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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 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: 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 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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lokidinasgard Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
Thanks so much! <3
RossoDecesso Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
How to download those brushes? Download button copying paint, not a brush folder.
HALO-Infinity Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
I found this very helpful :D
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
Wolfhunds Featured By Owner Edited Aug 26, 2014
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"...
happy-colors Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Thank you sooooo much for this !
timberlake01 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Fubukigallery Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist
i can not use the swatches :'(
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 :)
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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