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Mini tutorial: Shading techniques in SAI by secret-pony Mini tutorial: Shading techniques in SAI by secret-pony
Another secret revealed!
Also apologies for typo's. I don't have a working spellcheck.

If you're looking for more resources for drawing (ponies), check out my other tutorials:


My (poor) explanation on layer clipping: (one but last paragraph)

Q: Will you make a tutorial for PS/gimp/*insert any other program* ?
A: No. I never used any of those and I'm not going to find out for you. Search DA or Google.
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the-pink-dragon Feb 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I was looking for this tutorial so hard just a bit ago! I remember seeing it a long time ago, and couldn't for the life of me remember how to get the shading to work on multiple colors. I'm really glad I was able to find it through searching. But now I'll fave it so I can find it again easily. Thanks so much for making this, I would have never been able to figure this out myself :)
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secret-pony Mar 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
No problem! And good luck! ^^
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TheBlueDreamMaker Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
pretty good tips!
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Peiridae Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really helpful! Thanks so much! :D
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HermesSquirrel May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very very useful! Thanks for the help! :thumbsup:
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secret-pony May 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm glad you found it useful <3
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the-pink-dragon Mar 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is very helpful! I've had SAI for a long time and I've never known the value of those layer modes!
I have a question though, what program do you use to put the text in your tutorials? SAI doesn't have a text tool, does it?
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secret-pony Mar 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I type everything in word and copy it to SAI ._.
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the-pink-dragon Mar 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
*Gasp* You can do that? I've never thought of that... Wow, I feel dumb now, but thank you, you just saved me a hell of a lot of trouble :'D
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secret-pony Mar 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You have to use wordart though, it won't copy text. :3
When you copy to say, go to layer > luminancy to transparancy, to clear the white background
and then you have the text in Sai ^^
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