CLIP STUDIO PAINT PRO

for character art, concept art, illustration

Windows/macOS/iPad/iPhone/Galaxy
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Windows/macOS/iPad/iPhone/Galaxy

CLIP STUDIO PAINT EX

for manga & comics, animations

Windows/macOS/iPad/iPhone/Galaxy
Windows/macOS only
Windows/macOS/iPad/iPhone/Galaxy

Tools to Move Your Ideas

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A totally different drawing experience

Coming from a legacy of animation software, we know that frame-by-frame animation needs a smooth drawing experience that lets you draw exactly how you want. Clip Studio Paint is used in 2D animation studios worldwide as an essential part of the animation process.

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.

Juaco Garin

All your animation needs in one program

From still images to camerawork and audio tracks, you can carry out every stage in a single application. Take your own animation studio wherever you go, then export your finished animation as a video, animated gif, or image sequence.

Smart features for smooth animation

Create your animation in flipbook style! Take advantage of the light table and onion-skin features to view adjacent frames and create even smoother animations.

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!

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

Tired of subscription models? Used by professionals but affordable, Clip Studio Paint for Windows & macOS is available for just a one-time payment. What’s more, you’ll get free updates every three months to make sure you have access to the latest tools.

Artist Testimonials

Juaco GarinDirector & Producer

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.

https://artananimation.com/

kamiIllustrator & Animator

Clip Studio Paint is a top-notch program with a wide variety of features and easy, convenient customization to make it fit your needs and style. I especially love the easy-to-manage animation timeline, rulers, abundant collection of assets, and how it doesn't stress out my computer. CSP is really made with the artist in mind, making us able to create freely and explore the artistic process more deeply and creatively.

https://k-areo.carbonmade.com/

OkamotoAnimation Director & Illustrator

I had been using Clip Studio Paint for a long time for illustrations, but it's also amazing for my animation process, as I can work in the same software and tools I'm used to, like the pen tools and layer functions.
It has a lot of helpful features for line art and stabilization, so even beginners can draw lines with good quality.

http://mecha-ude.com/

CLIP STUDIO PAINT PRO

for character art, concept art, illustration

Windows/macOS/iPad/iPhone/Galaxy
Windows/macOS only
Windows/macOS/iPad/iPhone/Galaxy

CLIP STUDIO PAINT EX

for manga & comics, animations

Windows/macOS/iPad/iPhone/Galaxy
Windows/macOS only
Windows/macOS/iPad/iPhone/Galaxy

Helpful Tools for Animation

Juaco Garin

Vector lines with a hand-drawn feel

Draw your animation and storyboards on vector layers with your favorite pen and brush tools, then resize and edit without losing line quality for the perfect finish. Ideal for whatever you create, whether short gifs or high-definition animation.

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A smarter fill tool for speedy coloring

You can count on our special fill tool when you need speed and accuracy for flat colors! Able to fill line art with small gaps and capture tiny unfilled areas, it’s the perfect assistant for coloring your art.

Simple timeline interface

Easily rearrange or adjust the speed of animation cels in the timeline palette. In an industry-standard format, you’ll find the interface simple to understand whether you’re a first-time animator or seasoned in traditional techniques.

Camerawork for dynamic animations

Create dynamic scenes by combining frame-by-frame animation with camera effects, from zooms and angle tilts to movement on a smooth curve. You can also turn on camera view to check the movement of the camera as you animate.

From gifs to full-length animations

Enjoy creating whatever you want, whether its short animations and gifs for sharing on social media, or high-definition professional animation on Clip Studio Paint EX.

Import and export audio

Import your music, sound effects, or dialogue, then export your animation complete with sound. Clip Studio Paint is compatible with 8‑bit and 16‑bit uncompressed wav files, MP3 files, and Ogg files.

Your Ideal Workflow

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A workspace for every process

Register multiple workplace layouts to instantly switch between different palette arrangements. With this feature, you can create customized workspaces ideal for each step of your workflow.

Create and share templates

Save your paper settings as a template to use over and over again! No more wasting time setting up your paper size or resolution, and you can easily share your template with your team.

Save time on repetitive actions

Instantly carry out repetitive actions like erasing your drafts or adjusting colors in one click with Auto Actions. Simply register the Auto Action once, and save your time, over and over.

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.

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.

Step Into a World of Movement

Ryo-timo

Okamoto
Animation Director & Illustrator

Creator of anime “Mecha-Ude”, animated in Clip Studio Paint.

How to create moving illustrations

Expression to match your imagination

Wendy Grieb uses Clip Studio Paint on the Microsoft Surface Studio to express every nuance of the pen, from tilt to stoke direction. Experience for yourself to create your vision exactly as you want it.

CLIP STUDIO PAINT PRO

for character art, concept art, illustration

Windows/macOS/iPad/iPhone/Galaxy
Windows/macOS only
Windows/macOS/iPad/iPhone/Galaxy

CLIP STUDIO PAINT EX

for manga & comics, animations

Windows/macOS/iPad/iPhone/Galaxy
Windows/macOS only
Windows/macOS/iPad/iPhone/Galaxy

Get to Know Clip Studio Paint

Derrick Chew

1. Drawing

With Clip Studio Paint, you can animate just as you would with a pen and paper, using the same tools you use for drawing and painting.

Adjustable pen pressure

Set up your pen pressure with a few test strokes, and recreate the natural, high-quality lines of pen and paper. If the results feel off, you can always edit and tweak the settings to perfection.

Adjustable pen pressure

The perfect line

Drawing clean lines can be challenging, but you can make it easier with stabilization and correction features. Reducing shaky and wavering lines and tapering the beginning and end of brushstrokes automatically, Clip Studio Paint’s lines feel almost organic.

The perfect line

Fix vectors when and how you want

Draw vector lines the same as you would on paper. Move, thicken, thin, selectively erase individual brushstrokes up to an intersection, or watch them in 4K without deteriorating their quality.

Accurate lines with rulers

Draw precise perspective lines, buildings, and interiors by hand using the perspective, symmetrical, concentric circle, and other useful rulers, or directly import your own 3D materials onto existing rulers.

Accurate lines with rulers Accurate lines with rulers

Create spaces with 3D references

Use 3D references for accurate compositions. Import your own 3D models, or download architecture, furniture, humans, vehicles, and more to create a wide variety of scenes.

Create spaces with 3D references

Sketch human figures with ease

Pose 3D drawing dolls in detail from the head and body to the fingers and toes to use as drawing references. Effortlessly draw difficult poses and angles that are difficult to imagine.

Sketch human figures with ease

Easily create dynamic compositions

Is accurate perspective too mundane for the shot you have in mind? Use the manga perspective function to add dynamic exaggerations to your character.

Easily create dynamic compositions

AI posing from photographs

Select a photo, and let Clip Studio Paint’s AI-based deep learning algorithms automatically duplicate the pose with a 3D drawing figure.

AI posing from photographs

Use thousands of ready-to-use materials

Clip Studio Assets offers tens of thousands of materials such as brushes, patterns, and 3D models, all ready for download and commercial use.

Use thousands of ready-to-use materials

Choose the perfect color

Quickly select, test, compare and apply the perfect color with approximate and intermediate color palettes and color history. With the eyedropper tool, you can pick colors from inside and outside of the workspace to create unexpected color variations and new swatches.

Choose the perfect color

Spot on painting

Speed up your painting process with smarter tools. With Clip Studio Paint’s fill tools, you can detect and ignore gaps in lines and fill tiny spots you missed in one go.

Powerful selection tools

In addition to standard selection tools, Clip Studio Paint comes with a selection pen, shrink selection tool, and more, all designed to enhance your selection and painting speed.

Powerful selection tools

Quickly draw patterns and decorations

Draw repeating textures such as chains, accessories, textile patterns, and flowers with a single stroke. Multiple images can be applied to a single brush and randomized for a natural result. Multiple images can be set for a repeated pattern, so you can create a natural description that is not monotonous.

Complex gradients made simple

Use the gradient tool to set multiple colors and transparency in a single, detailed, and natural gradient or use the contour line fill tool to create gradients that follow a specific shape.

Complex gradients made simple

2. Animating

No animation can be made without the frames between keyframes. Clip Studio Paint comes with functions that allow you to reference multiple frames and more, all to create a better animation.

Drawing frames between keyframes

Use the light table function to freely reference specific keyframes while inbetweening.

Drawing frames between keyframes

Display previous and following frames

Want to add more frames? Use the onion skin function to overlay the previous and following frames for reference with full control over the color and number of layers.

Display previous and following frames

Checking movement

Just like flipping paper, use the keyboard to cycle through your completed frames.

Checking movement

3. Directing

With Clip Studio Paint, you can edit, adjust the timing of each frame, add camera work, and audio to your animation without switching programs.

Adjustable playback

Set the timing and order of each frame in multiple tracks, and adjust playback speed as needed.

Adjustable playback

Customizable camerawork

Clip Studio Paint offers keyframe options for objects and camera movement. With multiple interpolation options, you can set sharp movements or smooth curved motions, and check the movement with the camera path display.

Customizable camerawork

Audio file compatibility

Add, adjust, and mix multiple music tracks, sound effects, and voices.

Audio file compatibility

4. Exporting

Choose the best format for your project from multiple export options.

Export as an image sequence

Export frames of the entire animation as a flattened image sequence, for complete control over scale and framerate.
*Available formats: PNG, BMP, JPEG, Targa, TIFF

Export as an image sequence

Export individual tracks

Each track can be exported as an individual image sequence. The export range can be set to specific borders as well.
*Available formats: PNG, BMP, JPEG, Targa, TIFF

Export individual tracks

GIF export

Quickly share animation snippets and test animations online as lightweight, accessible GIF files.

Video export

Export finished animations as video files such as MP4.

Video export

5. Improve efficiency & save time

Speed up your workflow, create backups of your workspace of choice, and create the best art you can with the help of Clip Studio Paint.

Optimize your workspace

Save and share your customized palette layout, shortcuts, command bar, and colors as workspaces, and use them whenever you need them.

Optimize your workspace

Template and workspace sharing

Save and share file settings and layer structures as templates, or share your workspace with your team and unify your environments.

Template and workspace sharing

Streamline repetitive operations

Perform frequent or repeated operations with one click using Auto Actions. Customize shortcuts and recreate your favorite shortcuts from other programs. Shortcuts can be customized, and you can change them to other familiar shortcuts with other software.

Streamline repetitive operations Streamline repetitive operations

Easy access to your most frequently used functions

Register often used items such as menus, auto actions, tools, and drawing colors in a personalized palette, and access your favorite tools with a single click to optimize your workflow.

Easy access to your most frequently used functions

Back up your workspace to the cloud

Save your work and settings directly to the cloud. Software settings can be restored manually if needed, and synchronizing your desktop, tablet and smartphone data is as easy as ever, so you can take your virtual workspace wherever you go.

Back up your workspace to the cloud

CLIP STUDIO PAINT PRO

for character art, concept art, illustration

Windows/macOS/iPad/iPhone/Galaxy
Windows/macOS only
Windows/macOS/iPad/iPhone/Galaxy

CLIP STUDIO PAINT EX

for manga & comics, animations

Windows/macOS/iPad/iPhone/Galaxy
Windows/macOS only
Windows/macOS/iPad/iPhone/Galaxy

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