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Paint Tool SAI tutorial by rydi1689 Paint Tool SAI tutorial by rydi1689
Paint Tool SAI tutorial - Includes a summary of the workspace, the main tools and a definition of what each tool is and how to use them.

This tutorial is for everyone but specially aimed at PEOPLE WITHOUT TABLET because it's easy to do with a mouse and gives great results :D

Enjoy! If you have any question feel free to ask!


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:iconihasjessiekat:
IhasJessieKat Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks so much!!
yet I have paint tool sai 1 and I cant find the pen pressure tool...:p
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rydi1689 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can you send me a screenshot of your workspace in SAI so that I can take a look and see if I spot it for you? Remember that the pen pressure tool only appears and works in linework layers (not regular layers)
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IhasJessieKat Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ooh I think I got the layer wrong ^^;
but yeah maybe ill take a screenshot
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MissSonicFan Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist
Now I know what I'm doing in SAI with all the helpful definitions!

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rydi1689 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hahaha so glad it was of any help to you <333
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Kaoyux Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hi, I'm writing to let you know that I featured your tutorial in my Art Features journal :pointr: [link]
Please consider adding it to your favorites. Thank you for your time and the work you did in creating your Tutorial! ^o^
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rydi1689 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gracias ireisha!!! <3
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ndox9 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
question : how to make sharp edge at 90 degree angle with sai ?
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rydi1689 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you mean you flipped it 90 degrees and your lines aren't sharp? When you set the image back to its original angle the lines will look sharp :nod:.

If you meant something else, please specify a bit more :oops:.
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ndox9 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
no , i mean is just like "L" shape without flip and rotate the line :)
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Sevslover6195 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for this! No one ever makes tutorials for mouse users.
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rydi1689 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know how it feels to be a mouse user and have a hard time finding a tutorial that will suit your needs! So I made this for you all :3
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Sevslover6195 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug: It's been really helpful!
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ZeldaLinkForever Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This'll be very useful. thanks for posting it!
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Malinkaddict Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
Wow.I could use this tutorial.
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Akatskifairy101 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hello! um, i didnt quite get the use of e layer stuff and group things im kinda a noob so can u reply me a more simple description but in detail?like how do the layers affect the coloring? im sorry to be a bother. :iconomoplz:
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Seraphylia Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Well, if you work on just one layer, erasing things will be a bother, just test it out on two images. 1 with a layer for everything: Skin Eyes Hair Shirt Pants Shading-Skin Shading-Eye Shading-Hair Shading-Shirt and Shading-Pants

then do it on just one layer.
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Akatskifairy101 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh thank you! well for the past weeks i have been working on layers and i really like how they work. :iconteeheeplz:
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HelloDerex3 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
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rydi1689 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what's the matter? :)
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HelloDerex3 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This tutorial... is too helpful.
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ZeldaLinkForever Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what d'ya mean by too helpful?
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Brueissa Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
your tutorial was really helpful to me!! thanks!! :dance:
I just wanted to ask you how can we make the background transparent..
(sorry for my bad english ^^;)
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rydi1689 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can't ;_; not that I know of... What I do is save the file in .psd format, and then open it with photoshop. In photoshop it won't have background and it will let you save it as a backgroundless png. SAI can't save transparent backgrounds in png format (that I know of).
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Seraphylia Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You can go to Layer and go to Luminance - Transparency and it makes your picture transparent but only in SAI,.
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rydi1689 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Does it remain transparent once you render your picture into a .png file? :)
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Seraphylia Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Nope, it's just for sai. You would have to go to Paint.NET or Photoshop to render it transparent. Sai doesn't support direct transparencies...
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Brueissa Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
oh it's ok!! ^^
thank you anyway!! :hug:
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KageYokai Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great tutorial, although mine doesn't have the symbols, I have an English patched one.
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NatsukiNoHana Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you for offering a great tutorial for those of us without a tablet! <3
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Wandering-Heartbeat Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, myabe I can colour now, lol
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rydi1689 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Colour?? :noes: this is a LINEART tutorial... :slow:
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Wandering-Heartbeat Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
But you did say something about learning to colour.
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Black-Dragon167 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
I have a question... my version of Sai doesn't have any of the lineart tools. ^^; Know where I might get some?
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rydi1689 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I haven't heard of a version of SAI without lineart tools. Are you sure you are working on the linework layer? The one right next to the create new layer button, that has a pen over a sheet as icon, clic on it and it should automatically make the lineart tools available for you.
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
Wow, how helpful for mouse users!! Thanks for taking the time to create it :clap:
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rydi1689 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<333 mawww I was so tired when I first read this comment that I misread "mouse" for "some" :lol: and the comment didn't really make much sense, but now it does haha! Thanks dear <333
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
:hug::painter:
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amoon987 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really helpful

thank u
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rydi1689 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^ No problem!
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Artsyndic8 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Student
really helpfull in all but one area. you left out the masking tool and how to use it. also do you know how to use luminosity in sai?
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rydi1689 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Luminosity as in the layer mode?
I didn't explain masks because I don't use and probably don't know how to use masks in SAI, what is exactly a mask in SAI?
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Artsyndic8 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Student
yes luminosity the layer mode.
i really don't know who to use both of them and there are NO good tutorials on them anywhere i've checked. all i know is that they help with the lighting of pics which i'm really bad at so wanted to try them out
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rydi1689 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you know the dodge tool in Photoshop? The luminosity layer works in a similar way. If you have something coloured in a layer and you set that layer to luminosity the colours will change depending on what is beneath said layer, if there is no colour under that layer, then luminosity will make your colours appear as white.
I usually put luminosity layers OVER the coloured layers because when you paint in that separate layer you will brighten the colours in the layers beneath. So you'll be able to highlight and increase the brightness as you please. If you paint with a low brush oppacity on the layer set to luminosity it will brighten the colour, but if you apply a 100% oppacity brush stroke, it will appear as white, so it's a matter of knowing how to combine luminosity with high and low oppacity to achieve the desired effects.

I find that the luminosity layer on top of all the layers (one at the top of the layer box) will give neat effects, especially if I want to apply some sort of natural light atmosphere, it certainly looks like light and rays of light if you select yellowish colours and paint over the luminosity layer. I abused the luminosity layer mode in this sketch [link] I made the lineart, gave it some quick and rough colour (reddish in the bg) and then I added a layer on top and set it to luminosity and I painted with a orangeish-yellowish colour over it to achieve that burn-like efect and the rays of light. After that I used the water tool to blend it all a little because it looked too rough and I wanted to have a soft and warm atmosphere. This is another sample of lineart + luminosity [link] I drew it, painted it all in a light orange colour and then in a new layer set to luminosity, I made all the rays of light :)

But I don't really know about masks, I only use the clipping tool :slow: So I can't really teach you about masks... sorry!

I hope I could help you with the luminosity layer mode, if you didn't understand let me know and I might make a tut for it.
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Artsyndic8 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Student
:la:thanks alot!
yes i understood but it would help if i had a tutorial to refer to:D
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ThalonsLover Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very useful! I have so much trouble with lining with my tablet. I may try this...
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runordie90 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
Ty for this tutorial^^ i been soooo stupid i been using painttool sai for years (just for the fun of it) but i always had problems whit making the lineart straight cus of my shaky hands. i NEVER knew this tool even existed in sai and i been missing it so much. and now i just realise its been ther all along.... well ty for finaly teaching me this! going to go paint somthing now:P
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AnimalLover345 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
THANK YOU <33
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LynMimiChan Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Student General Artist
:O genial el tutorial amiga :D
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Minato-Kushina Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
Thank you much! Although I don't use SAI, I still got some nice tips from this. :hug:
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