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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 

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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:iconcrossedchaos:
CrossedChaos Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To be honest, this made it worse and I don't know how to fix it.
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:iconfukarinari:
FukariNari Featured By Owner Edited 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Do any of you have Windows 8 or 8.1? That could also be a factor. Some programs that worked fine with Win 7 stop working with Win 8/8.1 
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pomarril Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
thaaank youu c:
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:iconungen333:
Ungen333 Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
mine still doesn't work :cc
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:iconsekhmet-ra-ptah:
Sekhmet-Ra-Ptah Featured By Owner May 3, 2015
Yay! You are a life saver!
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:iconfrostedsummers:
frostedsummers Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Gah... Mine just doesn't work :(
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:iconcooltigerzxx:
CooltigerzXx Featured By Owner May 2, 2015
Thank you!! I love youuuu ^-^ 
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:iconeliariellis:
eliariellis Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
what do i do if everything with pen pressure works fine but my binary brush doesnt work with pressure?? ive tried the advanced setting and it has the pressure turned on
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:icondynamoalchemist:
DynamoAlchemist Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Student Digital Artist
The binary tool will not allow pen pressure. It's more for pixel art. Like when you use MS Paint :) 
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:iconeliariellis:
eliariellis Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
thank you so much! :D
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:iconparanoiacmercenary:
ParanoiacMercenary Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Student Digital Artist
You saved me! Thank you!
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:iconsyraana:
Syraana Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope...Still doesn't work for me...I ALWAYS have to reboot my PC when this happens, which is getting annoying as shit lately.
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:icondestinyofinfinity:
DestinyofInfinity Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg this helped me SO MUCH THANK YOU
You have no idea how grateful I am to you
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:iconshermenny4ever:
shermenny4ever Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it doesn't work for me... and it was the same thing that you show there...
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:iconshermenny4ever:
shermenny4ever Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
never mind, i just have to close it and them reopened WHO'S A CUTE WIDDLE PIRATE FOX? (Chat Icon) 
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:iconcolorful-sprinkles:
So you pressure sensitivity won't work unless you buy the license for sai?
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:iconecho-the-alpha:
Echo-The-Alpha Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no. It also works on the trial.
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:iconcharlieascende:
CharlieAscende Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Didn't work on my intuos5. the problem still remains even though I tried every method of it.
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:iconiamstitch3s:
iAMSTiTch3s Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
I had this issue.
What worked for me was first unplugging my tablet, closing SAI, plugging my tablet back in, and opening SAI again.
Worked every time.
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:iconizmeow:
IzMeow Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my god thanks, that actually worked x3
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:iconiamstitch3s:
iAMSTiTch3s Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, np :3
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:iconjinxthekillercat:
JinxTheKillerCat Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Student General Artist
Doesn't work. At all. I have the trial, I turned it to 100, then switched it back again, both ways didn't do shit. Now my goddamn brush tool won't even appear on the canvas when I try and use it, so I'm fucked because nothing works!
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:iconstuff987:
Stuff987 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Student General Artist
dosnt work..
tried to reinstall the latest driver too and didnt work
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:iconbeatlesandwebkinz:
BeatlesandWebkinz Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I tried everything. Nothing works.
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:iconyamipingu:
YamiPingu Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Doesn't work.

I tried this, re-installing drivers, other solutions, nothing works.
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:iconbeatlesandwebkinz:
BeatlesandWebkinz Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me too...
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:icona-sociopath:
a-sociopath Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  New member
Re-installing the drivers may work, for Wacom at least.
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:iconsiimamon:
Siimamon Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hero of the day!
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:iconjaltina:
Jaltina Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
Pen pressure in Sai always worked for me, but since I've got the cintiq, it won't work anymore. Not even for one sec, since days. :/
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:iconechoingmist:
Echoingmist Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist
Did you download the cintiq drivers?
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:iconjaltina:
Jaltina Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
It does work with every other programm as well, except for Sai. So.
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:iconjaltina:
Jaltina Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
I did, as far as I remember.
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:iconyonells:
Yonells Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Student General Artist
TT_TT It doesn't work for me.. Sai worked fine, then it just randomly crashed on me. When I reopened it and tried to use it it would just be bold... Could you please help!!! TT__TT
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:iconi-dunno-7:
I-Dunno-7 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist
Does the tablet work fine? Meybe just download the drivers again?
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:iconyonells:
Yonells Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Student General Artist
I actually fixed it. I had to go into the digital options set it to mouse, restart my computer. Then re open sai. Do the same except set it to pen. it worked for me that way.
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:iconi-dunno-7:
I-Dunno-7 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist
Wow, didn't see that coming xD Good idea, my tablet is often crashing, I'll try your method :D
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:iconyonells:
Yonells Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Student General Artist
XD actually I found this meathod on DA, they did theirs slightly different because they put their brush sizes to zero for some reason.. o.o
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:iconlovecat78:
Lovecat78 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 21, 2015
i tried this, but the settings are already at 0% :\
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:iconmynameishammy:
MyNameIsHammy Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015   Digital Artist
You need to set it to 100 and save it then go back and set it to 0 again. Works for me.
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:iconmetapoyo:
MetaPoyo Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I did this and it worked for 30 seconds and then back to that ugly, no pressure stuff
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:iconmynameishammy:
MyNameIsHammy Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015   Digital Artist
Have you tried setting the 'Min Size' to 0? Have you unplugged and repluggged the drawing tablet? reloaded sai alltogether? If none of these work try rebooting the pc. This always helps for me. 
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MetaPoyo Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I tried everything you said and it still doesn't work. It worked for a few minutes and then quit on me. I downloaded different versions too. It doesn't work. I've tried different programs and the pressure works fine, but I don't like using them. With how sucky this is, I think my computer doesn't like Paint Tool SAI... 
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:iconmynameishammy:
MyNameIsHammy Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015   Digital Artist
Thats odd. Maybe try messaging or calling the owners of sai for a solution? Maybe post a screenshot of your SAI so i can take a look?
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:icongamerlounge1234:
gamerlounge1234 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oi, thanks for pointin' that out! Saved m'SAI!
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:iconlovecat78:
Lovecat78 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
thanks, pal!
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:iconrednetthall:
REDNETTHALL Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015
Question
Do you know the official site for buying latest paintool sai ?
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:iconwaterwolf996:
waterwolf996 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
does this on only work for tablets?
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:icong8dtier:
g8dtier Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Student General Artist
It says that in the first picture :/
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