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ColoringTutorial and Sai Tips2 by DyMaraway ColoringTutorial and Sai Tips2 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]

: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"
e_eU rly?... ahh... this is the tutorial where you must learn it... read it again plz.
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:iconsmudge-proof:
Smudge-Proof Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
This series is highly useful.
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:iconjustsimone:
JustSimone Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
I can't get the brush to be thick and then thin.. Anyone?
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:iconnommypanda:
NommyPanda Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i think you mean either the sensitivity setting or you can just press the [ and ] buttons to make the brush, pen, eraser thin and thick :) let me know if you mean something different :3 
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MTheLittleMonsta Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
thanks for the tutorial. It was really helpful and made me feel safe with what I was doing to create new brushes. but I'm still confused of the "blotmap" thing. Could you explain that once?
And for what exactly is it helpful? I'm a little confused, since you normally only need to use the elemap and texture to create features for a new brush. But I don't get what the blotmap is doing ._.
or am I a complete idiot?
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:iconhaiikuu:
haiikuu Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When I make a new brush how do I save it :o? It seems to disappear when I close and reopen Sai.
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:iconsireinita:
Sireinita Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
thanks so much for the tutorial, it is really helpful! but, the link for you watercolor brush settings doesn't work... do you think you could update it? thank you! ♥
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:iconnyfix:
Nyfix Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Student
this is a great tutorial! however it's a little hard to keep reading it because of the strong color you used for the background
i suggest a softer color next time-
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:iconkirenfox:
kirenFox Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
омг, да и еще на русском *W* Спасибоооо вам ^^
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:icongeneralbluearcher:
GeneralBlueArcher Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
Aww, I can't insert the brush inside the paint tool sai. :'( And I was so excited to try what you taught. </3 *sobs* 
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CharlemagneXVI Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy hell, thanks for this.
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:iconwitchpowerlove:
witchpowerlove Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Professional Filmographer
hello ^^
first i wanted to thank you ^3^ this is the best tutorial i ever saw ♥
i read everything ~but i have a small question!
i see in the part you have a pic of your tools , there are a lot of brushes did you make most of them ?
my SAI doesn't have some of these like Pixel ,acrylic, charcoal..etc ~!
i'm sorry to bother you, but i hope you have the time to reply ♥

thank you ^_^
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:iconmaki-chii:
Maki-chii Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I did all what was written under the Brushtex tutorila,but it still don't work....

please help me Q_Q

(I do use Sai cracked version )
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:iconfairytailsuperfan:
fairytailsuperfan Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
thank you but at the beginning of the tutorial, you show the different type if brushes, how come mine do NOT look AT ALL like yours?
1. It's just a big blur.
2. How come at the end of the line, it gets thin?
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:iconmthelittlemonsta:
MTheLittleMonsta Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
hey c:

I'm not sure about the "big blur" thing.
but to the second thing: it's because of the pressure you put on the pen. if you put the same pressure on it all the time it shouldn't get thin at the end c:

hope that still helps.
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:iconcottoncattailtoony:
CottonCatTailToony Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I love that how to make a different brush.
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:iconchameleongirl-andrea:
ChameleonGirl-Andrea Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
What Font Did U Used For The Title Like "Stabilizer,Brush textures,Brush (tip)" Its Just SO CUTE
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:iconchameleongirl-andrea:
ChameleonGirl-Andrea Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Thanks :3
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:iconbuirekey:
BuiRekey Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
excuse me, I have do like that, but it fail...
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:iconsegikuchikiatsu:
SegikuchiKiatsu Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
[link] - I have the same kind of circle like you have there above. But I just keep wondering what did you mean by: "Draw a shape inside the circle (and save the files inside "elemap"). I'm just too afraid of that I'm going to ruin my picture even though I have the original one. :'D So... what kind of shape? I just made a little question so big. This just bothers me.

A pic would be nice. n____n
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:icondarklinknrone:
Darklinknrone Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
whhaaaaa this is so easy to understand!!!
Thank you ;)
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:icon0catarina0:
0Catarina0 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
THANKS A LOT :heart:
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:iconsmudge-proof:
Smudge-Proof Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, I had no idea how to make brushes or textures myself. Thanks!
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:iconrayrin:
rayrin Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This has all the answers to the questions I've been looking for! Thank you so much, thank you! :hug:
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:icondiva42:
diva42 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank You!
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:iconpixie-monster:
Pixie-Monster Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Thank you for sharing your tips and brushes :) I was so clueless when I first started with SAI, your resources /and some YouTube videos, heh) really helped! I've become particularly fond of the brush you called "Chunky" and it will probably be one of my most used for digital painting ( [link] [link] ) :heart:
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:iconcelestalchan:
celestalchan Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The texture thing didn't work for me I:
Or maybe I'm just doing it wrong -,-

Sorry just want to make a manga through sai...
Probably won't work but it would be nice to try
Also just to have textures will be nice

blah, well in all it's really helpful, so thanks so much for making this!~ ^^
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:iconkairou-no-kimi:
Kairou-no-Kimi Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the tutorial! But I have an issue when attempting to make my own texture -.- So I took an existing texture, pasted my texture onto the canvas and used the "save as" option. Then I went to the notepad (the one for brush text) and typed it in... but when I open SAI again, the texture isn't in the drop down box. Did I miss something?
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:iconnicoflare:
nicoflare Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
omg this bucking awesome i love you for the rest of my life thank you thank you thank you :tighthug:
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:iconamayaangeline:
amayaangeline Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow I've never seen this kind of tutorial!! Thanks!! :iconyuihugplz:
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:iconmsbiffy:
MsBiffy Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Making textures doesn't work for me, although brush tips do.
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:icongagomonseiga:
GagomonSeiga Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
ummm when I use the select tool to transform something, it looks all blurry when transformed
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:iconyuki-ryu-xiii:
Yuki-ryu-XIII Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist
Very useful! Plus, I'm working in a painting that obligate me to se how works the custom brushes, and this will help so much!
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marina1agathe Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
I don't understand how to have the dots :( and etc....:'(
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:iconmikonee-chan:
Mikonee-chan Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for that, it has exactly the answers to the questions I had! Really, it is wonderful !
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:iconlonewintress:
LoneWintress Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't save the notepad file. x_x
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MariStar1-KHR Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
BTW, your icon is sooo cute!! >///w//< :squee:
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:iconmaristar1-khr:
MariStar1-KHR Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank You sooo much for the tutorial!! :iconsmilieplz:
I found many things useful, especially the stabilizer tool!! :iconlove1plz::iconlove2plz: XD
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:iconveritorojas:
VeritoRojas Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hola! Lo he traducido al espaņol para aquellos hispanohablantes de DeviantArt ^^ Gracias por este material, espero traducir el tercer tutorial pronto

[link]
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:icondymaraway:
DyMaraway Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) orale pues gracias
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VeritoRojas Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^ a ti!
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:icon95tifany:
95Tifany Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
i cant find the fringe effect?
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:icondymaraway:
DyMaraway Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
maybe your sai doesn't have it? i don't know. Some users tell me they can't find some stuff that I write at my tutorials ;3;
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:iconghinablue:
GhinaBlue Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Why I can't do this on W7 ?
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:icondymaraway:
DyMaraway Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah.... ovo i don't know...
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:iconkaoyux:
Kaoyux Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
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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:icondymaraway:
DyMaraway Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omfg! thank you! ;A;
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Sp3ctrum-Insanity Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
What programs DO you recommend for a Mac?
I tried to get SAI on parallels on my Mac, pen pressure didn't work.
And I tried to get Clip Paint Lad, but I couldn't find an english version or an english patch, plus the japanese free trial from the official website won't work for me.
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:icondymaraway:
DyMaraway Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't have a MAC...and SAI for MAC with no pressure... isn't the same.
So, i don't know the answer.
Is there an IllustStudio version for MAC? that program is nice and very popular lately
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matty4z Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
i was hoping it was an inkscape 1 for sec V_V
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:icondymaraway:
DyMaraway Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD sorry?
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