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Paint Tool Sai: Tips and Tricks by secret-pony Paint Tool Sai: Tips and Tricks by secret-pony
This is a tutorial I made a whole while back, before my brony days :giggle:
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You can also read it here: [link] (you might need to log in on a gaia account to see it, please don't post in that thread! ^^;)

It's not really a tutorial on the progress of drawing, but just some tips on how to use Paint Tool SAI more efficiently. It's also a great time saver for people who begin using this program or who want to try it out.
Not everything is in there though, I discovered more things since I made this. :giggle:

It's uploaded originally on my old account: :iconirelys:
Since I wasthinking about doing a tutorial on pony art anyway, I figured it would be a good idea to re-upload it here as well ^^


The drawing used in this tutorial is this one:
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:iconsonicluxhedgeman:
SonicLuxHedgeman Featured By Owner Edited Jan 5, 2016  Student Digital Artist
is there an easy way to color the lines? Im doing this Mettaton drawing, and Im trying to follow your steps.
Since I dont know how to put images here, and im not premium, im gonna send you a imgur link to it.
My Mettaton pic heh

Thanks for Reading sign 

thanks and have a frisky time !Frisk Dancing Emoticon 
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:iconsecret-pony:
secret-pony Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Student Digital Artist
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:iconlaradotxandtx101:
Laradotxandtx101 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015   Digital Artist
You use Gaia, too? YAY!
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:iconsecret-pony:
secret-pony Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I used to, I've stopped quite a while ago though ^^;
it became too addicting!
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:iconlaradotxandtx101:
Laradotxandtx101 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015   Digital Artist
*laughs*
addicting.
pff.
I love your made-up word. Can I use it soon?
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:iconsecret-pony:
secret-pony Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I'm afraid I don't understand what you mean, use what soon?
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:iconlaradotxandtx101:
Laradotxandtx101 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015   Digital Artist
I was being sarcastic...
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:iconsecret-pony:
secret-pony Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Oh, I'm sorry. I didn't get it. ^^;
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:iconlaradotxandtx101:
Laradotxandtx101 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015   Digital Artist
Oh, it's alright.
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:iconmaddiemarvvie:
MaddieMarvvie Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I LOVE YOUR WORK :> THANKS FOR LE TIPS
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:iconsecret-pony:
secret-pony Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! You're welcome! ^^
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:iconlabyrinthdraws:
LabyrinthDraws Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
had to whip out a notebook and pen for this one, gg
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:iconsecret-pony:
secret-pony Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Im not sure what you mean by that, but I'll take it as a compliment! Thanks x3
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:iconlemmykoopa794:
lemmykoopa794 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Student General Artist
Waw, this helped me a lot! Thanks so much! ;P 
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:iconsecret-pony:
secret-pony Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
No prob! I'm glad it helped!
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:iconthepastelwolf:
ThePastelWolf Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, thank you! this helps a lot. <3
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:iconsecret-pony:
secret-pony Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I'm glad it helped <3 Good luck!
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:iconhigashikuni-chan:
Higashikuni-chan Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
thanks for sharing this
it really helped me! >///w///<)
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:iconsecret-pony:
secret-pony Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I'm glad it did! Good luck! ^^
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:iconhigashikuni-chan:
Higashikuni-chan Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
thanks a lot >w<
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:iconminty-the-art-fox:
Minty-The-Art-Fox Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015
Im still new and need help on understanding how to draw anything. PLease reply, I am such a noob.
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:iconsecret-pony:
secret-pony Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Can you specify what you need help with? :)
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:iconminty-the-art-fox:
Minty-The-Art-Fox Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015
Drawing well with a mouse, anime and stuff. I can't get a drawing tablet yet :(
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:iconsecret-pony:
secret-pony Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Oh, I don't really know anything about drawing with a mouse tbh ^^;
there's some really good tutorials out there though!
like this one here:
Lineart tutorial for mouse user
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JinxTheKillerCat Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Student General Artist
What would be a simple way to color is sketchy lines without them looking messy? I've tried but coloring them in doesn't work too  well, but I don't like my lines so clean.
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:iconblackydean:
Blackydean Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015
Not exactly sure what you mean by sketchy, but I prefer using the select, or, "Magic Wand" myself.
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:iconsecret-pony:
secret-pony Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I'm afraid I can't help you with that question. I don't really know how to make sketchy drawings look good, I prefer clean lines. Sorry ^^;
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Soliloquy-Painter Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015
Thank you so much! This helped out a whole lot! I shall forever remember you in my hobbying of art uvu
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:iconpaint-theskies:
paint-theskies Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love this!!! :)
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:iconsecret-pony:
secret-pony Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconsharkglasses:
sharkglasses Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great - thanks for sharing it with us!
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:iconsecret-pony:
secret-pony Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I'm glad you found it helpful!
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:iconsupersilvernrg:
SuperSilverNRG Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! This will help so much in my comic!
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:iconsecret-pony:
secret-pony Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Glad you found it useful ^^
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:iconenchanted-feline:
Enchanted-Feline Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I found this while looking through Google, and i have found what i needed QAQ thank you!
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:iconsecret-pony:
secret-pony Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Glad you found it useful ^^
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:iconnightmaremoon1234567:
NightmareMoon1234567 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
do you use the computer or tablet, cause i cant change how soft my stokes are, they all look the same
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:iconsecret-pony:
secret-pony Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Tablet :)
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:iconcrazycoolcats:
crazycoolcats Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ugh,I'm on my tablet and I can't zoom in,I can't read a thing :c
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:iconsecret-pony:
secret-pony Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Get off the tablet! x3
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:iconcrazycoolcats:
crazycoolcats Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Too lazy :V
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:iconcyropop:
CyroPop Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THANK YOU SO MUCH IM USING THIS TENCHIQUE
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:iconsecret-pony:
secret-pony Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I'm glad you found it useful! ^^
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:iconphantoml97:
PhantomL97 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i just got sai and this is useful as I was struggling with it before
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:iconsecret-pony:
secret-pony Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I'm glad you found it useful! Good luck! ^^
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:iconpuppycatdog:
Puppycatdog Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW THIS MAKES MY DRAWINGS AMAZING. THANK YOU 
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:iconsecret-pony:
secret-pony Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
No probs, gl! ^^
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ameeangel333 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
Thank you so much for making this this everything seem so clear now :happybounce: 
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:iconsecret-pony:
secret-pony Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
No prob! I'm glad you found it useful!
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:icondanny-phantom-fan-1:
Danny-phantom-fan-1 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is there any way to do this kind of thing with backgrounds?
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