PaintTool SAI Brushes and Textures

Here are the supposedly default SAI textures for you to download. I say “supposedly” because I bought SAI 1.1.0 from Systemax itself and some were missing but everyone else seem to have them included.

Please don’t hotlink to these files, link to this page instead. Thank you.


Download all blotmap in a zip file. Unzip them inside your blotmap folder.

Carpet 01.bmp
Carpet 02.bmp
Cloud 01.bmp
Cloud 02.bmp
Dirt 01.bmp
Dirt 02.bmp
Dirt 03.bmp
Dirt 04.bmp
Dirt 05.bmp
Dirt 06.bmp
Dirt 07.bmp
Dirt 08.bmp
Dirt 09.bmp
Dirt 10.bmp
Dirt 11.bmp
Dirt 12.bmp
Fabric 01.bmp
Fabric 02.bmp
Fabric 03.bmp
Fabric 04.bmp
Fabric 05.bmp
Fabric 06.bmp
Glass 01.bmp
Glass 02.bmp
Glass 03.bmp
Large Grain.bmp
Leather 01.bmp
Leaves 01.bmp
Leaves 02.bmp
Leaves 03.bmp
Leaves 04.bmp
Leaves 05.bmp
Metal 01.bmp
Noise 01.bmp
Noise 02.bmp
Paper 01.bmp
Paper 02.bmp
Paper 03.bmp
Rock 01.bmp
Rock 02.bmp
Rock 03.bmp
Rock 04.bmp
Rock 05.bmp
Rock 06.bmp
Rock 07.bmp
Rock 08.bmp
Rock 09.bmp
Rock 10.bmp
Sand Paper.bmp
Spot 01.bmp
Spot 02.bmp
Water 01.bmp
Water 02.bmp
Wave 01.bmp
Wave 02.bmp
Wave 03.bmp
Wave 04.bmp
Wave 05.bmp
Wave 06.bmp
Wave 07.bmp
Wave 08.bmp
Wave 09.bmp
Wave 10.bmp
Wave 11.bmp
Wave 12.bmp
Wave 13.bmp
Wave 14.bmp
Wave 15.bmp
Wood 01.bmp
Wood 02.bmp
Wood 03.bmp
Wood 04.bmp

Download all brushtex in a zip file. Unzip them inside your brushtex folder.

Flat Bristle.bmp

Download all elemap in a zip file. Unzip them inside your elemap folder.

Watercolor A.bmp
Watercolor B.bmp

Download all papertex in a zip file. Unzip them inside your papertex folder.

PaintTool SAI conf files

Download all conf files in a zip. These are the default conf files, don’t overwrite yours!

If you need help to install and configure these resources, follow my guide.

84 thoughts on “PaintTool SAI Brushes and Textures

  1. Hey!
    Well thanks for the textures :3

    Just a little problem: It doesnt allow me to download the config files. It says Im not allowed to do it. Can you help me please?

  2. Thank you for having these available!
    I also bought SAI but don’t have all of the textures and such

  3. Hey, I have the .bmp file set up in the correct brush texture folder but they don’t show up on my SAI. Did I miss a step?

  4. I’ve done everything and placed them in the correct folder and it still doesn’t work. Iv’e been wanting these for a long time cause everyone else I know has them but no matter what I do it simply doesn’t work. Help would be lovely. Thank you so much!

    • Mak, can you try removing items from your list and see if that works? That way we can discard your modifying the right files.

    • Hi, you’ll have to edit your brushtext.conf file in a Notepad program and manually add the missing textures on a new line, ie if you’re missing ‘Dirt 03’ you’ll have to add a new line that says [ 1,brushtex\Dirt 03.bmp ] (minus the brackets). Good luck!

  5. You are amazing! Thank you so much for explaining so clearly what to do and linking the zip files. Thank you so much. Thank you!

  6. Thank you so much, i was bought me the full version of paint tool sai today and i was a little sad to find i didn’t have the “default” brushes other people had. This website really helped me and saved me a lot of time and frustration. Will share with friends.

  7. Does anyone know where I can find the blotmap “Chalk”? I cannot find it anywhere :l
    P.S. I *think* it’s a blotmap; it’s in the same category as the (simple circle) and Acrylic and Noise 1, etc.


  8. Uhh…how do I hotlink it to this page? Also, how do I unzip the files in the desired folders such as blotmap. brushtex or elemap? It doesn’t work somehow, I don’t know. I’m not that good at tech T-T

    • Rille: It’s not too complicated but explaining it would be long and out of the scope of this page, sorry. Surely if you ask your friends you’ll find someone to help you out.

  9. Omg I have been looking for some of these textures for over a year now. I am so relieved to finally have them! I can’t thank you enough. You’ve just helped me improve my art. <3

  10. Recently purchased SAI myself, thanks for sharing these awesome brushes. Purchased Version 1.2.5 and it didn’t come with these brushes at default. Again, thanks for sharing!!

  11. I have been trying to get my brushtex files to show up on sai. I was able to get the blotmap and elemap both put in properly and they are showing up on sai. I have put in the proper programming for the brushtex files, saved the programming, and closed and reopened sai multiple times with no luck. I have also re-downloaded the files multiple times (an completed the extract), and re-imputed the program text still all with no luck. If anyone has any trouble shooting Ideas for me to try please let me know! Please be patient with me, I am not a computer genius and can only really manage basic stuff, I might just be missing a really simple step. :) I am using sai 1.1.0, and Windows 10 .

    Thank you!!!!

    • I was right, stupid mistake. I forgot the spaces on some of the item names and they weren’t connecting to the file names properly haha I’m dumb sometimes. lol Thank you for all of these though!!!

  12. These default brushes and textures are ok for commercial use right? As in, using these brushes and textures in commission artworks and such. Just to make sure!

    Thank you very much.

  13. Thank you Thank you Thank youuuuuuuuu! I don’t know who you are but..I love you <3 ^^

  14. Thank you so so so much. I originally had all these files but something glitched and I lost a lot. Like others,when reinstalling it didn’t have almost all of them. I was so happy finding this was a life saver and I could continue my commissions!!

  15. I don’t know whether this site is still being read, but I have followed the directions and unzipped them into all of my folders. I have everything (I think) except the brushtex ones, which even though they’re in the folder, don’t show up on Sai. It’s frustrating as hell, and I’ve opened and closed the program, redownloaded multiple times, and restarted my computer but they won’t show up. Any tips?

  16. Thank you so much for sharing them with us, and for the explanation on how to install them/how they work!! :D

  17. Hello. I tried to download the files by clicking on the link but it just refreshes the page and I can’t download anything. I checked the deviantart link too but it does not have the texture images. Can you help me out? I really need a water texture.

  18. For some strange reason I push the download button and none of them download. It just does nothing. Am I doing something wrong.

  19. I’m trying to click the links and download, but they’re not downloading for me? I also paid for SAI and didn’t get all of the brushes, but this is the only place that I’ve found them and I really need them.

  20. Hey im watching a tutorial on how to download these and the girl said to go to your OS folder the problem is i dont have one.. is there any other way to download them? Im new to this and dont often download things so im not really sure what to do

  21. I downloaded all of the files but they still won’t appear on SAI even after following all of the instructions. I downloaded, extracted, and transported them to their respective files in SAI. I read through all of the comments and I saw suggestions of opening SAI and/or the folders in notepad, but I don’t have any option to do that on my computer and I’m very confused. Please help!

  22. Hi, thx for leaving such a kind guide! But I’m having a little problem with downloading these conf files :( It says 403 forbiddened. I think the links are not working well. Can you check these out?

    • Oh, thanks for the heads up! I switched hosting providers and it restricted access to files with a “conf” extension. I’ve zipped them instead. Thanks again for letting me know!

  23. I’ve been using your packs for years. The still do wonders. In fact I mix it up so much, that I can’t even believe the textures I made. It’s a whole new level.
    I am glad you’re still around. Every time I get a new laptop and get Paint Tool Sai, your texture brushes are the first thing I get. It’s an essential!

  24. hello!! all the files seem to be working for me except for the brushtex ones for some reason? do you possibly have an alternate link for them? specifically the wood ones 2-4

  25. Hi! Thank you so much for your post, I recently moved Laptops and had to move all my files and redownload SAI. I remember doing this once before, but this time around it doesn’t seem to work… I’ve extracted all the files in all the right folders, I checked the .conf files, where the new brushes show up, they show up everywhere except in my SAI Program. I checked the version and it says it’s version 1.2.5. Personally I doubt it, but could it be that these files are not compatible with 1.2. version, only 1.1? And if yes, do you have any idea on how to install them? Thanks in advance!

    • Sorry, I don’t. But if you find the solution, please share it here for the benefit of others. Thanks!

  26. Thanks for everything! It’s my first time having a drawing tablet and I was being lazy about seeing videos of this, but this was so simple to understand, thnx. <3

  27. This is the type of help every newbie want to find from good friends on digital art. Thanks. I really appreciate this big help. Im trying to create a spreadsheet on excel to record every brush I find on SAI but it is a titanic effort. As soon I get some pages finally created I will let you know to send them to you.

  28. Heey Lovely, if this doesn’t work (unzipped in each corresponding file), is there something I may have done wrong? D:

    • I worked it out!
      I needed to edit the brushtex/brushform files in notepad : )
      Was tedious to copy them all out correctly, but successful!
      Thank you!

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