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Making SAI Brushes in GIMP by ToadsDontExist Making SAI Brushes in GIMP by ToadsDontExist
Hopefully it's pretty self-explanatory. Requires a basic knowledge of GIMP tools, but I try to walk you through it so you can pretty much just download GIMP and give it a try (well, understand how to find things, and be familiar with the overall layout of the program!) :D

The texture I used can be found here:

Honestly, it's really simple. I would LOVE it if you linked back here, but I would love it even more if you guys went out there and made tons of brush sets and texture sets!!

And yeah, I make my textures the same way, but with a 512 x512 image, and saved to the tex folders. But it's the same thing.

Anyway, my eyes hurt so I'm gonna go bury my face in a pillow. Enjoy!
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Hellon I do all you said but when i save my file on bmp and in the correct file, SAI can't find my work. WHY ?!
Thank you so much for this tutorial! It seems that there was no tutorial on the whole of the Internet that would explain how to make your own brushtextures, but you totally helped me out. Bless you!
Is your brush suppose to be in the box with the other brushes? I cant seem to find mine. I followed all the steps.
11newells Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm having a problem when i put them in my Sai they show in the brush settings but when i try to use them they dont work and they are brush already made for gimp so they should have the settings for a brush already so can you help me please.
LadyVheronnica Feb 16, 2013
dear FDNE,
I am very thankful to you coz u full fill le wish thanks you very much !
xD lol
LadyVheronnica Feb 16, 2013
lol i mean thank u for the tutorial its 100% very help full xD now i can make texture ! ilove this!
Kaoyux Dec 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
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^
Scootie-chan Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I just got GIMP too, this is great~! ^o^
MittAngel Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yum-i Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Is there anyway to reverse the process?
Because in sai you have the watercolor tool, which I ADORE, but my Sai trial expired. So now I use Gimp, but I haven't found anything close to that brush . So I want to convert the sai brush to a gimp brush.
Is there anyway to do that?
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