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SAI tutorial part 1 by Spoonzmeister SAI tutorial part 1 by Spoonzmeister
Edit: To everyone who has a technical question such as the size of my brushes or various other settings, I'm sorry but I no longer use SAI. I'm currently using Photoshop on a Mac, and so it's not possible for me to check these settings so I can answer your questions (unless you know some way for me to run SAI on a Mac with pressure sensitivity, in which case I'll love you forever). I'm very sorry if this causes an inconvenience, and while I will still gladly attempt to help with technical problems, I apologize if I'm unable to do so adequately.

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[link] Download a 31 trial of Easy Paint Tool SAI here.
[link] Purchase a program license here.

Questions or concerns are welcome. :D

Part 2: [link]

Edit: It's come to my understanding that the ink pen is not a standard part of the basic SAI's tools set. I obtained it from downloading the trial of the 1.0.1 version of SAI. If you want the ink pen tool, you can download my brush set from here. Simply replace your folder "toolnmr" with the one contained in the .zip and you will have access to all of the same brushes used in this tutorial including the ink pen. (In the event something goes awry, you may want to move your original "toolnmr" folder before replacing it with the one in the .zip, just to be safe.)

[May 16: I just realized that I had the wrong file up for download; the .zip contained the elemap folder instead of the toolnmr folder. It should be fixed now, but please let me know if you run into any other problems.]

Edit 2: ~phirecracker left this helpful piece of advice for anyone having trouble getting the ink pen tool from the above download.

"After unzipping the file, open up the folder 'toolrnm' that you have just downloaded, copy the file
'10.ini' from Spoonzmeister's folder and paste it into your own 'toolrnm' folder. It works :)

btw '10.ini' is the ink pen tool. This method would work for any other tool that you're missing too. gl!
"

Everyone say thaaaaanks to ~phirecracker! :D

MOAR EDIT!: If you STILL can't get the ink pen tool to work, you can try making your own.

1.) Open Notepad.
2.) Copy and paste the following into your new text file:

[ToolParam]
id=1
name=Ink Pen
desc=
key=
tabflt=0
tabflt_prs=0
brpat_vsbpos=0
brwav=2
drawmode=1
brsize=66
brsizesc=1
depth=100
f_showopt=1
f_prs2dp=0
f_prs2sz=1
f_prs2bl=0
prsfeel=10
szmin=0
dpmin=0
dpmax=100
bfval=50
txval=95
quality=1
blend=0
water=0
stretch=0
smooth=0
f_keepopac=0
edgehdns=0
brfnam=[None]
texnam=


3.) Save your text file.
4.) Open your toolnmr folder and look at the file names. Pick a number that isn't already in use - since you're making the ink pen tool, chances are the number 10 is a safe bet.
5.) Rename your text file [number].ini (ex: 10.ini)
6.) Move your text file into your toolnmr folder.
7.) Load up SAI and see if it worked!

Another option similar to this method would be to open 00.ini (the standard pen tool) and change the parameters to match the ones I supplied. Technically you could alter any of your tools to function as the ink pen tool, so if there's one you don't use much (like the binary tool, for example, or maybe the brush selection tool), you can find it's corresponding .ini file (just load each of them one at a time; the name of the tool should be within the few couple lines) and alter it.

Edit: ~CelestialDragonsoul provides this alternative to the above which has worked out for multiple people: "the pen tool download didn't work for me cuz somehow my SAI deleted it XD, i tried the alternative method of creating a notepad doc and neither did that work. what did work though was copying my 00 pen tool file, renaming as 10 and copying the above code into it. thankyou! though i would love to know what the 11 tool is, i'm missing that one too XD"
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KKKaaatttiiieee Mar 30, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
How do you un-blue places!?!
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:iconfireblizzardforever:
You're a lifesaver, was dying to get ink pen!
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TheAmazingHarold Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Can I have the lineart? I would like to reproduce all the steps on the same image!
I'm not going to post it anywhere, it is just for personal use!
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TechnicolorDreamCat Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So HELPFUL! Thank you!!
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ChadComics Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is very informative. thank you.
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subaru2022 Sep 27, 2013  Student General Artist
that what exactly I was looking for, I saw some speed painting on youtube and never understand how people select parts and keep a clean coloring. this tutorial is the best! thank you so much 
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:iconbloodhuskie:
Thank you so very much for the tool download! i recently suffered a melt down on my comp and had to redown load everything.. when i redownloaded SAI i was so disappointed to see my pen tool gone and for the life of me i couldnt find where to down load it.. You really saved my butt Thank you so very much!
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:iconchad-spider:
Thank you for this tutorial! I am new to SAI and it was useful to me.
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:iconjmagnus:
You are just all kinds of helpful! Honest. thank you!
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Solvernia Dec 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Interesting... I really like the use you do of the purple! Guess I've got to try on some drawings one day!
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