Concept Art & Painting
with the right tools
Windows / macOS / iPad / iPhone
Bring your concepts to life with Clip Studio Paint’s range of tools and brushes created to help you express your ideas.
Clip Studio Paint is perfect for a variety of painting styles, such as oil paint, watercolor, or cel-shading. Customize your brushes to paint in your favorite style, or add textures to your brushes for a traditional look.
Clip Studio Paint comes with a full selection of preset tools, including user-favorite brushes, so you can start painting immediately without the need to customize.
Select, test, and manage colors with six color palettes, including not only the typical circles and sliders, but also palettes for similar colors, midrange colors, and your color history.
It’s simple to eyedrop colors from your desktop or other applications and save them in Clip Studio Paint. You can even eyedrop from semi-transparent colors.
Experience realistic blending not often found in digital software, from accurate color mixing to running paint and wet watercolor style brushes.
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 all at once, all with our smart fill tools.
Set color hints and let the AI color your art! Compare color schemes and test out new ideas in a fraction of the time.
Packed with useful tools, Clip Studio Paint helps you save time so you can focus on the fun of creating.
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.
Clip Studio Assets offers tens of thousands of ready-to-use materials such as brushes, patterns, and 3D models. Search from free commercial-license materials and download what you need at any time.
Simply draw a few times to let the software automatically detect the level of pen pressure sensitivity that enables you to draw natural and smooth lines every time.
Use the inbuilt stabilization functions to draw clean, accurate lines without shakiness or wavering, exactly how you’re picturing your creation.
Experience new freedom with vector layers; layers that allow you to move, thicken, thin, and selectively erase individual brushstrokes up to an intersection.
Set up ruler guides to draw buildings and interiors with perfect perspective using your favorite pen and brush tools. What’s more, access inbuilt and customizable symmetry rulers, ellipse rulers, and more to help you create geometric shapes with ease.
Create masks from selections to keep your painting layers organized. It’s easy to shrink or add to a mask with drawing tools for precise masking or to create interesting layered effects.
Import your own files or download pre-made buildings, furniture, crowds, vehicles, and many other materials that are ideal for trying out compositions before you start drawing.
Clip Studio Paint comes with adjustable 3D models to help you sketch out human figures. Freely change the pose, proportions, and body type as needed for any kind of character.
With AI features enabled by deep learning algorithms, you can simply scan a photograph and let Clip Studio Paint automatically pose your 3D drawing figure to match.
Extract lines from photos and 3D models to create frameworks for your artwork that you can build from, boosting your efficiency.
Apply effects to entire layers with a single click, whether adding outlines to text or images, adding a watercolor edge, changing the line color, or creating a screentone effect.
As well as basic two-color gradients, you can add and edit interval colors or create gradients into transparency. You can also apply gradient maps to instantly apply colors based on an image’s values, or use the Contour Line Fill tool to create gradients following a shape.
Use dedicated features for removing scanner dust or extracting drawn art from a white paper background, helping you to smoothly convert your traditional art for digital editing.
Handy features for effects, adjustments, and finishing touches to bring out the best in your art.
As well as rotating and flipping images, you can adjust the shape of selections with free transform or the mesh transform feature for more detailed adjustments.
Use Tonal Correction Layers to add finishing touches while leaving the original layer as it is. Adjust image brightness, contrast, tone, and more until you’re satisfied.
Apply effects to images such as blur, sharpening, noise, and mosaic with filters.
Photos can also be converted into painterly styles with the Artistic filter. Here, you can also fine-tune line thickness and the strength of the effect.
Resample images and erase jpeg noise to reuse your past work as a larger image.
Use blending modes on your layers to add a variety of interesting effects to your image. Select from 29 blending modes to create specific effects or compositions.
Add text, edit line, and word spacing, or rotate, tilt, and flip text, all without switching your software.
Manage your storyboards, multi-page projects, and animations all in one software!
Create separate panels for thumbnails or storyboarding simply by dragging the frame tool. Save your canvas layouts as templates to recall them later on your next project.
Keep multiple project pages together in a single file, add or reorder pages, and export as print-ready data.
Before printing multi-page projects, check the final product's binding and finish with the 3D preview feature.
Clip Studio Paint supports the import/export of both RGB and CMYK data used for printing. With the CMYK preview, colors displayed in your workspace are even closer to their real printed hues!
Supports Kindle and EPUB e-book formats, including commercial e-books and self-publishing.
With Clip Studio Paint’s 2D animation tools, arrange your storyboard scenes with audio, or even work on full-length animations.
Clip Studio Paint supports the needs of professional artists with efficient tools and a reliable support system.
Save and share your customized palette layout, shortcuts, command bar, and colors whenever you need them!
With the secondary window, you can view your canvas at full-screen and zoomed in at the same time! Meanwhile, view and eyedrop your reference images with the Sub View palette. The Navigator palette lets you flip, scale, and rotate your canvas intuitively.
Perform frequent or repeated operations with one click using Auto Actions. Customize shortcuts and recreate your favorite shortcuts from other programs.
The Quick Access Palette gives you access to menus, Auto Actions, tools, and colors from a single palette to customize your ideal virtual workspace.
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 to seamlessly switch between programs.
Unexpected crashes are every digital artist’s nightmare, so Clip Studio Paint offers an optional autosave feature. You can also change the autosave interval to your preference.
Check and manage your saved works, and sync to the cloud. You can restore the software settings manually if needed, and synchronize your PC and iPad data to take your virtual workspace wherever you go.
Create on the go or at your favorite cafe with Clip Studio Paint for iPad. With the same functionality as the desktop version, enjoy smooth drawing thanks to complete compatibility with the Apple Pencil.
Touchscreen mode allows you to use and customize touch gestures to speed up your workflow or reorganize your workspace.
The interface and canvas displays clearly at the native resolution of Mac devices with a Retina display.
Clip Studio Paint is compatible with the macOS Sidecar feature for screen mirroring or extended screens. You can even use the Clip Studio Tabmate shortcut device while using Sidecar.
Our support desk is open year-round, offering technical help and advice free of charge.
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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