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Coloring Tutorial and Sai Tips by DyMaraway Coloring Tutorial and Sai Tips by DyMaraway
I really hope this will be useful for some people. I know I'm not saying anything "new" but I've did my best to include some stuff that usually i don't read at some SAI or coloring tutorials.

Thanks if you read it all. I know sometimes it might be boring, having so much text for a simple coloring step, but as english isn't my main language, I felt I had to be more specific with descriptions -anyways, sorry if my english isn't good enough or sounds like when a song is played over and ooooover again-

>3< Fullview of course, or you won't read anything hehehe.

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OMAGAH I GOT A DD!!! THANKS TO EVERYONEEEE! *3* THIS IS MY FIRST DD AND I'M SOOOO HAPPY!
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***COLORING TUTORIAL AND SAI TIPS:
PART 1 [link]
PART 2 [link]
PART 3 [link]


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***Translations:

:iconquest-akane:
PART 1 (RUSSIAN): [link]

:iconspaghettiarm-deidara:
PART 1 (GERMAN): [link]

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Please read every tutoria and every answer for the FAQ section at this description very well before asking something.

Feel free to ask anything related to SAI and this tutorial.

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***DOWNLOADS:

Elemap Tones, Papertex, Brushform, Brushtex Files: [link] (Just extract them and copy-paste them inside your SAI main folder overwriting the existing files)

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F.A.Q:
(updated 15/01/2012)

"WHERE CAN I GET SAI?"
[link] this is the official site, where you can get a free trial for one month, after that you must buy it..... yes, piracy DOES exist but i won't tell you where.

"CAN I DO THIS WITHOUT A TABLET?"
It's not easy, but yes, you can. The result might not be exactly the same but you can get a similar work. But you have to arrange the transparency and other features of each brush to achieve certain effects. How? Well, i don't know, i don't paint with my mouse for more than 3 years so i forgot how to do it.

"CAN I USE THIS WITH OTHER PROGRAMS?"
Yes, you can. Not everything, but at least the coloring technique.

"IS THERE SAI VERSION FOR MAC?"
No, but there are other good programs for MAC, you can try those.

"WHAT'S THE SUPR BUTTON?"
Sorry people, i don't own a laptop with the keyboard in english, so i think you have it as "delete"

"CAN YOU SHARE YOUR WATERCOLOR BRUSH SETTINGS?"
[link]

"CAN YOU SHARE YOUR REDJUICE BRUSH SETTINGS?"
[link]

"CAN YOU SHARE YOUR CHARCOAL BRUSH SETTINGS?"
[link]
The texture and the brush tip can be found at the download section of this description.

"WHITE LAYER AND DARK LAYER... I JUST DON'T GET IT"
[link] check this small pic to understand how to arrange them. Why do i use them? As you see, i paint and my color doesn't respect the lineart at first, so i erase later... to find every part that i wanna erase, instead looking at a white background i use the dark layer. Also, if the white layer is well done enough, i can select it, invert it and erase the parts that i don't need without using the eraser -which takes more time-
=A= well... as it's kinda hard to explain and stuff... I've made another pic to explain it as a step by step... Some of you might notice the good side of using both... if you don't it's fine... that step is optional anyway. [link]

Anyway a lot of people asks me this even if the answer is big, with examples and clear, so i won't reply to that question again.

"HOW CAN I MAKE MY OWN BRUSH"
Read the part 2 please *link at the begining*
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Coloring Tutorial and Sai Tips by =dymaraway A straight forward and easy to understand, yet detailed tutorial on painting in SAI ( Suggested by Wlotus-2307 and Featured by shelldevil )
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PotatOS10 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for the tutorial 0v0
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MeoowP Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Question; How do I "get" the dark layer? c; 
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Lackadaisical-Artist Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
just create a new layer and use the bucket tool and fill it with a dark color. Then just place the "dark" layer under everything.

[Liner Art]
[Color]
[White Layer]
[Dark Layer]
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MeoowP Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Oh... thanks, haha! Thought you used a special effedt the program had Ai Fuyuumi (Blush) [V1] 
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Kamihanaki Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't have Sai, (I use PS) but this is a really hand guide for almost anyone who wants tips for coloring digitally, I think. The results are so vibrant and bold, this is really great. Thank you for sharing.
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Furansessu Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love your tutorial Hatsune Miku-15 (Happy) 
but i have problem regarding the transparent brush (the tiny thing which i just know)
mine doesn't erase the same brush settings (ink pen/pen/watercolour/etc) but it erases everything Hatsune Miku-07 (Cries) 
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mzclark Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
So happy I reviewed youir tutorial.There are some things i did not understand the 1st time. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!Hug :happybounce: 
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Renttelb17 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is great - thanks! :)
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Tioluko Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
All Hail The Transparent Brush !!!!

Thank you very much for showing it xD
I guess I can improve a little more now :la:
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TheFabBerta Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so great! Thank you for ALL the details I learnt some "secrets" I didn't know about SAI yet. ;3
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