Character Art and Drawing
What You Need to Put More
"Character" Into Your Art
Windows / macOS / iPad / iPhone
Draw the lines you imagine by optimizing the pressure of your favorite pens and brushes! Clip Studio Paint offers tons of handy features to support your creativity.
Set up your pen pressure settings with a few test strokes, and recreate the natural, high quality lines of pen and paper. Even if it feels off, you can always change and tweak the settings to your liking.
Clip Studio Assets offers pens, markers, brushes and more to cover all you need for your creations. Each brush can be further adjusted to match your style and techniques.
Drawing clean lines is hard, but you can make it easier with stabilization and correction features. Suppressing shaky and wavering lines, or even tapering the beginning and end of brushstrokes, Clip Studio Paint’s lines eliminate the inorganic look of digital drawing.
Draw vector lines easily and change their thickness and shape at any time. Erase individual lines, delete parts up to where lines intersect, and make adjustments, without deteriorating the quality.
Create thumbnail sketches by simply dragging a panel onto the canvas and dividing it into smaller panels evenly to conveniently sketch design variations.
Set poses for difficult angles and adjust the body proportions for your characters to create stunning and unique arrangements.
Simply scan photographs and let Clip Studio Paint automatically pose your 3D drawing figures to match them by using our AI-based deep learning algorithms.
Easily create, combine and arrange 3D models of buildings, furniture, people, vehicles and more. Explore different angles with objects downloaded from Clip Studio Assets or upload your own OBJ files.
Draw freehand along perspective rulers to create believable depth for buildings, rooms and other environments. Create intricate patterns with the symmetric ruler or draw cylindrical objects with the concentric circle ruler.
Save time for your creation by extracting line art from photos and 3D data to smoothly integrate background into your illustration.
Apply artistic filters to photos of buildings and landscapes to convert them into images that mimic traditional paintings. Adjust colors and linewidth on the spot, or process them at a later time to suit your work.
Clip Studio Paint offers tools for all imaginable painting styles and tastes, giving you the freedom to explore your potential.
The choice of brush is yours! Delve into the nearly endless selection of brushes and pens for oil paint, watercolors, pastels, ink and more on Clip Studio Assets.
Color palettes for approximate colors, intermediate colors, and your color history allow for a quick selection and application. Compose exciting color variations and add new swatches with the eyedropper tool by picking up new colors from inside and outside of the workspace.
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 reflected randomly for a natural result.
Clip Studio Paint’s fill tools are smart enough to fill spaces without spillover, even if there are gaps in the lines. Drag to fill multiple spaces consecutively or fill missed spots with ease.
Use quick masks to easily and precisely create selection areas and masks with the pen and eraser tools.
Find inspiration through AI-created coloring to test base colors and experiment with color variation by using color hints.
Efficiently create gradients with multiple dedicated tools. Create your basic gradient with the Gradient tool, control the shape of your gradients with the Contour line paint tool, or apply colors based on values with gradient maps.
Add different textures and effects to test variations with Clip Studio Paint’s non-destructive adjustment layers, filters, and image textures.
Apply textures, outlines, and watercolor effects to layers, or convert colors into screentones without losing the content of the original layer.
Use tonal correction layers to add finishing touches. Leaving the original layer untouched, you can adjust brightness, contrast, hue, saturation and luminosity, or apply posterization, level correction, tone curve, color balance, and more.
Apply effects to images such as blur, sharpening, clouds, and mosaic with filters.
Use blending modes on your layers to add a variety of interesting effects to your image. Select from 29 blending modes to create a variety of effects, like colorful shadows and stunning highlights.
Resample images and erase jpeg noise to reuse your past work in a larger format for prints and high resolutions screens.
Share your finished art piece and reach a new audience via print, social media or other online services.
Clip Studio Paint supports import/export of both RGB screen colors and CMYK data used for printing. Colors displayed in your workspace are even closer to the real printed hues!
Manage multi-page works as one file and add pages where needed. Check your layout and page arrangements with the 3D preview, then output to data that can be submitted to print.
Clip Studio Paint supports Kindle and EPUB e-book formats for commercial e-books production, including self-publishing.
Portfolios, art books and print collections can be easily published on websites and social media, making your work more accessible to your audience.
Speed up your workflow and create the best art you can with the help of Clip Studio Paint.
Adjust any UI element and settings option to optimize your workflow, be it shortcuts, units, UI color, palettes, or tool layouts.
Create and share your favorite workspaces through Clip Studio Assets and download workspaces used by professional creators.
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.
Load, edit, and save PSD and PSB data while maintaining the original layer structure. Make the most of the natural drawing feel of Clip Studio Paint, then switch between other software whenever you want.
The iPad version of Clip Studio Paint offers all the features available on the desktop version and pairs smoothly with the Apple Pencil. Take your digital workstation outside and find new inspiration.
Convenient touch features make working on the iPad and on Windows devices easy. Adjust the UI settings and use the native resolution of Apple's Retina displays.
With the multi-page management function, multiple creators can share and work on a single file simultaneously, to oversee progress without the worry of conflicting files.
Save your work and settings directly into the cloud. Software settings can be restored manually if needed, and synchronizing your desktop and iPad 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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