With specialized comic features and a paper-like drawing experience, Clip Studio Paint is used by professionals and studios worldwide. Sketch, ink, color, and publish your next story, all in the industry-standard comic, manga, and webtoon tool.
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.
All you need to create your comic, manga or webtoon, right at your fingertips. Explore specialized features including panel tools, speech balloons, effect lines, special rulers, and more, giving you the power to create everything from black and white comics for printing, to full-color webtoons to post online, all in a single app.
Place 3D drawing figures and head models directly onto the canvas.
Customizable body shapes and camera angles make it ideal for hard-to-find pose references. Bring poses to life with the help of the pose scanner that reads poses from photos and the hand scanner that mimics the pose of your hand with a camera.
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.
As well as being bundled with the world’s bestselling pen tablets from Wacom, Clip Studio Paint is pre-loaded on the latest Tab S series Galaxy Android tablets available worldwide, making it the first choice for getting started with digital art.
“...there is no better software for making comics than Clip Studio Paint”
My art journey has taken me through many art programs, and I can confidently say that there is no better software for making comics than Clip Studio Paint. In the several years I’ve made webtoons professionally, Clip Studio Paint’s features and tools have helped me produce weekly work without ever compromising on quality. Its webtoon feature allows me to easily work in its characteristic long, vertical format so comfortably that I’m able to create the exact pacing, look, and feel I need to tell my story in the way I want my readers to experience it.
“I can literally do everything I want to do on this single app”
I’ve been using CSP for the last few years, and I love how intuitive it is. I can literally do everything I want to do on this single app. The brushes are a special standout - even without downloading extra ones, the existing ones really do feel like the real thing. As a self confessed old technophobe, it’s incredibly easy to learn... something I really need with my busy schedule.
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“The brushes are just amazing… and feel extremely life‑like.”
I'm a big fan of Clip Studio Paint. I've been using it since Manga Studio 4 and now use it for pretty much 100% of my professional work. There are so many features that really help my work flow in comics. The story feature is a great way to keep organized on longer projects. The brushes are just amazing too and feel extremely life‑like. I also really like how you can customize everything to suit your own needs perfectly. The iPad version is brilliant too, making Clip Studio Paint totally portable so I can easily work on print-ready files anywhere.
“I can express myself freely in Clip Studio Paint without any restrictions.”
I have been using Clip Studio Paint since 2015. After ten years of using a pen and marker for inking, I was convinced that I would keep using them. However, when I tried the brushes, the pressure sensitivity, and the process of tracing in Clip Studio Paint, I understood that it was the right moment to switch tools. Now I work much faster and try new things. The pressure and sensitivity of the preset brushes are perfect, and I can draw natural lines accurately which makes the drawing more organic and alive. I hate the precise and clean finished works of other software because I cannot see the artist behind it. I can express myself freely in Clip Studio Paint without any restrictions.
Page belonging to Infinity: Outrage. Edited by Corvus Belli, written by Victor Santos, illustrated by kenny Ruiz
No more hassle over unfamiliar objects and background materials with our range of 3D materials! Easily access movable 3D references for accessories, vehicles, buildings, and more. Use as a reference or convert to lines to use in your art.
Use photos as part of your next creation by importing as reference or converting to line art to use in your backgrounds. Check your camera roll to see how many images are waiting to be part of your next piece.
View all your pages at once with the page management feature in Clip Studio Paint EX. It’s easier than ever to check the flow of your story with this essential feature for comics, manga, or zines.
Clip Studio Paint comes loaded tools and presets perfect for creating webtoon-style scrolling comics, such as a paneling tool for adding and removing empty space.
With the smartphone view, you can see precisely how your webtoon will look in different screen ratios from the reader's perspective. Or take it a step further and connect your smartphone in companion mode to preview your webcomic in real-time as you draw!
Create and divide panels for your pages as easily as drawing lines. You can easily edit the shape, gutter width, and layout, as well as edit all your panels at once for consistency across your story.
Page belonging to Infinity: Outrage. Edited by Corvus Belli, written by Victor Santos, illustrated by kenny Ruiz
Give your manga or comic some drama with essential effect lines, with dedicated tools to instantly create action lines and speed lines. You can also download more action line materials or draw your own with specialized rulers.
Get a taste of your finished book using our 3D print preview complete with accurate settings for pages and binding! Now you can check your pages, margins, and page numbers before sending your data to the print shop.
Auto-generate natural-looking shadows from lineart and filled areas and then fine-tune them by adjusting the position and angle of the light source and setting the shadow’s color.
Easily split long webtoon canvases into multiple files for export, or export a multi-page webtoon as a single file with a host of export settings for easy uploading to the webtoon platform of your choice.
Import and export RGB data for web content and CMYK data for printing. You can also work in a CMYK preview to see your colors just as they’ll look when printed.
Upload multi-page works on Clip Studio SHARE, from comics, to illustration portfolios, or vertically scrolling webtoons. Then, simply use the URL so your readers can access your work in an embedded viewer.
Work on high-resolution files 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.
Import, edit, and save your work in Photoshop formats (PSD, PSB), for easy editing across both programs in your workflow - now with support for exporting text layers created in Clip Studio Paint.
Perfect for when you want to draw in Clip Studio Paint and add filters, or rewrite text in Photoshop - get best of both worlds!
You can also import and export your work in a variety of formats, including JPG, PNG, PDF, TIFF, and more.
The Clip Studio Tabmate allows you to perform frequently used operations with a single touch, all without having to let go of your pen, allowing you a more comfortable drawing experience. (sold separately)
(Compatible with Windows, macOS, Galaxy, and Android devices)
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.
Ideal for lining up frames and balloons in comics! Select multiple objects such as drawings, text, balloons, and frame borders to align or neatly arrange them with equal spacing.
Go from traditional to digital smoothly by using a filter that removes dust from images, a function that extracts line drawings, and more.
No matter your project, you can export with ease. Batch export your multi-page projects to standard image formats such as PSD, JPG, PNG, TIFF, and PDF for posting and printing online and sharing on social media.
Or, divide long webtoon canvases into multiple files, and export multiple pages as one single file.
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.
Set up simple 3D primitive shapes as frameworks for drawing objects and scenes, or even use them as building blocks for more complex materials.
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.
Create your very own facial reference with our adjustable head model.
Fine-tune overall shape, eyes, nose, eyebrows, ears, mouth, and other parts.
The base head can also be transformed into various styles, such as realistic, chibi, and anime.
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.
The hand scanner makes drawing challenging hand poses a breeze. It reads a hand’s pose live from your device’s camera and applies it to the hand of a 3D drawing figure.
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.
With the Teamwork function, multiple users can collaborate with team members to create and edit different pages on a single multi-page work file uploaded to the cloud. Create multiple teams by inviting members to join your team.
Clip Studio Paint works with Photoshop file formats and can import Photoshop dual brushes (ABR) and gradient files (GRD), so you can draw and 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!
Connect your iPhone or Android smartphone to your main computer or tablet device over Wi-Fi in Companion mode and transform your smartphone into a handheld shortcut remote, for a better creative experience.
Companion mode makes use of your smartphone to get the most out of your creative process! It comes packed with multiple modes to shortcut frequently used functions, pick and mix colors, manage tools, preview projects in real-time, and even control the canvas with touch gestures, making it the perfect studio assistant for whatever you create.
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.
Upload your multi-page comic, illustration portfolio or webtoon to Clip Studio SHARE to share your work in an embedded viewer to your friends, family and followers. You can even choose how your work is viewed - as a book or as a scroll - for easy reading.
Work files can be output to e-book formats such as Kindle and EPUB.
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Single-page illustrations & comics
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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
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