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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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AlcoholProductions Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
Did exactly what too do yet doesnt work could someone hep>?
YaoiBook Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016  Professional Writer
This tutorial helped me a ton.…
AlcoholProductions Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
Thanks hun!
Noir100 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm going to be using them! thank you :3
KittyDogDrawer Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For me theres nothing above the blotmaps folder..
Crazyfox346 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Me tooo! I tried just pasting it in the folder outside blotmap ((so legit where all the folders are)) and it just showed up with this used trial version of sai :///////////////// ive legit just given up -w-
erikaqwerty Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much it worked XD
Omeganekau Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016  New Deviant Student Artisan Crafter
These are very cool!
Thank you!!
Merzoft Featured By Owner Edited Dec 20, 2015
I can't paste them to Blotmaps .___.''
Fluffiy Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much, the Script brushes are absolutely beautiful ! keep up the good work!
Labiriti Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks you!
MangleTheCoolFox Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015
umm... can someone help me? can someone say meh default water settings? plZ!
AdvanceRun Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 Hmm ?  Check through my SAI gallery .
MangleTheCoolFox Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015
i fixed the problem :3 thanks anyway
AdvanceRun Featured By Owner Edited Oct 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
okay.  I have default water settings in my galleries somewhere for water brush look. 
Byunryexol Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Student
ServalPhynx Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015
The only thing that was wrong was the start-sai.exe that it came with but I opened it with the original and everything worked!! This is the first time a new brush pack worked for me. Thank you so much! This is great! <3 
River-Painted-Gold Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
i can't get the brushes to work :( i put them into the right folders and start SAI and the brushes don't show up
AdvanceRun Featured By Owner Edited Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
check out my sai gallery. i put some of my brushes in there with simply easy to follow instructions . there could be a few reasons why a brush wont show. Either the original images this person shared are not the correct dimensions, and they didn't double check that before sharing. Or the names are different within the conf ;or whatever file ;  from what which the images are named. So they have to match spaces and all.   

Or you  placed them  in the wrong folder. Or, your not looking in the right menu for them. etc. Ill help out if you still need it. 
PallygyrlDashie 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
ZeldaOtaku21 Featured By Owner 1 hour ago  Student General Artist
did you buy Sai?
manga51 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Rokatsu 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
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 Digital 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!
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