Note: To put a texture in Sai just copy and paste!
Note: Look through the comments before asking your question. It may have been answered already ;D
EDIT 12/2/13: I just want to note that this tutorial goes over layer order, layer modes, and clipping groups. All of these are useful when using textures.
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Tutorial based on this picture:
So a friend of mine asked if I could make a tutorial on how I did the texture for this picture. I'm pretty tired tonight and I was just going to do it later today (since it's 1 am now), but I decided to go ahead and get it done.
This is a tutorial on Paint Tool Sai, but this method is NOT exclusive to JUST Sai. Photoshop users can use this too.
And you guys CAN just leave the texture the way it is. You don't have to change it to overlay. This is just how I did it for my picture. There are also other modes you can play with like luminosity and multiply. Play around with these modes and see what you like best.
If you have any questions just ask
Texture by run on pixiv: www.pixiv.net/member_illust.ph…
Examples of other pictures I used textures in:
My NO LINEART tutorial: