CLIP STUDIO PAINT - The artist's software for drawing and painting

Best for concept artists, illustrators & designers

CLIP STUDIO PAINT PRO

US$ 49.99

Windows/macOS

Best for comic artists, manga artists & animators

CLIP STUDIO PAINT EX

US$ 219.00

Windows/macOS

Support your creation with the advantages of digital art

The number of artists that draw digitally is at an all-time high, and with the widespread use of iPads and drawing tablets, artists can now enjoy drawing anywhere they want. The distinct advantage of digital art is its variety of expressions and efficiency. Clip Studio Paint puts emphasis on drawing and painting, allowing artists to draw just as they would on paper or canvas while accessing the best features of digital painting. From illustrators to concept artists, comic artists, and animators, Clip Studio Paint is used by beginners and industry professionals alike.

Geared towards usability

Designed for drawing and painting

We created Clip Studio Paint for creators who love to draw and paint. With a natural brush feel beyond other graphics software, you can enjoy creating your vision just how you want it. Download the free trial for a step into a reimagined drawing experience.

Jade Mosch

Capture every detail

You can create every stroke exactly as you imagine with our powerful brush engine. Clip Studio Paint works with your device to reflect every nuance of your pen, even up to the 8192 levels of pen pressure detected by Wacom tablets.

Viktoria Gavrilenko

Thousands of customizable brushes

With 1000 new materials every month on Clip Studio ASSETS, you’ll always find something to match your personal style. You can also customize every aspect of your brushes, giving you a limitless supply of tools.

Artist Testimonials

Why do artists prefer Clip Studio Paint?

Concept ArtClip Studio Paint for Concept Art and Painting

Amei ZhaoConcept Artisthttp://ameizhao.com

Clip Studio Paint is optimized for drawing and painting, making it ideal for illustrators. The painting brushes are highly customizable and easy to use. There's a thriving community of users who constantly contribute to the online materials library. Clip Studio Paint is also ideal for illustrators who specialize in linework. The smoothness of lines, lack of lag while drawing, as well as the vector output make drawing very fun and efficient.

Character ArtClip Studio Paint for Illustration and Drawing

Derrick ChewConcept Artisthttps://dcwj.artstation.com/

Clip Studio Paint is a versatile digital painting program that is ideal for rendering and inking with its many useful and unique features. It is easy to learn and has many tools and custom brushes that allow you to paint and render any type of illustrations you want. It even include 3D models of characters, items and backgrounds that you could pose and angle to further help as a visual reference, super neat function! Its competitive price point also makes it more affordable and accessible to everyone.

Comics & MangaClip Studio Paint for Comics

Charlie AdlardComic Artisthttps://www.instagram.com/charlie_adlard/

I’ve been using CSP for the last few years, and I love how intuitive it is. I can literally do everything I want to do on this single app. The brushes are a special standout - even without downloading extra ones, the existing ones really do feel like the real thing. As a self confessed old technophobe, it’s incredibly easy to learn... something I really need with my busy schedule.

© ÉDITIONS SOLEIL / ANGE / RENAULT / ADLARD / HARMON

Illustration for DesignClip Studio Paint for Design Illustration

Paco SordoIllustratorhttps://pacosordo.com/

Clip Studio Paint is my favorite drawing application, I use it every day. I am especially keen on the strokes you can create with it. This software offers the most natural paper-like experience, but with all the advantages of a digital environment.

AnimationClip Studio Paint for Animation

Juaco GarinDirector & Producerhttps://artananimation.com/

Our animation studio has the mindset of combining the artistic and expressive values of traditional techniques with the efficiency and speed of digital tools. When comparing animation software, the characteristics that influence us the most are its ability to use timelines, symbols, automatic interpolation or composition. However, when doing traditional animation, the most important thing we look for is what we will be doing the longest: drawing. That's why Clip Studio Paint EX is so attractive to us, since its drawing tools feel very real and the animation interface is strongly based on the procedures of traditional animation.

Best for concept artists, illustrators & designers

CLIP STUDIO PAINT PRO

US$ 49.99

Windows/macOS

Best for comic artists, manga artists & animators

CLIP STUDIO PAINT EX

US$ 219.00

Windows/macOS

Why Clip Studio Paint?

Your art, your style

From realistic watercolor and thick oil painting to comic-style coloring and more, you can find your perfect tools with our range of free and customizable brushes. Explore with different brush tips, textures, and even watercolor stains.

André Palaes

Dylan Teague

Jade Mosch

Vector lines with a natural feel

Unlike typical layers, vector layers let you resize and edit lines without a hitch, essential for your graphic design and professional work. Experience the flexibility of vectors combined with the natural drawing feel of Clip Studio Paint.

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Perspective and patterns made easy

Symmetry and perspective are easier with our advanced rulers, perfect for intricate patterns or complex backgrounds. All the technical tools you need, with a drawing comfort you’ll love.

Zounose

Support you can trust

Anyone with Clip Studio Paint can receive our free high-quality technical support - this includes trial versions! Our support team is very well known by our users for our high quality of service.

Single payment for Windows & macOS

Clip Studio Paint for Windows & macOS is available for a one‑time payment. You’ll also get access to regular free updates, customer support, tutorials, a community forum, and more.

Best for concept artists, illustrators & designers

CLIP STUDIO PAINT PRO

US$ 49.99

Windows/macOS

Best for comic artists, manga artists & animators

CLIP STUDIO PAINT EX

US$ 219.00

Windows/macOS

Features to Take Your Art Further

Convert images and 3D models to line art

Add details even more easily by converting images and 3D materials to line art, then adding lines and color. With plenty of materials available on Clip Studio ASSETS, you’ll never run out of inspiration.

Half tone patterns in an instant

Essential for comics or pop‑art design, you can instantly convert any image to a dot matrix pattern and add your unique flair. Create shaded screentones for printed black-and-white comics, or use in a classic Ben-Day dots style.

Toru Terada

All your pages together

With Clip Studio Paint EX, you can use the Page Manager to create your entire comic, manga, or artbook. When you’re done, check the 3D print preview or publish instantly with Clip Studio SHARE, our online reader for multi-page works.

Juan Esteban Rodriguez

Innovation through AI technology

Inspiration is never far with AI colorization based on deep learning technology! Use with just your line art or lay down color hints for surprising results.

Bursting with features

There are many tools packed in this customizable interface, and they help in drawing virtually anything, from Illustrations, Concept art, Comics, and manga.
You can adjust many settings that are optimized for various situations, and you can learn something new every time you use them.

No more worries over structure and design with 3D models

You can import fully customizable 3D figures and use them for drafts. Draw any pose and angle with ease!

Eric-Anthony J.

Easy to use fill tools make coloring a breeze

The fill tool can detect small gaps between lines and spot missed areas in coloring to help you color many areas at once and speed up your overall work. Explore unlimited ways to find the perfect color, whether picking from other screens or using advanced color palettes.

Ricardo Bessa

Packed with features for comics and manga

With features such as panel splitting, speech bubbles and effect lines, making high-quality comics has never been so efficient. Fifteen years from the launch of predecessor Manga Studio, we continue to develop Clip Studio Paint while taking on advice from industry professionals along the way.

Page belonging to Infinity: Outrage. Edited by Corvus Belli, written by Victor Santos, illustrated by kenny Ruiz

Animation features plus drawing comfort

You can add timelines and create animations with our natural, high-quality drawing tools. You can even add camera movement, music, and sound effects to make your video, all in one software.

Okamoto ©TriF

Best for concept artists, illustrators & designers

CLIP STUDIO PAINT PRO

US$ 49.99

Windows/macOS

Best for comic artists, manga artists & animators

CLIP STUDIO PAINT EX

US$ 219.00

Windows/macOS

Join 6 Million Creators Worldwide

Join a worldwide community

Connect with creators from around the world through our online services in seven languages. On our tutorials site “TIPS,” discover new features with official tutorials and more. Meanwhile, on our Q&A site “ASK,” swap tips and advice with other users whenever you need.

Share your digital art knowledge and reach a new audience.

@clipstudioofficial

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PRO

EX

Single-page illustrations & comics

Multi-page comics/manga & illustrations

Up to 24 frames for gifs or short animations

Unlimited frames for professional animation

Natural, customizable pen and brush tools

Vector layers

More than 10,000 free downloadable brushes and materials

3D models and drawing figures

PSD compatibility

RGB and CMYK compatible

For macOS and Windows

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Export and print multi-page files

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Convert images and 3D models into lines and dot shading

Free technical support

Free web services & community
Clip Studio Ask / Assets / Tips / Share

Features

Best for concept artists, illustrators & designers

CLIP STUDIO PAINT PRO

US$ 49.99

Windows/macOS

Best for comic artists, manga artists & animators

CLIP STUDIO PAINT EX

US$ 219.00

Windows/macOS

Volume licenses for educational institutions and businesses

Whether you represent a school or a workplace, volume licenses are available so you can manage multiple devices with a single serial number. Volume licenses start from a minimum of 10 devices.