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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:

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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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iLyriics Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's very helpful, thank you a lot!!!Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-02 (Kawaii) [V1] 
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isaacriomi Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for making this tutorial Kudryavka Noumi Kud (Masato Dance) [V10] 
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vanillablizzard Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This tutorial is amazing! I really want paint tool sai but unfortunately I don't think it's available for mac users... :<
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CrystalTheLuxio Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for this!! I recently switched to SAI after I got my Wacom, since the other programs I had didn't have very good tablet support, and SAI seemed to be the best option. I've been trying to figure it out, but it's been a struggle. I still have a long way to go, but this is helping me in the right direction!! :meow:
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Kyasai Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, this tutorial really helped me. This is explained in such explicit detailed and helped clarify a lot of things other tutorials did not cover, which of course, left me really confused and agitated. :')
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Pinetr33 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!! It helped me a LOT! :)
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SugArisaCookies Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist
This is so helpful! Thank you so much!~ I wonder how you guys make those thin lines though XD
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Black-Card Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
when do you know that you make your lines thicker and others kept thin?
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marianne-art Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you sooo much! Can I have your permission to translate it in French? Then you could be able to published it in French on your account.
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CoorTenshi Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
thanks for this tutorial is so good *V*
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