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Rosekitten Rosekitten is offline
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Default SAI tips   #1  
So known to a few I started drawing again. Slow process as I'm working on going through the human figure step by step. Come to find out there are certain parts I hate worse then hands actually. But anyway...

I use SAI as my main program (don't bring it up in here that you think PS is better, I have PS and certain things yes are easier or better in the program). I was curious if anyone had any settings or tips that they liked from the program. Seeing as I got a new tablet recently I've been playing with the settings to find ones I personally like.

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Old Posted 04-05-2013, 07:36 PM Reply With Quote  
Default   #2   Liethell Liethell is offline
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I love using paint tool SAI. It's just easier to use sometimes. I think I can help you find some good things for SAI, if you won't mind it.

Most times, when you get a new brush, you're just copying someone else's settings, but sometimes you'll need to download a texture or brush shape of some kind, and I've found a download pack or two that make your brushes all the better.

This pack Is probably the most well rounded download pack for SAI I've found. It includes textures, brush shapes, brush textures, and brushes themselves.

Does that help at all?
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Lawtan Lawtan is offline
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What's SAI? *Keeps getting acronyms on google search*
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Old Posted 12-06-2013, 03:10 PM Reply With Quote  
Default   #4   Liethell Liethell is offline
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Paint Tool Sai is the full name. SAI is a digital art program that's made to replicate the way traditional art feels. It's one of the more popular art programs out there, and it's pretty intuitive and easy to use. I've heard it called the most user-friendly program out there!

Of course, the program doesn't offer everything photoshop does, since photoshop is much bigger and capable of much more, but SAI makes the actual drawing and painting portion of creating digital art easier and more accessible. Two really neat tools to note are the vector line tool, which makes vector lines much easier than photoshop's tool, and the stabilizer, which intentionally slows your pen down to make smooth and flawless lines.

As the wikipedia says, you have to pay for the program, but I believe it's also one of the more pirated art programs out there.

Personally, I think it's one of the best programs and I use it about 60-80% of the time, depending on what project I'm working on. I think the only downside is the limits on the brushes that SAI has--typically, you're limited to the texture, brush shape, and whatever settings there already are on the brush. I use Photoshop for a lot of my specialized brushes and all. Secondly, it's a lightweight program and doesn't make your computer run too hot, but it also means it doesn't have the neat features that Photoshop has, like text and filters. I've found it most useful for replicating anime or comic-y styles, but I've seen some incredibly realistic paintings come out of it.
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Old Posted 12-06-2013, 04:53 PM Reply With Quote  
Lawtan Lawtan is offline
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Liethell, I'll need to look for that, then.
...also, Rose, what is that bird you have there?
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Old Posted 12-06-2013, 05:19 PM Reply With Quote  
Default   #6   Liethell Liethell is offline
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Of course. If you need help looking for SAI, just PM me or something! I can also help you set it up or show you how to use it.
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By the way, there's a new SAI (Paint Tool SAI 2), in case you all were interested. Currently in beta.

http://www.systemax.jp/ja/sai/devdept.html
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Default   #8   Lawtan Lawtan is offline
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Yay! *spins Espy around in a hug* thanks!
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...-twitches slightly at hug- I don't do hugs, usually, remember.
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Default   #10   Lawtan Lawtan is offline
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-sighs- yeah. Didn't know that included online, though.
*gets an mischevious glint in my eyes*
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I heard about the update Espy! You don't happen to know if there's an English patch out there somewhere, do you? I'm excited to get my mitts on some of these new tools 83c
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Default   #12   Lawtan Lawtan is offline
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Umm...where do you all get these updates on things I know nothing of...?
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Rosekitten Rosekitten is offline
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I had kinda forgotten about this thread, I was just online checking up on a few people given that I more or less quit this site and gave everything but what I'm wearing away.

I didn't hear about the update, that's good to see its still being worked on though. I haven't done a lot of art work as of late just too much going on so too stressed to focus on it really. I had started a piece not long ago and was almost to doing the final lines layer when I just didn't feel like continuing anymore.

I have noticed that most of the brushes for SAI are just settings but I've picked up some tips from those settings to say the least. I haven't tried to do much of anything wit download brushes yet but maybe once I correct my mood or mind set I can try.

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Default   #14   Espy Espy is offline
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Umm...where do you all get these updates on things I know nothing of...?
Just by lurking around...

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I heard about the update Espy! You don't happen to know if there's an English patch out there somewhere, do you? I'm excited to get my mitts on some of these new tools 83c
No, sorry.
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Liethell Liethell is offline
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I have noticed that most of the brushes for SAI are just settings but I've picked up some tips from those settings to say the least. I haven't tried to do much of anything wit download brushes yet but maybe once I correct my mood or mind set I can try.
Most brushes for Paint Tool Sai are presented in the form of settings. It's part of why it's limited in what it can do, but part of what makes it easy too. The update might change things though...
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Default   #16   Lawtan Lawtan is offline
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...Must be lurking in the wrong places often...
*Shrugs*
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