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Paint Tool SAI: Line Tutorial by TheRebelPhoenix Paint Tool SAI: Line Tutorial by TheRebelPhoenix
After learning SAI and seeing the greatness of it. I just had to share it with all my friends. And so I made a tutorial to show them even more of the greatness.
And to also show those like me with bad hand-eye co-oridination thus bad line-art the greatness of it!
It's just THAT GREAT!

So Sai Line-Art Tutorial.

Edit: OKAY PEOPLE STOP FAVING THIS SERIOUSLY! Do you know how old this is? How badly it was written? How badly it was drawn? How bored I was for making it and how much better other tutorials out there are? I mean come on... STOP FAVING THIS!
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upgradeninja Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
that's great but where can i find how to use the line tool and all of its extensivity?
timohuovinen Featured By Owner Edited Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist
Please add links to better tutorials in your description, then maybe people will fav less... maybe, thank you :)
timohuovinen Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist
To select multiple points:
click the Edit tool on the Pen layer, and choose the Select mode (first one)
then click and drag to select an area
all the points in this area will be selected
click the pressure tool
now apply pressure to one of the points
but look! all of the points had their pressure changed!
AllonsoBronyguy Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015
Then with that tool selected, right click to deselect everything. Just figured this out after looking everywhere and not finding anything. So happy!
lolismoke Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
I've been using SAI for maybe 5-6 months now and I never really focused on the edit tool so thanks for explaining it to us!  I didn't know you could connect lines!! XD
AnimeGirlXxXmanga Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this was really helpful, thank you so much!
Firepowerbaby Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
After more than 10 tutorial (or more than that? I can't remember anymore) Your tutorial were what I would call "Enlightment" to my Idiotness of my own. Because of you I finally able to embrace my next step. The COLORING!!!
RebelMyth Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
This actually is going to prove useful, thank you!
And you shut up that's nicely drawn. 
BangIjalArts Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks for the tutorial :)
Vibrant-Snow Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This looks great even if it's old :)
Daydallas Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
The verison of SAI I have will not give me lines with pointed ends... any idea on how to fix that?…
zorarinn Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
are you making sure to use the vector tools?
they are only accessible in Linework layers
in your box that you can choose new layers,
instead of choosing the option with the paper icon,
pick the one that has a pen over it. then all of your tools
will be different (those are your vectoring tools)
they are very different from your regular drawing tools,
but with some experimenting they can be extremely useful!
Daydallas Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
Thank you for the reply as I never thought I would get one :O

I did figure out what was wrong... and it had nothing to do with my SAI funny enough my tablets drivers needed updated.
Hysazu Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
This is awesome!!! Thank you so much! I don't even care that it's old because I've been so disheartened by trying to draw straight lines by hand for so long and hating myself because I never could. Thank you!!!! 
Arty022618 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Student Artist
thank you very much for this tutorial, this was very very helpful!!!
(i faved this trololol(
vittoriaisinsane Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
I know you said not to fav this and I am really sorry but it was so simple and easy to follow, thank you ~~ 
mad-as-a-bat12 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This helped so much! I got it yesterday and couldn't find the line tool anywhere.
Mipoloarchiletti Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"Badly drawn" you say?
Now I just feel terrible. :P
CuriousInferno Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
omfg. I've been hand drawing all of my lines with the ink pen because I couldn't find the freaking line tool <_<...

Thank you SO MUCH.
BlackParadeer Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
I think the select segment thing is
if you select a couple of segments,
and then decide to change one, all of the selected segment will change the same way...
ThatCanuckToonNerd Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so going to help me! Thanks a bunch! :aww:
Zangoose-Ocean Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
This is a long process for me because my tablet is broken, so I draw the pictures on paper, and they end up anything but neat, then I have to scan them onto my computer open them in sai, and trace. All of this may take me up to 3 hours at most. Then there' the coloring
BlazingFlareonX Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's different for me :S When I hit 'edit' it has different options, like 'translate CP' and 'stroke dup/translate'. I have no idea :confused:
pandaarya Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Me too. I figured out that the Translate tool is the same as the move tool in the tutorial.
Dee-Artist Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student General Artist
I will definitely try this. Thanks! :)
Emily4457 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I faved it (;
GooeyMarshmallow Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
thanks, didn't realize SAI was this good.
MommaMercer Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Student General Artist
you're a freakin life saver.
VLunarFangV Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome! I never knew this about SAI.
rawrclandestiraptor Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Or you could just use line :) Just saying. Great tutorial. Helped me out a lot when I first started out.
KoopaCutie Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
My lines are red!!! i can't edit them!!! how do i change it back!!! i've tryed everything i can find on the problem, but nothen' works. plzzzz help me!!!!
KoopaCutie Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
my lines are all red when i try to edit them. how do i get it back to blue lines i can edit???
pandaarya Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
All you have to do is right click with your mouse, and it will deselect everything :) You just accidentally selected all of the lines. Right clicking anywhere on the canvas should fix the problem
icefatal Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
use.. the colour tool?
KoopaCutie Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
what?? no not the color tool, i mean the lines you can edit. they turn red, and i can't edit them.
icefatal Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
There should be an option to change the colour of the lines.
kirathulhu Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Ahhhhhh, thank you SO much! This is literally the most helpful tutorial I've seen on this software - or at least the first of its kind I stumbled across. :D
Kadaj-LeoPard Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks a lot! it was very helpful!
but a question!!!
I've downloaded SAI and it was only 2 MG!!! is it okay!? lol I mean isn't it a demo or something!? :-/
Rookie141 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
is it possible to change vector to normal layer? :3
izzikat Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Simple. Merge it down onto a blank normal (raster) layer.
Rookie141 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oohhhh really pretty simple :B thanks a bunch :3
sunnytailwarrior Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you, amazing tuttorial!
RachelTraintracks Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
But... I learned how to work Sai from this... That's how good it is...
Oki--Kurmi Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
this helped alot thank you
sarapandaisawshum Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
In my addition on SAI it doesn't come with curves or lines...or pressure?
ChibiKenzie Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are you sure you have created a Linework/Vector layer? That's when the tools will pop. but if not, re-install is a good option.
daddysarmygirl Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well if you got it free then you may have gotten one of the older versions or it could just be a glitch and you may want to re install it
deamon451 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I loved it! It cleared me some doubts I had. Just a question. When I duplicate various lines, they become red with "Edit Tool" On, and then, if I erase one of those lines, all the red ones disappear at the same time and I don't know what to do to avoid this! D: I looked at internet but I don't find any info. Can you help me, please? TT_TT
iSmellMusic Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you hold alt and middle click, then the dots will stop being selected (red) and won't all be erased =)
deamon451 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wowowowowow!!! OwO thanks a lot! I haven't thought using the middle button!! Thanks!!! :tighthug: :icongwompplz:
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