SAI paint tool in english!!!

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Post by teotoon » Sun Apr 09, 2006 12:07 am

This is such a great tool. I've just downloaded and tried it. Fantastic!!! It has also vector capacity. Alas, I wish I knew Japanese. I am sure that we use only %10 of the software. Maybe our Japanese friends in this forum, if there are some, can help us to understand the tricks.

Thanks for the link Selgin...
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Post by spasmodic_cheese » Sun Apr 09, 2006 5:12 am

..i think im a japanese software fetishist...

they always make oustanding tools!
thanks for the link :D
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Post by Víctor Paredes » Fri Jun 09, 2006 4:30 am

edit. you are right
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Post by spasmodic_cheese » Fri Jun 09, 2006 4:42 am

I think they do this so you are forced to download the latest version.
Its beta software
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Post by Víctor Paredes » Fri Jun 09, 2006 5:00 am

edit. you are right
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Post by The400th » Fri Jun 09, 2006 9:47 am

I don't think it's appropriate to post instructions on getting around software restrictions on this forum - how would you feel if they posted instructions on how to defeat Moho's demo restrictions on their forum?

Moderators, you should delete the offending post, it's a bad precedent to set if you allow this.
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Post by InfoCentral » Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:20 pm

Don't forget about Xara which has a FREE Linux version. Very cheep considering that it poses itself as being bigger, badder, and faster than Adobe Illustrator.
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Post by spasmodic_cheese » Thu Jun 29, 2006 2:31 am

Xara is a vector engine, its faster than adobe illustrator and the user interface isnt all that great. You cant really compare it to SAI
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Post by jahnocli » Thu Jun 29, 2006 12:18 pm

Wll, I used Xara Xtreme and Moho. I love them both, but Xara's interface is a lot better than Moho's. It's quick, packed with intuitive features, and simple enough not to get in your way. I stopped used Illustrator because it's none of those things....
You can't have everything. Where would you put it?
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Post by Víctor Paredes » Sat Dec 23, 2006 5:28 pm

Download Link edited in the first post


Ok, I'm understanding how Sai works.
it's a beta version limited to 30 days for testing. but they are uploading new versions each 30 days.

after this days, sai only can save and open to .bmp
but when this happens, you just must go and download the current version.

really i haven't found any software as good as Sai, and it's getting better and better each month.

a couple tips:

-control + alt and dragging the mouse make bigger of smaller the brush.
-insert, supr, start, end, ad page and back page keys controls the zoom and turn the paper.

-E is the command for the eraser
-N is the pencil
-V is the brush
-X change to the secondary color
-B is the aerograph
-D erase the layer content
-0-9 controls the brush transparency

-Control+U opens a color balance window
-Control+D paint all the layer or mask
-Control+A masks all

-Control+W close the file
-Control+O open
-Control+S save
-Control+N new file

-Control+H make something i can't understand

-Space bar hold+drag the mouse move the canvas


and the last for now, if you see, down of the rectangle colors there is a little -drawn into squares- rectangle, if you activate it, any pencil or brush will become into an eraser.


Please, don't refuse Sai just because its in japanese. it's an excellent drawing software.
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Post by Restorer » Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:01 am

Alpha version of english translation available :
http://detstwo.com/pub/saia5-eng
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Post by Víctor Paredes » Fri Jun 22, 2007 4:56 am

wow!

i'm so excited!!! that is great. i really appreciate your amiability, restorer. it's like turn the light on.

thank you very much for post your translation here, i'm incredibly happy (and i suppose you must love sai as much as i do).
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Post by Restorer » Fri Jul 06, 2007 11:12 am

New version of translation (PreRelease) availible.
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a10(b)

Post by Restorer » Sat Dec 08, 2007 9:56 am

Just to know, SAI a10(b) availible right now
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