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:bulletpurple: SAI or Easy Paint Tool SAI (ペイントツールSAI) is a lightweight raster graphics editor and painting software for Microsoft Windows developed and published by SYSTEMAX Software.

:bulletpurple: The painting application is available in both Japanese, and an official English translation. An unofficial fanmade translation for the software also exists. It can be purchased directly through the developers' website,and purchases through PayPal are now also accepted in addition to the BitCash and TelecomCredit payment systems that have been available for Japanese users.

:bulletpurple: Paint Tool SAI is available on Microsoft Windows 98, Me, 2000, XP, Vista, 7 and 8.

:pointr: SAI Official Web site (Japanese)
:pointr: SAI Official Web site (English)


I would like to take this opportunity to feature and promote a few tutorials that I've found and considered to date for Paint Tool SAI users around deviantART community! ^^
Take a look at a few of the incredible submissions below, I hope you find them handy, inspirational and beneficial for your art creation:

:devart: BASICS :devart:

Tool Settings Tutorial - Paint Tool SAI by MaakuCat Basics of Paint Tool Sai Pt 1 by Neko-CosmicKitty Basics of Paint Tool Sai Pt 2 by Neko-CosmicKitty
Paint Tool SAI tutorial by rydi1689 SAI Tutorial by algenpfleger Sai Tutorial - Downloading Brushes etc. by xXChirushiXx SAI Pen Pressure Problem by starguttercomics

:devart: SHORTCUTS GLOSSARY :devart:

The Shortcuts Glosary by Lumaga

:devart: DEFAULT SETTINGS :devart:

Default Brushes Paint Tool Sai
Default Tool Settings for Easy Paint Tool Sai
I couldn't find these any where so I figured I'd just down load a new copy of Sai and write down the configurations.
Paint Tool Sai has some great features but it is  missing a few things, like a tool reset button.
But fortunately now we'll all know what the settings are and can manually reset them :
Tip style:  Square (1st)
Min Size : 0%
Density: 100%
Simple Circle
No Texture
Quality: 1 Fastest
Edge Hardness : 0
Min Density : 0
Max Dens Prs. : 0
Hard Soft 100
Press: Size Checked.
Air Brush
Tip style:  Thin rounded (4th setting)
Min Size : 50%
Density: 50%
Simple Circle
No Texture
Quality :1 Fastest
Edge Hardness : 0
Min Density : 0
Max Dens Prs. : 100%
Hard Soft 100
Press: Dens Checked, Size Checked
Tip style:  No Tip
Min Size : 50%
Density: 100%
Fine_Round_1 Brush Type   Brush Shape Affection:  50
No Texture
Blending: 50 %
Dilution : 0%
sai - default brushes settings by Youkomi

:devart: HOW TO INSTALL MATERIALS :devart:

How to Add Brush Quickly in SAI by chatenoir How to add Custom Brushes to Paint Tool Sai by sjham61 PaintTool SAI: Brush Options 2 by ArtSmokerToy SAI Tutorial: Using Textures by eccentricminded

:devart: CUSTOM BRUSH SETTINGS :devart:

Paint Tool SAI Pencil Brushes by BerolEagle A Sort of SAI Brush Tutorial by ToadsDontExist Copics in SAI by White-Nuts digital watercolouring tutorial by explodingHeath
Complete Brush Settings by fuwaffy ColoringTutorial and Sai Tips2 by DyMaraway SAI tutorial - going traditional by tamaraR Making SAI Brushes in GIMP by ToadsDontExist
Sai BG Brush Settings by AskMamaKorea Sai Brush Setting - Rift by TsukodE PaintTool SAI: Brush Options by ArtSmokerToy painted hair tutorail by KatkoOota

:devart: LINEART :devart:

Lineart and SAI tutorial by suzuran
Basic Tutorial - How to change your Lineart Colour by Rin-Shiba Paint Tool SAI - Vector Line Width/Weight Tutorial by Shattered-Earth SAI lineart tutorial - part II - NO TABLET NEEDED by Dokan-Kuwabara

:devart: COLORINGS :devart:

Omocha's Mega Cell Shading Step by Step by ZenithOmocha  Painting and Paint Tool Sai tips by moni158 Step by Step - Lucine by ikr Coloring Tutorial and Sai Tips by DyMaraway
Tutorial: Colouring with the Fill Bucket in SAI by forte-girl7  Tutorial: Shading with Masks in SAI by forte-girl7 Tutorial: Shading Methods in SAI Part A by forte-girl7Tutorial: Shading Methods in SAI Part B by forte-girl7
Tutorial: Coloring Hair by Curryuku  SAI Turorial -Painting-[2] by salanchu Tuto - THE MOUTH by Darwem0
lips tutorial by mirukawa Sai Tutorial: Coloring Skin by CaptainStrawberry Colouring Tutorial: PART 1 SKIN by Hammustar

Hair tutorial by cherriluu Abnormal Hair Color Tutorial by StarshipSorceress Tutorial01 : Hair colouring by hecoheio SAI Hair coloring Tutorial by MusicBento
 SAI CG Hair Tutorial by Raayzel ImpyJ's Hair Colouring Tutorial by MayomiCCz
Hair Tutorial by hitsukuya Sai Tutorial: Coloring Hair by CaptainStrawberry Hair shading tutorial by KirameKirai How to draw hair by leejun35

Anime Eye tutorial by Trinity-In-Rainbows Brandi's Anime eye Tutorial in SAI by BrandiMuffin  lol eye-DK by Namie-kun

:devart: BACKGROUNDS & EFFECTS :devart:

night sky tutorial . by megatruh water tutorial by kuro-mai Watercolour effect tutorial by bunnypirates Cloud Painting Tutorial in SAI by kuryuki
Fire Tutorial for SAI by RayCrystal Cloud Tutorial by xpuresnow Crystals Progress Tutorial by Pikishi Realistic gemstone tutorial - Paint Tool SAI by longestdistance
Step by Step Tutorial - My way - Rin Okumura by Rin-Shiba Random Glow Techniques Tutorial by TheFireGypsy Feather Tutorial SAI by Kerlyyy Texture Tutorial by KENZICHII texturing on SAI. by megatruh


SAI Screentone Paper Textures by ToadsDontExist SAI Paper Textures 2 by ToadsDontExist 101 Gimp Paintbrushes by Xelar-art sai textures by Piromanova
Kimono brush for SAI 2 by chatenoir SAI Brush---elemap by chatenoir  9 Elemaps for SAI by ToadsDontExist Hair Brushes For SAI by ToadsDontExist
SAI Tools - Complete set by Iris-hime SAI Pastel Pack Combo by ToadsDontExist SAI Brushes by ToadsDontExist SAI Brushes 2 by ToadsDontExist
SAI Brushes 3 by ToadsDontExist Marker Pens for Paint Tool SAI by iamatube SCUFFED:  A New Brush for SAI by LemonPetals Custom Brush Supplement 2 by DarlingMionette
sai - default brushes and textures by Youkomi PainterToolSAI PaperTextures by excaliboob

If you want to share here with us some epic tutorial/s just write a comment ^^


That's all, people! :heart: I hope you will enjoy these features! :love:

:deviation: MORE FEATURES :deviation:

FANART FEATURE I - Character: XELLOSS (Slayers)
FANART FEATURE II - Character: SASORI (Naruto)
TUTORIAL FEATURE I - Digital Manga Style Coloring

Skin by nocturnenebula (modified by Kaoyux)
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ShanaNazura Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist
would love it more if there were a tutorials for a mouse user :D
Btw,thanks for making make me learn a thing or two
Gundaam Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
just letting u know, i emailed systemax and they told me theyre working on the newest version of SAI but the release is yet to be announce :)
MonMonCandie Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this journal so much. X3 Thank you!
Hexlix Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!
I've been needing a proper SAI Tutorial for AGES. QAQ
TaNa-Jo Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am SAI user and love it <3
Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My jaw literally dropped when I saw this. Thank you SO much; I can't even begin to express how helpful this is!
BlackEvilSkull666 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Corel Painter 12 is way better
Aellostriker2 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BlackEvilSkull666 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
lol, jk. The best painting programs are Corel Painter 12, Adobe Photoshop CS5, and SAI. The SAI I downloaded looked like crap, though. Maybe this was some sort of trial version, or I sucked arse at it. I see some of the best digital art comes out of it, including yours. I watched you, ok? Cause I like to watch, fave, converse, and talk.
Aellostriker2 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sorry for being so mean a while ago :forgiveme: I should`ve just said 'it depends on your preference'
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