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Tutorial: Colouring with the Fill Bucket in SAI by forte-girl7 Tutorial: Colouring with the Fill Bucket in SAI by forte-girl7
Someone asked me a while ago (too long actually ><) for a tutorial on how I colour/shade on SAI. I think it was just shading, but I figured I'd go over some other things anyway. The shading bit is in the next bit which will be up.... soon : D

But yeah! This is for colouring using the fill bucket on Paint Tool SAI. Hope this helps you guys out : ) And look out for Part 2!

Part 2 - Shading with Masks: [link]
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:iconmaixuanvu:
maixuanvu Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
OH...Thks so much. I really really need this
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cerullia Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Student Digital Artist
//SCREECHES THANK YOU SOO MUCH
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Engineer-LeeRoy Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i have grey lines around my black lineart. it looks so bad after i color it. anyone know how to fix this?:(
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ZitahsAwesome Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Student Filmographer
my selected didn't become grey? its still blue.
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RagingSalamence Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Student General Artist
Are there any tips to be able to fill an area hidden by the lineart layer?
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LadyGammer9 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015
I guess this one was the most useful tutorial I have found, thanks a lot
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GreatAnteka Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for this helpful tutorial!
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:iconlocopumpkin:
locopumpkin Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Student Digital Artist
this was so helpful, thank you!!
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:iconawesomeabp:
AwesomeABP Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I checked my line art several times for gaps and I'm sure that they all connect, but the magic wand still selects everything! I'm really not sure what I missed. Help?
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:iconforte-girl7:
forte-girl7 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Hey there - sorry I didn't get to this sooner. Could I possible get a screenshot of your workspace?
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AwesomeABP Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Never mind, I got it
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puggal0504 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015  Student Digital Artist
what did you do?!?
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:iconawesomeabp:
AwesomeABP Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When you use the wand you HAVE to be on the layer that you did your line art, not the colour layer.
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puggal0504 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
ok thank you ^^
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NeeNeePapao-o Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Could you please tell me how you figured it out? ;-; I can't get it to work.
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AwesomeABP Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are you using the wand on the colour layer? You need to use it on the line art layer for it to work. Once that's done you use invert if you selected the area around the character and then you click the selection source box. Once you've done that THEN you can switch to the colour layer
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NeeNeePapao-o Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oooh thank you!
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AwesomeABP Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem
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CHARlZARD Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015
thank you so much ahh!!
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Ryoku750 Featured By Owner May 18, 2015
This was a pretty handy tutorial, thank you for sharing with us!
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Gem-jam Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
when I tried the magic wand thing my lineart turned blue as well! Help pls! Waaaah! 
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:iconforte-girl7:
forte-girl7 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Hmm... did you make sure you were on the right layer? Or that all the lines are connected all the way?
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Astrior Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what ever happen to just drawing a simple circle and filling it with the bucket tool ;3;
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:iconantta:
Antta Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the info.
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BlueSpiritFire1 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Considering I got Sai like two days ago, this guide (both parts) was a serious SERIOUS help. Thank you so much Q_Q
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forte-girl7 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Sure no problem : ) Glad to have been of some help ^^
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Carolina22 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!!!
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MagicSeal-10 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey so it worked for me well.... kinda. This is what I mean:
sta.sh/01p2cokjsm0p
Please Help!
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:iconforte-girl7:
forte-girl7 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Hello, sorry I didn't get back to you sooner - did you figure  your problem out by any chance?
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:iconmagicseal-10:
MagicSeal-10 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nah I just decided to go in and manually do it. But it's all good
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forte-girl7 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Oh, okay. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
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scootsXx Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
Whenever I try to color in one part of the picture, it colors the whole canvas!
Here's what I mean: sta.sh/0e4y9xs338
Help? OTL
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forte-girl7 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Professional Filmographer
It looks like the lines don't completely touch up near the right shoulder, near the hair. If that's the case, then it's going to fill the whole canvas.
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scootsXx Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
Ah, I've figured it out now. Thanks!
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ShadowsoftheDragon Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Helpful!!!
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FalconBelmont93 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
saved me a bunch thanks
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:iconforte-girl7:
forte-girl7 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Professional Filmographer
No problem : )
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RifTheBit Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014   Digital Artist
Helpful :la: fav
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wistrom30andskylar Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
i tride and this is what i got wistrom30andsonic.deviantart.c…
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forte-girl7 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Uhm... I'm not sure what I'm looking at. If that lion picture is like... a copied from a webpage and DID have a transparent background, then SAI won't like it (it usually shows pasted transparency as black space). If it had a solid white background, it won't fill in the lines as it should, as it treats the whole image as a well... a whole shape.
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CreAtor135698 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I followed your instructions but i still got this:
s27.photobucket.com/user/jerzt…
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:iconforte-girl7:
forte-girl7 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Filmographer
It looks like you color filled on the line art layer, instead of on the color layer underneath it
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epicumbre Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How do I put the inverted selection on a different layer? I've just started using SAI and don't really know what I'm doing...
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forte-girl7 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Okay. once you have the selection inverted, to where it has the "inside" of your lineart selected, then you just created a new later and color on that one - make sure it's under the lineart layer though. Does that help?
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epicumbre Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Never mind I got it...
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Ada-Erika Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
It just takes the whole pic with me :/
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:iconforte-girl7:
forte-girl7 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Uhhh do you have a screenshot of your layers so I can maybe see what your set up is? Maybe I can help you figure out what went wrong c:
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Ada-Erika Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
Here Is screen shots: virus-mychoice.blogspot.fi/201…
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:iconforte-girl7:
forte-girl7 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Hey - I know you said you apparently figured it out, but I never really looked at the link you sent me there. Is that link safe? The URL makes me a tad... hesitant to click on it....
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