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CLIP STUDIO PAINT Version 1.9.3 release notes (07/24/2019)

*Features marked with [EX] or [PRO] can only be used in EX or PRO.

Corrections of Version 1.9.3

Bug Fixes(DEBUT/PRO/EX)

  1. We have located a bug that causes instability in Clip Studio Paint when editing or manipulating a text layer or a balloon layer when the font size is set to 0.
  2. Fixed an issue where [Cancel] and [Undo] would not revert the layer to its previous state when transforming a text layer containing a font not installed on the local system.
  3. Fixed an issue where running the [Edit] menu > [Transform] without a selection area would not transform hidden layers.
  4. Fixed an issue where [Edit] menu > [Smart Smoothing (technology preview)] could be applied to file object layers.

Bug Fixes(EX)

  1. Fixed an issue where [Submitting from Clip Studio (Text Separate)] in Clip Studio Share would not finish correctly when the uploading data was not open on Clip Studio Paint.

CLIP STUDIO PAINT Version 1.9.2 release notes (July 17, 2019)

There is an issue with Ver.1.9.1 update of Clip Studio Paint EX/PRO/DEBUT (Windows) released on 7/17 in which the window position is not retained when maximizing then exiting Clip Studio Paint from other than the main monitor. This will be corrected in Ver.1.9.2. (Edited June 19th, 2019)

We have confirmed that in Ver 1.9.1(win/mac), there is an issue where files will not open completely when Clip Studio Paint is opened for the first time after being updated.
Please use the following steps to resolve this issue. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Clip Studio Paint Version 1.9.2 (Windows/macOS/Ipad) has been released as of 7,17, 2019. Please update your Clip Studio to Version 1.9.2.

Main updates in Version 1.9.2

*Features marked with [EX] or [PRO] can only be used in EX or PRO.

Corrections of Version 1.9.2

[Windows/mac] We have confirmed in Ver. 1.9.1 that the application will not open correctly when:
1. the "Getting Started" tour is being displayed when first opening Clip Studio Paint,
and
2.Clip Studio Paint is opened with the following methods or settings;

  1. by double-clicking .clip files and .cmc files
  2. by opening a file from Clip Studio's [Works]
  3. recovery files are set to automatically be opened

Due to this, the "Getting Started" tour has been changed to not be displayed when first opening Clip Studio Paint. The "Getting Started" tour can be accessed from the [Help] menu > [Getting Started].

CLIP STUDIO PAINT Version 1.9.1 release notes (July 17, 2019)

Main updates in Version 1.9.1

*Features marked with [EX] or [PRO] can only be used in EX or PRO.

New Text Transform Features (EX/PRO/DEBUT)

  1. You will be able to rotate, skew, and flip text.
  1. The “Keep aspect ratio” option will be added to the Tool Property palette for the Text tool
    You will be able to change the aspect ratio of the text by manipulating the handles. Turn on “Keep aspect ratio” to transform the text with the same aspect ratio, as in versions 1.9.0 and earlier.

Improved Transformation Tool (EX/PRO/DEBUT)

  1. The following new tools will be added to the Edit > Transform menu: “Scale,” “Rotate,” “Distort,” “Skew,” and “Perspective.” These new options allow limited movement of handles without using control keys.
    Note: The tone pattern distortion function that was included in Manga Studio is currently under development to more accurately reflect opinions and comments from the creative community.
  1. You will be able to transform image layers and text layers in the same way as raster layers and vector layers.
    You will be able to select several different layers and rulers and transform them together with the Edit menu > Transform commands.
    Note: Available transformation types depend on the type of layer.

Example: Rotating image and text layers together

  1. You will be able to change the transformation method while using the Edit menu > Transform commands.
  2. You will be able to scale and rotate objects using the Tool Property palette while using the Free Transform command.

New “Smart Smoothing” Technology Preview Feature¹ (EX/PRO/DEBUT)

  1. This feature uses AI (deep learning) technology to reduce jaggies and noise caused by changing the resolution or resizing images.

Better Management of the Material Palette

  1. A Favorites feature will be added to the Material palette.
    You will be able to favorite materials so that they appear in the “Favorites” folder in the tree view, saving you the trouble of searching for specific materials.
  2. You will be able to sort materials by title (ascending or descending).

New “Getting Started” Tour (EX/PRO/DEBUT)

A “Getting Started” tour will appear on new installations and after updates. (Windows/macOS) Once displayed, it will not appear again until the next update. You can view the “Getting Started” tour again from the Help menu.

Other Improvements & Changes

We have also made function improvements, specification changes, and bug fixes based on your feedback.

  1. “Add frame” and “Delete frame” commands to add and delete frames at any point on the Timeline.
  2. An “Ungroup Layer Folder” command so you can easily remove a layer folder and keep the layers.
  3. A “Rounded Balloon” Balloon sub tool.
  4. Announcements from Celsys will display within Clip Studio rather than from a web browser.
  5. (macOS) The Kindle Publishing format .mobi will become unavailable for export. (EX)²
  6. (macOS/iPad) Fixed a bug where the line space in the Tool Property palette would change to 0 if the text was deleted before being confirmed.
  7. (iPad) “Allocate to application” option to Preferences > Performance. Setting a low value for “Allocate to application” may prevent the application from force-closing due to lack of memory.
  8. (iPad) Fixed a bug where the Line space in the Tool Property palette would change to 0 if the text was deleted. (EX/PRO)

What’s Coming to Clip Studio?

The following updates are planned for Ver. 1.9.1.

New Material Management Functions for the Cloud

A new tab will be added for switching the “Manage materials” page between your current device and the cloud. You will be able to manage local materials as well as materials saved to the cloud.

[iPad] Post Materials from iPad to Clip Studio Assets

A material management screen will be added to the iPad version, and users will be able to publish materials to Clip Studio Assets.

View the Latest News in the Clip Studio Start Screen

The new update will also include more than 50 other improvements and bug fixes.

What’s Coming to Clip Studio Share?

New 3D Book Viewer Function

When reading a story with pages (left-to-right or right-to-left), you will be able to switch from the typical 2D view to a 3D book reader.

The 3D book viewer includes a rough paper texture and semi-transparent paper effect, so you can read online in a way that’s remarkably similar to a physical book.

The viewer has been designed to be as easy to read as possible even when viewing in 3D as well.

*1 About technology preview functions
Technology preview functions are released for users to test out before the official release. They may change when they are officially released.

*2 Regarding the end of providing export functions for Kindle publishing on macOS:
From Ver. 1.9.1, the Kindle Publishing format .mobi will be unavailable on Clip Studio Paint on macOS. In macOS 10.15, planned to be released in fall 2019, 32-bit applications will no longer be supported. Clip Studio Paint uses the application KindleGen provided by Amazon Services International, Inc. to export e-book data (.mobi) for Kindle publishing. KindleGen is a 32-bit application, and according to Amazon Services International, Inc., there are no plans for a 64-bit application. Regrettably, this means we will no longer be able to offer this function on macOS. We apologize for any inconvenience caused, and we appreciate your understanding.
If you are using macOS, please use the File menu > Export multiple pages > Export EPUB data from now on. We have added a new option to export for the Kindle format. Files will now be exported in EPUB format, which is optimized for the Kindle format. You will be able to access your past Kindle format files in Clip Studio.

What’s new in Version 1.9.1

Improvements (DEBUT/PRO/EX)

  1. New default shortcuts have been added. The shortcut Ctrl + G has been added for [Create folder and insert layer], and the shortcut Ctrl + Shift + G has been added for the new command [Ungroup layer folder].
  2. The command [Ungroup layer folder] has been added to the [Layer] menu. This removes all layers from the selected layer folder and deletes the folder.
  3. The commands [Insert frame] and [Delete frame] have been added to the [Animation] menu > [Timeline]. With these commands, you can add or delete frames at the specified location on the timeline.
  4. The tag list in the [Material] palette is now divided into three categories: [Type], [Default tag], and [User tag]. You can also now use the [Created material], [Downloaded material], and [Additional material] tags to sort materials.
  5. A [Favorites] feature has been added to the [Material] palette. You can favorite materials to view them in the [Favorites] folder in tree view. You can also click the [Favorite] tag to view only your favorited works.
  6. A new [Rounded Balloon] sub tool has been added to the [Balloon] tool.
  7. The command [Smart Smoothing (technology preview)] has been added to the [Edit] menu. This feature uses AI (deep learning) technology to reduce jaggies caused by changing image resolution or enlarging images.
  8. You can now change the transformation mode while using the [Edit] menu > [Transform] commands using the following methods.
    - [Tool Property] palette > [Mode]
    - Right-click canvas and choose a new mode from the context menu
    - [Edit] menu > [Transform] commands
  9. During free transform, you can change the image scale or rotation angle in the following cases.
    - [Edit] Menu > [Transform] > [Free Transform]
    - While transforming an image material layer with the [Object] sub tool
    - While transforming a vector layer with the [Object] sub tool
    - While transforming a balloon layer with the [Object] sub tool
    - While transforming a ruler with the [Object] sub tool
  10. The transformation [Mode] setting has been added to the [Tool Property] palette when selecting a text layer, saturated line layer or stream line layer with the [Object] sub tool. This setting changes the transformation mode. The selected transformation mode will remain the same the next time the [Object] tool is used.
  11. When selecting an image material layer with the [Object] sub tool, the transformation [Mode] set in the [Tool Property] palette will remain the same the next time the [Object] tool is used.
  12. The [Command] category has been added to the [Preferences] dialog box. You can choose which layers the transformation tools apply to. If [Only target raster layers, vector layers, selection layers, and layer masks] is turned off, transformations will also apply to image material layers, text layers, and rulers. This excludes cases where a selection area has been created on the canvas. The available transformation modes depend on the type of layer.
  13. The following new tools have been added to the [Edit] > [Transform] menu: [Scale], [Rotate], [Distort], [Skew], and [Perspective]. You can now control transformation more easily with handles, without needing shortcut keys.
  14. While using the [Edit] menu > [Transform] commands, you can click on the canvas while holding Alt to move the center of the transformation to the clicked location.
  15. The following transformation options have been added to the [Tool Property] palette for the [Text] tool.
    - [Rotation angle]: Set the angle of the text.
    - [Skew (horizontal)]: Set the horizontal skew of the text.
    - [Skew (vertical)]: Set the vertical skew of the text.
    - [Flip horizontal]: Flip the text horizontally (left/right).
    - [Flip vertical]: Flip the text vertically (up/down).
  16. The [Keep aspect ratio] option has been added to the [Tool Property] palette for the [Text] tool. When this is turned off, you can change the aspect ratio of the text by manipulating the handles.
  17. When moving the bounding box while holding Shift, you can limit the movement of the text to horizontally, vertically, or at 45-degree angles.
  18. Operation of handles and the bounding box has been improved to be faster.
  19. When selecting text with the [Object] sub tool, the minimum value of the [Vertical ratio] and [Horizontal ratio] options is 1.
  20. The maximum font size of the [Text] tool has been increased to 1000 pt.
  21. When entering text, the canvas view will now adjust so that the entered text is visible.
  22. The options [Create folder and insert layer] and [Ungroup layer folder] have been added to the menu that appears when right-clicking a track name on the [Timeline] palette.
  23. [Title] has been added to the sorting methods in the [Material] palette. You can sort materials by name and other information. The [Ascending order] and [Descending order] options have been added for sorting materials.
  24. The [Preset] drop-down menu shows categories in separate sections. You can use presets in the following menus.
    - [File] menu > [New]
    - [Story] menu > [Add page (Detail)] (EX)
  25. You can replay the “Getting Started” tour again from the Help menu.
  26. (Windows/macOS) A new “Getting Started” tour will appear on new installation and updates.
  27. (macOS) Clip Studio Paint has now been notarized by the Apple notary service.
  28. (iPad) The option “Allocate to application” has been added to the [Preferences] dialog > [Performance]. Setting a low value for “Allocate to application” may prevent the application from force-closing due to lack of memory space.
  29. (iPad) New features have been added for managing materials. In addition to managing materials, you can now also upload materials to Clip Studio ASSETS.
  30. (iPad) A new tab has been added for switching the [Manage materials] page between the current device and the cloud. You can manage local materials as well as your own materials saved to the cloud.
  31. (iPad) When opening Clip Studio Paint, a message will let you know the latest news and updates.

Improvements (PRO/EX)

  1. You can now select Kodansha presets from the [New] dialog box > [Show all comic settings].

Improvements (EX)

  1. When exporting data from Clip Studio SHARE, you can now export text files from the text layers and images without text layers. You can use this feature to share exported text files and page images with Clip Studio SHARE.
  2. The option [Export for Kindle format] has been added to the [File] menu > [Export multiple pages] > [Export EPUB data] > [EPUB advanced settings] dialog box. You can use this to export EPUB data optimized for Kindle format.

Feature Changes (DEBUT/PRO/EX)

  1. When [Show category] in the [Sub Tool Detail] palette is off while using the [Object] sub tool and [Light table] sub tool, categories will not be displayed in the [Tool Property] palette.
  2. [Keep ratio of original image] in the sub tool detail palette when using the [Edit] menu > [Transform] commands or selecting an image material layer with the [Object] sub tool, has been changed to [Fixed Aspect]. The setting will now maintain the current aspect ratio instead of the original images’ ratio when scaling up/down.
  3. The design of the handles and guides of layers selected with the [Object] sub tool have been revamped. This change will be applied to the following layers.
    - Text layer
    -Image material layer
    -2D camera folder
    -Frame Border folder
    -Gradient Layer
    -Light table layer
    -Saturated line layer
    -Stream line layer
    -Vector layer
    -Balloon layer
  4. The design of the handles of perspective rulers, special rulers, and guides selected with the [Object] sub tool have been revamped.
  5. The position of the text launcher that appears when typing text has been lowered.
  6. When making the [Line space] value of a text smaller in the [Tool Property] of the [Text] tool or [Object] sub tool, the latter lines will now appear in front of the former lines.
  7. When using the handles to scale text, readings will now be scaled as well. When doing so, [Adjust reading], [Space between reading and main text], and [Reading space] will change as well.
  8. When using the handles to scale text, the width of the [Edge] settings will now scale as well. When doing so, the [Edge] values in the tool property dialog box will change as well.
  9. The location of [Create folder and insert layer] has been changed. Only the location has been changed, and the function can still be selected from the layer menu and related palette menus.
  10. Setting the [Tool property] [Display settings for editing] to [Fast] when editing 3D materials will no longer display a red message in the [Tool Property] palette. This does not effect 3D material operation or displays.
  11. When hiding layers in the [Layer] palette and [Animation cel] palette, the eye icon will now become a square.
  12. The following terms in the [Filter] menu > [Blur] > [Radial blur] dialog have been changed. The functions are the same.
    - [Area to Blur] has been changed to [Strength]
    - [Position to blur] has been changed to [Direction] Additionally, [Front] is now [Outward], [Back and forth] is now [Both directions], and [Back] is now [Inward].
  13. The following terms in the [Filter] menu > [Blur] > [Motion blur] dialog have been changed. The functions are the same.
    - [Area to Blur] has been changed to [Strength]
    - [Direction to Blur] has been changed to [Angle]
    - [Position to blur] has been changed to [Direction]
  14. The detail tags of the materials in the [Material] palette have been changed.
    -The term [Data tag] has been changed to [Default tag].
    -The term [Tag] has been changed to [User tag].
  15. [Search for Additional Materials] in the [Material] palette has been changed to [Search for materials on ASSETS]
  16. The [Help] menu has been rearranged.
    - [Clip Studio.net] has been removed.
    - The term [Manual] has been changed to [Instruction Manual].
  17. Notifications by Celsys will now be displayed in Clip Studio rather than the web browser.
  18. Days until the next license check date in the title bar has been removed.
  19. [mac] [Do not skip update of drawing] has been removed from the [Preferences] dialog box > [Tablet].

Feature Changes (PRO/EX)

  1. When hiding layers in the [Search Layer] palette, the eye icon will now become a square.
  2. The [Adjust line thickness when scaling] feature in the [Sub Tool Detail] palette when selecting vector layers with the [Object] sub tool has been moved from the [Operation] category to the [Transforming settings] category.
  3. The [Show resize handle] feature in the [Sub Tool Detail] palette when using the [Text] tool has been moved from the [Edit settings] category to the [Transforming settings] category.
  4. The following [Operation] features in the tool property palette of the [Object] sub tool when selecting layers has been changed.
    - The term [Operation] has been changed to [Mode].
    - The [Sub Tool Detail] palette has been changed from the [Operation] category to the [Transforming settings] category.
    - [Scale up/down], [Rotate], [Distort], [Skew], and [Perspective] have been added.

Feature Changes (EX)

  1. [mac] Kindle export functions have been removed. When creating e-books for Kindle, select [Export EPUB data]. You will be able to access the Kindle format files that have been exported in Clip Studio.

What’s New in Version 1.9.1

Improvements

  1. (iPad) A new tab has be added for switching the [Manage materials] page between the current device and the cloud. You can manage local materials as well as your own materials saved to the cloud.
  2. You can now sort materials from [Edit] in [My uploads] after temporarily uploading material catalogs to Assets.
  3. The Clip Studio start screen will now display the latest news.
  4. (macOS) Clip Studio Paint has now been notarized by the Apple notary service.
  5. (iPad) New features have been added for managing materials. In addition to managing materials, you can now also upload materials to Clip Studio ASSETS.

Feature Changes

  1. Kindle export functions have been removed.
    - [Export/Publish] in [Publishing comics for Amazon Kindle]
    - [Export Kindle Format] in [Show Menu] of the manage works screen(this device)
    - The [Exporting in Kindle format] block in the managing works screen
  2. The [Help] menu has been rearranged.
    - The [Quick Manual] has been changed to the [Clip Studio service manual].