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How to make circle in SAI by Keichan411 How to make circle in SAI by Keichan411
Hi guys, finally back on the internet, really sorry for the long absence.^^;

I always wanted to make a tutorial about how to make circle without the help of Photoshop, but I'm not very sure if there's already a tutorial about this on DA or not, but I guess it's alright since mine is quite simple.orz

I think most of the SAI user which is familiar with the shortcuts might know this small "trick", so this tutorial is aiming for both beginner and also novice SAI users.

I hope it's not too hard to understand, it's rather straight-forward I guess.^^

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How to make circle in SAI by ~Keichan411 Essential advice for SAI users trying to create circles! ( Suggested by Chivi-chivik and Featured by Elandria )
Sinamuna Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's clever, but the circles are HUGE. :/
PhantasticTrash Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
On the layer, press control T and hold shift while dragging one of the diagonal anchor points, you should be able to change the size and keep it proportional 
E-113Xi Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aaaaaaa this is so smart! It's such a huge help, thank you ^^
Miimmiie Featured By Owner May 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you this is helping so much ! :D
AceOfSpades-Lena Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
A huge help! thank you
TheLastVoodooman Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017
I can on rotate the canvas when I'm not clicken left mouse :/
Brayman24 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017  Student Artisan Crafter
You left-click after you press the del key without moving the mouse around
Lucymidnight96 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
very useful! thank you!
Kajinari Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Why not make a "dot" with the Brush (one Click)
Then do the same with the eraser, but a bit smaller dot, to erase out the middle...?!

You do much work for just a Circle....xD
MonstaiART Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It's not as perfect if you do that. If you dont use the eraser right in the center it might be larger on a side and thinner in the other (circles have sides now, ok?) That's still a good idea if you're not super perfectionist XD
AceOfSpades-Lena Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Or if you're drawing something that is not "organic"... for example I'm drawing a jar right now... won't make sence for it to be uneven
sanakito Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Student Digital Artist
genius. :clap:
StarSpark-22 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
;-; it doesn't work anymore to me-
When I try it the curve tool won't automatically make the circle as I god
YumiAm3 Featured By Owner May 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Make sure that one your "keyboard shortcuts" the "del" key is selected to turn 90 degrees clockwise. If not it won't work.
So go to Sai option at the top and hit "Other's"
then go to "Keyboard short cuts"
Find "End" tab click on the empty space beside it
find the "view" tab
then hit "rotate canvas 90 degrees clockwise" and hit save. That will give the "Del" the ability to turn your page 
StarSpark-22 Featured By Owner May 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I already have the keyboard shortcuts
and the comment is old, and I don't plan on using the "circle tool" anymore
FartingBoy Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016
Does SAI have an Oval tool? A much easier way to make a circle is use the oval tool and adjust it until you get a perfect circle
rainbowmoon22 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
nope. no shape tools whatsoever
FartingBoy Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017
rainbowmoon22 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Fine-June Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016
DAMN. This is useful! Thank you!!!!
EcreeperGaming Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2016
OMG Thank you. This could be my key to making perfect animations. Again thank you so much.
ArtAsh3s Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, and what if you've done this over and over and the delete button still won't work?
artmagec Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think they were using Delete because it was the default for rotation for their' version of SAI.

The thing is that you use whatever button is assigned for rotation. Alright? ;)
netflixandsapphire Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
what do you mean by del button ? delete ?
artmagec Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, but in general they meant any button used for rotating the canvas. :)
XxUnderGamerxX Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nofalo Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XxUnderGamerxX Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tanooki-John Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016
This looks really useful but I wish SAI would have had a circle tool.
XxUnderGamerxX Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AyameUchiha18 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I've never thought about doing this and omg it's so easy and it reaaaaaally helps! Thank you so much!
Serendiipitii Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Student General Artist
This is the best tutorial I have ever read.
Golvanious Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
You kick all the ass for this tutorial. Thumbs Up 
Ghtshadia Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016
saved my life ^.^
aethenus Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2016  Student Digital Artist
woahhhh this is really helpful!
thank you~
afab2001 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
kreazea Featured By Owner May 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey thanks. this was VERY helpful. i usually switch between PS and Sai to get shapes, but i may be using this from now on. :D
TheGeckoNinja Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this was super helpful, thank you, i hated the fact i had to switch between photoshop just to make a simple circle by using the circle highlight tool then just filling it in and contract and delete to make a perfectly lined circle, even though this method is a few more steps at least its possible :)
EDOARDOMASTER Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It is also posible to create squares using a similar technique but with the "line" one!
greatholo Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016
OMG!!!! Thank you so much!!!!
I have so much problem drawing circle with SAI but still never find out a way, but this saved me!!!!
Thanks again!! <3
dr-deku Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2016  Student General Artist
I've been using SAI for a long time and never thought of this method.

Good job
sadvi Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Best tutorial EVER
WidowPeak Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016  Hobbyist
This is the most retarded trick I have ever seen.

But it works so well! Thank you so much! :D
KrusperButter Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
instructions not clear dick stuck in toaster pls send help
Narwhale2001 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
If you are like me and have an unsteady hand you can pick the mouse up while you click just to make sure that it doesn't move and mess up your circle.
ApalrieusCentauri Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Student General Artist
 Thanks so much! :>
RageTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
this doesn't work on keyboards
Cevelr Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Er... I'm not sure what you mean by this "doesn't work on keyboards" since the tutorial says "Press DEL". [A keyboard button].
This method requires you to use a keyboard or another shortcut [like assigning the shortcut to right click or middle mouse button].

If you're pressing DEL and your project is not turning, you might've changed your SAI Keyboard shortcuts.
On the top of your SAI Window, press Options->Keyboard Shortcuts->Delete(Leftside of the window)->View(Rightside)->Rotate View [Counter]-Clockwise (Either counter clockwise or clockwise, doesn't matter)

And it should work. :p

Unless you don't have a delete button on your keyboard, then I'd assign the Rotate View to another button like Shift or "\".
Lenidusen Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Was helpful , how genius you are Thanks :D !!!
RageTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I meant "laptops", sorry.
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