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PaintTool SAI

Learn to draw in different ways.

  • Windows
Avg rating of 4.1 (10)| 15 comments

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PaintTool SAI Features

  1.  Support for LayersPaintTool SAI supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
  2.  Pressure SensitivityPaintTool SAI can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.

PaintTool SAI information

  • Developed bySYSTEMAX Software Development
  • LicensingProprietary and Commercial product.
  • PricingOne time purchase (perpetual license) that cost about $49.
  • RatingAverage rating of 4.1
  • Alternatives90 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

Our users have written 15 comments and reviews about PaintTool SAI, and it has gotten 132 likes

PaintTool SAI was added to AlternativeTo by Journeyman on and this page was last updated . PaintTool SAI is sometimes referred to as Paint Tool SAI, SAI.

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lauraess1
  
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It wasn't until I used Paint Tool SAI, that I had fun learning to use my Wacom tablet to draw. That's because the program is compact, with just enough features that are easy to learn and use. So, you'll find things like line-art layers with simple vector tools, masks, clipping and layer groups, but you won't find guides (except when transforming a selection) or rulers. But not everyone needs extra design features like that, just to draw what they want. SAI is a good application for a notebook or laptop, where you just want to draw something on the spot, and save it as a PSD file to import to other programs later. For what it is, SAI is a **gem **of program, but if you want extra features like guides, animation, or even filters, this is not for you.

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deanedders101
  
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personally just most compatible for how I work digitally, also.... i have it fully DL'd for free > u >'''

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Only for Android?no iOS?ok......I keep broke button .—.

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xenos82
  
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Paint Tool Sai is legendary for how fast its brush engine is. All other art programs feel sluggish by comparison. It has perspective guides and nice vector art tools for line art. And nowadays it finally has scatter brushes (although making your own custom brushes is giant pain in the ass compared to ANY other art program)

If those are enough for you or if your computer lags while using other art programs, then Paint Tool Sai might be for you. If i had a powerful computer, i would rather use Krita, CSP or Photoshop, rather than Sai. But as it is, all those other programs lag so much, they are practically unusable (i either have to limit myself to 1500 x 2000 sized canvases or accept that my brush strokes will appear on the screen seconds after i make them. In comparison, in Sai i can paint on a 8000 x 8000 canvas, and it will still feel snappy)

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I like it because it’s easy to use when it’s on youtube

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Used it for years, easy to use. Get SAI2 if you want other options like gradients, text, blur, etc.

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Because I never used it before and I wanna check it out to see how it goes when I edit

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Tags

  • Image Editor
  • brush-smoothening
  • fine-art

Lists containing PaintTool SAI

Drawing •  Drawing Essentials •  Art apps •  Graphic Editors

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    xenos82reviewed PaintTool SAI
    Paint Tool Sai is legendary for how fast its brush engine is. All other art programs feel sluggish by comparison. It has perspective guides and nice vector art tools for line art. And nowadays it finally has scatter brushes (although making your own custom brushes is giant pain in the ass compared to ANY other art program) If those are enough for you or if your computer lags while using other art programs, then Paint Tool Sai might be for you. If i had a powerful computer, i would rather use Krita, CSP or Photoshop, rather than Sai. But as it is, all those other programs lag so much, they are practically unusable (i either have to limit myself to 1500 x 2000 sized canvases or accept that my brush strokes will appear on the screen seconds after i make them. In comparison, in Sai i can paint on a 8000 x 8000 canvas, and it will still feel snappy)
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