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SAI Screentone Paper Textures by ToadsDontExist SAI Screentone Paper Textures by ToadsDontExist
Hellooo again! While I haven't been able to save GIMP brushes, I've been playing around with SAI and made some textures to share with you guys.

~these are PAPER textures, not brush textures. :) I've included a helpful image in case you're dumb like me

~I can't count. There are 8 textures in the pack. But the read me says 7. I guess you can consider it a bonus lol

~I've included the .sai image for the preview, so you can see the settings I used in each layer

This is the first SAI resource I've made, so I REALLY want your feedback! What can I improve, what you would like to see next time, what you liked, etc etc.

I wanna see stuff you've made with my textures! Show it off, and I'll take a look! It always makes me happy when artists way better than I am put my stuff to good use.

I think that's all for now. :D Hope you guys enjoy! Installation instruction are in the read me...Oh I guess I can reiterate them here.

1. Unzip the folder somewhere.
2. Copy the BMP files only and paste them in the \papertex folder in your SAI folders.
ex. C:\Program Files (x86)\PaintTool_SAI_English_ver.1.10\PaintTool_SAI_English_ver.1.10\PaintTool SAI English Pack\papertex

3. Go up one file level from where you pasted all the textures. This is where the .exe file should be. Among other things, there's also a file named papertex.conf. Go into my pack, and copy the version of that file that I've provided. Paste the one from my pack over the default (as in, replace the old one with the new one) :) Otherwise, SAI won't display any of the new textures as choices.

4. Restart SAI and start playing with your new paper textures!!!

*wipes forehead*
If you guys have any questions, feel free to comment here, or drop me a note.

EDIT: WOW! I'm excited so many people have taken a look at these textures! I've cleared up the install directions somewhat and will be getting to work on a second pack! :D Thank you all so much! :)

Newer versions of SAI can add new textures automagically!! :D Just use the start-sai exe file to start the program, and you should see the new textures you've added without having to update the .conf file by hand! Cool! :airborne:

EDIT EDIT: Fixed to add Lace.bmp to the conf file

EDIT 5/22/11: Uploaded original .conf file here [link]
Just unzip and rename the file papertex.conf, and paste where it should be in the same folder with SAI.exe

Will try to get to your comments and try to help, but in the meantime, try resetting the papertex if you lost the original :)

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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W-olf-Of-Storms Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
yea and now my pen pressure won't work-
Giuli-306 Featured By Owner May 3, 2015
HanaSapphire1 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
Thank you so much for making this! My friend showed me it and the screen tones are so lovely! <3

I used it for this picture:…
and in my DA ID u
Ms-Natsumi Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yayyy ty!!! 
CubanCracker62 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It took me a bit to figure out what went wrong; but I realized that the reason it wasn't displaying at first was because the entire folder with everything in it was put in the papertex file.
I took out all the textures and placed them directly in the papertex file, and removed the SAI screentone textures file I downloaded, because the papertex file couldn't read the readme and stuff as textures :)

I hope that helps anyone that reads this...

Also, thank you! This is truly wonderful!
kivabay Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is the third pack and set of instructions I've tried. None of them work. I give right the fuck up.
cherrydoveberry Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you i've been looking for the newspaper print dots <3
Ms-Natsumi Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol xD i ended up ssearching textures because of yoU! xD 
cherrydoveberry Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahahaha yaaay :D
EspressoOnTheRocks Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
so i copied some brushes into my folders from another persons instructions, but their start-sai.exe didn't download right for me. and i don't see the sai.exe any where in my folder
Blue-and-Idiot Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014   General Artist
woo!! thanks!!
Managodess Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So these resources were posted aaaagess ago but nonetheless I just want to thank you SO MUCH!
I had a few brush textures downloaded and kept wondering why they wouldn't load and your packs (this one and the pastel chalk brush one) have been my lifesaver. I FINALLY!!! have proper paper and brush textures for my SAI and I can't put into words how awesome this is, so many endless possibilities!
You. Are. A. Lifesaver!!
Batusawa Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
If I paste your papertex.conf in my Sai, would that also replace the other textures I have also downloaded and saved in there before?
Ploopie Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014   Digital Artist
Did for me, so I'm glad I saved my old one :aww:
Batusawa Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
It overwrites the whole thing right?
So might as well use a back-up :)
Ploopie Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014   Digital Artist
Yeah but I noticed there was a file in the zip with all the text. So you can just open the old file and add that text (names of the textures) and it's fine :D
Batusawa Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yup. That's what I did too. I saw how it's done in another tutorial ^^
Ploopie Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014   Digital Artist
Yeah same :dummy:
Rd-fover Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Student General Artist… i use some of your textures here :3
cadette100 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what i was looking for! XD i'll have to try this after I ink some pages. I'll def link it to you. :)
Fabnormal Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I used the trippy newsprint on this…
Nannine03 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
These are great! Thanks for a good pack of ptexts <3
That1MegaLeaFan Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
How do you restart Sai?
Metyuu Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Student General Artist
use start.sai c:
Sofia-Moonwolf Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is it free to use? :D
kawaiimashimaro Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!! Just what i need
This is sho awesum ;; u ;;
AgentKnopf Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
I just realized they apparently MUST be .bmp images - I had .jpg and those were not recognized. Converted them to .bmp (my own textures) and it works - your provided download was REALLY helpful in regard to figuring out what I need to do to get textures in general working - thanks :D !
WhimsicalDreamcaster Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you!
onemorekiss Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
I did all the steps and it's not working... it works on my old version of SAI (1.1.0) but I have 1.2.0... would this have any effect?
32artstudio Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
i've copying the bmp files to papertex folder in SAI, but when i open SAI why the new texture isn't appear?
32artstudio Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
please help :(
Uirosu Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Uirosu Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's may help 
neokasey82 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
This is awesome. I'm still digesting all those brushes I've downloaded from you; I decided that the easiest way to credit you would be to put you in my tagline and signature, so I did that instead of putting it on every drawing that I make with SAI -- okay, basically every drawing.
Amazing job as always! :heart:
~ Shade :rose:
MsBiffy Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
Hello there! I love this pack, but for the longest time I completely lost track of everything and I forgot who it was made by so I may have done some work with it without credit. I'm doing to list you on my profile from here on out though to make sure people can see who it was made by. Once again, I apologize, and thank you for the awesome work!
JaniceTheFurry Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eeech, it's not working. oAo
I pasted the files in the papertex.conf folder, restared sai, and it didn't work. I tried restarting my computer, also didn't work. ;_;
Anshell Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank You!
warnawani Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you for this!
Erniesa Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
HenraDS Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
thank you!!
finally I can toning on SAI!!
darkn2ght Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
hi, i used the fun squares here in panel 5 :XD:~ thanks, after figuring out what all those instructions are, they work quite fine :) /though i kept mixing up paper with brush, lololol
SNK Food Slash_Mini comic version by darkn2ght
Niki-Cavallone18 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So cool! Thanks for sharing this!
iamdekeror Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
thank you!!
mmdwire Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Student Artist
downloaded useful<3 for my new account
LemonPoppySeedMuffin Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Omg thank you thank you I love you marry me plz;; Just kidding..I managed to do this correctly <3 So thanks so muchh!!!!
linunae Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool! Thanks! It's very useful :)
PaperSkirt Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my god  
those are beautiful!
thank you so much QwQ
I also really needed a texture with spots on it haha ty ( ^ω°)
ESEMSIA Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I cant paste them in for some reason ;_;
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