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A Sort of SAI Brush Tutorial by ToadsDontExist A Sort of SAI Brush Tutorial by ToadsDontExist
Hopefully this'll help clear things up a little bit? If not I'm sorry I failed xD Anyway this is just a sort of tutorial about some things involving SAI brushes.

Slightly large image warning maybe? :P
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Dragon-flame13 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015   Artisan Crafter
I cant get Start sai to work, it pops up the error message Cant run sai.exe(Createprocess failed with error 2)
I tried to download and install this brush pack
 SAI Screentone Paper Textures by ToadsDontExist

I believe I have done everything correctly but its still not working? Have you any ideas what I need to do?
xOSphynxJinxOx Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015
none of this worked
NightWitch14 Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I thought Airbrush can clear the brush. o.o
AquaGalaxy Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
My elemap brushes stopped appearng after I put in the blotmaps?
kimidesuu Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ahh it worked! thank you so much!! :)
kimidesuu Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i cant open my papertex.conf-- it always says : windows cannot open file  / to open file .... 
novavladstov Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
When you get that, open file to Notepad then do what is instructed. Making it Notepad will not damage your system or Sai.
kimidesuu Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you! :O
Complicada Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Student General Artist
It works! * o *
Your tutorial is really good. Thank you.
xNarutoFreakygirl93x Featured By Owner Edited Jul 16, 2014
so if I got Start-SAI.exe there's no need to edit my brushes on conf files?
Imaginationation Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Student Filmographer
Hello! I have a question for you. C:… So I would really like to use these brushes in SAI, but is that possible? And if you know that they are, how can I get them in SAI? I was just curious if you could help me. C: Thanks!
SomerLorenzo Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
For people who are using SAI 1.1, start-sai.exe wouldn't work. So I looked around and found this:…
It's a little troublesome, but it works. Basically, after you've put the textures in the right folders, you still need to tell SAI to recognise them as textures. That's done by adding a new entry into the conf file that corresponds to each new texture added. I think start-sai.exe is just a piece of code that does all this work for you, after which calls sai.exe. A pity I'm not savy enough with code or I'll write one myself for version 1.1Lonely 
femaledogdemon Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
i cant get mine to work in SAI >.<
dimifrost Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
where do i get start sai from?
Tsumerai-Kyon Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
if it didn't came along with yours, download some of his packs, they have it.
CoronaChan Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
duuuude......... >->  i'm totally going to have to restart dangit
GwenFallen Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This was sooo helpful! Thank you so much for this! :D
GrappleMace Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
This is really helpful. I haven't tried downloading any textures or brushes, but the instructions I've seen for doing so were waaaay complicated and didn't explain what each folder was for like you did.
Xibira Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Student General Artist
When I try to add some lines for new brushes on the brushform.conf, and put save it keeps me appearing "Access Denied". I don't have PaintTool Sai open so what could be the problem??
Derys08 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks. I like it. :heart:
shinjitara Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
holy toad! thank you so much for thiz! yu are awsum :icongoodjobplz:
ZLGM Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much !
Hakuma13523 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't find the folder of PaintToolSAI :iconforeveraloneplz:
Wera013 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I did everything you said, but it still doesn't work :(
Wera013 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It doesn't work :(
mamakun Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
tkss i finally get it =D
revereche Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome, thanks a lot!
MyobuKila Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i don't get it! I dont have start-sai exe!
Debinoresu Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've pasted all the things I downloaded from you into blotmap, then started start-sai.exe, and they weren't there. Maybe I missed a step? A bunch of errors popped up when I tried opening start-sai.exe and I just clicked what I assumed were the best options, so maybe that's where I messed up?
xNish Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist
Thank you sooo much! This helped me alot ;u; <33
Gyaias-blade Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Very helpful tutorial!<3 Thanks for sharing!
Kaoyux Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Hi, I'm writing to let you know that I featured your tutorial in my Art Features journal :pointr: [link]
Please consider adding it to your favorites. Thank you for your time and the work you did in creating your Tutorial! ^o^
Sjoelie Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Thank you soooooooooooooooooooooooo much for this :D!!!!!!!!
Akippuden Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
how can u make the edges of your brush's line thinier (or pointier) than in the middle of the line?
LoverScrat Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I save the files in the blotmap order but....I have no brushes :(
JaiArtz Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
No matter what tutorials I use, when i try to change the .conf files it always says access denied and never lets me do anything :/
TaydenDorkly Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Thanks this helped a lot !
But my 'Airbrush' too isn't working anymore.
It's not Airbrushy anymore, just like, a regular brush.
Help ? D:
Blaisie Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome!! now i wanna go screw around in sai >3<
RuiTako Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! >< This is helps me a lot becoz I'm new with my SAI... v__v)|||

btw, about the picture, is it .bmp-format from the begining?
SuperNavi64 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
hey for my "airbrush" tool it jacked up a while back and its not an airbrush any more, more like a pen why did it get so heavy!?!?
MioAis Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Howcome my SAI doesn't have start.sai? :T
BlackLucke Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm just curious, where'd you get the scanlines?
Rhokasaurus Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
jackroono Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool its useful..thanks for sharing!
Mr-Inkeyes Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
what would I have to go to to get these downloads?
ToadsDontExist Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This group has quite a few brushes available for SAI: :iconpainttoolsaibrushes:

I also have a collection of my own SAI resources here: [link]

Hope that helps!! :D
anabee291 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Start SAI won't open!
ToadsDontExist Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Uhh...unless you can provide me with some more details, I can't really help you.

Did you put it in the same folder as SAI.exe?
anabee291 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
then I clicked on the BLOTMAP folder and Pasted the brushes into it.

Then I double clicked START-SAI and it said:

Can't Run SAI.exe and something about error 2.
ToadsDontExist Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay. Did you copy and paste Start-Sai into the same folder as SAI.exe? Or did you put it in the blotmap folder? It will only work if it's in the same folder as SAI.exe. It won't work if it's in a different subfolder.

If that's not the problem, then I don't know how to help you. Sorry :(
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