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PaintTool SAI Lineart Tutorial by Nai-Alei PaintTool SAI Lineart Tutorial by Nai-Alei
Decided to make a quick lineart tutorial ^^ as SAI needs more love <33333

Question. Should I continue this tutorial with Part 2: Colouring and Shading???
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SilvercrossStahlherz Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you use a tablet? As a mouse user I'm curious because your lines look awesome and I really want to have lines like those, but I don't have a tablet.
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Nai-Alei Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
Yes I do use a tablet ^^
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SilvercrossStahlherz Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Would you say it's nearly impossible to get decent lines with a mouse? Because I'm thinking about buying a tablet and I want to know if it's worth it.
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Nai-Alei Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
I wouldn't say its impossible, you can do it using pen tool in photoshop or the curve tool on paint. However, once I got a tablet I haven't even thought about thinking about not using it again ^^ If and only if you are serious about your digital art I would strongly recommend a tablet. They are easier and faster to use, allow the use of pen pressure and really there's only so much you can do with a mouse :) I don't even own a mouse anymore, just use the tablet for everything ^^
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blackskip Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I dont think like that with the curve tool because look next to the curve tool button and there is pressure (makes the ends pointy and nice), its easy to use, simple and helpful if youre a mouse user :)
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Nai-Alei Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
My tutorials are based on my work x3 I never liked using the curve tool, good for mouse users yes ^^ but I'm not one
Cool that use can use it ^^ I wasn't any good with it
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blackskip Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True, true... I wasnt very good with it either but a friend of mine is and i mean GOOD! x3 I was just pointing it out to people
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BeIIPaws Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The only thing that sucks is when your PC breaks and you end up with a Mac. Why paint tool SAI no work on mac? WHY MAC NO COMPATIBLE WITH .exe FILES? :iconmiseryplz:
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Tahoekat Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
they have a paint tool sai for mac now
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BeIIPaws Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
They do? I only knew of the fanmade version which didn't have pen pressure... Is there an actual version or...?
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Tahoekat Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
go here and to the description to find the link to it 

Here you go 

bryce-z.deviantart.com/art/Pai…
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BeIIPaws Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, i've tried that one before, but it doesn't have pen pressure for tablet users nor will it ever because of the way wineskinning works ^^; but thanks anyways.
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Tahoekat Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
hmm go on youtube and type in How to get paint tool sai for mac thats how i got mine and it has pen pressure
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BeIIPaws Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
it does? I guess i'll try to find it then XD
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Tahoekat Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
no there is an actual version i will find the link for you ok
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sidekick-kep Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you don't mind if i share this on tumblr do you? i'll leave you sourced and everything, but i'd just really this tagged on my blog for reference, if you don't mind.  
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Nai-Alei Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
Sure ^^ as long as you credit I'm not bothered
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squidkid11 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do you get all those tools? 0.o
These are all the tools I have: sta.sh/01bzygqdualp

Help? Those other tools look Amzing!
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Nai-Alei Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
You must not have the full version ^^ but I've had this SAI for over four years now. Sadly I don't recall where I got it from ^^ sorry <3
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squidkid11 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OK.
Thanks!
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MoonPancake Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Uh-oh ;u; I don't have the pen tool, ink pen etc! D: What version is this, if so, can you link me the download? ;u; Or perhaps they don't have these tools in the trial..
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Nai-Alei Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013

Strange ^^

I'm not sure what version it is :) I've had it too long <3 sorry.

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MoonPancake Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

It's fine, I figured it out. I have the full version with all the tools now. Thanks a lot though <33

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OuranophobicAngel Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Um...I know this is a little late but how did you get the full version? I don't have any of the tools that are in the tutorial...I have bought SAI but it didn't give me any of those tools.
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MoonPancake Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sorry, a friend got me the download. I have no idea how to fix it. :c
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o0MSK0o Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
Thanks for this :)
why not use the mixer brush in PS to blend? I find that it works equally as good as the blur tool  in sai.
and a part 2 would be amazing! :)
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Nai-Alei Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
I've used it before ^^ but I tend to leave it for photo editing
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o0MSK0o Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
ahh right okay i see
:)
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TheThirdMoon36 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! here, have a watch! (•‿•)
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Nai-Alei Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Awww <333 Thank you so much <333 ^^ and your most welcome
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Arcaninewolfie Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013   Traditional Artist
This helped so much!! I could never get my lines crisp and clean.
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Nai-Alei Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
^^ Great :D I'm glad <3
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Faithness Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: :iconpainttoolsaiplz:
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PhoenixWolf50 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Yes You should make a part 2
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xcold-breathx Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Thank you. That was so simple and helpful.
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Nai-Alei Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
No problem <3 ^^
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Squishy-Squash-Squid Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is sooooooooo helpfulll!!!!
i'm glad you did this
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Lyra-The-Lost Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my trhis was so helpful :iconiloveyouplz: I struggle with lineart, so this is like a gift from heaven! Ty for uploading this :D
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Nai-Alei Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
No problem <333
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HyperEschelon Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
Any idea if Paint Tool Sai is free now? I've been on the free trial for more than the time period it said online and I'm wondering if they are still running it for pay or not?
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Nai-Alei Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
Its kinda unclear ^^; my one was a trial version that just ended up lasting forever.
You can still get it for free, but I don't remember where I got mine.
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TwilightPhantomEcho Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
does the Smoothing/Stabilizing Only work for Sai when you use a Tablet?
And Where did you get the curve and line tool for Sai? o.o

Sorry For the Questions ;w;
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Nai-Alei Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
It only works best with a tablet, you need the pen pressure to yet the lines edges crisp. ^^
If you look at SAI just above where the layers are you will see the button you click to get a new layer. Next to it is a similar looking button but this one has a pen over it. Click this and a "Lineart Layer" will be made. When on a lineart layer the tools you can use change, the curve and line tools are only usable in these layers.
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TwilightPhantomEcho Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my god! >w< Thank you so much! ;w; I've had Sai for years and Never knew about this.
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Nai-Alei Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
:giggle: Your very welcome <3 glad I could help ^^
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TwilightPhantomEcho Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
n_n <3
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Howling-Okami Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
I cant find the stabilizer? Help?? :?
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Nai-Alei Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
If you are using SAI it should be in the bar just above your canvas. However in some forms of Sai its called Smoothing
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Howling-Okami Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
Ooh, I found it! I had my screen minimized. It wasnt showing it all :D Just a question, do you use a tablet? :)
And, wow thank you for the quick reply.
Could you possibly make a shading tutorial? :meow:
Sorry for all the questions
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