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Painting and Paint Tool Sai tips by moni158 Painting and Paint Tool Sai tips by moni158
I don't know what I would do without my paint tool sai...:iconotlplz:

Sorry its all handwritten...the one thing Sai lacks is any vector and text tools :/

Here is my drawing/painting process and tips on all my fav tools!

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Akatskifairy101 Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
one question, all in one layer?
Martianworks Dec 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I was wondering if you could help, i don't seem to have the xShape_arrow, and i don't seem to have the start-sai.exe, im stumped as to why this is because i have bought Sai
moni158 Dec 20, 2013  Student Filmographer
I got mine with my sai. But I had to add the flat brush which I would prefer over the x shape arrow.

Brushes are very easy to add in Sai :D I'm just trying to remember where I got it OTL

Martianworks Dec 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i finally figured out what was going on, i had to many elemaps, sai can only load so many XD

sceneecupcake Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very helpful, I'll be using this for my next painting! Thank you! <3
pHuezo Nov 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Im really gonna try this!  > < I really love your paint style > ^ <
SteelWing1 Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
When setting down the base color, do you use the paint bucket tool or just do it manually?
Uchiha-Evelene18 Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't have the edit and pressure tool in Paint Tool Sai..
Anybody plz help! I really need it! :(
LuminousValor Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The tools you mentioned are not included in the regular layers in Paint Tool SAI, they are included in a different type of layer (called either the vector or linework layer) 
You get that layer by going to the normal place where you press to add a layer, go to the layer icon and slide your mouse to the right. There should be an icon with a piece of paper with a pen over it. That is the vector layer, which is where the edit and pressure tool are available to you. 
I hope I didn't give you useless info that you already know, but there isn't really any other way to explain it and I don't know why you wouldn't have those tools in the vector layer selection...I really hope I helped you a little though!
(just read the date of the comment probably know all this by now derp but I wrote alot so I'll post it to you just in case)
Uchiha-Evelene18 Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My good friend of mine told me this one and I've been working with SAI quite well :)
Thanks for the tip, though I'll share this to my fellow deviants and friends out there :D
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