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Coloring Tutorial and Sai Tips

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I really hope this will be useful for some people. I know I'm not saying anything "new" but I've did my best to include some stuff that usually i don't read at some SAI or coloring tutorials.

Thanks if you read it all. I know sometimes it might be boring, having so much text for a simple coloring step, but as english isn't my main language, I felt I had to be more specific with descriptions -anyways, sorry if my english isn't good enough or sounds like when a song is played over and ooooover again-

>3< Fullview of course, or you won't read anything hehehe.

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OMAGAH I GOT A DD!!! THANKS TO EVERYONEEEE! *3* THIS IS MY FIRST DD AND I'M SOOOO HAPPY!
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***COLORING TUTORIAL AND SAI TIPS:
PART 1 [link]
PART 2 [link]
PART 3 [link]


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***Translations:

:iconquest-akane:
PART 1 (RUSSIAN): [link]

:iconspaghettiarm-deidara:
PART 1 (GERMAN): [link]

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Please read every tutoria and every answer for the FAQ section at this description very well before asking something.

Feel free to ask anything related to SAI and this tutorial.

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***DOWNLOADS:

Elemap Tones, Papertex, Brushform, Brushtex Files: [link] (Just extract them and copy-paste them inside your SAI main folder overwriting the existing files)

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F.A.Q:
(updated 15/01/2012)

"WHERE CAN I GET SAI?"
[link] this is the official site, where you can get a free trial for one month, after that you must buy it..... yes, piracy DOES exist but i won't tell you where.

"CAN I DO THIS WITHOUT A TABLET?"
It's not easy, but yes, you can. The result might not be exactly the same but you can get a similar work. But you have to arrange the transparency and other features of each brush to achieve certain effects. How? Well, i don't know, i don't paint with my mouse for more than 3 years so i forgot how to do it.

"CAN I USE THIS WITH OTHER PROGRAMS?"
Yes, you can. Not everything, but at least the coloring technique.

"IS THERE SAI VERSION FOR MAC?"
No, but there are other good programs for MAC, you can try those.

"WHAT'S THE SUPR BUTTON?"
Sorry people, i don't own a laptop with the keyboard in english, so i think you have it as "delete"

"CAN YOU SHARE YOUR WATERCOLOR BRUSH SETTINGS?"
[link]

"CAN YOU SHARE YOUR REDJUICE BRUSH SETTINGS?"
[link]

"CAN YOU SHARE YOUR CHARCOAL BRUSH SETTINGS?"
[link]
The texture and the brush tip can be found at the download section of this description.

"WHITE LAYER AND DARK LAYER... I JUST DON'T GET IT"
[link] check this small pic to understand how to arrange them. Why do i use them? As you see, i paint and my color doesn't respect the lineart at first, so i erase later... to find every part that i wanna erase, instead looking at a white background i use the dark layer. Also, if the white layer is well done enough, i can select it, invert it and erase the parts that i don't need without using the eraser -which takes more time-
=A= well... as it's kinda hard to explain and stuff... I've made another pic to explain it as a step by step... Some of you might notice the good side of using both... if you don't it's fine... that step is optional anyway. [link]

Anyway a lot of people asks me this even if the answer is big, with examples and clear, so i won't reply to that question again.

"HOW CAN I MAKE MY OWN BRUSH"
Read the part 2 please *link at the begining*
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Lokenauz's avatar
LokenauzHobbyist General Artist
Really cool and well explained tutorials!
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Lyan-s-ArtHobbyist
you made my day <3
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Candy-MeowHobbyist General Artist
thank you for this~ I use Clip Studio Paint Pro but I've always been curious about SAI <33
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DyMarawayHobbyist Digital Artist
Both programs are great. Right now I work with paintstorm but i still miss sai (*>▽<*)
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KittyKidd17Hobbyist Traditional Artist
congratulations on your double d e.e jokes aside, thank you very much! This is very useful!
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macpainttoolHobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazingly useful, thank you so much for making tutorial!

I just found a good alternative to Paint tool sai Mac   for my Mac os x with pen pressure.

Just for those artists information to have a trial of the most convenient method to use paint tool sai on Mac
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RICHIGO1211Hobbyist General Artist
i got one question, how many layers do i use for coloring ??
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Barnes-Daishaun15Student Artist
This is a little blurry, I can barely see the words
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animmikaHobbyist General Artist
How do you get more brushes? I noticed that you have a pen tool, however, I got mine from the official site (I assume you did too) and I don't have that tool....
By the way, this was really useful, good job!
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NooknookHobbyist General Artist
Just right click on any of the empty squares where the tools are (at the left) and you'll have a menu with more tools then you can configure them by changing their options below.
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animmikaHobbyist General Artist
Oh ok, thank you very much!!!
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NooknookHobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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Nocturnal-BeamHobbyist Digital Artist
I remember when I first saw this ;w; I was just starting to use Sai (about two years ago) and I was so frustrated and confused. This helped me LOTS and I can't thank you enough for posting it! Temmie Emoticon Icon Gif 3 - Undertale 
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This one is good and very detailed!!! Thank you so much, I might use some of the techniques ^^
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VhasTheGuyHobbyist Traditional Artist
I learned alot, semppppaiiii.
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EvailableHobbyist Traditional Artist
I really love all your SAI tutorials! :D Perfect for a beginner like me. Thank you! Hug 
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CelestialVerityHobbyist Digital Artist
This tutorial finally helped me to draw grass <3 (Even though I'm sure they're meant to be bushes...)
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AdvanceRunHobbyist Digital Artist
 Here I show how how to copy ALL names of the files fast into a text  list automatically.  fav.me/d9nrxo0  Hope it saves you a little more time .
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Gosiak5Student Digital Artist
IT'S THE BEST SAI TUTORIAL ON DA!
Thank you very much :*
Saltantan's avatar
It looks so easy... but when I do it... XD
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kiddo75Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah.... all seems easy until we try :o
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WaferArt01Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, Thank you so much! Very Helpful
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