Better drawing, better design : CLIP STUDIO PAINT

Best for concept artists, illustrators & designers


US$ 49.99

Also available for iPad

Best for comic artists, manga artists & animators


US$ 219.00

Also available for iPad
First six months free!

Why Clip Studio Paint?

Draw exactly how you want

With Clip Studio Paint, it’s easier than ever to draw out your designs exactly how you want. Level up your design with a better drawing experience that puts your creativity at the forefront.

Endless brushes for high quality art

From traditional-style brushes to pattern brushes and more, add originality to your design with the huge range of downloadable and customizable materials. New materials are uploaded every day, so you’ll never tire of ideas to explore.

Vector lines with a hand-drawn feel

Draw out your ideas with your favorite brush and pen tools on vector layers to use for professional design work. Clip Studio Paint also comes with handy features like the vector eraser, which lets you erase up to intersecting lines.

The ideal drawing experience

With our powerful brush engine, in‑built stabilization options, and adjustable pen pressure sensitivity, discover a new drawing experience supported by almost 30 years in the graphic software industry.

Join a worldwide community

Connect with creators from around the world through our online services in seven languages. Discover new features with official tutorials on “TIPS,” or swap advice with others on our Q&A forum “ASK”.

Share your digital art knowledge and reach a new audience.

Support you can trust

Whether you're stuck on a new feature or need technical help, you can rely on our free customer support. We’re proud of our excellent customer satisfaction rate, and happy to be there when you need us.

Single payment for Windows & macOS

Clip Studio Paint for Windows & macOS is available for an affordable one-time payment. What’s more, you’ll get free updates every three months to make sure you have access to the latest tools.

Professional’s Testimonials

Paco SordoIllustrator

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.

Ricardo BessaIllustrator & Storyboard Artist

I've only recently started using Clip Studio Paint, but it's already won me over with its drawing tools. As someone who has always loved organic pencil lines, the transition into fully digital work was a convenient one, but there was a bit of a loss when it came to the expressiveness of sketches and drawings. The pencil tool in CSP is one of the best I've tried, and I'm thoroughly excited to start incorporating it into my work flow - and to explore all the other tools CSP has to offer!

Bryan Sánchez M.Tattoo artist

I have been using Clip Studio Paint for a couple of years and this software gives me a lot of tools for my sketchy style. My crazy lines flow so naturally with Clip Studio Paint. Not having a cursor on the screen makes me feel like I'm drawing on paper. I love it!

Ian JepsonIllustrator, Designer

I've been using Clip Studio for going on 6 years now, and I've recommended it to every illustrator I know. No other program handles drawing and pen input so well, and the way it's built from the ground up with illustration in mind makes it indispensable in my work.

Best for concept artists, illustrators & designers


US$ 49.99

Also available for iPad

Best for comic artists, manga artists & animators


US$ 219.00

Also available for iPad
First six months free!

Tools Designed for Your Best Work

Express your original style

From thick paint to delicate brush strokes and nuanced textures, recreate an endless variety of artistic styles. Explore with different brush tips, textures, and even watercolor stains to find your perfect tools, no matter your style.

Special rulers for shapes and perspective

Precision is simple with our advanced symmetry and perspective rulers, perfect for intricate patterns or complex backgrounds. Choose from a range of specialized, intuitive ruler tools for geometry and other patterns.

Convert anything to line art

Make the most of references by converting images and 3D materials to lines and halftones. Create a pop-art style, or add details, colors, and effects for more unique designs.

Smarter tools for speedy coloring

Smart enough to fill line art with small gaps and capture tiny unfilled areas, our fill tool is the perfect assistant for quickly laying down flat colors.

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.

Customizable 3D figures with new AI posing

Place and pose 3D drawing figures directly on your canvas as a reference for your art. With customizable body shapes and camera angles, they’re perfect for those hard-to-find pose references. Don’t forget to test out our brand-new beta feature of extracting poses from photos!

All the color palettes you need

Not just your standard color palette: create custom color sets, find your ideal colors with the similar-color and intermediate-color palettes, go back to previous colors with the color history palette, and use the eyedropper tool to pick up colors from your desktop.

For a Smoother Workflow

Make the most of your device capabilities

Work on high-resolution files with up to 10,000 layers without worry! With 64‑bit OS and multi-core processor support, Clip Studio Paint makes the most of your device’s capability, and the layer folder feature lets you manage layer-heavy files with ease.

PSD compatibility for seamless creation

Import, edit, and save your work in Photoshop formats (PSD, PSB) with the layers intact, and seamlessly work between programs. Draw in Clip Studio Paint. Finish in Photoshop. The best of both worlds.

Your story at a glance

View all your pages at once with the page management feature in Clip Studio Paint EX. When you’re done, check the 3D print preview or publish instantly with Clip Studio SHARE, our online reader for multi-page works.

CMYK for printing

Import and export RGB data for web content and CMYK data for printing. You can also work in a CMYK preview to see your colors just as they’ll look when printed.

Learn from the Professionals

Nokia Inoue, Designer

She shows how she made this chic retro-style poster by editing flower photos and text. You can make this kind of poster even if you can’t draw that well!

Create a poster simply by editing flower photos and text

Illustrations with a unique flair

Halka, Illustrator

Halka shows us how she uses Clip Studio Paint on a Surface Book to create her illustrations, for print-ready designs with a hand-drawn feeling.

Best for concept artists, illustrators & designers


US$ 49.99

Also available for iPad

Best for comic artists, manga artists & animators


US$ 219.00

Also available for iPad
First six months free!



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


Export and print multi-page files


Convert images and 3D models into lines and dot shading

Free technical support

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