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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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hen-tie Featured By Owner 9 hours ago  Student Digital Artist
thanks~ it worked for me :icondojimathumbsupplz:
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Zobiin Featured By Owner 13 hours ago  New Deviant  Artist
This just made my pen completely stop working in Sai. 
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christar Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015
Praise be to thee!
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GreenJohnnyPolo Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  New Deviant
wherse advanced settings
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SaFire0419 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Didn't work for me, and actually I have this problem on all my programs, so it's probably just my tablet.
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xXCookieMonstarrrXx Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YOU ARE A LEGIT LIFE SAVER, THANK YOU SO MUCH OMG ♡♡
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Isodria Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
it just makes it so my pen wont work at all
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yukinahyuu Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Student General Artist
me too haha
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Isodria Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i figured it out!
are you still haveing issues?
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:iconyukinahyuu:
yukinahyuu Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Student General Artist
unfortunately yes :(
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:iconisodria:
Isodria Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
one the side, under the pens
whats the min size at?
because mine was t 100 when it should be 0, and that was my issue
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yukinahyuu Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Student General Artist
oh em geee! you're my hero! It worked! thanks!
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Isodria Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
cool! glad it worked!

when i figured that out i was screaming in joy, might as well pass on some knowlegde :3
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yukinahyuu Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Student General Artist
thank you thank you!
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CloudyKnight Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015
O my god, I've been searching for this for so long!! Why didn't I find this tutorial earlier?? Sometimes SAI suddenly works and then refuses again, but now the problem's solved!!! thank you!!!! :hug:
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GenesisAmora Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg thank you!! This saved my life XD
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CryCT Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015
You can adjust the number from a scale of 1-100 to suit your habit and pressure applied. If anyone is wondering~
I press really lightly so I have my sensitivity on 5

^.^ 
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Blushkitty Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
literally thank you so much i changed mine to 15 and it started working i havent been able to use sai for over a half of a year because no pen pressure
i love you
smooch
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CryCT Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015
Omffff I helped someone~! You're very welcome~
Lovely Shoujo Emoji (Huggy Hug) [V2] 
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XxCarlyxMeganxX Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  New Deviant Student Artist
Eh, i'm a mouse user. But still thanks.
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JSOkami Featured By Owner Edited Jul 15, 2015
It didn't help at all. The pressure at 0 only makes thick circles and the 100 makes me press very hard. I pressed something on my keyboard one day and the pressure suddenly stopped. People are waiting for me to draw a new :iconhetalia: manga piece on :icongoogleplusplz: and now I can't do it because of the sensitivity gone wrong. :iconwtfamericaplz: Help me please!!

PS What do you mean by "Size and Dens. ticked"?
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racles Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015
sometimes it's not sai fault. it's wacom driver fault. Just try type 'services' on windows menu, then search 'wacom proffesional services'. 'stop' the services, then 'start' it again - i usually also press dat 'restart' button, just to make sure.

Hope it works. cause this is the most often problem dat i usually face.

don't forget to set like DynamoAlchemist said.

regards~
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JSOkami Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015
Nvm! I've got it working now! :iconyayitalyplz:
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ValkoriaVA Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i  set it to 100.,. stil did not work ;c help
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ReemAsakura Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
did u buy paint tool sai ? 
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LittleEmers27 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I already have the 0 - 100 thing set as 0, but it's still not working. uwu 
It was working just fine until I started messing with the advanced settings like the curious potato that I am. Now, with no knowledge of what the heck I've done, I am stuck with no pressure. 
I'm not sure what caused this, but is there anything in the advanced settings area that could mess with the pressure? 
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Mr-unicode1 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Same here.
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khyrkat Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015   Traditional Artist
Another trick is to close Photoshop. Really. I just tried all you wrote here as my Wacom suddenly started to behave like a dead stick in SAI and thought "why not close everything else that might read tablet pressure". Photoshop closed while SAI is running and the pressure is back :meow:
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sunInSkyXLoveInAir Featured By Owner Edited Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist
I have neither a wacom nor a bought version (cracked : p), but I tried it firstly on my notebook (didn't work), than on the notebook of my friend and well, it worked on hers.

Changed the thing you wrote about  and it worked on my notebook too. *yeaaah!* But then I tried the same stuff (+ the 'solution') on another notebook and were back to a fail again.

Conclusion: I think it depends on some 'registration editor'-stuff or a certain command in the system, rather than the type of tablet (though sure, a new one is better) or the SAI version.
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xYoungShadowx Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a Kanvus tablet virtuoso 5001 and it doesn't move on sai. It works everywhere else but sai. I have tried going into options on sai, making sure the usb is connected before opening sai, reinstalling the driver, I need help.
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SomethingSimsy Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015
If this doesn't work, try going to your tablet and deleting user preferences (if it's Wacom, at least), then restart Sai. This always works for me :3
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Serene7th Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks! That helped.
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AnnKristel Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My tablet is called Kanvus 54 and YES. I don't have a Wacom tablet.
It does not work for me...
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NoOnAcHaN Featured By Owner Edited Jun 22, 2015
thanks a lot <3 it was 0 on my sai ><" but it worked then stopped :(
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Myo-Senpai Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
my pen was working fine yesterday but now when I try to draw it makes these awful thick block lineart and I have no idea how to fix it
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z0mdee Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Check to see if your tablet service is running. Like if you have wacom tablet or something, go to your start menu and search for "tablet" or "wacom" and there should be a wacom tablet properties or something. If it says it isn't running, that may be your problem. You're tablet is running from like super default settings (yeugh).

You can just right click on "Computer" > Click Manage > Services and Applications > Services > Then look for wacom service and turn them on by right clicking the service and choosing "Start" from the menu

It might not be exactly the same as above, as I have a wacom tablet, and windows 7 computer. But they shouldn't be TOO different.
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Roariis Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015
Wow, Thank you. Except I had a sort of lag as I used my tablet, Stopping the service and starting it again made it so that sensitivity worked once more. 
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kage-niji Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I just tried this after looking all over the internet, I restarted the Wacom Services and now it works again! Thank you so much for this <3
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MarissaSunshine Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
I tried everything...nothing works.
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ThisSoul Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
this just makes my tablet stop working at all while using sai. cant even click anything with the pad. but its just the Pen tool that pressure dosnt work on. rest of the tools works just fine. 
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Nightshade-Alchemist Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello ThisSoul! I had the same problem a few days ago!

What you wanna do is click on Others (O) where all your menus are (You know, where File, Edit, etc. all is)

Go down to Options (O)

Go to the Digitizer Support Tab

In the box next to Click Detection Pressure, set it to 100%

Click okay and it should fix that problem!
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ThisSoul Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
well I already fixed the problem but thanks a lot anyway :D
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:iconnightshade-alchemist:
Nightshade-Alchemist Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
LoL okay then. Have a good day :P
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racles Featured By Owner Edited Jun 1, 2015
sometimes it's not sai fault. it's wacom driver fault. Just try type 'services' on windows menu, then search 'wacom proffesional services'. 'stop' the services, then 'start' it again - i usually also press dat 'restart' button, just to make sure.

Hope it works. cause this is the most often problem dat i usually face.

don't forget to set like DynamoAlchemist said.

regards~
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Aveita Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much for this comment!! Pressure sensitivity is FINALLY working for me now that I turned on the professional services c:
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ScarletTheRipper Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Student Filmographer
This comment helped so much! Thankyou!! ^^
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Meowberries Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've tried so many things, and nothing's worked.
I'm so done with SAI as I've had SO many problems with it in the past. .-. It's super buggy for me.
I'm just gonna start using Firealpaca zz.
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