Illustration for Design
Windows / macOS / iPad / iPhone
Galaxy / Android / Chromebook
Windows / macOS / iPad / iPhone
Galaxy / Android / Chromebook
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.
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 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.
“I use [Clip Studio Paint] every day”
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.
“The pencil tool in CSP is one of the best I've tried”
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!
“My… lines flow so naturally with Clip Studio Paint”
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!
“I've recommended [Clip Studio Paint] to every illustrator I know”
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.
Juan Esteban Rodriguez
From thick paint to delicate brushstrokes and nuanced textures, recreate an endless variety of artistic styles. Even import Photoshop dual brushes (ABR) and blend two types of brushstrokes! Explore with different brush tips, textures, and even watercolor stains to find your perfect tools, no matter your style.
Juan Esteban Rodriguez
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.
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!
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.
Import, edit, and save your work in Photoshop formats (PSD, PSB) with the layers intact, as well as import your Photoshop brushes (ABR) and gradient files (GRD). Draw in Clip Studio Paint. Finish in Photoshop. The best of both worlds.
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)
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.
Juan Esteban Rodriguez
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!
Illustrations with a unique flair
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.
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.
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.
Customize your pen’s line weight, analog feel, texture, and more to suit your style. Use preset brushes for an expedient solution, import Photoshop dual brushes (ABR), and create combined brushstrokes, 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!
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
(C) Edson Rojas
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.
Import your own files or download pre-made buildings, furniture, crowds, vehicles, and many other materials that are ideal for use in prototyping work.
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.
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.
Photos can also be converted into painterly styles with the Artistic filter. With EX, you can extract 3D assets and images into separate line and tone layers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Compare color schemes with AI-based automatic colorization.
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!
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.
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.
With Clip Studio Paint’s non-destructive effects and filters, apply textures and effects, or compare patterns to test and refine your finishing touches.
Add text, edit line and word spacing, rotate, tilt, flip text vertically and horizontally, and combine multiple fonts.
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.
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.
For precise adjustments, turn to the Liquify tool - intuitively push and pull parts of your drawing without affecting the textures and brushwork.
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.
Apply effects to images such as blur, sharpening, clouds, and mosaic with filters.
Resample images and erase jpeg noise to reuse your past work as a larger image.
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!
Speed up your workflow, and create in comfort. Clip Studio Paint helps you make the best art you can while increasing output.
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 preserving raster layers, and export files with text layers created in Clip Studio Paint for easy editing and in Photoshop.
Create on the go or at your favorite cafe with Clip Studio Paint for tablets and smartphones. With the same functionality as the desktop version, enjoy smooth drawing with complete compatibility with the Galaxy S Pen, Apple Pencil and more.
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.
Save your work and settings directly to the cloud. Software settings can be restored manually if needed, and synchronize your computer, tablet and smartphone data to take the virtual workspace you enjoy at home wherever you go.
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.
Save and recall your customized palette layout, shortcuts, command bar and colors whenever you need them!
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.
Manage multi-page print documents with ease using the management window to check page layouts and order.
See the binding and finish of the final product with the 3D preview feature.
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 Kindle and EPUB e-book formats, including commercial e-books and self-publishing.
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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