How To Use Paint Tool SAI

Paint Tool SAI is a lightweight painting software, a Japanese advanced composition program, a favorite among users because of its simplicity and immense scope and user-friendly tools. This tutorial is an essential guide that will be valuable both for beginners and for individuals who need to become more familiar with the capability of Paint Tool SAI. Additionally, you’ll get acquainted with every one of its panels and tools, how to change its instruments to suit your necessities and a few tricks. Let’s begin!

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A Complete Guide to Paint Tool SAI

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This guide will clarify the features and main interface of Paint Tool SAI, so you can begin making your masterpieces.

Main Interface/Features of Paint Tool SAI:

Top Menu Bar

The top menu is similar to standard application and consist of the Following labels named as File(F), Edit(E), Canvas(C), Layer(L), Selection(S), Filter(F), View(V), Window(W) and Others(O). The detail is as under:

File

File Label is the first menu of the Top Menu Bar and is similar to all other standard applications. It includes the following sub-drop-down menus i.e., New(N), Open(O), Create From Clip Board(B), Save(S), Save as (A), Export as (E), Always Use File Viewer(V), Open by File Viewer(F), save By File Viewer(L), Close© and Exit(X). The detail is as under:

New(N):

At the top of the list, you will see the new label through which you open a new document/new canvas where you will edit or draw any file. Its function is similar to all application and system software. While creating a new file, you will set the canvas length and width according to your requirement. You can also use Ctrl+n as a short cut to open any unknown file.

Open(O)

After the New Menu, it comes the open menu. Paint Tool Sai’s Open menu allows its user to open the existing file on canvas. You can also use Ctrl+o to extend the current file as a short cut.



Create From Clip Board(B)

It comes in third position of file menu and its function is to read images from canvas.

Open Recent(R)

After the Clipboard, it comes Open Recent File label in paint tool SAI, and its function is to open the recently used file as the canvas for further editing work.

Save(S)

After the recent open-label, the most important and mostly used label of Sai Tool, its function is to save or store the canvas as an image in the selected location in your PC. It is also updating your latest work by replacing the latest job you have done on your canvas. You can use Ctrl+s as short to save your file.

Save as (A)

The next label, Save as, allows its user to rename a file, change the file’s extension, and create a new version of the previous save file. Use Shift+Ctrl+S as short of renaming or changing the extension of your file.

Export as (E)

This function allows users to store canvas to file in a selected picture format.

Always Use File Viewer (V)

This function of Sai Tool toggles this users to use of the file viewer in file reading and writing.

Open By File Viewer(F)

By using this function User can open existing file as canvas.

Save By file Viewer(L)

This Function of Sai Tool allows user to store the canvas with the file viewer.

Close(C)

This functions allows user to close the current opened Canvas.

Exit(X)

At last this function allows the users to quit the application.

Edit

Like the other applications, Edit Menu is the second menu in the Menu Bar next to the File Menu. The Edit menu is a graphical control found in most computer programs. Its function is to command the image in the canvas, such as to cut, copy, undo, etc. It includes the following sun drop-down functions, i.e., Undo, Redo, Copy, Cut, Paste, Copy By Selection. Details about these functions are as below:

Undo(U)

This function reverses the last editing history up to 3 times. If you mistakenly did any editing and didn’t like it, you can change the previous editing history until you find the right claim. You can use Ctrl+Z as a short cut to undo the last editing history.

Redo(R)

This function works opposite to Undo and redo the last editing history. If you mistakenly Undo any command, you can Redo the previous order. You can also use Ctrl+Y as short of redoing the prior editing history.


Cut(X)

This function allows the user to cut the selected image and paste it in the new canvas or new layers. To cut the image, you first select the image which you wish to cut, then right-click the selection area and click “Cut” or use Ctrl+X as a short cut to cut the image.

Copy(C)

This function allows users to copy the selected picture and paste it in a new or same canvas. How to reproduce an image? To copy, press and hold down the left button of the mouse inside the selection box and move your mouse to the area you wish to copy; once you select the area, then right-click the selection area and click “Copy” or you can use Ctrl+C as a short cut to copy the image. You paste the same part in a new canvas or the with on the same canvas.

Paste(P)

At first, you will see that the Paste function is not active. Once you copy or cut any image, it will appear active, then you have had to select the location where you want to paste the image and right-click the mouse and click “Paste,” or you can use Ctrl+V as a short cut.

Copy by Selection(S)

This function of Paint Tool Sai allows its users to copy the selected image to clipboard, only for normal layer.

Canvas

After the Edit function, here comes Canvas Function in the Menu bar. This function allows the user to change the resolution, size, and pixels of the image, and you can also flip the selected image according to your requirement. This function includes the following sub drop-down menus: Change Resolution(R), Change Size(C), Crop By Selection(T), Flip Horizontal(H), Flip Vertical(V), Rotate 90° Counter-Clockwise(U) and Rotate 90° Clockwise(K). The detail is as under:

Change Resolution(R)

This option allows its users to change the resolution of canvas. i.e., it will change the size of the canvas. If you change Pixel(Width) and Pixel(Height), the width and height are automatically adjusted. If you change the canvas pixel, the original image will stretch. How To change the resolution of Canvas? To change the resolution of the canvas, follow the following steps:




  • Step 1
    First, click the “Canvas” on the Top Menu
  • Step 2
    Click “Change Resolution”
  • Step 3
    A dialog box will open
  • Step 4
    set Resolution of Canvas (Height and Width)

Change Size(S)

This function allows its users to change the pixels of canvas without stretching of image.

Crop by Selection(T)

This function allows users to crop the image by selection bounding rectangle.

Flip Horizontally(H)

Flip Horizontal function allow users to flip the Canvas horizontally.

Flip Vertically(V)

This function allows its users to Flip the Canvas Vertically. Flip Vertically function is opposite to Flip Horizontal function.

Rotate 90° Counter-Clockwise

This Function allows users to Rotate the canvas 90° in counter-Clockwise.

Rotate 90° Clock-Wise

This Function allows users to rotate the Canvas 90° in clock-wise.

Layer

Thisfunction includes the following drop-down sub menus, New Layer(N), New Linework Layer(I), New Layer Set(S), Copy(C), Delete(D), Erase(E), Transfer Down(R), Merge Down(M), Merge visible Layer(V), Flatten Image(F), Fill(L), Rasterize Linework Layer(Z), Reset Pressure Info on All Cps(A), Luminance to Transparency(O), Transform(T), Flip Horizontally(H), Flip Vertically(V), Rotate 90° Counter-Clockwise, Rotate 90° Click-Wise and Rename(P). Detail is as under:

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New Layer(N)

This Function allow users to create new normal layer.

New Linework Layer(I)

This Function allows users to create new work layer.

New Layer Set(S):

This Function allows users to create new layer set.

Copy(C)

This function allows user to duplicate the selected layer or layer set.




Delete(D)

This function allow users to remove or delete the selected layer or layer set.

Erase(E)

This function allows users to clear the selected image on layer.

Transfer Down (R)

This function allow the users to transfer the image on current to under layer and the current layer become empty.

Merge Down(M)

This function allows the user to combine all layers to single layer and combine the image on current layer to under layer, current layer will merged to under layer.

Merge Visible Layer (V)

This function allow users to combine all visible layers, hidden layers are not effected.

Flatten Image(F)

This function allow users to combine all layers to single layer.

Fill(F)

This function allow users to fill drawing color to current layer. If you have selected any location, only selected region will affected. You can use Ctrl+F, Alt+Delete as short cut to fill drawing color.

Rastrize Linework Layer (Z)

This function allow user to convert lline work layer to normal layer. User will work in line layer only.

Reset Pressure Info on All Cps(A)

This function allow users to reset stroke pressure 100%, only work in linework layer.

Luminance to Transparency(O)

This function allows users to intensity of standard layer to opacity; more bright pixels become more transparent, and more dark pixels become more opaque. This function is also useful to convert scanned into the opaque layer.

Transform(T):

This function allows users to transform the current layer. If selection or floating is exited, a single layer is affected, and if you have selected a moving group, each layer is affected. Users can use Ctrl+T as a short cut to transform the current layer.

Flip Horizontally

This Function allows the user to flip the current layer horizontally. If a complete layer set or moving group is selected, each layer is affected.

Flip Vertically

This function allow users to vertically flip the current layer. If the set or moving group is selected, each layers are affected.

Rotate 90° Counter-Clockwise

This function allows users to rotate the current layer 90 degrees into counter-clockwise. If the layer set or moving group is selected, each layer is affected.

Rotate 90° Clockwise

This function allows users to rotate the current layer into 90 degrees clockwise. If the layer set or moving group is selected, each layer is affected.

Rename(P):

This function allows the user to rename the current layer.

Selection:

This function includes the following drop-down sub menus, Clear (D), Invert(I), Show(V), Increment(1), Select Cps Selection(P), Select Strokes in Selection(T), Clear Cp Selection(L) and Select All(A). Detail about these sub-menus are as under:lll

Clear(D)

This function allow users to set selection as empty.

Invert(I)

This function allows users to invert the selection region.



Show(V)

This function allow users to fasten Show/Hide Selection region. You can also use Ctrl+H as short cut.

Increment(1)

This function allow users to expand selected region by 1 pixel.

Select CPs in Selection(P)

This function allow user to select control points in selection, only work in linework layer.

Select Strokes in Selection (T)

This function allows user to select the strokes that intersects with selection region, only work in linework layer.

Clear CP Selection(L)

This function allow users to clear the selected control points or strokes, and is only work in linework layer.

Select All(A)

This function allows users to select all of the canvas in the normal layer or select all strokes in the linework layer. You can use Ctlr+A as a short cut to select all.

Filter

This function includes the following two sub-menu, Hue and Saturation(H), and Brightness and Contrast(C). detail about these sub-menus are as under:

Hue and Saturation(H)

This function allows user to adjust hue, saturation and luminosity on selected image.

Brightness and Contrast(C)

This function allows users to adjust the brightness and contrast of the selected image.

View

This function include the following sub-menus, New(N), Close(C), Close All(X), Zoom In(I), Zoom Out(O), Flip Horizontal(H), Rotate 90° Counter- Clockwise(L), Rotate 90° Clock-Wise(R), Not-Scaled(A), Reset Translation(F), Reset Translation(F), Reset Rotation (D), 1 New Canvas(75%), 2 New Canvas(100%), 4 New Canvas (100%) and Select view from List(V).

New(N)

This function allow the user to create new view for the current canvas.

Close(C)

This function allow the users to close the current view. You can use Ctrl+W as short to close the view.

Close All(X)

This function allow the users to close all views.



Zoom In(I)

This function allow users to zoom in current view.

Zoom Out(O)

This function allow users to zoom out current view.

Flip Horizontally(H)

This function allow users to flip horizontally the current view.

Rotate 90° Counter-Clockwise(L)

This function allows the users to rotate 90 degree counter-clockwise in current view.

Rotate 90° Clock-Wise(R):

This function allow users to rotate 90 degree clock- wise in current view.

Non- scaled(A)

This function allow users to set view zoom factor as 100% in current view.

Reset Translation(F)

This function allow users to set canvas entire visible in current view.

Reset Rotation(D)

This function allow users to set view rotation 0 degrees (no rotation).

Select View From List(V)

This function allow users to create view selection list, and you can select current view from the list.

Window:

This function includes the following drop down sub-menus, listed as: Color Wheel(C), RGB Slider(R), HSV Slider(R), Color Mixer(G), Swatches(P), Scrathpad(S), Navigator(N), Quick Bar(Q), View Selector(B), Status Bar(U), Cursor Show Brush Size(Z), Use Dot Cursor(D), Hide Command Panels(E), Full Screen (F), Show Layer Panel to Right (L), Show Color and Tool to Right(T), Reset All Window Positions(I).

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Color Wheel(C)

This function allow users to show/hide the color wheel.

RGB Slider(R)

This function allow users to show/hide RGC slider.

HSV Slider(H)

This function allow users to show/hide the HSV slider.

Color Mixer(H)

This function allow users to show/hide the color mixer.


Swatches(P)

This function allow users to show/hide the swatches.

Scratchpad(S)

This function allow user to show/hide the Scratchpad.

Navigator(N)

This function allow users to show/hide navigator.

Quick Bar(Q)

This function allow users to show/hide quick bar.

View Sector(B)

This function allow users to show/hide view sector.

Status Bar(U)

This function allow users to show/hide status bar.

Cursor Show Brush Size(Z)

This function allow users to show/hide circle cursor in brush tools.

Use Dot Cursor(D)

This function allow users to show/hide triangle/dot cursor in brush tools.

Hide command Panels(E)

This function allow users to show/hide the command panel. You can use “TAB” as a short-cut to show/hide the command panel.

Full Screen(F)

This function allow users to show/hide full screen display mode. You can use F11, Shift+TAB as a short-cut to show/hide full screen.

Show Layer Panel Right(L)

This function allow users the placement rightside/leftside for navigator and layers panels.

Show Color and Tool to Right(T)

This Function allow user the placement rightside/leftside for color and tool panels.

Reset All Window Positions(I)

This function allow users to all floating windows and dialogs as initial location.

Others(O)

This function includes following drop-down sub-menus, Help Topics(H), Key Board Shortcuts(K), Options(O), System ID(S) and Version Info(V). Detail about these sub-menus are as under:

Help Topics(H)

This function allow users to get help about the topic.



Key Board Shortcuts(K)

This function allow the users to show short-cut assignment dialog.

Options(O)

This function allow to show options dialog.

System ID(S)

This function allow users to show PC specific ID information for downloading the digital certificate for software license.

Version Info(V)

This function allow users to shows information about versions of Paint Tool Sai.

Quick Bar:

This Function includes the following sub-functions: [A] Editing History Operation, [B] Selection Manipulation, [C] Workspace Zooming, [D] Workspace Rotation, [E] Workspace Flipping, and [F] Stabilizer Setting. Detail about these functions are as follow:

[A] Editing History Operations

This function allow users to Undo/Redo functions. You can use Ctrl+Z for Undo and Ctrl+Y for as a short-cut for this function.

[B] Selection Manipulations

This function allow user Clear/Invert/Show/Hide Selection functions.

[C] Workspace Zooming

This function allow users to set Zoom Factor, Zoom In/Out/Reset functions.

[D] Workspace Rotation

This function allow users to Set Rotation, Rotate canvas counter-clockwise/Clockwise/Reset functions.

[E] Workspace Flipping

This function allow users to horizontally flipping state of Canvas view.

[F] Stabilizer Settings

This function allow users to set digitizer input.

Navigator

This function controls the canvas/workspace view scrolling/zooming/rotation. Navigator is the area responsible for its navigation. It includes the following sub-functions, details are as under:

Canvas Thumbnail

This red rectangle shows area for current workspace view. By dragging this thumbnail, you can scroll view.

Zooming Factor

This factor controls zooming by slider. The rightside buttons are ordered from left zoom out, Zoom in, reset zooming.


Rotational Angle

This function controls view by slider. The rightside buttons are ordered from left rotate counter-clockwise, rotate clock-wise, rest rotation.

Layer Panel


In Paint Tool Sai Layer panel is located on the left side and is one of the two main panels to work. The layer panel also controls layer selection and some settings for each layer.

+/- Paints Effect

This function allows users to show/hide with clicking on the + menu to show and – menu to hide the operations of Texture, Effect, Mode, and Opacity.

Texture

This function allows users to select texture like canvas paper. To control the affection amount, you can use the slider below this, as shown in the picture.

Effect

This function allows users to select effects like artistic materials; currently, only the ‘Fringe’ effect is supported, as shown in the image.





Fringe Effect

This effect allow users to make fringe on edge of opacity similar to watercolor paintings.

How to Use Paint Tool SAI, Fringe Effect?

In order to use Fringe Effect follow the below steps:

  • Step One
    Create a layer like below
    (Layer Set) With texture (Watercolor, drawing paper, etc.)
    (layer 1) Multiply mode, with Fringe effect
    (Layer 2)
  • Step Two
    Draw to (Layer 1) use brush or Watercolor tool.
    Select a more rigid brush edge shape on the right side.
    Select 100 density
    Select 50 blending and dilution and 80 persistence.
  • Step Three
    Use transfer down command to combine (Layer 1) to (Layer 2)
    Repeat Step 2 and 3 gives like watercolor painting effect. Please adjust parameters suiting your favorite.

Notice for using Texture and Effect options:

  • If you have to combine layer with texture or effect options, the combined layer will be directly painted with texture and effect.
  • These options are directly painted to layer pixels in PSD (Photo-shop Document) export.
  • The texture on the layer set is not exported to the PSD format.

Mode

This function includes the following drop-down modes as show in the screen -shot.

Detail about these functions are as below:

S.
No
MODEEffectPSD IMPORT/EXPORT
1.NormalNormal Composition ModeO Noraml
2.MultiplyComposition mode with littler RGB esteem influence more darker resultO Multiply
3.ScreenComposition mode with bigger RGB esteem influence more lighten outputO Screen
4.LuminosityComposition mode with bigger RGB esteem influence more lighten output, this impact is similar to linear dodge mode in photoshop, however shading impacting all the more strongly in this modeδ Linear Dodge
5.ShadeComposition
mode with littler RGB esteem influence all the more shadowing resut
δ Linear Burn
6.OverlayIf the RGB esteems are bigger than half (50%) this effect as screen, and if the RGB esteems are littler than half (50%)this effect as duplicate creation mode. On the off chance that the RGB esteems are simply (50%, 50%, 50%) the composition result is same as should be normal composition mode.O overlay
7.lumi and Shadef the RGB esteems are bigger than half (50%)this effect as glow, and if the RGB esteems are littler than half (50%) this effect as shade sythesis mode. On the off chance that the RGB esteems are simply (50%, 50%, 50%) the arrangement result looks nothing. δ Linear Light
8.Binary ColorEach RGB values are meant binary shading, layer opacity is utilized as thresold for binary translation. × Normal

Opacity

This Function controls layer opacity with slider. This function includes the following options:

Preserve Opacity

This function toggles keeping or not pixel’s opacity in brush/ fill tools.

Clipping Group

This function allow the user to set the layer is clipped by under layer’s opacity.

Selection Source

This function allow the user to set the layer as selection source for bucket and wand tools.

Layer List:

This region includes the panel of layer list, the user can select the active layer in this list, and this panel also provides a short-cut button for layer creation, etc. you can set each layer visible/invisible through the eye icon. Users can set layers as moving groups with clicking the box below the eye icon; the red pin icon shows the moving group is enabled, moving and transformation and filtering the current layer affect the comforting group layer. Users can set the name for each layer by double click on the layer.

Operations of mouse for Layer List

Following steps will help you to use layer list by using mouse

  • Clicking layer thumbnail
    This function is layer editing mode and will only activate when the layer has a layer mask.
  • Clicking layer mask thumbnail
    This function is layer mask editing mode and will act only when the layer has a layer mask.
  • Double-clicking
    This function allows the user to change the layer name by double-clicking on the layer.
  • Ctrl + Clicking thumbnail
    Shortcut for creating selection by layer opacity.
  • Ctrl + Alt + Clicking thumbnail
    Shortcut for add selection by layer opacity.
  • Shift + Ctrl + Alt + clicking thumbnail
    Shortcut for creating selection by the intersection of layer opacity and current selection.
  • Ctrl + Clicking eye icon
    This short-cut allows users to mark layer as a target for short-cut commands ‘Show/hide Marked Parent Layer Set’ and ‘Show Marked Parent layer Set Lone.’
  • Alt + Clicking eye icon
    This short-cut show only selected layer lone.
  • Dragging eye icon
    This icon allows users to bulk selection for the show/hide layer.
  • Dragging pin icon
    This icon allows users to bulk selection for moving groups.
S.
No
OperationsIcons
1.Create new normal layer
2.Create new linework layer
3.Create new layer set
4.Create layer mask
5.Create layer mask
.6.Merge Down
7.Clear layer
8.Delete layer
9.Merge down layer and mask individually
10.Apply Layer mask

How to Use Color Panel of Paint Tool SAI

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The color panel is located on the right side of the paint Tool Sai is one of the two main panels. The color panel provides drawing color selection in many ways.

1.Display toggles for each pickers

This menu allows users to display ON/OFF for each pickers by just clicking on the pickers.

2. HSV Mode Selector

This menu allows users to select the color mode for color wheel and HSV sliders. HSV (Hue, Saturation, and Value).
V-HSV This mode is similar to standard HSV mode but keep color transition more naturally in V-value is decreased.
HSL Standard HSL Color mode.
HSV Standard HSV color mode.

3. Color Wheel

The menu color wheel selects hue with wheel and colors according to your requirement from the square region.

4. RGB Sliders

This menu provides color sliders with Red, Green and Blue levels

5. HSV Sliders

This menu provides color sliders with Hue, Saturation and Value levels.

6. Color Mixer

This menu allows user to select gradient of mixing two colors.

7. Swatches

This menu allows users to select and store their favorite color in the switches.
How to Select your favorite color?

Shift + Clicking
Color Select
Shift + ClickingPut Color
Ctrl + Dragging (Right Dragging) Move Color
Right ClickingSwatches Menu

8. Scratchpad

This menu allows user to small color blending canvas by brush drawing and pick blended Colors with syringe.

Tool Panel

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The Tool Panel shows tool listing and settings. Tool panel including the below following tools:

1. Drawing Color

In this Panel, you can see drawing primary/secondary colors. This Panel allows users to exchange primary/second color by clicking the upper right arrow icon.
Under the left checker button, allow users to select normal/transparent color.

2. Common Tools

Users can use these tools with both normal/vector layers. By double-clicking these icons, you can change the tool shortcut key.

3. Custom Tool Tray

This tool allows users to contain customized brush-like tools. Users can create each tool that has your favorite setting as presets.
How to Create a Custom Tool tray?
To create a custom tool tray, follow the below steps:

S.
No
OperationsFunctions
1.ClickingSelect Tool
2.Double ClickingShow Tool Config Dialog
3.Right ClickingShow Tool dialog box
4.Ctrl + DraggingMove Tool
Right DraggingMove or Duplicate Tool


4. Size Grip for Custom Tool Tray

This function is used for altering vertical size of custom tool tray.

5. Tool Parameters

This function having Specific parameters for selected tool.

Common Brush Parameters

This function include the details about brush parameters, details are as follow

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1. Drawing Mode

This function allows users to select drawings to create mode. It includes the following drop-down sub-menus

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S.
No
MenuFunctions
1.NormalIn this function the drawing shade changes bit by bit to chosen shading, this is standard painting mode practically all painting software.
2.VividIn this function the Drawing shading become all the more vividly
3.DeepIn this function the drawing shade become all the more deeply and darkly
4.MultiplyIn this function the drawing shading changes continuously to duplicated of chosen shading and the canvas shading.

2. Brush Edge Shape

This function controls brush edge blurring shape.

3. Set Brush Size

This function controls brush size, the slider size can be changed by the catch left half of this slider.

4. Set Minimum Brush Size

This function allows users to select minimum brush size when pressure is 0.

5. Set Brush Density

This function allows user to select brush drawing thickness.

6. Set Brush Shape

This function allows users to select brush circle shape, with the exception of [simple circle], each shape explicit trait can be constrained by the correct side slider.

This function include the following drop-down functions

S.
No
NameShapeSlider Affection
1.BlotBlotched ink like shape.Control blot amount
2.Blot & NoiseFinely smudged ink like shape.
3.Round BrushRound work of art brush like shape.Control fiber thickness
4.Flat BrushFlat work brush like shape

7. Brush Texture

This function Control the impact that brushes are influenced by canvas surface grain with the surface. The correct side slider controls the grain quality.

8. +/- Advanced Settings

This function allows users to Show/Hide Advanced settings, details are given below:

9. Quality

This function allows users to set drawing and mixing quality; huge worth becomes progressively smooth yet increasingly moderate.

10. Edge Hardness

This function allows users to set brush edge hardness. This parameter, mostly for little measured brush, put all the more detailed or all the more delicate looks.

11. Minimum Density

This function allows users to set least drawing thickness when pressure is 0.

12. Max Dens Prs:

This function allows users to set extreme pressure for maximum work density.

13. Hard ↔Soft:

This function allows users to modify reaction for pressure support.

14. Press: Size:

This function allows users to set brush thickness is influenced by pressure, lower pressure become lower thickness.

15. Press:Size

This function allows users to set brush size is influenced by pressure, lower pressure become littler brush.

16. Press: Blend

This function allows user to Set blending amount is influenced by pressure, lower pressure gives more canvas shading remained.

17. Brush Size lists

This function allows users to choose brush size from test shape postings.

* Important Notice: All of the apparatuses don’t generally support these all parameters. A few parameters aren’t controllable in specific devices.

Selection Tool

This tool makes rectangular selection and change the picture.

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Select Layer by CTRL + LB

In the default setting, you can choose the top-level layer on clicked position by Ctrl+Shift+Left clicking. On the off chance that this checkbox is ON, you can likewise select by Ctrl + Left-clicking.

Drag Detection Pix

Set dragging pixel sum that considered as rectangular choice or moving layer/determination.

Transform / Scale / Free Deform / Rotate

Select distortion mode, if layer set or moving gathering is chosen these layers are twisted.

 TransformScaleFree DeformRotate
Dragging guide borderScaleScaleDeformRotate
CTRL + Dragging guide borderDeformScaleDeformRotate
CTRL + Dragging guide borderRotate-none--none-Rotate
Dragging inside of the guide borderMoveMoveMoveMove

With holding SHIFT Key

 Handle on guide cornerHandle on guide edge
ScalingPreserve aspect ratio-none-
Free Deform-none--none-
Rotate Rotate by 45°Rotate by 45°

OK

This Function fix transformation

Cancel

This Function cancel transformation.

High Quality Preview

This function allows users to set switches excellent review ON/OFF when the guide is interpreted.

Perspective

This Function allows users to control point of view sum for non rectangular deformation.

Flip Horizontally

This function allows the user to flip the layer or selection area horizontally; if a set of layers or moving group is selected, these layers are converted.

Flip Vertically

This function allows users to flip the layer or selection area vertically. If the layer set or moving group is selected, all these layers are flipped.

Rotate 90° CCW

This function allows users to rotate the layer or selection 90 degrees in Counter-Clockwise. If a set of layers or moving groups are selected, these all layers are rotated.

Rotate 90° CW

This function allows users to rotate layer or selection in 90 degrees in Clock-Wise. If the set of layers or moving group is selected, all these layers are rotated.

Lasso Tool

This tool allows users to create selection by surrounding the area with mouse dragging.

Anti-aliasing

This function allows user to apply anti-aliased (outskirt edge smoothing) to the chosen area.

Magic Wand Tool

This tool allows users to detect edges/area and automatically create selections. If you selected the tool following drop-down functions will open:

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Detection Mode:

-Transparency (Strict)

This function allows users to select the transparent area encompassed bylines, if the pixel’s transparent is in the scope of [Transp diff.] parameter, these pixels are treated as transparent.



Transparency (Fuzzy)

This function allows the users to select the transparent region encompassed bylines all the more fuzzily, if the pixel’s straightforwardness is in the scope of [Transp diff.] parameter, these pixels are treated as straightforward. This model is increasingly helpful for the generally outlined picture, yet on the off chance that the image is too unpleasant, this might be not all that enough.

-Color Difference

This function allows users to select the area these hues are in scope of [Color diff.] parameter with the clicked pixel’s shading.

Target

This function includes the following sub functions:

Working Layer

This function allows users to set current chose layer as identification target.

-Selection Source

This function allows users to set the layer with [Selection Source] alternative (in layer list) is checked as identification target.

-All Image

This function allows users to all layers as identification target.

Anti-aliasing

This function allows users to apply hostile to associating (outskirt edge smoothing) to the chose area.

Move Tool

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This tool allows user to move layers or selections. This tool also includes the following functions


Select Layer by Ctrl + LB

In the default setting, you can choose the top-level layer on clicked position by Ctrl + Shift + Left Clicking. If this checkbox is ON, you can likewise select by Ctrl + left Clicking.

Drag Detection Pix:

This function allows users to set dragging pixel sum that considered as rectangular choice or transferring layer/choice.

Zoom Tool

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This tool controls see zooming in/out with mouse tasks. Furthermore, this tool consists of the following sub-functions:

Zoom In

This function allows users to set device mode as zoom in, by clicking screen view will be zoomed in.

Zoom Out

This function allows users to set tool mode as zoom out, by clicking screen view will be zoomed out.

Zoom Drag

This allows users to set switches ON/OFF zooming by hauling square shape in every mode.

Drag Detection Pix

This function allows users to Set hauling pixel sum that considered as square shape zooming.

Rotate Tool

This tool allows users to controls see revolution with mouse tasks.


Hand Tool

This tool allows users to control view dragging with mouse tasks.


Color Picker Tool

This tool assists with getting color from the layer or canvas picture. If you click on the color picker tool following drop-down capacity will show up.




Syringe source:

This function allows users to select the objective picture for shading picking.

-All Image:

This function allows users to pick colors from all layer joined picture.

-Working Layer:

This Function allows users to Pick shading from chosen layer in layer list, the pixel’s transparency is overlooked.

Painting Tools of Paint Tool SAI

Painting Tools

The primary way to work in Paint Tool Sai is the Painting Tool, Through which you can quickly draw your idea on canvas. The painting tool includes the following sub tools:



Pen/Pencil Tool

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This is the first tool in the Painting tool, which is used to draw a single wide line. You can select the desired color from the color panel. This tool lets users pick what size of bar you want, and users can also set the degree of transparency. This tool works like pencil drawings.
AS of now, this uses the same algorithm with enhance with Airbrush Tool.

Related Topics:

Remaining topics are covered in above Common Brush Parameters in detail.



Air Brush Tool

Paint Tool Sai’s AirBrush tool works like a default paintbrush, and within its cursor, it randomly colors the pixels. Sai Air Brushes has soft edges and is very helpful for coloring and is incredibly useful in smooth shading; here user can also select your desire color from the color panel.

Related Topics|
Remaining topics are covered in above Common Brush Parameters in detail.








Brush Tool

If you are using Photoshop and Kira and other image editing and painting Software, you are familiar with brush tools, but in the Paint Sai Tool, Brush tool works differently from other Software. It uses textures to design brushes. Paint Tool Sai allows its users to create their custom brushes and brushes textures. This tool will work as a painting brush.

You can paint with shading, mixing, and trailing on canvas, and it’s conceivable to paint like diminished by water.

Specific Parameters

If you click on the Brush Tool following drop-down capacity will show up.

Blending

This function allows users to control mixing sum with canvas shading, more immense worth influence more canvas shading affection.




Dilution

This function allows users to set effects like diminished by water; more significant worth becomes increasingly transparent.

Persistence

This function allows users to control the twisted shading trailing, more immense worth make more shading trailing.

Keep Opacity

On drawing from effectively attracted part to not drawn part, this attempt to safeguard drawing darkness isn’t excessively diminished.

Related Topics

The remaining topics are covered in the above Common Brush Parameters in detail.

Water Color Tool

This is another best Sai Tool; you can guess its use by its name “Water Color” it works like drop color in the water; you can add different colors in one texture or according to your requirement. You can paint with shading, mixing, and trailing on canvas, and it’s conceivable to paint like diminished by water. You can make obscure with lower pressure, only like a water painting strategy.

Specific Parameters

If you click on the Water Color Tool following drop-down capacity will show up.

Blending

This function allows users to control mixing sum with canvas shading, more immense worth influence more canvas shading affection.



Dilution

This function allows users to set effects like diminished by water; immense worth turns out to be increasingly transparent. When this parameter is set as 0, just for this situation, the drawing calculation is changed and looks no diminished by water.

Persistence

This function allows users to control the twisted shading trailing; bigger worth makes more shading trailing.

Keep Opacity

On drawing from effectively attracted part to not drawn part, this attempt to safeguard drawing darkness isn’t excessively diminished.

Smoothing Prs

This function allows users to control the pressure range for blur impact without any coloring. To utilize blurring all the more successfully, please set the least brush size is about half (50%)or more.

Related Topics

The remaining topics are covered in the above Common Brush Parameters in detail.

Marker Tool

This Tool work like a marker pen
Using the Marker tool, users can be sketching and “Linning” for better results. Sai Marker tool helps make digital Arts, and you can also download a complete set of Sai Marker Tool. Furthermore, you can also set your Set of markers according to your requirement.
The drawn pixel’s straightforwardness is fixed and not diminished; this resembles the ink drench into the paper. You can paint with shading, mixing, and trailing on canvas.

Specific Parameters

If you click on the Marker Tool following drop-down capacity will show up.

Blending

This function allows users to control mixing sum with canvas shading, more immense worth influence more canvas shading affection.



Persistence

This function allows users to control the twisted shading trailing, more immense worth make more shading trailing.

Related Topics

The remaining topics are covered in the above Common Brush Parameters in detail.

Eraser Tool

This tool consistently paints with detailed shading; this works like an eraser.

Related Topics
The remaining topics are covered in above common Brush Parameters in detail








Legacy Pen Tool

This tool draws nonhostile to associating lines.
This instrument does not support over the canvas like layering hues; constantly drawn pixel obscurity is overwritten by the [Opacity] esteem.
If you click on the Legacy Pen Tool following drop-down capacity will show up.

Size

This function allows users to control brush size; the slider size unit can be changed by the catch left half of the slider.

Min Size

This function allows users to select the least brush size at least weight.


Opacity

This function allows users to select brush painting opacity.

Advanced Settings

This function allows users to Show/Hide advanced settings described beneath.

Algorithm

Coarse (no Pressure)Draw by circle shape brush, the weight doesn't influence any drawing outcome.
AccurateThe pressure influence the drawing brush size.

Color Picker

NormalStandard shading picking algorithm
ARGB from Layer
Pick Both shading and opacity and set picked opacity as [Opacity] parameter.

Hard <-> Soft

This function allows users to change reaction for pressure support.

Press: Size

This function allows users to set brush size is influenced by pressure, lower pressure become littler brush.

Bucket Tool

This Tool recognizes edges/regions and automatically fill these regions.
If you click on the Bucket Tool following drop-down capacity will show up.

Detection Mode

within this function, there are three more options:

-Transparency (Strict)

This function allows users to fill the transparent area encompassed bylines if the pixel’s transparency is in the scope of [Transp diff.] parameter, these pixels are treated as straightforward.

-Transparency (Fuzzy)

This function allows the users to fill the transparent region encompassed bylines all the more fuzzily, if the pixel’s transparency is in the scope of [Transp diff.] parameter, these pixels are treated as transparency. This model is increasingly helpful for a generally outlined picture, yet on the off chance that the image is too harsh, this might be not all that enough.

-Color Difference

This function allows the users to fill the area; these hues are in the scope of [Color diff.] a parameter with the clicked pixel’s shading.

Target

within this function, there are three more options:

-Working Layer

This function allows users to set current chose layer as recognition target.

-Selection Source

This function allows the users to set the layer with [Selection Source] choice (in layer list) is checked as a discovery target.

-All Image

This function allows users to set all layers as recognition target.

Anti-aliasing

This function allows user to apply hostile to associating (fringe edge smoothing) to the filled area.

How to add Canvas Presets in Paint Tool SAI?

Adding Canvas Presets

You can modify the preset menu in the new canvas menu by altering preset size.conf in SAI installation.
Every column has canvas preset data like the below format.
[width], [height], [resolution], [size unit], [resolution unit], “[preset name]”
The [size unit] shows [width] and [height] thing unit with these number,

1.Pixels
2.Inch
3.Centimeter
4.Millimeter

The [Size unit] shows [resolution] things unit with these numbers.

1.Pixel count per inch
2.Pixel count per centimeter

On the off chance that the column starts with a hyphen(- ), this has appeared as a separator in the dropdown list.
In the event that the line starts with a semicolon(;), the line is considered as a remark.

(*) In Windows default settings, the .conf document isn’t related to any word processor application. To alter this record, kindly drag and drop this file to the next directly associate .conf history to the content manager or notebook by hand.

How To Add Paper Texture In Paint Tool SAI?

Adding Brush Shapes

You can include new brush shapes by altering brushform.conf in the SAI installation folder; most extreme shape checks is up to 99.
Every column has shape data like underneath format.

[Shape type], [Relative path for shape file]

The [shape type] has two sorts like underneath,

1. Edge This shows a brush edge angle.
Grayscale BMP with the same width and height, each picture size must be 256/512/1024 pixels.

1. Bristle This shows bristle (brush fiber) shape.
63×63 BMP document and each RGB(0,0,0) pixel implies every fiber position; most extreme constraint counts are up to 63 points

The [relative way for shape file] implies shape document location and name with relative folder way from SAI installation folder.

(*) In Windows default settings, the .conf document isn’t related to any content tool application. To alter this record, it would be ideal if you drag and drop this file to the word processor directly or associate the .conf file to the content manager or notebook by hand.

How to Add Brush Texture in Paint Tool SAI?

Adding Brush Tool Sai

You can include new brush surfaces by altering brushtex.conf in the SAI installation folder; most extreme surface checks is up to 98.

Each column has texture results like beneath form.

[Texture type], [Relative path for texture file].

The [Texture type] has only one sort like beneath,

1. This shows grayscale BMP with similar width and height; every picture size must be 256/512/1024 pixels.

The [relative way for texture file] implies texture document area and name with relative folder way from SAI installation folder.

(*) In Windows default settings, the .conf document isn’t related to any content editor application. To alter this record, it would be ideal if you drag and drop this file to word processor directly or associate the .conf document to a content manager or notepad by hand.