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Easy Paint Tool SAI Tutorial The Basics *BGN* by Empty-Frames Easy Paint Tool SAI Tutorial The Basics *BGN* by Empty-Frames

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REDONE THE FIRST TUTORIAL

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So this is the First installment of my Easy Paint Tool SAI Complete Tutorial. Its long but I hope it helps >.<

This tutorial covers:

All menus along top bar: :bulletblue:File :bulletblue:Edit :bulletblue:Canvas :bulletblue:Layer :bulletblue:Selection :bulletblue:Filter :bulletblue:View :bulletblue:Window :bulletblue:Others

:bulletblue:All buttons in all menus apart from visual showing of Window features.

:bulletred:I have left out the linework menu options for the next tutorial.


In the next tutorial I will cover



(ongoing list)

:bulletgreen:All window features, which run down the left side of the default SAI program, what they do and the 'best' way to use them.
: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 editing of tools.

Please leave comments telling me what you thing, questions.. urm.. spelling errors etc :D



You may also find these thumbs interesting:

:bulletgreen:Easy Paint Tool SAI Complete Tutorial Part 2!:bulletgreen:

:bulletgreen: Easy Paint Tool SAI complete Tutorial Part 3! :bulletgreen:
SAI TOOL PRESETS
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
Pres

:bulletgreen:SAI Tool Presets:bulletgreen:

:bulletgreen:Major SAI Modifications:bulletgreen:
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TheRainHasCleared Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
i dont get why theres all these steps why cant you just color it like a normal person??? like MS paint!!?? why is it so complicated in TPS?? whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
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Empty-Frames Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Im not sure if this is sarcasm or not. Its simple. MS paint is for pratting around drawing naughty things and sending them to your mates during IT class at school. Paint Tool SAI is a professional program with a multitude of settings and tools to tailor your drawing experience to how you like to draw.
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TheRainHasCleared Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
i aint bein sarcastic
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AbankUni Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
thank for your knowledge 
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lop761 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
how do you use sai correctly
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Empty-Frames Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Umm well this is what this tutorial explains? if you want to know how to draw, I suggest looking up drawing tutorials. This is just so people know their way around the program, not how to get better as an artist, as it would be rather hypocritical of me to boast that I know how to draw.
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lop761 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
on a pony edit or vector
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SnowblindOtter Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, now I have a quick question. The SAI I use I think has all of the features of the full(I'm not sure. I got it from my girlfriend, and she paid for my copy, I believe), but I found a problem in editing the personalized keyboard shortcuts. I changed the shortcuts for the rotation and zoom buttons so I could zoom in and rotate without changing tools on the fly, but the shortcuts apparently broke. Any tips?
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Empty-Frames Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Have you tried resetting the shortcuts? i have all my shortcuts using the alt button, so alt 1 increases my zoom etc i dont just use a single letter or number, as it confuses me and they dont always respond. I find using alt ctrl or shift as a control for the shortcuts is best.
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SnowblindOtter Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I actually think I figured it out...the semicolon key doesn't seem to work at all in the program, which is strange. Think somebody dropped the ball on that one...
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Empty-Frames Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh. huh, how strange lol. I'm glad you figured it out though
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SnowblindOtter Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A bunch of keys don't respond. Which is strange...but oh well. SAI works well enough for drawing! Good enough for me
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Empty-Frames Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah i see. fickle sai.
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SnowblindOtter Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup.
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Momokoi Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanksssss this is very helpful :D
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AbraMichelle Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. I am actually looking forward to more. Paint Took SAI gives me headaches. :(
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Empty-Frames Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The next installment is now up. [link]

I hope you find it useful. If you need to know anything comment on there and I will add it to the list of things to cover.
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Empty-Frames Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ive had to take a small break from working on the second one as the computer i use to do this tutorial has been in the shop, but i should be back to working on it next week ^.^ I'm glad its helping people
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KawaiiStarKirby Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I cant download it...
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Empty-Frames Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The next installment is now up. [link]

I hope you find it useful. If you need to know anything comment on there and I will add it to the list of things to cover.
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Empty-Frames Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you cant download what?
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KawaiiStarKirby Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Paint tool sai
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Empty-Frames Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I got banned temporarily for helping people download it so I'm afraid I cant help you. If you look around on google I'm sure you'll find somewhere, or someone on dA willing to send you their copy
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KawaiiStarKirby Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Ok
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InuyashaGoldensEyes Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Do you have a link to download Paint tool Sai??
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Empty-Frames Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I got mine off of a friend but if you google easy paint tool said free full download a site called sai.detstwo or something, should be in the search results, i've heard thats a good one to use
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InuyashaGoldensEyes Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much ^^
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Prasadstudios Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Many Thanks to you
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Prasadstudios Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
your tutorials are more use full to us
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Prasadstudios Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Many Thanks to you
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Empty-Frames Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The next installment is now up. [link]

I hope you find it useful. If you need to know anything comment on there and I will add it to the list of things to cover.
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keefsey Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
nice guide. I use Ctrl + H a lot to hide the marquee (marching ants) of a selected area as well
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Empty-Frames Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The next installment is now up. [link]

I hope you find it useful. If you need to know anything comment on there and I will add it to the list of things to cover.

Thank you for your contribution to this tutorial. I have included your Ctrl+H tip :3
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Empty-Frames Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have never really seen the need to do that but I will include it in the tutorials for those who might.
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Asmodexus Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
I do have one question that I can not seem to find in any tutorial.
How do I open files that I have from other programs? Or for example if I have lineart that I scanned how do I get it into my clipboard?
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Empty-Frames Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The next installment is now up. [link]

I hope you find it useful. If you need to know anything comment on there and I will add it to the list of things to cover.
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Empty-Frames Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if you go to File > Open: a folder will open up and from there you can choose the folders you wish to look through.
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Asmodexus Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
>< I swear I am not stupid, for some reason when I first got the program it would not do that, it would open to a screen with one folder and none of my files would show up. Thank you XD.
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Empty-Frames Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its ok and i dont think you're stupid :3
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Sphi-II Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What's the difference between Easy Paint Tool SAI and normal?
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Empty-Frames Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you mean Microsoft Paint?

Easy Paint Tool SAI and MS Paint are made by different companies, and other than the fact that they are both meant for drawing, they are totally different.
MS Paint works with pixels VERY limited tools, no ability to blur and very limited colors.
Easy Paint Tool SAI has layers, blur tools, watercolors, markers, linear layers so you can do point to point lineart, its more like photoshop than MS Paint.
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Sphi-II Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Er, I meant the difference between easy Paint Tool SAI and normal Paint Tool SAI. Are they the same thing?
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Empty-Frames Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its the same thing
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Sphi-II Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, okay. :doh: Sorry for the trouble!
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:iconempty-frames:
Empty-Frames Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its fine :D no trouble at all
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sailorsilverstar Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE THIS!!! THANK YOU!!!:tighthug:

If you could do something exactly like this but with the tools and layers etc etc
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Empty-Frames Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The next installment is now up. [link]

I hope you find it useful. If you need to know anything comment on there and I will add it to the list of things to cover.
I am sorry for such a long wait for this new tutorial. I was having computer troubles, and it was hard doing it right on my laptop, as I have no photoshop. However, you asked for a tutorial covering the tools and layers and such, and as promised, here is the color and tools panel section.
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sailorsilverstar Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :tighthug: i cant wait for the next one!!! :happybounce:
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Empty-Frames Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well theres two others up (in the description you can see the thumbs) and ill be working on the 4th soon.
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sailorsilverstar Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:happybounce: thank you again!! :worship:
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