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SAI Tutorial: Using Textures by eccentricminded SAI Tutorial: Using Textures by eccentricminded
How to apply textures in Paint Tool SAI

It's my first time to make a tutorial, sorry for my bad english. This is more of a tutorial how I do it so sorry in advance if some of the techniques seem ineffective for you.


Here are my texture packs:
Ornate Patterns (lace, damask, etc) [link]

Here's another way to apply textures in SAI, which is easier in my opinion: [link]
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:icon17kskewes:
17kskewes Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Student General Artist
hey question :) So you're talking about the little green arrow right? Whenever i download textures/brushes i dont have that little green button( A), so i cant open it with the brushes i download :( do you know why?
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KuronekoMizuki Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
Can anyone help me, plz?
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KuronekoMizuki Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
Sorry, but, my computer have Windows 8 system, i dunno where is the programs ,-.-,
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HanaAkai Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015
sorry my bad english, but I hope you understand me.
Do what i'm going to say after you copy the image files:

1- Go in WorkSpace
2- Find the PainToolSAI Programme and click only one time with de right click button
3- Go in "Manage" on te top of the screen (the right side one)
4- Click in "Open Place"
5- Find the "PaperTex" file and paste the downloaded file textures.
6- Go back on the PainToolSAI files and click two times on the "start.sai" green button.

I hope I helped you :D
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Vickinky Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I downloaded Sai by Winrar and I dont know how it make the textures appear in the list D: can you help me? :C
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GirTheCandyMonster Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
i really want pen ;w;
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SunnieDoodles Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much!!!
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CopyCat87 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, downloaded but can't use the textures, see the thing is I don't seem to have that start button =/ what should I do?
Appreciate if you can answer!
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Libra-Dragoness Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't get it to work in Sai. I've downloaded other textures/brushes, put them in the folder and they work perfectly, but these won't... and I'd really love to use them on the wedding dress I'm currently working on...
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ChannahK15 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
by me too...  It doesn't work because there is no papertex.conf file. 
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iamdekeror Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
thank you!!
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BloodyPink-M Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
ok it didn't work for me so very well but i just wonder the part how i do so it get colors to the texture withoute the lines disepear? 
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tear2711 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! This is so amazing!
I found I had to change the first letter to capital in of the name of the texture before it would show up in SAI
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tish92 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist
ditto, I also changed the first letter to capital and it started working perfectly :)
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DrawingsBySara Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thaaaaanks a looooot! It really helped me a lot! ^-^
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Kitty-Kozuki Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013

I have a question.

I can't seem to open the files properly.

I'm using windows eight and it only seems to offer ABR files. So I don't open zip files even though I downloaded zip files. They always end up as ABR files...

What do I do? ;m;

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Kohaya7Kae-13 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the useful tutorial :D
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IllusionLi Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Student Artist
Wow, this is very nice :) But... I don't have that green button that say, "easy paint tool sai" :( Can you show me how to add it, please? :iconpusheensadplz:
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Xyrora Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you haven`t changed it, it should be "start-sai.exe."
And besides, the instructions that came with textures even said so.. <___>
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the-qwaser-of-iron Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
VANAN'ICE!!! *Nosebleed*
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eccentricminded Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL i knew they'd capture fangirls' attention hahahaha :iconiknewitplz:
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the-qwaser-of-iron Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
LOL do u mean dat in a good way or a bad way
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rabioque Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
The textures don't show up for me when I want to choose one. I put them in the brushtex and papertex folders and they wont show up in sai. Anyway to fix this?
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eccentricminded Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What textures? If they are pre-made for SAI, check the size of the .bmp files or if they are in grayscale mode. Tell me where you downloaded them, I think I can help you somehow.
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Rina-chan3221 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
OMG This helped me a lot!!! Thank you!!! I would really hug you!!! This tutorila is SOOO awesome!!
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eccentricminded Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, too!! I love sharing info because what i know is also what others have shared with me. Cheers! v(^_^)v
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Rina-chan3221 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:huggle:
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ZoMbIeSrAwR Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are awesome. I can finally finish my dragon now that I know how to use the texture I downloaded. I tried getting help and finally googled it and found this. Awesome tutorial.
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eccentricminded Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, too! I'm glad that it could be of some help, hehe. :)
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SketchyStart Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the texture packs link don't seem to work...:(
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eccentricminded Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry for replying so late. The only surviving pack is that of Ornate Pack (I deleted the others): [link]
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UemuraNagi Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Thanks a lot! :D I used it as the background of my artwork here: [link]
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karlaahedgehod Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
hello .. sorry, I could spend pages to download the texture?, is that when I can not find the files, I'd appreciate much uwu
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eccentricminded Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry if I've replied SO late! I'm sorry. The only surviving files are my Ornate Pattern pack: [link]
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Kaoyux Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Hi, I'm writing to let you know that I featured your tutorial in my Art Features journal :pointr: [link]
Please consider adding it to your favorites. Thank you for your time and the work you did in creating your Tutorial! ^o^
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PixieParrot Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I have a question. On my Sai folder it doesn't have the green arrow shortcut. And no matter how many times I try to re-install the program it doesn't show up. Is there another way around making brush textures without it?
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eccentricminded Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yes, but you have to do it manually. here's a tutorial on how to do it: [link] good luck!
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PixieParrot Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Nevermind I figured it out.
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Antilogist Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Student General Artist
YAY! Now I know how to use the textures I download!
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sasukerook Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Student
Nice tutorial! Really helpful ^_^... but i can't download the textures T_T... it appears "Oops. The page you were looking for doesn't exist"... can you do something about that pls?
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eccentricminded Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i deleted the textures because the START buttons detected as virus or malware by some anti-virus softwares. orz
i re-uploaded one of the packs though: [link]
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sasukerook Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student
Thank you so much ^_^
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mikan02 Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Student General Artist
haha. Is that Kaito,Gakupo and Len? :> good tutorial, btw. I hope you will upload the textures~
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eccentricminded Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yep! (as VanaN'Ice from Fate: Rebirth) what textures? the ones in the tutorial?
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mikan02 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Yep! The ornate patterns thing~ >w<
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eccentricminded Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
here: [link] (i can't find the cover picture for the zip file, but it contains 21 textures.)

i did not include the START button, it's detected as virus or malware by some anti-virus softwares. orz
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mikan02 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Student General Artist
OHMIGAWD!!!!! A million thanks man!!! Just needed it!! Thank you!! :iconarigatouplz: Thanks!! really! >w<
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eccentricminded Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome~ <3
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Shiito Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you ! :3 finally, I understand, haha xD
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hyperster Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
when I put it in the blotmap folder, I get nothing in SAI.
when I put it in the papertex folder, I get nothing in SAI too.

what am I doing wrong?
I putted a .BMP in both folders...
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