There are three models for CLIP STUDIO PAINT series. ↓ See the differences of features
*CLIP STUDIO PAINT DEBUT is not sold separately as a software.
It reproduces a natural, real touch like drawing on a piece of paper with a pencil or pen.
Various brushes realize any sort of expressions such as watercolor, oil painting, pencil and pastel. This is recommended to users who cannot be satisfied with drawing tastes and performances of other paint software.
It supports the most recent 64 bits OS of Mac/Windows and multicore CPUs and can comfortably handle huge files with many layers and high resolution.
You can conduct all the processes of manga drawing on PC, ranging from storyboard, draft, frame cut, inking, tone, background / effect to lettering.
The [Saturated Line] and [Stream Line] sub tools, exclusively for drawing effective lines, will automatically generate complex effective lines. Hand drawing with special rulers will realize more meticulous expressions with pen touch.
You can convert 3D model and 2D image data into very manga-like expressions with outline and posterization of tone.
Digital data can be applied to manga in a progressive way.
You can convert “outline” and “tone” into a different layer by executing “LT conversion of layer”, thus it will be easy to add correction to drawing lines, change tone setting, and make modification such as trimming to enhance the quality.
By proceeding [Fanzine printing data], you can export in batch image file of each page and text file describing specification and message for printing place and create correct printing data.
Furthermore, you can check layout of work for printing such as cover page, back cover page and main text and information of each with [Show binding list], and confirm binding status with [3D Preview for Binding].
It addresses different workflow activities like reading a hand-drawn original from a scanner and drawing a work for printing.
It supports the input and output of image files in a generic format including Photoshop format and can be smoothly federated with other software.
It can also import storyboard(name) files created using the storyboard creation software called “Manga Canvas” preinstalled in Wacom “Cintiq Companion Hybrid.”
Work made with CLIP STUDIO PAINT can be exported to Kindle format.
You can export files to ePub, a standard eBook format.
Completed with an easy-to-use painting tool to paint efficient and beautiful.
There are palettes for finding a color that fits your image, in addition to the color set palette, color circle and color slider.
This is equipped with various rulers, enabling to draw by leveraging a brush touch.
If you add a pose to a 3D drawing doll, you can use it as a design for authoring.
CLIP STUDIO has all the free materials you need to make your manga or illustration, including tones, textures and background brushes.
You can now make animation and moving illustrations in CLIP STUDIO PAINT. When you're done, you can export your work as a movie, an animated GIF or a series of still images. You can make a short animation or moving illustration up to 24 frames long in PAINT PRO and DEBUT, or create a full animation in EX.
It is equipped with the adjustment feature to improve the quality of your book.
You can add texts in your work not only as words for manga but also as a point of illustrations. Texts are set detailed.
You can search and replace input line and draw name after inputting lines in batch. Input text will be reflected as text layer.
PAINT EX allows you to manage a title consisting of several pages.
It will be easy to manage shared work for each page by several people. By using storage service such as Dropbox, manage who’s editing which page and configure setting to prevent trouble when sharing work file which is overwritten by mistake.
It will allow you to focus on creating artworks by providing a workspace laid out according to your preferred drawing style and the drawing environment that does not let you feel stressed.
Applications and canvases can be displayed in the resolution of the retina display in the Mac OS version. You can also switch to an interface optimized for touch operations in Windows8. Various palette layouts, the sizes of design elements such as icons and various areas that would otherwise be difficult to operate using your finger have been adjusted to make the interface ideal for touch operations.
There are various 3D functions that help bring out and get the creator's image into shape:
CLIP STUDIO PAINT is an original program from CELSYS, a Japan-based company. CELSYS develops and sells the program and provides technical support.
Our development team is constantly adding new functions and making improvements, and you can update CLIP STUDIO PAINT for free to ensure compatibility with a new version of your OS or use the new functions.
Our package version was previously sold as Manga Studio 5.0 by Smith Micro, an agent of CELSYS. These programs was unified under the CLIP STUDIO PAINT brand.
Additionally, this is sometimes confused with Paint Tool SAI, but it is quite another software.
|Drawing an illustration or manga of a single page||
You can draw an illustration or manga in color or monochrome.*On DEBUT, you cannot use some features.
|Managing a file of multiple pages||You can manage multiple pages on a book basis.|
|Drawing in vector format||You can draw in vector format where even scaling up/down maintain the beauty of your line.|
|Customizing the tools||Every tool such as Pen and Brush is freely customizable.|
|Features for moving illustrations and animation||
Create moving illustrations and animation.*In PRO and DEBUT, you can create animations up to 24 frames long (3 seconds if playing 8 frames per second).
|LT conversion of 3D model & 2D data||You can convert 3D model and 2D image data into very manga-like expressions with outline and posterization of tone.|
|Printing and exporting a book of multiple pages||A file of multiple pages can be massively printed and exported in a specified format.|
|Number of contained tones and materials||
PRO and EX can use the same number of usable materials.*On DEBUT you cannot use some materials.