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Coloring Tutorial and Sai Tips 3 by DyMaraway Coloring Tutorial and Sai Tips 3 by DyMaraway
***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]

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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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:iconaskshootingstar1234:
AskShootingStar1234 Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wait how do u increase the selection
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:iconthelala5:
TheLaLa5 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So useful :O
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:iconjamie5m:
Jamie5m Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!! <3
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:iconkaishima:
KaiShima Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Student Filmographer
how can i add more blend mode? TT^TT
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:iconspuggey:
spuggey Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant tutorials. Thank you!Clap 
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:iconnunnally-vi-america:
Nunnally-Vi-America Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The tutorials are awesome! However, the links in the descriptiongive out 500 Internal server error :c
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:iconcoloralchemy:
coloralchemy Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This tutorials are awesome (all three of them)! I am an traditional artist who want to start digital painting. First Sai was sooo hard to handle for me - you really helped me a lot - thank you!
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candidateX Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
hey your tutorials are really nice and fancy, but i have a problem at step 7.
i don' really get how you increase the selection, i thought i should use the Scale function, but this don't work smoothly.

can you help me?

love <3
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:iconangels-bookart:
Angels-Bookart Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Hey :) Thanks for your tutorial, it was really helpful ^^ [Link]
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:icondeshanrocks:
deshanrocks Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey I really want some help, for the red skirt bit you did, how did you get the water color tool to do that? I REALLY WANNA KNOW! thanks!
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CrazyfoxLady Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
Hello, hun, quick question- I'm not sure if you've answered this question before but is there a way you can make your lines look cleaner? 
I remember seeing it somewhere, it was a box you check maybe? The reason your writing looks perfect... something along those lines... 
Sorry if that's not clear.... ^^;

~Thank you for these, they have helped a lot! 
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DyMaraway Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
under the brushes you can find some icons that represent the edge of the tip. Maybe if you click one of them you can get a line as clean as you want.
dymaraway.deviantart.com/art/C…
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:iconcrazyfoxlady:
CrazyfoxLady Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Aahhhh, I see!! Thank you so so so much!! <3 
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CharoitShadow Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
is opacity lock and clipping group/layer clip the same?
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:icondymaraway:
DyMaraway Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
opacity lock: turn it on and you'll paint only on the drawing inside that layer (if you draw a square you can't fill the shape, but you can paint again the lines of that square) It's useful if you want to paint a lineart with different colors inside the same lineart of if you want to paint and blend inside one shape so it can look like a gradient.

clipping group: you have a layer with a shape on it. When you activate the clipping on the layer on top of it, you will paint on a different layer but ONLY on the space already painted on the layer under it. You can add many layers and clip all of them to the same shape as long as they are on top of it
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iamnothyper Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
your brush settings are down D;
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:iconpeekaopolis:
Peekaopolis Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
thank you so much for this...! my friend told me that Paint tool SAI was fairly easy to use and i got overwhelmed my first time using it and gave up (i'm used to using photoshop and its served it purpose decently but i started feeling that there was a huge limit on what i could do) but i tried SAI again and now i am a big fan!! and its all thanks to your easy to understand tutorials! thank you! >w<
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hanansaabira Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Make more tutorials! omg i LOVE your TUTORIALS!!
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:iconvinny-lloyd:
Vinny-Lloyd Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
Thank for the tutorial! You have nice sense of colors!!  Clap 
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:iconmarmo98:
marmo98 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
me encantan tus tutoriales, que pena no tenerlos en castellano.
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:iconxkittkattx:
xKittKattx Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow other tutorials i didn't get it but this one helped tons thanks :iconbunnyloveplz:
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:iconlizzie-spade:
Lizzie-Spade Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Bless your soul
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:iconojikiyowo:
OjiKiyowo Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Omg I always wanted to know how that color palette worked ;-;
Thank you so so much !! This really loved me :hug:
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OjiKiyowo Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
* helped 
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GlowingRadiance Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much ! I learned so much from all of your tutorials ! Yet, I still need more and more practice :D
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:iconjelaiann123:
jelaiann123 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you make it look so easy D: aaaaaaaaa!!
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:iconanime-hq-12345:
anime-hq-12345 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Student General Artist
How does one lock layers in SAI again?
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:iconcottoncattailtoony:
CottonCatTailToony Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
That's very nice job.
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WorldTraveler128 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
I have a small question for the outline part.. How do you make it non pixely like? I'm getting that result.
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:iconmee-lin:
Mee-Lin Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013   General Artist
Very nice tutorial. I like the tips for the hairs, the outline and the patterns.
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:iconshadetiger:
Shadetiger Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are EXTREMELY helpful! Thank you so much for making these! :D
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:iconapple-oni:
Apple-oni Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Esta muy padre el tutorial TwT acabas de quitarme un peso de encima jejejeje 
gracias por compartirlo nwn 
abrazos OwO 
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:iconkikuroyoukai:
KikuroYoukai Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, awesome, awesome, awesome!!!!
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:icongaitches:
Gaitches Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Oh this is gorgeous and it looks a lot easier than what I had imagined.  I was looking for an art noveau tutorial and stumbled upon this.  Thanks so much for sharing your expertise!  This was helpful!
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:iconoepulse:
OEPulse Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
your sketches are so much cleaner than mine>_>
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Darklinknrone Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
I think I will just watch you for this!!!! :iconplzzz:
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:icondoggieoh:
doggieoh Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist
How do you increase the selection in the outline part
Do you just use the select tool again?
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:iconareemus:
areemus Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can u plz tell me where i can download this Sai?
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:iconderse-dreamers:
derse-dreamers Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
read the description
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:iconnicoflare:
nicoflare Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
what's the locking layer for?
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:iconixxogu:
Ixxogu Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
awesome! and how do i increase selection?
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:iconof-the-skies:
of-the-skies Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How do you increase selection? :la:
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:icondo7anii:
Do7anii Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg, thank you!!! <3 :la:
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BEGIN---END Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student General Artist
when you say extract the file then copy-paste it to overwrite the old files..i got confused....how do you just copy-paste it overwriting the files? please help?
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Yurinoki Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Copy paste it, then when it says "Do you want to overwrite"? Click yes. This will make the files you extracted replace the old files you already have.
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:iconzed-j:
Zed-J Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the tutorial it really helped me QwQ<3
i kinda of used ur tutorial and here is my result ->[link]

i hope you really like it i've credit you in the description x3
thanks again <3
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:iconakatsukisunshine:
akatsukisunshine Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow that is stunning but im going to have to read that tutorial about 5 more times before i actually understand it xD Amazing job though
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DyMaraway Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD it's not as complicated as it looks, you can practice with small shapes until you get used to it
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safirafannyhibiki Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
wah, your tutorial is kawaiii. can you make some again? about how to draw hand and draw and colouring eye? thanks for your tutorials
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:icondymaraway:
DyMaraway Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:> I'll take that in mind for a new tuto
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