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Copics in SAI by White-Nuts Copics in SAI by White-Nuts
How to emulate Copic Markers digitally with Paint Tool SAI

I've been struggling to emulate copic markers digitally using Paint Tool SAI. After a lot of experimentation and thought, this is the method I decided to use. I admit it's still not exactly like using copics, but I reckon the result looks close enought.
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Given 2011-05-12
Featured as a part of ^Project Educate's Resources week, Copics in SAI by =White-Nuts is a wonderfully way for artists who do not have easy access to Copic Markers, this is a wonderful tutorial to emulate the markers within Paint Tool Sai. This is a great tutorial for anyone to use that wants to use Copic markers, but doesn't have any access to them, all you have to do is follow the steps, and you'll be on your way. ( Featured by Nyiana-sama )
Areiniah Featured By Owner Edited Nov 29, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
I think there's something wrong with my markers...I followed all your steps, but when I use the Copic marker, the colour gets darker and darker the harder I push/more times I go over it, but to the point of a light colour turning black. I don't think this is supposed to happen considering the nature of the skin tones you are putting down in your tutorial, each colour remains the same and is relatively consistent. It's kind of hard to explain, but basically the colour will completely change to an entirely different colour. My light beige skin tone shade turned deep red to black, I don't think this is supposed to happen. 
91vadpire Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Student
Can you do promarkers?!?!:la:
Yukarimei Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Student General Artist
I love this tool Cx I'm just wondering if there are any settings to make it come to a finer point with less pressure? Thanks.
Elizabeth3696 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for creating this. Now I don't have to go out and spend all sorts of money on Copics.
nanda-juleha Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for this :D
StefanyX3 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hola me podrias Decir please Donde descargaste tu paint tool  SAI?
xChibinChanx Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely tutorial!
FunSizedReesesCup Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy shit, thank you so much. I've been trying to figure out forever how to emulate a copic marker on SAI.
Daylijah Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
Really good tutorial, since I've been experimenting with the Marker tool and blending options a while now (albeit not for too long) and I wasn't quite happy with the way it usually turned out (normally a messy mix of Marker and Water Tool) but you r tutorial was a great help in finding other ways to shade and blend :D !
Raph13th Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Great tutorial.
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