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Here is the first tutorial in a set of Paint Tool SAI tutorials that I am making. I thought that a settings tutorial would be the best to post first, as I will refer to this tutorial in future tutorials.

I hope I explained everything well. Please let me know if you have any suggestions.

For more Paint Tool SAI tutorials, visit my tutorial website!

WOW! Thank you so much for the daily deviation!!! It is quite an honor! Thank you!!! :)
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Daily Deviation

Given 2012-06-10
Tool Settings Tutorial - Paint Tool SAI by *MaakuCat also suggested by ~Rosella-of-Daventry ( Suggested by MissDidichan and Featured by Elandria )
Krinmu Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
The pen pressure doesn't seem to be working!It's worked before on some other software but not here:baffled: . any suggestions?
AdvanceRun Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do I make a slide show like this ?  Also, do you know how to upload videos so they play directly in Deviant art ?
Be7AMod Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have something i want to say, how to get all drawing tools?

you know the default, but there are more, like (Line or line rotate tool).
AdvanceRun Featured By Owner Edited Sep 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 I think to do that, you'd select the Edit , option in the line work window . Or to rotate canvas hold space bar and   Alt .
mrsmile10 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015
thanks for this. i really needed it
FennecFe Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your so helpful thanks so much!
Carolina22 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much!! Really helpful!
BlazingDragonLord Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you so much! I could really use this!
Dareverius Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
the hard-soft and the press options...doesnt appear on my SAI...WHY?! help D: i want so much to have custom brushes

I have a Wacom Intuos,if this information helps
iamazoroark Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
How do I change the strength of the simple circle brush? :c
CloudDashieART Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, nice tutorial!! thank you so much!
chani14 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 24, 2015
This could help me to use the materials sooo~! thank you~!<3 ///^^///
HedgeCatDragonix Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My Advanced Settings are greyed out ;3;
Ewalynn Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the tutorial!
chaosmarine125 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice tut. When i try to access your site it says "This webpage is not available" but i can access other sites normally. I'm using chrome could that be it? I also tried firefox and got the same result. 

Something wrong or is it just me?
PaintbrushPonyArtist Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope I've gotten the same problem :I
breeyawnuh Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
this is extremely helpful! thank you so much!
nanakah Featured By Owner May 26, 2015
Thank you! :) I had been away from digital art for a while and this was a great help to getting back on track with Sai.
AdvanceRun Featured By Owner Edited May 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What does the " Quality " setting adjust ? When I make a new brush , that is one of the adjustments for it :
  I don't notice what its doing .  It has four number  settings> 

1- Fastest , 4- Smoothest .  What is this effecting ? 

Update, never mind, I see you answered this. Thanks a lot. 
SakuraPetal91 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dakimomoe Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I "oh"ed all the way, very informative, thanks!
darkstormangel16 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!!!! I'm a noob at SAI and I really needed this
reliikkiART Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Student General Artist
You can also set tools with their own stabilizer, if you need an exact one with specific tools! (just double click the brush)
BrianRA Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you, very helpful Inspiration 
An-Pseudonymous Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Animekowa Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
AWESOME!! Thx for this tutorial :) <3
ughidan Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh my god r u kidding me
it was that easy to add a new tool
i spent like 2 hours of freaking out and getting super pissed off trying to google it and pressed like every button and it was literally as easy as right clicking
im so angry yet relieved
thank u ur my savior <3
ChichiTrain Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
thanks it helped a lot!
debellischew Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
nice tutorial. very good
I used to draw with paint tool sai but I changed to Mac later and I could not find paint tool sai Mac version. Now  I used  paint tool sai on win and  a good tool Alternative to Paint tool for Mac  named MyBrushes to draw. 
One-Eco Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Great tutorial, hope this make SAI more easy to understand while i'm drawing!
GrungeWerXshop Featured By Owner Edited Jan 2, 2015   Writer
This is one of the easiest to understand, yet comprehensive Paint Tool Sai tutorials I've ever seen. I've been using Sai for a while, and learned something new just in the first couple of pages, LOL. Thanks SO much. I could watch PTSai flash tutorials like this all day.

Do you ever plan on creating some more advanced tutorials on how settings can be used/adjusted to create custom brushes and how the different brushes work? ^_^
MistytheRandomFreak Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
May i have a download link for SAI? I keep finding the wrong links that give me some weird stuff.
bara-lord Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You can get the trail version/pay for it here:
Or you can download the crack version here (which I used):…
MistytheRandomFreak Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!
SprittyOwO Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DO we need a tablet with sensitivity settng?
Tsukinoshinchu Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
Yeah, if you want to use the pen sensitivity you need a tablet.
SprittyOwO Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Daydreamr42 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
the advanced settings aren't exactly working for me. The brush strokes are bulky and don't end with a smooth thin result. I've tried all the settings but nothing is happening. Can someone help?
nicolft Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pen pressure sensitivity? o;
Daydreamr42 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Yeah :/
Which tablet do you use ? SAI is know for pen pressure issues.
Daydreamr42 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I use a mono price tablet
Tsukinoshinchu Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015…

Maybe you should try this ?
I had some drivers issue with my tablet before and I do something similar and everything work now.
Try to uninstall and reinstall SAI after doing that but if you have custom brushes, save their settings before doing this !
Daydreamr42 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Ok thank you
Bubblekhaos Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
the website doesn't work anymore Hiyori Crying Icon 
splashkitty101 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Student Artist
how do I download paint tool sai D:
Soviet-Mushroom Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
well, you technically need a license for it ( although you can try it out with the trial verson for a month
splashkitty101 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Student Artist
it didn't work sadly but thanks
xStrawberryDragon123 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very helpful!
I've been using paint tool sai for a while, and didn't know you could add more tools!
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