Hello, I am having problems with Sai brush textures. I have the Elemap files in the elemap folder but when I open Sai and check the textures they don't show up. I tried moving the Elemap files to the blotmap folder and it shows up in the textures but doesn't affect the brush when used. Help? I really need those textures. Thank you very much.
right hold up, let me explain what the different folders mean:
elemap: The shape of the brush you wish to use, depending on how you place the pixels the stroke that the brush produces will change.
The only colour that will be detected by SAI is pure black, no greys, no colours.
Make sure you save the elemap as a bmp in SAI, as there’s a couple different types of bitmap and you might not save it correctly elsewhere.
blotmap: the brush will be a simple circle, what the blotmap determines is how the brush will, well, blot.
the simple circle brush
This is the spread blotmap with 0 edge hardness
this is the spread blotmap with edge hardness at 100%
This is what the blotmap looks like:
The different shades determine how much or how little colour will be placed on the canvas.
brushtex: this is where your textures should be going. This is where you put textures you want to apply to your brush tip itself
the setting is located on your brush settings
papertex: this is where textures for the entire layer go.
the setting is located under paint effect and on your layer settings
From the sounds of things, you’re trying to put a texture where a shape should be, and a texture where a blotmap should be. If you’re trying to use a regular texture as a blotmap, it’s going to have a contrast that’s far too high and you won’t get any mark made. If it’s not the right size, it won’t work as an elemap.
Put it in either brushtex or papertex depending on what effect you’re looking for, and make sure it tiles properly!