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PaintTool SAI GLOW Tutorial by aBane PaintTool SAI GLOW Tutorial by aBane
I've had a few people ask me to do a tutorial.

In order to do glows myself I turned to yaoi-dealer [link] because I admire her artwork so much. But basically, credit to her for helping me along in my art and to be able to do art and glowing myself.

Enjoy this simple and easy to use tutorial on SAI Luminosity effects!
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scheuenprinny Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much for this! I used this for the poison attack for Green from Castle Crashers <:3c
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crescent-moon123 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Student General Artist
How do we select the colors to illuminate? Do we use the eyedropper tool?
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King-Burnstar Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!!! :D (Big Grin) 
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Dhalbakken Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Student General Artist
Oh my g---
grr... Lol. I've been trying to figure out how to do this for nearly 2 weeks, and it's this stupid simple?
THANK YOU!
Seriously, dude... You're a total life saver. :D
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DragonStar2197 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh cool. This'll really help with a new pic I'm working on.
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AussieGirlEmi Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Do you use any other tool like Blur? because those colors look more like they have been blurred...


Your steps where really confusing to me...Maybe you should do a more detailed one that has better instructions? x.x;
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Enemom Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
The glow effects actually might be achieved using low opacity hard brushes like marker, but blur could be another.
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:iconjustinohadi:
justinohadi Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Student General Artist
When I have a glow over a transparent background in my PNG, the airbrush turns into white blobs D: HALP!
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keyralove Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Student Digital Artist
OH GEEZ THANK YOU
I couldn't figure out how to do this...And it looks great, thank you so much! Let me hug you! 
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NotTheHoodlum Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Student General Artist
cool thanks
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killerskulldog Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist
This is really great, and helpful, but the only problem I encountered was that the glow effect with luminosity doesn't work well when the background is a bright color...
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GallowProxi Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mine doesn't seem to have mode at all, and i'm not sure where to update, since I got the file from a friend
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Doomfullord Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
Thank you very much for this. Although I'm not quite that great at it, it helped me at least get the basics down so I can improve.
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SweetWhompa Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
My version of SAI doesn't have any of these features?? I downloaded it for free from somewhere, and I had to hunt for brushes... I don't even have all the tools like the straight line/curve tool. Any help? I'd really like luminosity.
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BluBxrrie Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015
Maybe your sai is out of date.
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:iconsweetwhompa:
SweetWhompa Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Maybe? I think I found a new version that should work, but I haven't set it up yet.
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:iconblubxrrie:
BluBxrrie Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015
Oh.
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:iconsakura-dark-uchiha:
Sakura-Dark-Uchiha Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
...I cant seem to find luminosity, but addition seems to work the same way :3 Thank you
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:iconblubxrrie:
BluBxrrie Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
Thank you. I bookmarked this page incase I forget how. c;
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pollishedkibles Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
does anyone know if the same would work for OC 5.5
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iNsAnE-nEkOs Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It doesn't seem to look right to me, what setting do you have the air brush on?
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Beginneratart Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry for snooping, but is the layer s mode set to Luminosity? If so, does the picture have a dark background?
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iNsAnE-nEkOs Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes and no. Sometimes it does have a dark background sometimes it doesn't. But it doesn't look right to me for sone reason, it's only looked right once
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Beginneratart Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh OK. Good luck then! :D
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iNsAnE-nEkOs Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks-J
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Beginneratart Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob!
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Dusk-deerfluff Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks so much ;w;
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light-aqua Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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IzumikoChan112 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
thank you! It helped a LOT! ^^
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Amoryenar Featured By Owner Edited Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
okay so... when i make the layer luminosity i can't see what i'm drawing 
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Erik-Tan Featured By Owner Edited Aug 4, 2014  Student General Artist
You're probably using a light color, then. You should have some darker layers underneath it when you use luminosity. Luminosity is generally used to highlight another color. c:

Sorry to butt in, I just noticed your comment and wanted to help.
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Amoryenar Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
aha

i figured it out but thank you for your response none the less
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Erik-Tan Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Glad you figured it out ^^
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TiliaofAnkh Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for doing this! :D It's going to help a lot! :hug:
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ThePicWather Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
what options do you use to have the line sharp at the end?
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:iconerik-tan:
Erik-Tan Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Student General Artist
You mean on their line work? It probably has a lot to do with their tablet pressure settings. It helps if you just play around with the settings in Sai to find out what works for you, but this may help: www.deviantart.com/art/Paint-T…

Sorry to butt in, I just noticed your comment and wanted to help.
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ThePicWather Featured By Owner Edited Aug 21, 2014
thx i will try it ^^
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ArtyPaints Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Arrowstorm606 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Two-Tailz-Studios Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My sai didn't have a 'luminosity' option... It has addition which I hear is the same, but when I use it, it just barely glows :( heelp
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ZephyraVirgox Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
you can try this: 
create a new layer, set it to addition, use brush with low density (6~8) and draw
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Two-Tailz-Studios Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually turns out I didn't even have 'addition' on. When I turn it on, nothing appears when I try to draw....
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RoxiiReaper Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You need something underneath to put the glow on first.
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Jaywing0724 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
have you tried adding a background? 
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KerensaW Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow I've been wanting to make things glow for awhile now and thanks to your tutorial, finally an EASY way to do it lol - thanks so much!
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AtopiaArts Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This helped SO much! Thank you!
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Heart-of-Titanium Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I love SAI! Thank you for the tutorial, my elegant friend! :lol:
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VanillaMuffins56 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for thus tut. Really helped me! :D
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Whiteknightofchaos Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks helpful. I'm test it out later.
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