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Adding new texture/brush/paper to SAI by mzclark Adding new texture/brush/paper to SAI by mzclark
**Not all brush, texture, paper texture are compatible with all Sai types**

Here is how I add new brushes, paper and texture to Sai. Your files will look slightly different. My brushes, paper, textures are from DA artists which can be found in my favorites folder.
If your files are zipped, unzip them. Not all computers have an un-zip program so the download may ask you to install the un-zip wizard first.
Copy the downloaded files to Sai. It is better have copies in case you have to uninstall Sai.
Make sure to copy files to the correct folder.

For the last step, this green Sai application showed up when I either installed Sai or when i installed a new brush. I added a new brush today as I did this tutorial and the new brush would not show up when I launched my normal Sai application (the green/blue one). However, when you launch the green Sai application it installed the new brushes and now my original green/blue Sai app has the new brushes.
I do not know if your own Sai program folder will have the green Sai. If you do not have it and your brush will install w/o it please let me know.
Also, i have been seeing brush.config come with brushes files. that file goes into the general Sai folder.

I learned from this member: toadsdontexist.deviantart.com/…

**Not all brush, texture, paper texture are compatible with all Sai types**
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:iconatsumaawari:
AtsumaAwari Featured By Owner 9 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i dont have the green paint tool sai button :/maybe thats it
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AtsumaAwari Featured By Owner 9 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
mine wont do it. but this is the most easiest, way i found it maybe mine just doesnt work
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clacla2013 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Uhh... My paper textures do show up in the list, but it doesn't change the image when I click it...
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mzclark Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I'll do my best to help!
what version of Sai are you using?
how did you make the texture (what program)?
And what image type is it saved as?
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clacla2013 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Umm... I downloaded the texture... How can I see my version of SAI? It's in .bmp type.
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:iconmzclark:
mzclark Featured By Owner 10 hours ago  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Okay the image type is right.
Locate your file folder for sai. find the app shortcut-right click-properties. that may not be an issue, but from what I have read it seems older Sai have problems accepting new brushes and textures.
Did you place texture in "brushtext"' or "papertex" folder?
Do you have the "start sai" exe? It is necessary to update the Sai software. I got mine from
toadsdontexist.deviantart.com/…
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clacla2013 Featured By Owner 7 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I put it in papertex.
I do have the Start-Sai.exe, as i always use it to update the program when i install textures.
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HotTaco Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This hurt.
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39Iro Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahh i don't have that start-sai thing ;-; i made the paper textures work but when i put brushes or elemap things it doesen't make them appear ( but maybe that's beacause i don't have the start-sai.. )
help plz ;;n;;
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mzclark Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Try to DL this members Start sai from this pack. it is a green icon: toadsdontexist.deviantart.com/…
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39Iro Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks owo it works now
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mzclark Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
AWesome!!!!! your welcome :D
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:icon39iro:
39Iro Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yup ouo :hug:
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:iconmzclark:
mzclark Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
:D (Big Grin) 
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:icon39iro:
39Iro Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^ 7 ^ )/
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Sploorky Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I can't find my folder, someone please help??? All I have is the sai application.
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:iconmzclark:
mzclark Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Is your Sai purhcased or free??
Try this step in finding the software folder:
-search-sai-right click-open folder location.
sta.sh/01deef4fj45d
You should see the main folder.

Try to move the enitre sai folder to a location you can remember that way when you get new brush, texture,etc you can add them easier.
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Sploorky Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
im not sure, i got the mac version and there's only one but i'm pretty sure it's full. 
I opened it and this is what I see- sta.sh/01qe8wmjfhz4
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mzclark Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
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Sploorky Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thank you it worked!
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:iconmzclark:
mzclark Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
awesome!!! Your welcome! :D
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PurinsuKyanbasu Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Student Artist
Thanks !!
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mzclark Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
you are welcome!!!
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thepinkpopdiva Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
I've copied and pasted the new textures and brushes into the correct folders but no new app appeared.. and they dont show up when I open SAI.. 
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mzclark Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
My "start ai" app came from this DA member when I got their textures and brush toadsdontexist.deviantart.com/…. Also, depending on what Sai version you have "Start Sai" may not work. Sorry that's all I know.
Here is another tutorial from the same DA member that helped me. Try downloading one of their brushes/textures and see if you are able to get the sai app:
toadsdontexist.deviantart.com/…
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thepinkpopdiva Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
Alright, I'll try it! Thanks! :)
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:iconmzclark:
mzclark Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
your welcome! I hope it works out.
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suzume-yosano Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Um how do you actually get the textures in the files? I have the links to some textures and i can't figure out how to get them in the files..
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mzclark Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Im sorry I am a bit confused. Are you asking where to find the Sai file folders or how to put the textures onto your computer (from a download)? Can you show me the link you have?
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suzume-yosano Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How to put the textures onto my computer lol sorry. 
www.4shared.com/folder/bpGGz4H…
Idk how to get them into the folders themselves
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mzclark Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
wow confusing site!! :/
it looks like you have to download them individually or as a zip file. but to use a zip file you need a program that can open the zip file. Also, there are 26 texture files. 1st page has 18 textures and the 2nd page has 8. The "download as zip" option is at the very bottom of the page on each page.
When you download the files make sure everything goes to your download folder so it's easier to keep track of which ones you downloaded already, once your done downloading, move the files like my tutorial shows.
I use WinZip to open zip files, but that's a whole nother tutorial. Ask the owner of the textures for help with that.
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suzume-yosano Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much
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mzclark Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Your welcome. I hope you figured it out. I usually get textures from DA.
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Monstermanic59 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Does this work for the mac version or..?
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mzclark Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
sorry for the late reply! I assume it would since file folders are generally stored in a smilar manner. I hope you have not moved any files around since then. It's best to search Sai MAC tutorials before attempting.
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PUMPKEEC Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Student General Artist
It helped me ALOT!:love:Thank you so much!
Anyway your handwriting is not Horrible!:)
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:iconmzclark:
mzclark Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
your welcome. I have been getting complaints :( but I warned everyone a head of time. lol.
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iiPandaPrince Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
i cant even understand @@ So messy
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mzclark Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
try this one here. i learned from them- toadsdontexist.deviantart.com/…
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PoffiePaw Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
do you want killing me? :(
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mzclark Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
my handwriting is bad. i apologize. i learned from this member: toadsdontexist.deviantart.com/…
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DarkWoodsx Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
I love you<3333
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mzclark Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
LOL. Your very welcome!
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Rebel-O-Conner Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this tuto is totally unreadable
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XxXAshley-ChanXxX Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Agreed
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mzclark Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
i have bad hand writing with tablets. here is where i learned it from this member. there are instructions at the bottom- toadsdontexist.deviantart.com/…
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Esylvity Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
Thank you so much!
I was wondering why my brushes didn't show up!
Thanks now I know why!
:)
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mzclark Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
your welcome!!
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REDpanda1011 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Im on Mac :( does this work for me?
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mzclark Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
the method should, but i believe Sai's folder could be different names from PC's.
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