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Easy Paint Tool SAI Complete Tutorial Part 3 by Empty-Frames Easy Paint Tool SAI Complete Tutorial Part 3 by Empty-Frames
This tutorial covers:
:bulletblue: The brush settings for "Blend" "Size" & "Dens"
:bulletblue: Creating your own brushes
:bulletblue: Textures
:bulletblue: Duplicating tools

I thought I'd just put creating brushes as one tutorial on its own, instead of throwing it in with other things.

The next tutorials will cover:
:bulletgreen:Linework layer, its menu buttons and tools.
:bulletgreen:Normal layer and its tools.
:bulletgreen:Hue and Saturation controls.
:bulletgreen:Brightness and Contrast controls.
:bulletgreen:The Layer Panel

Tutorial Parts-
Part 1
Part 2

If your Easy Paint Tool Sai DOESNT have tools (or if you messed them up and cant get them back to normal)

1) Right click on a blank tool square

It will then come up with a list of options.
Choose the tool you wish to make. Heres my order:

Click PEN a new PEN tool will come up.

To make basic pen set the little slide bars too -
Normal/Multiply- Normal
Edge shape - Last selection (Square)
Size - Any
Min size - 0%
Density - 98%-100%
Texture - None (A drop down box)
Layer - None (Another drop down box with canvas paper etc in it)

Tick advanced

Quality - 4 (Best)
Hardness - 0
Min density - o
Max density - 100%
HardSoft - 100

If you have any questions, feel free to ask me, comment on any of the tutorials and I'll answer and/or include it in the tutorial!!

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Laralaseena Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! This helped me a lot!
kenjiehimura96 Nov 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I was always so confused with all those settings~

You just made it clear :D
Empty-Frames Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! It can be a very confusing program!
Blackfur223 Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok I just downloaded the free version of sai, how do you get all of the brushes To Be Like How you wrote and drew things in this tutorial? My Brush is just a straight line it doesnt have like the fade out at the end, do i need a tablet for that? if not how?
Empty-Frames Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah you need a tablet with pressure sensitivity. The only way i can suggest getting tapered lines witout one (only for outlines though) is the lineart layers/vector layers where you can use the line and curve tool then use the pressure tool to change the pressure (line thickness) at certain points.
Blackfur223 Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
.-. im just gonna uninstall it lol i suck at things like that
Roxyreaper Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its not that hard.
Next to the new layer button above the layer panel thingo, is a button that looks like the new layer, but with the pen.
In that, you get "exclusive" tools. Then use the Line tool for basic lines, and use the edit tool to click in the middle to curve it about.
The pressure tool will give you the tips and different "sizes" in one stroke.

You should know what a pressure sensitive tablet is, but most "art" tablets have pressure sensitivity. If ya dont, then it senses how hard your pushing against the tablet with your tablet pen. It then translates this into thickness. You can also tweak it to make it lighter/darker with your pressure. Look up a wacom ad for a better explaination.
Blackfur223 Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, Ik my grandpa recently got a little wacom, the ones without a screen. Also we have a kindle so i have 3 things really.
Roxyreaper Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The wacoms are pressure sensitive, so that'll work without the lineart layer :3
The kindle...isnt that like an ebook carrier? Anyway, Im pretty sure kindles dont have pressure sensitivity.
Blackfur223 Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea they do And ik, thank chu :)
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