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SAI Brushes 2 by ToadsDontExist SAI Brushes 2 by ToadsDontExist
Woo, it's been a while, hasn't it. My deepest apologies to any who've had problems with my previous brush packs...I'm not really sure how to fix most of them, other than the people I've responded to already. These packs are as much me experimenting with SAI as they are a resource for you :P

With that said, I'm pleased to say that I finally got off my lazy ass finished a second brush pack!! This one is more experimental than the previous one; that said, there are a lot of "version 2" brush textures in here.

Installation Instructions
1. Download and unzip the set
2. Copy all the BMP images (other than the preview :P)
3. Paste them in your Blotmaps folder in the SAI folder
4. Copy start-sai.exe (if you don't have it already)
5. Paste it in the same folder as sai.exe (one level up from the blotmaps folder)
6. Run start-sai.exe
7. The new brushes can be used by selecting them from the menu underneath "Density," where it says "Simple Circle" by default.

More detailed instructions can be found in the Read Me, PLEASE read that before asking me! :D

Important Note
See that little number right next to the brush drop down menu? Play around with that. Different brushes work better under different settings. For example, I like to use the Script brush at 100, and I like to use the Bark brush at 50. But using Bark at 100 can produce a splatter effect, which is pretty cool.

Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoy these!
If you use them, comment here with where you used them! I always love to see what people create with my brushes. :D

The Ripple in this pack is broken. There should be a working version in SAI Brushes 3 :)

Warning, start-sai.exe might not work in older versions of SAI!

Check out my SAI brush tutorial for some help: [link]
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RainbowDxRainbowB Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i dont have the 

C:\Program Files (x86)\PaintTool_SAI_English_ver.1.10\PaintTool_SAI_English_ver.1.10\PaintTool SAI English Pack 
file o-o
manga51 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
TheLoneRestlessRose Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Used your brushes they're awesome! Thank you so much <3 thelonerestlessrose.deviantart…
Yourtoast Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! works great!
Ash-craft-23 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks :3
Hoseki-Topazice Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
It's not working for me. Everything looks like the same texture <_<
sacrowe Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
It's probably because I have a newer version because i only installed it a few months ago but I downloaded it and now I have a massive problem.
I did everything the instructions said except what it said about the whole putting the start-sai.exe because as far as I can tell I dont have a sai.exe file, I just have a sai application and sai.ssd so I just put it in that folder and it opened up sai fine.
Buut now everything but the new brushes is in sai is unreadable:…
I did try and take the new brush files and the start-sai.exe file back out but it didn't change a goddamn thing except now I have no brushes at all, not even normal ones that came with the programme.
If anyone has any advice i would be so so SO grateful.
whitefang135 Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Quick question.... How do I use "start-sai.exe"? It keeps saying "Can't run sai.exe (CreateProcess failed with error 2). D8

I can open Paint Tool SAI just fine, but I can't find ANY brushes that I downloaded. 0_0
TehMagicalKitty Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Student Artist
I have the same problem.. .3.
whitefang135 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Found out what was wrong. ^^;

You have to put the "brushes" into the brush TEXTURES folder (brushtex) in order for them to show up. Llama Emoji-01 (Laughing) [V1] 

Plus side: They show up amazingly well.

Downside: You have to set the density a bit low to get the "Plus side". xP
giygas-nipples Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
hi, i had this problem too, and since your comment is most recent ill just answer you. 
basically you need to find the file that has sai.exe in it and start-sai.exe needs to be in the exact same folder. the problem might be that start-sai is sitting in some random place on your comp 
TehMagicalKitty Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Student Artist
ik I figured et out Xd
NatalyaMarie Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
These are really cool.  Thanks.
13-Tales Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
Thank you for these~ I'm going to be using them a bunch!!
Soft-Ears Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Some of the brushes don't work.
Blurriness Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
Thanks! works perfect
emokatt98 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like them~ Haven't used them officially yet~
MooMooMilkGirl Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Heey I don't really use my da anymore,
but I put it on my tumblr if you'd like to see :)…
Thanks for making these btw! theyre super nice.
Thetruffulacupcake Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
it doesn't run :I failed with error 2... can someone help me please?
TheParadisum Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Hai, I downloaded the brushes, did exactly like it said in the instructions but I still can't see the brushes. :c Could anyone try to help me? c:
Mossippu Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I'm having the same issues... ._.
TheParadisum Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
Eh, they need to make the instructions more clear ;-;
W-Gray Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
if you add a new brush, in the sai folder there is a notepad file called brushform. open that, then you will see all the active brushes scripted. To add a brush, first paste it into the folder it is supposed to be in, and then script accordingly.
For example: these brushes are placed in the blotmap, so if you have the leaves bark you will have to add in: 1,blotmap\Bark.bmp on the notepad file, then save. Do not save as, just save. this should do the trick.

p.s. sorry for my shitty english
Mossippu Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I figured it out eventually, but I did it by following someone else's instructions haha.
I hope you figure out how to sort it, took me ages to figure it out and I unfortunately don't really remember what I did!
Owl-Flight Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
these are amazing brushes, thank you bery much for sharing I've been looking for something like this for a long time <3
DarkuChii Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student General Artist
it didn't work for me :C
Bobblchen Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bobblchen Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ArthurValkirie Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!!! Thank you!!! Thank you!!! Thank you!!! :la: :la: :la: :la: :la: :la: :la: :la: :la:

Thanks to you I learned how to use new brushes :la:
Yumi-Tsukisui Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't usually download SAI brushes, but I must say that I am impressed
These are wonderful brushes, thank you so much for making them!
Nerties-productions Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
how can you download that
BakuSora Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Click "DOWNLOAD FILE" on the right side of this page. :) above "More From ~ToadsDontExist" :)
Tokei-chan Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
Oh my God thank you for saying that I've been so confused <3 thank you thank you thank you. I could seriously cry thank you so much!
wookieinmashoo Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
Hello, I'm not really used to using the different settings for the brushes other than transparency pretty much. Do you have any recommended settings for the effects of the brushes to be similar to the upper right and lower left examples of your preview image? Thanks.
npuesey Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Hey, i just download your brush set and i love it. i may be using it to create a band logo but i want to check with you first to make sure its fine to use your brush set for that.
Broeckchen Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It's fine. :3 The license explicitly says that it's okay for redistribution and commercial use.
HanzelCookies55 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice!!! >.<
LittleGayWolf Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
whta if you dont have start-sai.exe
x-Short-Hilt-x Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
If you don't have that you can't open Sai...
notifyneelix Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student General Artist
I can't see the download thing anymore...
RaraCloe Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Am I the only stupid person here that have no clue how to download it?
anotherpartofme166 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
There's a thing on the side that says download file
Choaru Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You click the download button under the "Browse more like this" box :)
RaraCloe Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks (:
mzclark Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I've used a combo of your brushes here:
[link] and [link]
whitematterartist Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
thanks a lot
KagamineSou Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student Interface Designer
OH it works now! hahhaa..
i didn't have start.exe thing
sangheili13 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Amazing! Thank you for doing this :D
I really like them!
TechnoWolfeh Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student General Artist
You and your dumb brushes are wasting my megabytes and my time. -_-
Porrie14 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How about giving helpful critique instead of just insulting?
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