*EDIT 2* This needs to be updated! If you're having trouble getting your brush shapes and textures to work in SAI 2, the January 6th update requires those files to be in their own folder called "init". You should also have been prompted to transfer your SAI 1 brushes to SAI 2 if you wanted to (not required but its a good idea to) Feel free to Note me if you're having trouble! I'll try to update my masterlist soon since these drastic changes!
*EDIT* Recently someone noted me that they were having issues with one of their brushes, where it wasn't working as similarly as it did in SAI 1, so I went over this chart and their settings to mine and figured out that this chart is likely outdated and needs updating. Likely one of the lines doesn't correctly correspond with each other, so I'll be updating this chart to reflect that. Apologies for any inconvenience that this incorrect chart has caused!
PS: Each drawing tool (pen, brush, air brush, etc) has missing parts compared to each other. For example, the pen tool has settings missing that are on the brush tool (the Pen doesn't have the Blending drop-down menu, but the Brush does)
Old description: Remy__Wolf on Twitter was asking people if they knew how to adjust their Paint Tool Sai 2 brush settings to match with their version 1 settings, so I made this comparison table for the Brush tool. These settings are within update 8/20 of the licensed version of Paint Tool SAI 2
Note: For the Hard <-> Soft (slider) settings in PTS2, you can adjust all of the different pen pressures individually, whereas in PTS1 it adjusted all 3 with the same amount (unless certain pressures were unchecked/disabled) They range from 0 to 200 in PTS2
PS: If you have the (paid) license for Paint Tool SAI 1, you can get PTS2 for no extra charge (you need to request a new license for PTS2) THIS IS THE OFFICIAL VERSION, NOT A CRACK VERSION! Please consider buying Paint Tool SAI. I got mine years ago for less than $60 and is well worth the price! I have not had crashes from the beta (knock on wood) and new features are added frequently. You can even request features from the creator of SAI! Please support this man, thank you ^^
SAI Brushes I've favorited: hitaka5ever.deviantart.com/fav…
How to get a paid license to Paint Tool SAI 2: www.systemax.jp/en/sai/devdept…
Comparison Chart © Hitaka5Ever
Paint Tool SAI 1 and 2 © Koji Komatsu
I've been scouring the net trying to find a guide to help me with remaking my SAI V1 brushes in SAI V2 but I have yet to find anything substantial. I don't understand the different settings SAI V2 has as opposed to V1 and it's been making it difficult to get my brushes to feel like they did in V1 in V2. Since this file is outdated, I don't know if the chart would assist me or if I should wait.
I don't know if this will be helpful to other people at all (I'm nowhere near an expert in SAI 2), but this is just something I sort of discovered on my own that's personally helped me: It was really hard for me to get the right "feel" for a brush that I was trying to recreate into SAI 2 because the texture felt kind of off while I was drawing and it didn't feel right for me. I found that if you go under the second box where you select textures and make sure to un-check "Affect by MiniDens", it fixes this problem most of the time. The box is automatically checked when you select a texture for a brush, so if a texture for a brush doesn't feel the same as a SAI 1 or it seems off, this might be the problem.
(This is just one of my brushes from my SAI 2, for an example)
I'm sorry if this is all useless information or not at all helpful, I just thought I put it out there just in case!
Is this for April's version or do only some textures have this? I have January's update and this isn't there and I've never seen it before until your comment
I'm really glad my knowledge of this program is helping everyone so far! It really means a lot to receive this comment, so thank you ^^ Hopefully I can get off my lazy ass and make more stuff lol
Of course, I appreciate so much the effort you went through to make this. I prefer SAI 2 over SAI 1, but the majority of brushes people share are for SAI 1...I struggled a bunch until I read this, and it cleared up so much for me! Again, thank you so much
Hello! Could you help me transfer these brushes to SAI2? i only need the advanced settings tho. Or could you tell me what Quality would be like in SAI2?
(Sorry that they're a lot)
Yeah the advanced settings could stand to be more clear in SAI 2 but here's what I have for ya (to open Tool Preference, hit that tiny box on the bottom left corner of your brush sizes box):
Amplify Dens.=Max Dens. Pressure
Hard <-> soft=Prs. Hard <-> Soft: Brush Size/Density
For the hard to soft setting, set both pressure sensitivities to the same value. If only one needs to be active, then set the one you don't need to 0
Also, if you hover your mouse over (most) settings, it tells you what it does in case you forget or you don't know what they do
Hope this helps!
If you get the latest version, you will be prompted to import your tools from SAI 1 to SAI 2 when you launch it for the first time. The program detects SAI 1 on your computer for you. Otherwise, you have to remake the same brushes with the new SAI 2 settings. If you need help with that, I can recreate them for you if you share the SAI 1 settings
Hello! I'm having some trouble with replicating sai 1 painting brushes, specifically with the advanced settings, that are all changed and I don't really know how to replicate them with those settings. I'd be really thankful if you can give me a solution to that, thanks!
The best way I can help is if you share your SAI 1 settings if you have them with me and I replicate it myself, because this chart is outdated and I haven't figured out how to update it yet, especially with the latest updates
If you have the latest update, there's 5 categories (if you imported your settings from SAI 1 or old SAI 2s to latest SAI 2s) and one is Ver. 1 tools. So if you haven't tested those tools yet, I would do that while I try to recreate your brushes (which will help me update this chart)
Also, if you can recommend me some settings or free custom brushes i can download, it would be amazing, I've been using Manga Studio with default settings for months and I'm just starting to experiment a little bit with SAI 2
Figured I'd reply here for both things
Here's the Basic category brush and Ver. 1 category brush, both without pen pressure for Min Size and Min Density
If you want pen pressure, enable the tick boxes for Minimum Size and Density and Blending and Dilution. If you don't want it enabled, then untick the boxes
As for custom brushes, I have a bunch faved here: https://www.deviantart.com/hitaka5ever/favourites/75575484/sai-brush-settings
How to "install" textures and brush forms can be found here:
Hope this has helped! If not and there's a visual for this brush that I can go off of, I can fiddle with things, but as far as I know, these settings are correct
Hey that's great, I'm really thankful for that! like it's the first time I interact with people here on Devianart and I got a really good impression from it's community. I'm really happy with this, what a cool person you are
The only issue I have is that most of the brushes faved on the link are for SAI 1, maybe i should just use SAI instead of SAI 2 lol