Comics & Manga
The leading software for comic creation
Windows / macOS / iPad / iPhone / Galaxy
Features just for drawing so you can create comics the way you want.
Draw smooth, crisp lines or create weighted lines without ever applying pressure to your pen! Weighted lines can be created with a function that calibrates pen pressure based on multiple test brushstrokes.
Draw vector lines like you would raster lines. Freely adjust lines without losing image quality after subsequent processing such as scaling, moving, transforming, and altering line thickness.
Use the Perspective ruler to accurately draw perspective scenes. Set multiple vanishing points and draw your ideal building or room! You can also drag and drop 3D materials to quickly match existing rulers.
Draw saturated lines, stream lines, and other effect lines by selecting the area you want them to be created around. Settings such as line spacing and thickness can be fine-tuned.
Speed up your painting process with smarter tools. Clip Studio Paint’s fill tools can detect and ignore gaps in lines and fill minute spots you missed in one go. Lay down your color flats in a cinch!
Clip Studio Paint has many useful functions unique to comic/manga production.
You can start creating work immediately without worrying about detailed page settings. Choose from preset templates for color or black-and-white comics, Webtoons, etc. You can also create and register your customized preset templates.
EX has a feature where you can create a manga work containing multiple pages. You can arrange and reorder pages while viewing the entire document, reducing errors when creating your work.
Split frames or create frame borders simply by dragging a line across the page. Further edit complicated frame layouts by changing frame size or frame line thickness.
Pencil and pen tools reproduce realistic-looking lines, bringing your work to the next level. Customize stabilization, pen pressure, and more to your exact specifications.
In addition to presets, Clip Studio ASSETS offers an extensive library of additional brushes of all kinds, including decoration brushes that can draw continuous patterns, that can be downloaded at any time.
Choose from a variety of rulers to support your drawings, from lines to shapes. Create parallel lines, concentric circles, and symmetric designs.
Tone materials offer endless applications such as clothing patterns, backgrounds, effects, and textures. Use various tools to add, remove, paint tones, or change a tone’s pattern immediately after pasting it.
You can even convert color and gray images into tone with a single click.
Color palettes that show similar colors, midrange colors, and your color history offer a convenient way to expedite the production of colored comics.
Create complex gradients using multiple colors or black-and-white gradients made of dots and lines for comic use.
Use dedicated tools for creating balloons with a wide variety of shapes, tail positions, lengths, border thicknesses, and colors.
Input and edit lines in the story editor in one go. You can even search and replace text as needed later on.
Go from traditional to digital smoothly by using a filter that removes dust from images, a function that extracts line drawings, and more.
Completed works can be batch-exported to general-purpose image formats such as PSD, JPG, PNG, TIFF, and PDF for posting and printing online and sharing on social media. (*PDF output is an iOS only function)
Clip Studio Paint also has functions utilizing the latest AI technology and functions that take advantage of the 3D medium.
Find the best composition before you start drawing. Import your own files or download pre-made buildings, furniture, crowds, vehicles, and many other materials to lay down your composition.
When placing a 3D material, you can view from four angles simultaneously. You can also change the position of the camera and the focal point on the 3D layer. When you change the camera position from the All sides view palette, the model also adjusts on the canvas.
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.
Clip Studio Paint supports drawing with 3D drawing figures posed with AI. It's as simple as loading a photo of the pose you want to set to the 3D drawing figure. Create intense action scenes in a pinch and use personal images when you can't find the right material you need.
Automatically convert photos, images, and 3D data to lines and tone. Go a step further and make it your own by adding color with a pen or a brush!
Level up your backgrounds and apply filters to photos of buildings or landscapes to give them an illustration-like touch. With EX, you can extract 3D assets and images into separate line and tone layers.
Immediately jump into drawing your comic by using pre-divided template frames. You can also save frame layouts you have created as templates.
Clip Studio Assets offers tens of thousands of commercial-license materials such as brushes, images, tone, balloons, backgrounds, and 3D materials that can be downloaded and used them at any time.
Take advantage of the many functions that assist in team production, work management, and production efficiency.
Anything you create such as materials, works, and software settings, can all be saved on the cloud. Software settings can be restored manually if needed. Use your materials, works, and software settings at home, work, or school.
Share multi-page works page by page! While using storage services such as Dropbox, you can manage which pages are being edited by whom, and make settings to prevent problems such as overwriting a file by accident. Keep track of work and communicate with others using the work log.
Clip Studio Paint supports input and output in Photoshop file formats, so you can deliver files to clients and printing companies without changing your existing workflows. Load, edit, and save PSD and PSB data while maintaining layers while seamlessly switching between programs.
Publish your work on the web, social media or even turn into a book and share it with the whole world!
Clip Studio Paint supports import/export of both RGB and CMYK, the data used for printing. With the CMYK preview, colors displayed in your workspace are even closer to their real printed hues!
Before printing check the binding and finish of the final product with the 3D preview feature.
Works can be published and shared on the web and social media using a 3D book viewer function. They display like a real book and can be easily viewed on a smartphone.
Work files can be output to e-book formats such as Kindle and EPUB.
EX *The functions with this icon are premium and only available in Clip Studio Paint 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
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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