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Paint Tool Sai Setup by baby-marshmallow Paint Tool Sai Setup by baby-marshmallow
UPDATE: February 20th, 2012, Version 2 officially finished
UPDATE 02: Added Pressure Stabilizer 'modifiers to the Airbrush and Soft Eraser tools. Airbrush is set at '9' and Soft Eraser at '6'
UPDATE 03: Replaced the Marker with an awesome Watercolour tool.
***I also use the Blur tool quite a bit for some things now with Blending and "Keep Opacity' unchecked, and all other settings at 100% except Min Density which is kept at 0.

It took a while to get exactly what I wanted but this is the set-up and settings that I settled on for Paint Tool Sai. With its great canvas rotation I discovered that colouring was much more comfortable than with PS so almost my entire process has been moved over to Sai. Unfortunately the lack of manipulation tools and assorted other functions that Photoshop has stops this from being the ultimate art program for me (especially the fact that I can't stand its Pen tool, which I use a lot in PS) so many things are still left to Photoshop.
I'm finding ways around it, but to have everything I want all in one program would be the ideal dream.

Seriously though, whoa this thing is huge. Hopefully I won't find a need to update it again for a loooooooooong time.
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T1M3Y-W1M3Y Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This helped a bunch, since my airbrush setting was accidentally changed and I wanted to change it back. Thanks! >w<
nyoomies Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Student
how do you make it so that its both spread+bristle? :)
baby-marshmallow Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not sure I understand. I can get Spread or Spread & Noise but to my knowledge I don't know any way to do Spread & Bristle.
blazah99 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
OK this has been driving me nuts since I got sai paint but, how do you move the windows around? Everything by default is on the left side and I cant seem to figure out how to move and break up windows to the right side.
Nyle9009 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Put your mouse over the Windows Tab
At the very Bottom there are your two choices for which sides you have the tools on :)
Pancakes569 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Student Artist
I have your version of sai but it didn't come with the legacy pen and I can't find spread and noise
Pancakes569 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Student Artist
Nevermind about the legacy pen.
pytung Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student Interface Designer
how did u get a "simple circle&no texture"?
Coffee-Mochii Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how do u make your pen.etc.etc have a fine tip and not make it look like your drawing with a mouse?
baby-marshmallow Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Do you mean turning on the 'Cursor show brush size' and 'Use Dot Cursor' options in the 'Window' menu?
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