Illustration for Design
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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, 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.
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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.
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. Here, you can also fine-tune line thickness and the strength of the effect.
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.
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
Load, edit, and save PSD and PSB data while maintaining layers to seamlessly switch between programs.
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.
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.
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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