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SAI Tools - Painting media by Iris-hime SAI Tools - Painting media by Iris-hime
Painting media set for Paint Tool SAI. Hope, you'll find this usefull. Also, feel free to ask any related questions and note me if you have any troubles.

Related works:
- SAI Tools: Complete set [link]
- SAI Tools: Blenders [link]
- SAI Tools: Drawing media [link]

FAQ: Please, READ before asking questions.
Q: If I already have the complete Paint Tool SAI brush set ([link]), do I need to download this? Does it have somehing new?
A: No, in this case you don' need to download these brushes because you already have them.

Q: I want only X tools. How do I get them?
A: Read the "How to install.txt" file inside the .rar archive and follow its instructions.

Q: How can I download these tools?
A: The download link is under the "Add to Favourites" panel.

Q: How can I extract the .rar archive?
A: Use WinRar or 7zip.

Q: How can I install these tools?
A: Read the "How to install.txt" file inside the .rar archive and follow its instructions.

Q: Where can I find the "How to install.txt" file?
A: Inside the .rar archive.

Q: Where can I find my SAI folder?
A: Normally it should be at "c:\Program files\Paint Tool SAI".

Q: How can I open .ini and .conf files?
A: Use Notepad.

Q: How would I know which .ini file is associated with which tool?
A: Open an .ini file and look at the fields "Name" and "Desc". The name of the associated tool is written there.

Q: How can I change the tools order?
A: Hold the Ctrl Key, then drag the tool to change its place. Note that names of associated .ini files will change if you do this.
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woolfy1711brokendash Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
where and how to download paint tool sai? sorry for asking ^w^
justin9020 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
This wouldn't work for Photoshop CC would it?
Iris-hime Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These tools are for Paint Tool SAI only.
MoostacheMadness Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Student General Artist
the link isnt working for me
cheshsworld Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thankyou~ x3
MissTayee Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
This might just be my computer, but when I try to add the files nothing happens. I deleted the previous folders and they still wouldn't add nor could I restore it.
Kitkat-Paints Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
they have the same textures i'm lost.
Kitkat-Paints Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
never mind LOL
Kitkat-Paints Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
take that back
the hb bristles ink nib splash and the square are all the same, i renamed them like 29 ect ect
and same for the elemap and so
its all the same :(
ArtisteIMVU Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
It's confusing at first.
Make sure you have the WinRar file open, click on sai tools>How to install
Click on it and a text document will open, explaining how to do the installations, and will give you the file NAME that you have to look for and find under the winrar files called resources
Look for the brush you want, in this situation, we'll go with the square brush.
In the instructions document under square brush it says
"Square Brush:
- toolnrm\04.ini
- elemap\Square.bmp"

go to Resources>toolnrm
Now that you are finally in the toolnrm file, look for a file that says "04.ini"
Back to your actual SAI files...Click on toolnrm as well
Drag the "04.ini" to your sai file called toolnrm (There should be a number of brushes named 00-19)
Your computer will ask if you want to move and replace the file, don't move, or move and keep both files because these two files have the same number, simply click "Move, but keep both files" Now in this case, the file will be 04 (2)

right click on 04 (2) and rename it to be 20

moving on to Elemaps...Back to WinRar, click on the file "..." to go back to a menu that hase the file names "Blotmap" "Elemap" and "toolnrm"

click on elemap (go back on your actual sai file and click on elemap as well)
The instructions that come with this tutorial tell you which blotmap, elemap, or toolnrm to use, in this case.."Square.bmp"
Drag "Square.bmp" to the elemap file in your sai files.

In a couple cases, that is your final step, and you are officially ready to use this brush in SAI! But in quite a few cases, there is one last and final step

Scroll down in your instructions until you see the following--
"2. For some tools you need to edit brushform.conf\brushtex.conf as well (don't add it twice if you already have it):"

This is actually a quite easy procedure
On your SAI file, you will see "brushform"
Click it (Please note that this is a text document as well)
You will see many brush names that end with ".bmp" That means you are on the right file
Go back you your instructions and look for the brush you are using, to see if you have to add your brush BMP
If you see your brush and it says "For "Square Brush" append this to the brushform.conf:" Look right below it and copy the configuration text
In my case, (the square brush) it would be "2,elemap\Square.bmp"
paste that into your "Brushform" text, save it
and voila! you are finished!
I hope this helped somewhat for you guys.
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