Animate your vision
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Is accurate perspective too mundane for the shot you have in mind? Use the manga perspective function to add dynamic exaggerations to your character.
Select a photo, and let Clip Studio Paint’s AI-based deep learning algorithms automatically duplicate the pose with a 3D drawing figure.
Clip Studio Assets offers tens of thousands of materials such as brushes, patterns, and 3D models, all ready for download and commercial use.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Use the light table function to freely reference specific keyframes while inbetweening.
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.
Just like flipping paper, use the keyboard to cycle through your completed frames.
With Clip Studio Paint, you can edit, adjust the timing of each frame, add camera work, and audio to your animation without switching programs.
Set the timing and order of each frame in multiple tracks, and adjust playback speed as needed.
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.
Add, adjust, and mix multiple music tracks, sound effects, and voices.
Choose the best format for your project from multiple export options.
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
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
Quickly share animation snippets and test animations online as lightweight, accessible GIF files.
Export finished animations as video files such as MP4.
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.
Save and share your customized palette layout, shortcuts, command bar, and colors as workspaces, and use them whenever you need them.
Save and share file settings and layer structures as templates, or share your workspace with your team and unify your environments.
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.
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.
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.
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
More than 10,000 free downloadable brushes and materials
3D models and drawing figures
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
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