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Coloring Tutorial and Sai Tips 3

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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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SandlunePlume13's avatar
SandlunePlume13Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello! I found your tutorial really helpful, I guess the most helpful among the Sai tuts out there! Lols. I was wondering if you have updates on your links because the domain names are up for sale. :( I hope I'm not asking that much thank you!
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HimaIsDrawingHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you a lot! When i have started on digital art, your tutorials helped me a lot, and when i want to try something different, i allways consult those tutorial to see what i can do ^^
MERVIA's avatar
Very good :o (Eek) . will try it .     Love Love Love Heart Love Love Love     . Thank You very much for share Hug :) (Smile) 
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tcarroll12Student Traditional Artist
THIS IS AMAZING. I hope to utilize this in learning SAI :D 
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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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ShuddyHobbyist General Artist
Amazing, unique and original tutorial, I love it. Thanks! :D
FyreGryph's avatar
FyreGryphHobbyist General Artist
This is a great tut! I used it for Krita, but it's all pretty much the same.
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DyMarawayHobbyist Digital Artist
:) that's great! Thanks for your comment!
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FyreGryphHobbyist General Artist
YW :)

(edited due to thinking this comment was somewhere else :p)
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TotallyDeviantLisaHobbyist General Artist
Wow! This seems useful! Nice colours too! :)
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Heavelon-XStudent Digital Artist
wait how do u increase the selection
Sofiia-C's avatar
Sofiia-CHobbyist Digital Artist
I have the same question :/
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Heavelon-XStudent Digital Artist
Actually m, the time since I posted this comment I found out. In the selection tab there is what says increment and the more u click on it the more the selection will grow bigger
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Sofiia-CHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! 
Heavelon-X's avatar
Heavelon-XStudent Digital Artist
Always happy to help :D
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tax-evaderHobbyist Digital Artist
So useful :O
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Jamie5mHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!! <3
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KaiShimaStudent Filmographer
how can i add more blend mode? TT^TT
spuggey's avatar
spuggeyHobbyist General Artist
Brilliant tutorials. Thank you!Clap 
nanarini's avatar
nanariniHobbyist Digital Artist
The tutorials are awesome! However, the links in the descriptiongive out 500 Internal server error :c
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coloralchemyProfessional Digital Artist
This tutorials are awesome (all three of them)! I am an traditional artist who want to start digital painting. First Sai was sooo hard to handle for me - you really helped me a lot - thank you!
candidateX's avatar
hey your tutorials are really nice and fancy, but i have a problem at step 7.
i don' really get how you increase the selection, i thought i should use the Scale function, but this don't work smoothly.

can you help me?

love <3
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Angels-BookartStudent Traditional Artist
Hey :) Thanks for your tutorial, it was really helpful ^^ [Link]
Magma-Claw's avatar
Magma-ClawHobbyist General Artist
Hey I really want some help, for the red skirt bit you did, how did you get the water color tool to do that? I REALLY WANNA KNOW! thanks!
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