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Sai paint tool tutorial by dAiwon Sai paint tool tutorial by dAiwon
MAJOR EDIT: for those of you who already seen the tutorial you can see there are some changes but i've only added more info...the brushes you had in the old tut are still there plus a few new ones and better explained. i really hope this is useful cuz lol...its the best deviation i got lol
here is the old one if you think its more useful : [link]



warning! my english is not that good...so some sentences wont make sense.

second tut : [link] more of a drawing process


ahh...this was confusing to do,i probably left out a couple of things... oh well

first off...i made this tutorial at the request of :iconsyerahn:

now...to analyze the hieroglyphs i scribbled there.

the color part...its kinda important which color you chose to highlight with and which to 'shadow' with...the complementary theory of colors is what i learn in school(kinda) and is how i usually use them.

next...when opening a new file no matter what the height and width of the canvas, the resolution should always be the highest you can type.it is very important!resolution= how many pixels there are per inch

next...sketch something and the ink with S-7 <--- again important!!

next...shade with brush tool,its very useful because it can blend( you can also make custom brushes out of this so it can blend moar! :3 ) then do details with water 10 or oil water also,you can go and blend even more with water tool,but i usually avoid that cuz it makes a lot of mess!

next...the 'special' highlights and 'shadows' are made by the proprieties of layers :normal for normal state ..multiply darkens ... addition acts as a highlighter ... and %A%e(that how its written in my sai version) burns the drawing with the color you select! very important that you use these in moderation (as in using lowering the opacity of the layer)

thats kinda all

if anyone doesnt understand something please tell me so i can clarify.

some of the brushes here i found on devart or youtube, and some were default. but i dont remember from who orz. if you recognize them i would really like to credit them
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:icongalaxysplash:
GalaxySplash Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  New Deviant
how u make  thin the pen???
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:iconbebopsparkles:
BebopSparkles Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice tutorial :) Keep it up!
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:iconsthefanieyuki:
Sthefanieyuki Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
Perfect! Thank you! The best!
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:iconpyramina:
Pyramina Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
how do you make these brushes?
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:iconthanatosiruga:
ThanatosIruga Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you best tutorial *--*
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:iconlokidinasgard:
lokidinasgard Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
Thanks so much! <3
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:iconrossodecesso:
RossoDecesso Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
How to download those brushes? Download button copying paint, not a brush folder.
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:icondaiwon:
dAiwon Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
its not downloadable. you just right click on an empty slot in sai and put in the settings for whatever brush you want

sorry for late reply,im not active on this acc.i just logged in on this acc on a whim lol
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:iconnightangel-16:
NightAngel-16 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
I found this very helpful :D
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:icondarkshadow49:
Darkshadow49 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
omg thanks you so much for showing me the light... I like the tutorial already =D
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:iconwolfhunds:
Wolfhunds Featured By Owner Edited Aug 26, 2014  Student General Artist
Hey, in your pictures (and also in other people's videos, drawings...) it looks so unpixelised.. I mean, very nice graphics, no pixels at all.. But in my Paint Tool Sai... I'm surrounded by pixels. Do you have an idea how to fix it? Or why I have them?
And also, I don't have all your brushes, for exemple, the acrylic, the "awesome brush"...
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:iconhappy-colors:
happy-colors Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Thank you sooooo much for this !
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:icontimberlake01:
timberlake01 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Student General Artist
thanks
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:iconfubukigallery:
Fubukigallery Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist
i can not use the swatches :'(
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:iconsilencefalling:
silenceFalling Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Student General Artist
thank you this was super helpful, I really liked the part of changing the colour of the line art :)
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:iconmeejun:
MEEJUN Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Question~ > u < can u change the brush type in pencil? 
(I lost my graphic pen T u T)
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:iconpersephonekat:
PersephoneKat Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Student
This is so cool and helpful. Thank you!
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:icondaiwon:
dAiwon Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
yw~
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:iconmihaihen:
Mihaihen Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
i don't have a line art brush and i have no idea were to get it from ;_;
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:icondaiwon:
dAiwon Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
you make it
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:iconbura-san:
Bura-san Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Hi um... okay so i am doing a drawing and a while ago i figured out a way to be able to get a Multiply layer to be a normal layer with the effects of it being a Multiply layer at the same time (meaning that it still looks shaded but it is in the Normal layer format) but i completely forgot how to TT^TT if anyone has any ideas could you please help I DESPERATELY WANT TO REMEMBER THIS BECAUSE IT WAS SO FRIGGIN HELPFUL
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:icondaiwon:
dAiwon Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
you probably merged the two layers together but im not really sure or you reduced the opacity.

sorry for the late reply im not active on this account
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:iconbura-san:
Bura-san Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Okay thats not really jogging anything but ill keep at it ^^ but thank you for the advice anyways :D
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:iconsikobi-oturo:
Sikobi-Oturo Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
My Version of Sai doesn't have the Awesome Brush just regular Brush :( Do I need to buy the latest version??
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:icondaiwon:
dAiwon Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
no u need to create a new brush with the settings of the awesome brush.sorry for the late reply im not active on this account
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:iconaxiabetty:
axiabetty Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
with your tutorials I've improved in 15 days!!

but now I've changed again in sketching!! ---> axiabetty.deviantart.com/art/K…

THANKS!!!!!!!
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:icondaiwon:
dAiwon Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
im glad it helped you ^^ 

sorry for the late reply im not active on this account
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:iconaxiabetty:
axiabetty Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
it's ok don't worry XD
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:iconwhitemagicwolf:
WhiteMagicWolf Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This will be my new bible :D
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:icondaiwon:
dAiwon Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
im glad this is helpful ^^ 
sorry for the late reply im not active on this account
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:iconvitorsanches:
vitorsanches Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Good job, so much helpful, thanks :3
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:icondaiwon:
dAiwon Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
you're welcome~

sorry for the late reply im not active on this account
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:iconsunlightdawn:
SunLightDawn Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
super amazingly helpful, i just really need to buckle down and play with the setting which i dread l just want to know how to do it xD <~ le lazy

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:icondaiwon:
dAiwon Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
im glad it was helpful ^^

//punts ur lazy ass to mess with the settings lol

sorry for the late reply im not active on this account
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:iconsunlightdawn:
SunLightDawn Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
im not even sure what i commented on o....o <~is forgetfull
and you should add me on your active account? :D
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SxnrioChan Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
I don't want to bother you but if you know, how do I make my brushes pointy? Like how it looks more sharp in the ends but when I do it it's round now ;_;
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:icondaiwon:
dAiwon Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
pointy?it might be because of the pressure scale..im not really sure

sorry for the late reply im not active on this account
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:iconscourgexeveryoneotp:
ScourgeXEveryoneOTP Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
I need help with shading. The blur tool doesn't do anything, and the airbrush tool is cool, but it doesn't blur well. Help?
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:icondaiwon:
dAiwon Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
you could try applying different pressure on the tablet or try a different tool or mess with the settings 

sorry for the late reply im not active on this account
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:icongrimtuesday18:
GrimTuesday18 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
What version of paint tool sai is this?
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:icondaiwon:
dAiwon Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
i have no idea,i dont use sai paint tool anymore.
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:icongrimtuesday18:
GrimTuesday18 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
That's fine I actually figured it out a few days after I asked but thank you! c:
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:iconyami-angel-and-devil:
Can somebody please help me, I can't find luminosity in paint tool sai, when i click blend mode there is: normal, multiply, screen, addition, overlay and binary - but no luminosity :'(
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:iconcupidbuttonz:
CupidButtonz Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Check your version. Maybe it isn't in the version you are using , or it has a bug in it.
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:iconyami-angel-and-devil:
i found out that luminosity in my version is addition :)
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:iconcupidbuttonz:
CupidButtonz Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Glad you found it!
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:iconapplemintarts:
ApplemintArts Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student Artist
umm
i dont really use layers when i draw
are they that important?
if it is how do u use it?
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:icondaiwon:
dAiwon Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
they're not that important but they are useful especially if you want to have different effects.how to make one or how to change the property/type of the layer is explained in the tutorial. you can also use it if you to separate lineart from color for example or if you want to change the color of the lineart without changing the color of the whole painting or change the color of something specific. there are a lot of ways to use a layer but thats up to you on how to use it. its like painting in a different canvas but you can still see the original layer or layer underneath.

lol sorry for the long comment i hope this helps you
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:iconapplemintarts:
ApplemintArts Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Student Artist
ooh ok thx for the advice! :D
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AiriChanFP Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi i have a question, how did you get the brushes and stuff to the left side?? :3
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