How to duplicate - Paint Tool SAI

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How to duplicate - Paint Tool SAI

151 654 views | 13 Sep. 2013
151 654 views | 13 Sep. 2013

Heya! Haven't uploaded any videos due to laziness and since I got a good few people asking me how to duplicate, I made a short tutorial. Sorry for the typos :b

In case you can't read my oh so neat handwriting:

- Select the item with the select tool.

- Make sure you're selecting on the layer the item is on!

- Ctrl + c to copy and ctrl + v to paste.

- Move it wherever you'd like with the moving tool.

- To flip it go to Layer - Flip Horizontally, and that's it!

Any questions just ask c:

8i, 29, Ni Kadek Aruna Indri Nadia Devi

THANK YOU FINNALLY IT SAVED MY TIME (THANK YOU VERY MUCH!)

LalZee0u0

It didn't fucking work!!!!!!

Guivengo

how do i copy from a linework layer?

Devlin R

after i do the copy and paste it wont let me do anything else

Void child!

not works, i can`t copy.

larZ

I dont have that Custom tool

Yari V

Thanks it was very helpful for me uwu~<3 

cata random :v

I do not speak English but I understood well, thank you and like :v

jimin's tiny hands

thanks for this you saved my fuckin life

TheCakeQueen21

Wow the dislike button works.......thanks to you I ruined my canvas for my grate-grate grandmother and I'm so glad I still have one in Italy she has NO IDEA HOW I LOOK cuz she only saw my when I was a baby and she really wants to see how I grown up so I was GONNA draw myself i had the perfect head and I needed another one a lot of awesome artists out there do that...and I am one as well.... You were no help

Ricky

When I do this, it flips but it doesn't really mirror it.

Isaac Zazac

thank friend you is a friend

Анастасия Пономарева

Hello I russuk блин

I’m a Writer

Does this only work for the non full version?

Ema

It "c-uts" not "c-oppy" ...Yeah

Pharoah King of Plot Armor

For some reason, I don't know if I can't copy or paste or both. When I do paste, the layer gets just added.

Elena

It doesn't work! I tried!

shut up and look at my profile picture

yay thanks

jellyfish01

How do I move a layer to another canvas within SAI?

Isabella

I am very annoyed my sai is being annoying and when I try to paste with ya know ctrl shift v it instead opens the view section instead of pasting please help :(

twilyss

obgd

ochinchin lia

I followed this tutorial,
but when I try to copy, Sai says "Selection is empty"
What can I do guys ?

Olive k

You can also just drag your layer to the ''new layer'' icon and it automaticaly copies it without doing all that

Iva Mušan

i can't do that... i press ctrl+c and then ctrl+v and nithing.. I did everything liku u did..

Potterhead ARMY

thank you very much! ;w;

GoldenLuVegas

dont work :(

S SIRRAINC

HOLY HECC THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

Fake-Man

Is there a way to copy but without actualy copying the LAYER ?

jess

When I ctrl + v, it creates a new, duplicate layer, but I want it on the same layer. Any tips?

João Gabriel K Macedo

Oh my fcking god how do i paste it on the same layer?

Abby Miller

For some reason I can copy but can't paste

Lázaro Leiva

Thank you :)

Meep Boie

it's not working

ドキドキ

Can you flip it?

geometry dash email

when i do that it open it in different layer :(

joss

thanks so much!

JpYoutube

Yeah... but I use Linework ._.

Tio do Ramen

Thanks very mutch!!!

ᴡᴏʟғʏ ɢɪʀʟ

Thank you :)

IBePlutoBoi

How to you get it onto the a different page???

Kitty Ieieie

THANK YOU SO MUCH

Jimbo

thx

Nick_

but how do i bring the thing i copied to another drawing?

not kevin

Does the eye look kinda like a whale?
Or is it just me.

aight then

paset ^^ thanks

Fourth crawl

I followed the instructions exactly and it still won't work. Any suggestions?

Daluniak

How did your make your colour pallette thing like that?

Melanie Subervi

I can't :(

debby ryan

thx

SilverRules01

i copy and paste but it wony let me draw on it

BeetlBrite

How do I copy multiple layers? I got the free version of sai, and you cant save easily, and you need to copy to do so. But I have multiple layers... what do I do?

strawberry

Thanks this was really helpful

Cherryblossoms

Can you please make an updated version for us?

Tainoah

does anyone know how to rotate a single layer?

_ʜᴇʙʙᴇʀᴛ_

I'm doing the same as you taught but it's not working :|

Jimmy Dead Horse

How do you resize something?

matheus niguem se importa

obg

Alianna Burney

what version of paint tool sai is this??? i dont have the custom tool :(

RabuHina

I just bought sai a few months ago and I'm still learning how to use it XD. Though yo have more options to choose from then I do from what I see.

yeobinz

this helps SO MUCH
especially cuz im drawing wings
dont really feel like drawing another perfect one that takes me 30 mins

Tiddlywinks Tickle

It won't work. Whenever I try to Copy it by Ctrl + C, it just doesn't so anything.

Infinite Love Arts

Thx so much i am a beginner at this so thanks for making this video

Ajani Crowell

OMG THIS HELPED SO MUCH

LeBrebaDuh

help, how do i do it on a linework layer? it doesn't let me :( it says any operatable layer is not selected

Niicha

I dont have all the pen selections D: What to do??

A Dandy Guy

When i copy i always copy the first layer and always the first layer for some reason, you know how to undo that?

TwigOwl Animations

When I duplicate it becomes really pixel-y, any way to fix this?

Layla Daniels

life saver

Young Snipez

I tried copying it and it only drags the eye I already drew but doesn't duplicate

Only

like like

NightOwl

How do I drag the picture ?

aleena vrxzy

i dont have the custom tool

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Thank you a lot!

Maxy Gamer

horrible video

zentwii

Thanks!

Ant Pool

Obrigado amigo!

Noth

! my lines are so pixly ? how do i get smooth lines?

MIPuddinMaya

how to rotate the selected line art

Mr_Arrowx

Thx to ya

Rorschach

Thanks!

LVO Aaron

To duplicate or copy (pc)
1. create custom pen - u can right click that pen icon and rename that duplicated one as custom or.. anything
2. box the item/object using selection -> click select (eraser's and deselect's neighbour) -> copy -> click custom pen -> paste
3. use move button to move your item/object - after done, you can clear the duplicated selection - dont clear the selection if you want to flip or rotate the object
4. as shows above in the video - use layer option (L) to flip or rotate your duplicated object.


:)

fosia

I love you.

Janger Izaguirre

But how do I duplicate and put it in the opposite way? When I work on the "linework" layer type?

BlackShinji

thanks so much!!!

The worst

thank you so much this helped me so much!

M e m o r i - P

How do you make the eye bigger or smaller?

sun w

thank youuuu

Cherryblossoms

It didn't work...

The incarnation of boredom

flip horizontally doesn't appear???

Holly Massara

omg thx sooooo much this helped me alot the eyes in my drawings are always a symetrical

pepsi boye

ay you saved a life

Dmagine !

How do i copy the outline on a not white background? I was outlining a drawing i did on real life and i did in the wrong layer and i want to move it to another layer:v

HolyFyre

Why don't some people just verbally talk in SAI tutorials rather than using notepad or SAI itself? :u It's faster than writing what t hey say and constantly erasing/backspacing it

RoxanneTeo_19

Umm... if you mind, can you make a redo of this video? A lot of people had problems because when they used the tool it says " Selection is empty" it's ok if you don't want to

Salty Popcorn

don't work at me

♡Ducky♡

Hello, now I can't draw, pls help me!!

xslhp16x

I don't have the custom tool :(

cerise guaxe

Oh my god thank you so much
I was looking for someone to explain me well
and besides not finding a video of my language
I couldn't find one so well explanatory!
Thank you!

       a hug !

Lillian Hill

This was very helpful! thank you very much!

mj

Didn't work :/