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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"
e_eU rly?... ahh... this is the tutorial where you must learn it... read it again plz.
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Lokenauz's avatar
LokenauzHobbyist General Artist
I was trying last night to have more tools to work in SAI! This is really usefull! Thanks a lot :D
RiinViern's avatar
RiinViernProfessional Digital Artist
I LOVE YOU! I've always been very confused about persistence, blending and dilution. I've never dared to touch them - in fact thats the reason i've started cell shading.

I;m slightly less confused now, but still greatly confused ;w;
JanelleMeap's avatar
JanelleMeapProfessional Digital Artist
I dont have the checker texture, how do i get one?
CraftyKelly25's avatar
CraftyKelly25Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are very understanding and easy to follow tutorials. Great for those who are starting to use SAI for the first time.
TheBlue-Light's avatar
TheBlue-LightHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the tutorial. It was usefull.
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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 .
Heikimo's avatar
HeikimoHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for your tutorials! :-) 
Smudge-Proof's avatar
Smudge-ProofProfessional Digital Artist
This series is highly useful.
JustSimone's avatar
I can't get the brush to be thick and then thin.. Anyone?
NommyPanda's avatar
NommyPandaHobbyist General Artist
i think you mean either the sensitivity setting or you can just press the [ and ] buttons to make the brush, pen, eraser thin and thick :) let me know if you mean something different :3 
MalvinaIsDead's avatar
MalvinaIsDeadProfessional Digital Artist
thanks for the tutorial. It was really helpful and made me feel safe with what I was doing to create new brushes. but I'm still confused of the "blotmap" thing. Could you explain that once?
And for what exactly is it helpful? I'm a little confused, since you normally only need to use the elemap and texture to create features for a new brush. But I don't get what the blotmap is doing ._.
or am I a complete idiot?
haiikuu's avatar
haiikuuHobbyist Digital Artist
When I make a new brush how do I save it :o? It seems to disappear when I close and reopen Sai.
Sireinita's avatar
thanks so much for the tutorial, it is really helpful! but, the link for you watercolor brush settings doesn't work... do you think you could update it? thank you! ♥
Nyfix's avatar
NyfixStudent
this is a great tutorial! however it's a little hard to keep reading it because of the strong color you used for the background
i suggest a softer color next time-
kirenFox's avatar
омг, да и еще на русском *W* Спасибоооо вам ^^
GeneralBlueArcher's avatar
GeneralBlueArcherProfessional Digital Artist
Aww, I can't insert the brush inside the paint tool sai. :'( And I was so excited to try what you taught. </3 *sobs* 
CharlemagneXVI's avatar
CharlemagneXVIHobbyist General Artist
Holy hell, thanks for this.
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witchpowerloveProfessional Filmographer
hello ^^
first i wanted to thank you ^3^ this is the best tutorial i ever saw ♥
i read everything ~but i have a small question!
i see in the part you have a pic of your tools , there are a lot of brushes did you make most of them ?
my SAI doesn't have some of these like Pixel ,acrylic, charcoal..etc ~!
i'm sorry to bother you, but i hope you have the time to reply ♥

thank you ^_^
Makiichii's avatar
MakiichiiHobbyist Digital Artist
I did all what was written under the Brushtex tutorila,but it still don't work....

please help me Q_Q

(I do use Sai cracked version )
fairytailsuperfan's avatar
thank you but at the beginning of the tutorial, you show the different type if brushes, how come mine do NOT look AT ALL like yours?
1. It's just a big blur.
2. How come at the end of the line, it gets thin?
MalvinaIsDead's avatar
MalvinaIsDeadProfessional Digital Artist
hey c:

I'm not sure about the "big blur" thing.
but to the second thing: it's because of the pressure you put on the pen. if you put the same pressure on it all the time it shouldn't get thin at the end c:

hope that still helps.
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CottonCatTailToonyHobbyist Artist
I love that how to make a different brush.
ChameleonGirl-Andrea's avatar
What Font Did U Used For The Title Like "Stabilizer,Brush textures,Brush (tip)" Its Just SO CUTE
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