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Published: January 31, 2014
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IT SAYS IN THE DESCRIPTION HOW TO MAKE THEM, YOU DONT DOWNLOAD THEM
Newer versions of SAI don't have some brush settings but you can download them here: comments.deviantart.com/1/4307…



FAQ:
- you need a TABLET for these to work as you need pen pressure which a mouse does not have
- if these aren't working, it is most likely a problem with your SAI
- I don't know how to fix issues with brush settings not saving sorry!


Thought I'd share some of my brushes since a couple of people have asked <3

These are my favourites/the ones I use most C:

1. Painting Brush: The Brush I use for most of my painting. It blends really nicely but you have to merge all your layers. It's nice and smooth and especially good for grass, fur, and small details.

2. Marker Tool: I mostly use the Marker tool for sketching, because it's soft and subtle and lines just turn out so much nicer <3 Also good for bushes or leaves. (fav.me/d6v9lg6 as shown here) Picture above is a really bad example of what it is capable of, sorry ahaha :L

3. Pencil Tool: Basically the same as the pen tool you automatically get in SAI, but with slightly changed settings for sharp, crisp and smooth lines C: I always use this one for lineart.

4. Marker Tool #2: Completely different to marker tool one. I use this one to lay down my colours while painting and not much else. It blends ok. Reason I like it though because its really good to lay down the colours you're going to use, as it's slightly see through, without making it look messy.

5. Acrylic Tool: I really need to rename my tools pff. Basically the same as the previous tool but with much better blending.

6. Fur Tool: Although I've never actually found a use for this tool (sigh) it'd be really good for fur and I love the way it looks //v\ just haven't found a use for it yet.

7. Water Tool: Ahaha wow I use this tool way too much. I use it for getting my shading to look softer at some parts, I use it for blurring, blending, lighting, adding effects ect. ect. Its one of the tools that comes with Paint Tool SAI when you first get it but I think the settings are changed a bit.

How to make new brushes in SAI

Most of you probably already know how to make yourself brushes in SAI, but here it is just in case. Right click one of the light grey, empty boxes underneath your tools, and select a tool base. (for example pen, brush, marker, acrylic, eraser) This will be the starting point of your brush. then just edit the settings, and give it a name C:

Feel free to make/use these C:


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SymChi's avatar
SymChi|Student Digital Artist
Does this only work with a tablet? I use a mouse
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Isihock's avatar
yep, only works with a tablet!
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Chickadde1's avatar
Chickadde1|Student General Artist
Yes, it says in the description you need a tablet.
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SymChi's avatar
SymChi|Student Digital Artist
thanks :)
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Chickadde1|Student General Artist
no problem!
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Minewolf12's avatar
Minewolf12|Student Digital Artist
Racing Girl Emoji (You meanie) [V2] Thank You (18) 
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cadette100's avatar
cadette100|Hobbyist Digital Artist
these look really interesting i'll try them 
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Sarafelen's avatar
Sarafelen|Hobbyist Writer
Awesome! That really helped - thank you^^
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Isihock's avatar
I'm glad it helped! <3
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babyrice's avatar
Hey there!
I absolutely love these and added them all haha. I am a bit confused though, for the (simple circle) options, I don't have Stringy_M or Middle_Flat? I'm just curious on how you got those options in Sai? :v
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The-Ponygem|Hobbyist General Artist
I love the fifth one! Thank you so much for sharinge these~
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swooshDusk|Student Digital Artist
whats it like?
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FlyToTheStars|Hobbyist Digital Artist
These Are So Beautiful! Ill Definetly Make Them!
…Once I can find a not sketchy sai link (Sigh)
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tiny-bee-socks|Student Digital Artist
VileBile has one
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FlyToTheStars|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wait a secccccccccc
I cant find it? Sorry if I am being annoying
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FlyToTheStars|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankie UvU
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scramitsethan's avatar
i wanna know if paint tool sai can have like a lineart effect (like from jazza's lineart brush) or the Marker tool from firealpaca
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swooshDusk|Student Digital Artist
like an outline?
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scramitsethan's avatar
actually i found it in paint tool sai 2. you have to pick the brush shape Fine Flat then you can click the red arrow next to it and where it says auto change it to pen direction.
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swooshDusk|Student Digital Artist
oh okay. im confused what you meant
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Isihock's avatar
could you show me what you mean?
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swooshDusk|Student Digital Artist
i think they mean a stroke outline
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