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Custom Brushes - SAI by choco-kye Custom Brushes - SAI by choco-kye

HOLD UP! THIS THING ACTUALLY HAS SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION. YOU SHOULD REALLY READ IT!


First off, the download button WILL NOT download the brushes! It only downloads the textures you need to use them! You have to actually create the brushes in SAI.

:bulletyellow:To make a new brush/tool in Paint Tool SAI:bulletyellow:
Please go read this lovely tutorial provided by =DarlingMionette


:bulletyellow: PLEASE READ IF YOU'RE HAVING PROBLEMS USING THESE BRUSHES!!! :bulletyellow:
Check these things first before you comment:
:bulletred: Are you using a mouse or a tablet?
- If you're using a mouse, please note that the results will not be the same. These are pressure-sensitive brushes and require a pressure-sensitive tablet in order to achieve the result as shown.
:bulletred: What brand of tablet are you using?
- IF YOU'RE USING ANY LINE OF WACOM TABLETS, PLEASE TRY REINSTALLING YOUR DRIVERS FROM THE WEBSITE BEFORE YOU ASK FOR HELP! Reinstalling drivers usually fixes the problem.
:bulletred: Is your pressure sensitivity on?
- Check this by testing it out on one of SAI's default brushes (like "Pen"); if the line doesn't change thickness, then it's not working properly.
- TO FIX THIS:
* Close out of SAI and start it up again
* Reinstall your tablet drivers if that doesn't work (especially if you're using a Wacom)

Final Note: You really don't have to have the settings EXACTLY as I do. Play around with your settings. Don't see this as a "omg you have to do this EXACTLY THE WAY I HAVE", but instead as a guide to help you play around with your SAI settings. Feel free to change these brushes to however you want.

edit June 13, 2013: Updated the preview image so that it shows off the brushes better (and hopefully makes things less confusing when it comes to making them!) .zip download should still remain the same. If the download is broken, please let me know~
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:iconcrescent-moon123:
crescent-moon123 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Student General Artist
How do you install textures...?
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choco-kye Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
there is a short readme included with the download, but basically all you need to do is copy the files from the "blotmap" folder from the download and paste them into the "blotmap" folder in your SAI program files. if you don't know where that is, it'll be under "C:\Program Files" or "C:\Program Files (x86)", and you'll need to find the folder that says "Paint Tool SAI" or something similar.
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crescent-moon123 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Student General Artist
thanks! now I gotta figure out why sai isn't working with my tablet. boy oh boy, sai is frustrating, isn't it??????
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choco-kye Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
you'll probably have to either reinstall your tablet drivers or google up fixes for your brand of tablet, since i am definitely not an expert in that area, haha.
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:iconcrescent-moon123:
crescent-moon123 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Student General Artist
Which texture in blotmap is the one for the linepen?
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:iconchoco-kye:
choco-kye Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Student Digital Artist
line pen doesn't have a texture.

if you look back at the image, there are a few drop downs in the brush settings that say things like "(simple circle)" or "(no texture)".  those are your elemap and blotmap settings. if it doesn't list a specific elemap or blotmap, then it doesn't require anything.

so like the cloud brush lists "noise" and "(no texture)", then you'd have to use the noise blotmap included in the download if it's not already installed.
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Dusk-deerfluff Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I was wondering if you can help me? I've ran out of room on my Paint tool sai thing to make more brushes. So is there a way to make more brushes? Or do I have to erase some?..
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:iconchoco-kye:
choco-kye Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I can't help you there, sorry. >:
I'd recommend going through and deleting brushes you don't use if you want to add more. Or you could consolidate some of the brushes that have similar settings and just edit the settings each time you want to use the brush you deleted.
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Dusk-deerfluff Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Alright ^^
thank you.
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Badjuju86 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Student Photographer
Thank you so much for this tutorial. youtube an so many others were confusing and not much help.
-xo
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XxStormyshadowxX Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
would this work for easy paint tool sai?
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:iconchoco-kye:
choco-kye Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
That is exactly the program it's designed for, yes!
Easy Paint Tool Sai, Paint Tool Sai, and Sai are the same program.
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XxStormyshadowxX Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ah! thank you so much. <3
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UnicornFlyInTheSky Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Very helpful!!! Thank U! :heart:
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:iconmicran:
Micran Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
For some reason I don't have the 'Noise' option? It just has Spread&Noise. 
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:iconchoco-kye:
choco-kye Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
If you download the .zip file, it includes the noise elemap. To install it, you need to extract all the files from the .zip, copy "Noise" and paste it in the "elemap" folder in your SAI program files. If that doesn't make sense, I included a readme in the download folder that explains it a bit better. But if you don't want to do that, I think Spread&Noise can achieve the same effect. c:
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FauxusLight Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Natsuki Shinomiya (Super hug) [V1] 
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catangeltitan Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
question: do you know how to rename your brushes?
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:iconchoco-kye:
choco-kye Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yeah. c: You can double-click on the brush you want to rename, and a box will pop up. You can also set a keyboard shortcut for that key there for faster brush changes~
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:iconnaruonic:
Naruonic Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Student Artist
can it work with mouse only
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:iconchoco-kye:
choco-kye Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
They're pressure-sensitive brushes, so while you can still use them with a mouse, the results may not be the same as what's shown. Some people have said that they can use the cloud brush pretty well with a mouse, but I'm not sure about anything else.
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:iconnaruonic:
Naruonic Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student Artist
line pen
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:iconchoco-kye:
choco-kye Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Like I said, you can still use them with a mouse, but I'm not guaranteeing that they'll look or work like what the picture shows. All I can tell you is that you'll have to try it out for yourself, and if it doesn't work, then I'm sorry, but there's nothing I can do.
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Mikhanator Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello hello~ I'm having trouble understanding as to why my SAI doesn't have Noise and other options within "(simple circle)" - I mean, I have them all already pre-installed and all but I have nothing besides that TT^TT heeeeelpp pweaseeee~~
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:iconchoco-kye:
choco-kye Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
So you downloaded the textures and copied them to the correct folders, right? Now you need to find the "start-sai.exe" in the Paint Tool SAI folder and run that. It should automatically search for your new brushes and textures and add them to the program.

The end of this tutorial shows what I'm talking about better, in case I confused you:
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Hope that solved your question. c:
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:iconmikhanator:
Mikhanator Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nevermind, I figured it out~ Thanks again for great bursh tips :iconheartrollplz:
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Warturtle895 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All that I got was noise and spread
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:iconchoco-kye:
choco-kye Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That's all you're going to get when you download. It's just the textures, not the actual brushes. SAI isn't like photoshop or gimp where you download certain brush files. You have to manually create and edit the brush settings by yourself. Please read through the description again to find out how to do that.
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Warturtle895 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I tried :(
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Skyverta Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
uhh, i use a mouse and it works!!!!
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:iconariannedione11:
Ariannedione11 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mine doesnt!
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EpicCheeseSandwich Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really helpful, thanks!
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3xEverfrost Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Student Writer
how did you get the texture for hair???
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:iconchoco-kye:
choco-kye Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It came with my version of SAI. I included it in the .zip file download. Just click the "download" button over on the right-hand side.
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3xEverfrost Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Student Writer
i did what you said and copied the images and reopen sai, but I still have the same as before, do you have any advice?
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:iconchoco-kye:
choco-kye Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Try opening SAI again after you restart your computer. And did you copy them to the correct folders? That's really all I can say.
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3xEverfrost Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Student Writer
i did the emp one and the bimp...? i coppied the file names to the right ones but even after restarting nothing happened. Eh, oh well ^^; guess ill have to live without
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choco-kye Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, and I don't know much about this, otherwise I'd help you more. Sorry it didn't work. >:
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PhoenixGamer Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
The Cloud Brush is very useful, Thank you ^^
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:iconask-thefenneceprince:
i put my pen settings just like that and mixed it up a bit but it doesnt do it
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:iconchoco-kye:
choco-kye Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That's pretty vague. What doesn't it do?
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:iconask-thefenneceprince:
it doesn't get smaller at the end
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:iconchoco-kye:
choco-kye Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Did you read through the artist's description, below the picture? I explained how to fix pen pressure there.
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:iconask-thefenneceprince:
yes but it still won't work
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:iconchoco-kye:
choco-kye Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Try googling your problem then. I'm actually not an expert in SAI, so apart from what I wrote up there, I have no idea how to fix it. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
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:iconask-thefenneceprince:
it's alright ^-^
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:iconbonniekinz:
Bonniekinz Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am trying to create the smudge brush, but for some reason it does not allow me to check mark the blend option which would allow me to specify other settings... how do you enable the box?
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choco-kye Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Mmm, I'm not sure why it's not working. Maybe you could search around more to see why you're having that problem? Sorry I'm not more help.
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Bonniekinz Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh I figured it out, heehee~
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:iconchoco-kye:
choco-kye Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Great! c: Glad to hear it.
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