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Hey! Two years on I'm gonna make an edit. Paint tool SAI does not require purchase. The trial is good, too. However, if you've found a way to download it for free, I cannot assure you it'll work, hence me emphasising on the SAI MUST BE BOUGHT stuff. lol XD

Sometimes you dig too deep. SAI is sometimes a very complicating and annoying son of an apple, but maybe you're looking too far into it. As suggested some users said, "Unplugging my tablet, restarting my computer and re-plugging my tablet works every time!" just don't forget to save.

If that doesn't work, you truly are in a shazaam and you're probably gonna have to do this stuffs 

NOTE: Reading through the comments today, I've seen testaments that this tutorial is not always the need. CHECK YOUR 'MIN' SIZE. Keep changing it and testing it as you go along. That may be the problem :)

To everyone I cannot reply to and I've helped, YOU ARE VERY WELCOME! x

Good luck :3


Now, there has been a lot of problems over this I'm gonna tell you what to do with some handy screenshots.
It gets really annoying when you lose pressure sensitivity and you're in the middle of drawing and that is because sometimes SAI can lose you're settings, after you have been told to remove all preferences and that, you, like me, may get no response from your pen but only when you press hard on it. I have found a great solution.
This might not work for all users, because of the type of laptop and the type of tablet because it has no sensitivity installed on it at all., but I hope that this will work for you.
Note: Before we go on I forgot to say that you need a tablet, Wacom [preferably] and you also have to have [purchased] SAI.
Without Pressure...:
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So, that's what it looks like. yours might be different though, but the next steps will help. Go to Others - Options - DigitalSupport
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Your settings should be at 0%, if it is at 100% then that is why you have to press so hard, if it is other than 0% then set it to that.
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Before you fiddle about with SAI, you still mustn't, for smoother lines go to Advanced settings and change your Quality to 4 (smoothest)
Size and Dens ticked. Come out of SAI (if in the middle of project save as a .sai)
Close then re open SAI and feel free to draw!
Any questions ask and I'd love to know that I've helped you ^^
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This will also work with trials, there are no more possible ways to download SAI so you must buy it ^_=

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TiviProjectError Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG i don't know what just happened, i did it and it doesn't work, all the time that i try to press the pen, it's slow the things down
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PooChu Featured By Owner 2 days ago
this didnt work for me either. I am restarting right now to see if that helps. My tablet was messing up before I uninstalled and reinstalled it. itd loose sensitivity and it crashed once and wouldnt let the mouse move but lit up when I put the pen nib down.
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TiviProjectError Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh this happened to me either...
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PooChu Featured By Owner 1 day ago
does you sai lag and make your lines slow and ugly?
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TiviProjectError Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yep, but its back to normal now, 6 days to come back to normal, this tablet is crazy!
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PooChu Featured By Owner 1 day ago
oo!! Im glad its back! I have to plug mine back in today to see. I uninstalled Sai and reinstalled because I found a full free version so I hope it starts working again. Or Ill uninstall an reinstall the tablet again.
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TiviProjectError Featured By Owner 21 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah i don't know if today it will works.... But i hope that this works to u! If don't, I'll try to find another way to help u!
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PooChu Featured By Owner 18 hours ago
Thank you! It worked yesterday but I will see if it works today too. I hope so.
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NightWishCat Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
it didn't for me too.
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TiviProjectError Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Still doesn't work here :/
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NightWishCat Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
do you still have that problem?  :C I can't draw because of it..
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TiviProjectError Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah i still have this problem, but u know, before, the pen pressure stopped, BUT in the next day the pressure was back to normal, but now, now it's been a week! i already tried all tutorials, reinstall check the services etc...
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NightWishCat Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I know the problem, First i used my old tablet.. but now i plugged in my new one. and now on both tablets my pressure is gone :c
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TiviProjectError Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh dammit! I'm sorry to hear that :( what tablet is urs?

U know my mother paid 1000 in this one, and it's the first tablet that i have, i begged to my mom for 4 years to have one, and now this? *sigh* i really don't know what to do anymore, maybe i should try see if in the photoshop works, but i don't have photoshop, do u have it? some people always say *just google it* but i don't know if the site is reliable, so if someone gave me link, i will be like, "ok this guy downloaded in this site so i can trust it!"

Hey what about this? If i find a solution, i'll tell u and i'll try to help u, if u find one u tell me(?) maybe we have the same problem with the same solution?Cuz no one have really the same problem that we have, well they don't have the pressure like us, but, they have a solution for different things that makes it without pressure. Maybe our problem is something different?

ps: sorry my bad english
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NightWishCat Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm, i have a wacom intuos model: CTH-480. Well i dont know a solution for this, i tried alot and all the things didnt work at all.. You can add my skype if u want elfenliedpower600
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GrahamSandwich Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
WHOA. HOLY CRABAPPLES,







I THANK YOU SO HARD.
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NanaDeNoir Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I reinstalled Windows and I didn't install tablet drivers (Genius tablet). When I installed macro key manager, sai started working perfectly! :D
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hotKo-Ko Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015  Student Digital Artist
mine already had that since ive had a tablet before and used sai with it. but igot a new tablet and the pressure isnt working?? 
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NekoMinecrafter Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I have the same issue. I even tried using my old tablet again and it didnt work
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NightWishCat Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I know the problem, it doesn't work with my new and old one..
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hotKo-Ko Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Student Digital Artist
i fixed my problem by changing the pen settings on the wacom desktop center (search it on your programs)
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MisoraMpu Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Filmographer
It doesn't work for mine.
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FluffePuff Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope :c
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charmander2233 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It wont work
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CourtR Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015
I use the pressure sensitivity to mouse, but it does not  work ... even though you try to use it ...:sad: 
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AnimBron-E Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well, you can't really put pressure on a mouse click. when it's clicked it's clicked. when you push on a pen/pencil the lines becomes thicker and darker.
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UrWhalecum Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this worked really well thank you ;3
also this does work with the trial, so you may want to update that
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RizzleDrizzle Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This worked for me! Thanks a lot c:
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Fangrust Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015   Artist
well i was thinking of getting a tablet... which tablet works best for sai? i heard about Wacom and Bamboo but idk if they rlly work and i dont want to risk it by paying so much money... ty if anyone responds and i would rlly like to hear more than one answer instead of hearing from just one person
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RizzleDrizzle Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I don't think it depends on what kind of tablet you have. I have a Wacom Intuos Manga tablet, and it works like any other. When I bought it, I was allowed to test out a Graphics and a Bamboo one, and they're pretty much all the same, so it doesn't really matter what kind of tablet you get, cause any of them will work on Sai.  
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Fangrust Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015   Artist
kay ty ^^!
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RizzleDrizzle Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problemo! c:
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ColossalDick Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Using a wacom bamboo tablet, got new computer, installed drivers, but pen pressure and stabilizer still isn't working.

#PrayForColossalDick2015 
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seithon Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015
Just helped a friend fix their computer, reinstalling tablet drivers etc and after his SAI stopped picking up on pressure :( 

Thanks to this I got it working so thank you! :D
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mikukawaiihatsune Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Didnt work for meReally Sad Really Sad 
I think its my pen onion sad 
Nothing worked, the Min Size, this, etc. Inside Out Reaction Icon: Sadness 
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if you get a program like cc cleaner you can clear the regisrty and that usually works for me. if it still doesn't you probably have to reset or update your tablet
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Tik-Tac-No Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU
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IzzyIceHearted Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015
...................................after doing possibly EVERYTHING to get my pen pressure back I read this and sweet mother of god it was only the darn min size. Thank you, a gazillion times. I would have never looked at this until I read through this post. 
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Paint-zuri Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well that didn't work.
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StariaStars Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tried doing this. And for most people it actually works.
What I'm using is Windows 10, Huion h610 Pro and a free version of SAI. While the trial lasted, the pressure worked just fine, but had to delete it after the trial expired. So I got a new version for free. Pressure sensitivity didn't work at first, but after adjusting everything in the options, the tablet itself didn't work on SAI, but worked on other apps and on my desktop.
If you have a solution for this, thank you in advance. 
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babonugu Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
OMG THANK YOU FOR THIS! I WAS ON THE VERGE OF TEARS YESTERDAY BECAUSE I CAN'T FIND OUT HOW TO ADJUST THE PRESSURE SENSITIVITY (BC I'M NEW TO THIS) THANKS!!! YOU'RE A LIFE SAVER! 
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kimberley1998 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy frick, thank you! I've been having quite some trouble this morning and what I usually did, didn't work anymore, but this helped! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
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ninjabot1213 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
OMFG! THANK YOU! I thought i wasted all my money!I OWE YOU MIGE FRIGGIN LIF!
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jxurneyhome Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015
My pen isn't working anymore now :\
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Blissic Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Student General Artist
you have to press harder now since you set it to 100 so set it back to 0 and it should start working.
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grave-WALKER Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you my hero /o/
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Kiwi817 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ahh thanks
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hen-tie Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Student Digital Artist
thanks~ it worked for me :icondojimathumbsupplz:
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Zobiin Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015   Artist
This just made my pen completely stop working in Sai. 
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ChicaKawaiiPrincessu Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Try setting the pen tool's Min size to 0.
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