I am trying digital drawing for the first time, I am excited in learning to become better, maybe you can check my first digital drawing! :D
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:icondocsinistar:
DocSinistar Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
sure dude
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:iconjai-ti:
Jai-Ti Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Student General Artist
Thanks for watching my art!
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:iconshermenny4ever:
shermenny4ever Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the Toon Ink doesn't work for me, can you help what am I doing wrong?
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:iconthesloth1000:
TheSloth1000 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a ton! The toon ink brush is BAWSS!!
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