Best for concept artists, illustrators & designers

CLIP STUDIO PAINT PRO

US$ 49.99

Windows/macOS

Best for comic artists, manga artists & animators

CLIP STUDIO PAINT EX

US$ 219.00

Windows/macOS

Why Clip Studio Paint?

Nokia Inoue

Draw exactly how you want

With Clip Studio Paint, it’s easier than ever to draw out your designs exactly how you want. Level up your design with a better drawing experience that puts your creativity at the forefront.

Tomohiro Kimura

Endless brushes for high quality art

From traditional-style brushes to pattern brushes and more, add originality to your design with the huge range of downloadable and customizable materials. New materials are uploaded every day, so you’ll never tire of ideas to explore.

Vector lines with a hand-drawn feel

Draw out your ideas with your favorite brush and pen tools on vector layers to use for professional design work. Clip Studio Paint also comes with handy features like the vector eraser, which lets you erase up to intersecting lines.

The ideal drawing experience

With our powerful brush engine, in‑built stabilization options, and adjustable pen pressure sensitivity, discover a new drawing experience supported by almost 30 years in the graphic software industry.

Ian Jepson

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.

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.

Single payment for Windows & macOS

Clip Studio Paint for Windows & macOS is available for an affordable one-time payment. What’s more, you’ll get free updates every three months to make sure you have access to the latest tools.

Artist Testimonials

Paco SordoIllustrator

Clip Studio Paint is my favorite drawing application, I use it every day. I am especially keen on the strokes you can create with it. This software offers the most natural paper-like experience, but with all the advantages of a digital environment.

https://pacosordo.com/

Ricardo BessaIllustrator & Storyboard Artist

I've only recently started using Clip Studio Paint, but it's already won me over with its drawing tools. As someone who has always loved organic pencil lines, the transition into fully digital work was a convenient one, but there was a bit of a loss when it came to the expressiveness of sketches and drawings. The pencil tool in CSP is one of the best I've tried, and I'm thoroughly excited to start incorporating it into my work flow - and to explore all the other tools CSP has to offer!

https://www.ricardobessa.com/

Bryan Sánchez M.Tattoo artist

I have been using Clip Studio Paint for a couple of years and this software gives me a lot of tools for my sketchy style. My crazy lines flow so naturally with Clip Studio Paint. Not having a cursor on the screen makes me feel like I'm drawing on paper. I love it!

https://www.instagram.com/bryan_sanchezm/

Ian JepsonIllustrator, Designer

I've been using Clip Studio for going on 6 years now, and I've recommended it to every illustrator I know. No other program handles drawing and pen input so well, and the way it's built from the ground up with illustration in mind makes it indispensable in my work.

https://ianjepson.co.za/

Best for concept artists, illustrators & designers

CLIP STUDIO PAINT PRO

US$ 49.99

Windows/macOS

Best for comic artists, manga artists & animators

CLIP STUDIO PAINT EX

US$ 219.00

Windows/macOS

Tools Designed for Your Best Work

Juan Esteban Rodriguez

Express your original style

From thick paint to delicate brush strokes and nuanced textures, recreate an endless variety of artistic styles. Explore with different brush tips, textures, and even watercolor stains to find your perfect tools, no matter your style.

Paco Sordo

Juan Esteban Rodriguez

Nokia Inoue

Special rulers for shapes and perspective

Precision is simple with our advanced symmetry and perspective rulers, perfect for intricate patterns or complex backgrounds. Choose from a range of specialized, intuitive ruler tools for geometry and other patterns.

Convert anything to line art

Make the most of references by converting images and 3D materials to lines and halftones. Create a pop-art style, or add details, colors, and effects for more unique designs.

Toru Terada

Smarter tools 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.

Marumiyan

Innovation through AI technology

Inspiration is never far with AI colorization based on deep learning technology! Use with just your line art or lay down color hints for surprising results.

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 extracting poses from photos!

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.

Tomohiro Kimura

For a Smoother Workflow

Paco Sordo

Make the most of your device capabilities

Work on high-resolution files with up to 10,000 layers 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.

NICO

PSD compatibility for seamless creation

Import, edit, and save your work in Photoshop formats (PSD, PSB) with the layers intact, and seamlessly work between programs. Draw in Clip Studio Paint. Finish in Photoshop. The best of both worlds.

Your story at a glance

View all your pages at once with the page management feature in Clip Studio Paint EX. When you’re done, check the 3D print preview or publish instantly with Clip Studio SHARE, our online reader for multi-page works.

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.

Ayang Cempaka

Juan Esteban Rodriguez

Learn from the Professionals

Ian Jepson

Nokia Inoue, Designer

She shows how she made this chic retro-style poster by editing flower photos and text. You can make this kind of poster even if you can’t draw that well!

Create a poster simply by editing flower photos and text

Illustrations with a unique flair

Halka, Illustrator

Halka shows us how she uses Clip Studio Paint on a Surface Book to create her illustrations, for print-ready designs with a hand-drawn feeling.

Best for concept artists, illustrators & designers

CLIP STUDIO PAINT PRO

US$ 49.99

Windows/macOS

Best for comic artists, manga artists & animators

CLIP STUDIO PAINT EX

US$ 219.00

Windows/macOS

Get to Know Clip Studio Paint

Paco Sordo

1. Drawing Basics

Clip Studio Paint was designed specifically with hand-drawing in mind. Easily integrate hand-drawing into your designs with dedicated drawing tools and functions. Let's get started.

First, set the pen pressure with the wizard

Set your pen pressure curve automatically with a few strokes. Access the full range of your pen tablet's hardness and softness with this simple procedure. You can fine-tune these settings at any time if you're not satisfied.

First, set the pen pressure with the wizard

Expressive pens for all your creation needs

Customize your pen’s line weight, analog feel, texture and more to suit your style. Use preset brushes for an expedient solution, or head to Clip Studio Assets to choose from a wide range of unique custom brushes from the Clip Studio Paint user community and grab whatever you need!

Expressive pens for all your creation needs

Draw exactly as you imagine

Use the inbuilt stabilization functions to draw clean, accurate lines without shakiness or wavering, exactly how you’re picturing your creation.

Draw exactly as you imagine

Fix vectors when and how you want

Experience new freedom with vector layers - layers that allow you to edit lines after you’ve drawn them without affecting the line quality. You can move lines, make them thicker, thinner, erase only one line, or erase to intersections.

Ideal resolution for printing and publishing

With vectors, drawings stay high-quality and free of distortion, even when resized. With Clip Studio Paint, post your creations to the web, print posters and other large-scale formats and more with no loss in image quality.

Ideal resolution for printing and publishing

2. Drawing: Advanced

Designers are called on to give shape to ideas on tight deadlines. Clip Studio Paint is packed with features to get your designs on the page quickly and easily.

Clip Studio Paint makes human figures a breeze

To show the relationship between the design and users, sketches often include hands and people in specific poses. Clip Studio Paint's adjustable 3D figures allow you to freely change pose, proportions, and body type as needed.

Clip Studio Paint makes human figures a breeze

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AI posing from photographs

AI features enabled by deep learning algorithms enables you to simply scan a photograph and let Clip Studio Paint automatically pose your 3D drawing figure to match.

AI posing from photographs

Perfect prototyping with 3D models

Import your own files or download pre-made buildings, furniture, crowds, vehicles, and many other materials that are ideal for use in prototyping work.

Perfect prototyping with 3D models

Incorporate photos and 3D assets into projects

Extract edges and colors from photos and 3D models and create a base for drawing and painting to boost efficiency and put a personal touch on works.

Incorporate photos and 3D assets into projects

Convert photos to illustrations

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.

Convert photos to illustrations

A ruler for every occasion

Draw accurate lines using high-quality rulers. Use perspective rulers that snap lines to vanishing points, symmetry rulers that are perfect for pattern making, and circle rulers for clean ovals, and much more.

A ruler for every occasion

3. Painting & Decorating

Clients often have their own tastes in what they’re expecting from artists. Clip Studio Paint offers better flexibility to keep clients happy, with deeply customizable drawing and editing tools.

Brushes for every taste

Clip Studio Paint's brushes are highly customizable, letting users tailor strength, randomness, texture and more. If you're in a hurry, Clip Studio Assets puts unique, quality brushes at your fingertips anytime.

Brushes for every taste

Color quick with smart fill tools

Clip Studio Paint’s fill tools are smart enough to fill spaces without spillover, even if there are gaps in lines. Drag to fill multiple spaces consecutively or fill missed spots all at once, all with our smart fill tools.

Color quick with smart fill tools

Gradients how you want them

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 a gradient and values.

Gradients how you want them

Go wild with patterns! - Hundreds of decoration brushes

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.

Go wild with patterns! - Hundreds of decoration brushes

AI Colorization

Compare color schemes with AI-based automatic colorization.

AI Colorization

Smooth color selection

In addition to the usual circles and sliders, Clip Studio Paint comes with four other color palettes: Color Sets, Approximate Color, Intermediate Colors, and Color History. Create original color sets, or import swatches as color sets... All these features combine to make color selection smooth, efficient, and enjoyable!

Smooth color selection

Make colors your way

Fine-tune hue, saturation, brightness, and luminance to create a specific color, map out the intermediate colors of four colors, and track the variation of a single color without all the guesswork.

Make colors your way

Selection can be made efficiently

Selection tools abound in Clip Studio Paint. Choose from the basic rectangle, circle, lasso, polyline, advanced selection pen, erase selection and more, or try the unique Shrink Selection that selects enclosed areas inside of the selection.

Selection can be made efficiently

4. Finishing & Editing

With Clip Studio Paint’s non-destructive effects and filters, apply textures and effects, or compare patterns to test and refine your finishing touches.

Text

Add text, edit line and word spacing, rotate, tilt, flip text vertically and horizontally, and combine multiple fonts.

Text

Simple layer effects

Non-destructively apply textures, outlines, watercolor border effects and more to layers, or convert them into screentone dots. Transform any image into a halftone format for black-and-white printing, or to simulate classic comic and pop art.

Simple layer effects

Get expressive with blending modes

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.

Get expressive with blending modes

Experiment endlessly with Tonal Correction Layers

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, gradation map, and more.

Experiment endlessly with Tonal Correction Layers

Boost quality with filters

Apply effects to images such as blur, sharpening, clouds, and mosaic with filters.

Customizable pen sensitivity for controlled strokes

Image resolution up-conversion

Resample images and erase jpeg noise to reuse your past work as a larger image.

Image resolution up-conversion

Many materials useful for decoration and depiction

Clip Studio Assets is a one-stop shop to help you quickly create artwork and designs. Access tens of thousands of materials that can be used immediately for commercial use. There are plenty of free assets available, too!

Many materials useful for decoration and depiction

5. Elevate Your Efficiency

Speed up your workflow, and create in comfort. Clip Studio Paint helps you make the best art you can while increasing output.

Input and output in Photoshop formats

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.

Input and output in Photoshop formats

Enjoy desktop features with Clip Studio Paint for iPad

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 with complete compatibility with Apple Pencil, Wacom Bamboo Sketch, Bamboo FineLine, and more.

Enjoy desktop features with Clip Studio Paint for iPad

Peace of mind with cloud backup

Save your work and settings directly to the cloud. Software settings can be restored manually if needed, and synchronize your PC and iPad data to take the virtual workspace you enjoy at home where you go.

Peace of mind with cloud backup

Streamline repetitive operations

Perform frequent or repeated operations with one click using Auto Actions. Customize shortcuts and recreate your favorite shortcuts from other programs.

Customizable pen sensitivity for controlled strokes

Easy access to your most frequently used functions

The Quick Access Palette gives you access to menus, Auto Actions, tools, and colors from a single palette to customize your ideal virtual workspace.

Easy access to your most frequently used functions

Optimize your workspace

Save and recall your customized palette layout, shortcuts, command bar and colors whenever you need them!

Optimize your workspace

Perfect for Mac Retina and touch control

Clip Studio Paint is optimized for the touch control interfaces of iPad and tablet devices running Windows 8 and later. UI elements are also easy to see and use on native resolutions of Retina display devices.

Perfect for Mac Retina and touch control

Manage multi-page works

Manage multi-page print documents with ease using the management window to check page layouts and order.

Manage multi-page works

See your work before you print with 3D preview

See the binding and finish of the final product with the 3D preview feature.

See your work before you print with 3D preview

Supports CMYK color for printing

Clip Studio Paint supports import/export of both RGB and CMYK data used for printing. Colors displayed in your workspace are as close as you can get to real printed hues!

Supports CMYK color for printing

Export anywhere

Supports Kindle and EPUB e-book formats, including commercial e-books and self-publishing.

Export anywhere

Best for concept artists, illustrators & designers

CLIP STUDIO PAINT PRO

US$ 49.99

Windows/macOS

Best for comic artists, manga artists & animators

CLIP STUDIO PAINT EX

US$ 219.00

Windows/macOS

PRO

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

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