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
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Comic Creation Starts Here

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The standard for comics and manga

With specialized comic features and a natural drawing feel, Clip Studio Paint is used by professionals and studios worldwide. Sketch, ink, color, and publish your next story, all in the industry-standard tool for comics and manga.

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.

Packed with features for comic creation

All you need to create your comic or manga, right at your fingertips. Explore dedicated features including panel tools, speech balloons, effect lines, special rulers, and more, with explanations in our extensive 1000‑page manual. All this, packed in one intuitive and customizable interface.

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Perspective rulers for perfect backgrounds

A user favorite, make adding perspective and realistic depth to your backgrounds easy with our specialized ruler tools. Adjust the eye level and perspective as much as you need, and draw directly along the guidelines.

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 mimicking 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.

Trusted by the World’s Leading Brands

As well as being bundled with the world’s bestselling pen tablets from Wacom, Clip Studio Paint comes pre-loaded on the latest Galaxy Android tablets, the Tab S7 and Tab S7+, available worldwide, making it the first choice for getting started with digital art.

Single payment for Windows & macOS

Clip Studio Paint for Windows & macOS is available for just a one-time payment of US$219. You’ll also get access to regular free updates, customer support, tutorials, a community forum, and more.

Artist Testimonials

Jake ParkerComic Artist

I'll never draw another comic without using Clip Studio Paint. It makes drawing comics soooo much easier than before. I use it to layout my comics, and then take them to final pencils. After that I print out the pages and ink over them traditionally. I've also started using it to lay out and pencil my children's books. There’s also a mobile app for iPad that works great too.

http://mrjakeparker.com

Charlie AdlardComic Artist

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.

https://www.instagram.com/charlie_adlard/

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Dylan TeagueComic Artist

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.

http://twitter.com/DylanTeague/

Kenny RuizComic Artist

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.

http://www.kennyruiz.com/

Page belonging to Infinity: Outrage. Edited by Corvus Belli, written by Victor Santos, illustrated by kenny Ruiz

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

Create Comics & Manga with Ease

Page belonging to Infinity: Outrage. Edited by Corvus Belli, written by Victor Santos, illustrated by kenny Ruiz

The ideal drawing experience

Take the trial to discover a new drawing experience supported by our powerful brush engine, in-built stabilization options, and adjustable pen pressure sensitivity, unlike anything you’ve experienced before.

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Thousands of customizable brushes

With 1000 new materials every month on Clip Studio ASSETS, you’ll always find something to match your personal style. You can also customize every aspect of your brushes, giving you a limitless supply of tools.

Vector lines with a hand-drawn feel

Draw your vector lines with a natural and smooth feel, then resize and edit line thickness and shape without losing line quality. Clip Studio Paint also comes with handy features like the vector eraser, which lets you erase up to intersecting lines.

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Add detail with decoration brushes

Complex patterns are easy with decoration brushes, saving you time on repetitive details like clouds, plants, lace, and ribbons. Create your own custom brushes or discover what others have made on Clip Studio ASSETS.

3D models for small objects and backgrounds

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.

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Photograph your next scene

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.

Enhanced Storytelling Tools

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Your story at a glance

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.

Lettering in style

Use the text tool for single speech bubbles or manage your whole page dialog at once with the Story Editor. Perfect for adding whatever text you need, with detailed settings for fonts and character spacing.

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Create panels in seconds

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

Effect lines with a bang

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.

Infinite screen tones

Create all the screentones and halftone patterns you need in just a few clicks. With advanced layer modes, you can even paint in halftone patterns and convert layers to screentones in an instant.

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Preview your finished book in 3D

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.

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Coloring Made Simpler

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A smarter fill tool for speedy coloring

Smart enough to fill line art with small gaps and capture tiny unfilled areas, our fill tool is the perfect assistant for quickly laying down flat colors.

Your art, your style

Traditional styles are easy to recreate with watercolor stain effects and paper textures. Express your style however you want, whether pencil, ink, crayon, watercolor, oil paint, or something completely different!

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All the color palettes you need

Not just your standard color palette: create custom color sets, find your ideal colors with the similar-color and intermediate-color palettes, go back to previous colors with the color history palette, and use the eyedropper tool to pick up colors from your desktop.

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Publish with Clip Studio Paint

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Complete and publish your eBook

With the desktop version of Clip Studio Paint, you can ready your manuscript for publication through Amazon Kindle, ePUB, and other electronic formats.

CMYK for printing

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.

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A better viewing experience

Upload multi-page works on Clip Studio SHARE, whether comics or illustration collections. Then, simply use the URL so your readers can access your work in an embedded viewer.

The Professional’s Sidekick for Stress-free Creation

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Make the most of your device capabilities

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.

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Complete PSD compatibility

Import, edit, and save your work in Photoshop formats (PSD, PSB) with the layers intact, and seamlessly work between programs. Perfect for when you want to draw in Clip Studio Paint and add filters in Photoshop, for the best of both worlds. You can also import and export your work as jpeg, PNG, tiff, and more.

Work more comfortably with a pen tablet

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, and Galaxy devices)

Blend traditional and digital art

Find your perfect balance of traditional and digital techniques for a seamless workflow. Clip Studio Paint comes with features to clean up and extract line art from paper, even erasing dust picked up by scanners.

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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.

Learn from the Professionals

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Advanced Features with Comic Artist PJ Holden Part 1 (Webinar)

PJ explains advanced methods of working in Clip Studio Paint, from setting up custom pages for print to using auto-actions for recurring tasks and placing 3D models in panels for layout arrangements.

The Workflow of WATCHMEN Co-Creator Dave Gibbons (Webinar)

Dave discusses his Clip Studio Paint workflow and shares some of his tips and tricks. See example artwork from Dr. Who, 2000AD, Dan Dare & Dr. Grordbort.

Digital Inking Techniques with Brian Haberlin (Webinar)

Brian Haberlin presents tips and tricks for digital inking using Clip Studio Paint, using many unique tools such as the "Lasso Fill" tool, while also explaining techniques such as converting brightness to transparency and the use of file objects.

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

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1. Drawing: Advanced

Features just for drawing so you can create comics the way you want.

Customize the way you draw

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.

Customize the way you draw

Fix vectors when and how you want

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.

Produce on point backgrounds

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.

Produce on point backgrounds

Create complex effect and saturated lines in an instant

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.

Create complex effect and saturated lines in an instant

Paint efficiently

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!

2. Comic Creation

Clip Studio Paint has many useful functions unique to comic/manga production.

Start working from preset templates

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.

Start working from preset templates

Batch management of pages

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.

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Batch management of pages

Effortlessly Cut Frames

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.

Effortlessly Cut Frames

Realistic pens and brushes

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.

Realistic pens and brushes

Abundant brush materials

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.

Guide your work with rulers

Choose from a variety of rulers to support your drawings, from lines to shapes. Create parallel lines, concentric circles, and symmetric designs.

Guide your work with rulers

Neverending screentones

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.

Neverending screentones

Color comic compatibility

Color palettes that show similar colors, midrange colors, and your color history offer a convenient way to expedite the production of colored comics.

Color comic compatibility

Exquisite gradients

Create complex gradients using multiple colors or black-and-white gradients made of dots and lines for comic use.

Exquisite gradients

Balloons with personality

Use dedicated tools for creating balloons with a wide variety of shapes, tail positions, lengths, border thicknesses, and colors.

Balloons with personality

Batch edit script lines

Input and edit lines in the story editor in one go. You can even search and replace text as needed later on.

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Batch edit script lines

Integration with a traditional work flow

Go from traditional to digital smoothly by using a filter that removes dust from images, a function that extracts line drawings, and more.

Integration with a traditional work flow

Export multiple pages at once

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)

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Export multiple pages at once

3. Even More Convenient

Clip Studio Paint also has functions utilizing the latest AI technology and functions that take advantage of the 3D medium.

Preview compositions with 3D models

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.

Preview compositions with 3D models

View 3D materials from all angles at once

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.

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View 3D materials from all angles at once

3D drawing figure references

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.

3D drawing figure references

Posing 3D drawing figures with AI

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.

Posing 3D drawing figures with AI

Convert photos and 3D materials into line drawings and tones

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!

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Convert photos and 3D materials into line drawings and tones

Convert photos to illustration-style backgrounds

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.

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Convert photos to illustration-style backgrounds

Splitting Frames by hand? Use a template instead!

Immediately jump into drawing your comic by using pre-divided template frames. You can also save frame layouts you have created as templates.

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Splitting Frames by hand? Use a template instead!

Over tens of thousands of materials

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.

Over tens of thousands of materials

4. Workflow and Team Management

Take advantage of the many functions that assist in team production, work management, and production efficiency.

Share and backup from the cloud

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 and backup from the cloud

Team work support

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.

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Team work support

Photoshop integration

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.

Photoshop integration

5. Publish your work

Publish your work on the web, social media or even turn into a book and share it with the whole world!

CMYK color support for printing

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!

CMYK color support for printing

See your work before you print with 3D preview

Before printing check the binding and finish of the final product with the 3D preview feature.

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See your work before you print with 3D preview

Publish your work with the 3D book viewer

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.

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Publish your work with the 3D book viewer

Publish as an e-book

Work files can be output to e-book formats such as Kindle and EPUB.

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Publish as an e-book

EX *The functions with this icon are premium and only available in Clip Studio Paint EX.

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

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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