The Clip Studio Paint Ver.1.12.3 update has been released.

June 28, 2022

The Clip Studio Paint EX/PRO/DEBUT Ver. 1.12.3 update for Windows, macOS, iPad, iPhone, Galaxy, Android, and Chromebook was released on June 28.

Note: All versions other than Windows and macOS will be available for download from their respective app stores as soon as the review process is complete.

Fixes in Version 1.12.3

Specification changes

The following features have been improved.

All grades
  • "Threshold for semi-transparency" has been added to Preferences > 3D. You can set the threshold value for the opacity of semi-transparent textures.
  • When using Webtoon preview in companion mode, if "View" is set to "Webtoon", the page spread will be split into separate pages and displayed vertically.
  • We have change the names of the Shogakukan manga presets that are listed in the New dialog when Show all comic settings is selected.

Fixes

The following issues have been fixed.

All grades
  • Fixed a problem in which shadows were not rendered correctly on certain 3D materials when a 3D layer is selected and "Shadows follow light source" is turned on in the Sub Tool Detail palette > Rendering settings dialog.
  • Windows: When the activation code entry screen is opened from the Help menu > “Review/Change License” on devices with multiple displays, the content on the screen would not show at the proper scale.
  • iPad: If the name of a file shared to the iPad using AirDrop contains a period other than the extension, the file would not display when dragged and dropped into Clip Studio Paint.
EX/PRO
  • Windows / macOS / iPad / Galaxy / Android / Chromebook: After using "Restore initial layout" in the Quick access settings dialog on a device other that a smartphone, even after reconnecting the smartphone in companion mode, the Companion set would remain deleted.
  • iPad/iPhone: Tapping on the list of brush tip shapes in the Sub Tool Detail palette > Brush tip > Tip shape > Sub Tool Detail palette would not show tool tips for default materials.
EX
  • When a 3D layer is selected and "Shadows follow light source" is turned on or off in the Sub Tool Detail palette > Rendering settings dialog box, the lighting in the “All sides view” palette would not be the same.
  • When exporting a PDF file with [Width of spine] turned on for the cover, a black line may appear on the right side of the PDF file.

Updates in Version 1.12.2 (released June 15, 2022)

Fixes

The following issues have been fixed.

All grades
  • Galaxy/Android/Chromebook: Fixed a bug that prevented Clip Studio Paint from launching on certain devices.

Updates in Version 1.12.1 (released June 8, 2022)

Fixes

The following issues have been fixed.

All grades
  • When lines are selected with the Object sub tool on a vector layer, their position may become misaligned.
  • When dragging with the Liquify tool, the warping effect may not apply to the edges of the canvas.
  • Windows / macOS / Galaxy / Android / Chromebook: When Operation view is set to Scroll vertically or Scroll horizontally in the Modifier Key Settings dialog, mouse wheel operation is limited to either vertical or horizontal scrolling.
  • Windows: When using Create New from Clipboard or Paste, images placed from the clipboard may be misaligned.

Updates in Version 1.12.0 (Released May 26, 2022)

Limited edition 10th anniversary app icon and splash screen

Clip Studio Paint celebrates its 10th anniversary this year on May 31. To show our appreciation to all the creators who have used and supported Clip Studio Paint for all these years, we decided to put on a few anniversary parties - and guess what? You’re all invited! As part of the celebrations, Clip Studio Paint will be getting a special edition version.

Note: if your app icon doesn't change after updating the app, please try restarting your device.

Companion mode support for all platforms

Companion mode, which uses your smartphone as a handheld shortcut remote, is now available on all platforms.

*To use Companion mode, install Clip Studio Paint on both your smartphone and computer or tablet device. If already installed, please make sure that the app is up to date on both devices.

WIP webtoon preview on smartphones

You can now preview in-progress webtoons on smartphones. Edit your work in Clip Studio Paint while checking its appearance with a smartphone. This function can be used when a smartphone is connected in Companion mode.

Added Color Mixing Palette

Added Color Mixing to Companion Mode and the Color Mixing palette to all platforms. Intuitively create and select colors while experimenting with color mixing as if using a digital painting palette.

Exporting text layers in Adobe Photoshop PSD/PSB formats (EX/PRO)

Text layers created in Clip Studio paint can be exported to text layers in Photoshop PSD and PSB formats. Text layer export settings can be configured in the Export Settings dialog from File menu> Save Duplicate and Export multiple pages > Batch export.

Improvements to shadows cast by 3D materials

Added Shadows follow light source to the Rendering settings dialog when selecting a 3D layer. Shadows cast on the surface of a 3D material will correspond to the direction of the light source.

Mode Selector for Companion mode

Added a mode selector to Companion mode. Assigning modifier keys available for the currently selected tools, such as Shift, Ctrl, and Alt, allows you to perform their operations easily and quickly. This method is easier than using the edge keyboard to switch between assigned operations.

Other Improvements and Changes

We have also made some other improvements, specification changes, and bug fixes based on feedback from Clip Studio Paint users.

  • We have made speed improvements to the Liquify tool. The display may look coarse while dragging but will improve after the effect is applied. Note that the liquify effect may be slightly different from its equivalent in other apps.
  • The default location of the Liquify Sub tool has been changed from the Color Mixing tool Sub tool palette to the Liquify tool on the Tool palette. If updating to Ver. 1.12.0 from Ver. 1.11.6 or later, the location of the Liquify Sub tool will not change.
  • Improvements to processing speed when saving a large canvas to the Clip Studio Format (extension: .clip) have been made.
  • Added Confirm transformations with double-click or double-tap to Command in the Preferences dialog. Toggling on and off sets whether or not a double-click or double-tap is used to confirm a transformation performed from the items under Edit menu > Transform.
  • macOS/iPad: Support for Universal Control added, allowing you to drag and drop files between a Mac and an iPad.
  • When Material is selected from Sub Tool Detail palette > Brush shape > Brush tip, tapping or hovering the cursor over the brush tip shape list will display the name of the material used for the brush tip shape.
  • Improvements to PNG export speed have been made. You can set the compression level for exporting PNG files from the File section of the Preferences dialog.
  • Supports import and export of PNG format files with embedded ICC profiles. EX/PRO
  • Windows / macOS / Galaxy / Android / Chromebook: Activate your license by entering your activation code from Review/Change License.
  • The file format of the 3D primitive map exported from the Tool Property palette of 3D primitive will be saved as Clip Studio Format (extension: .clip). The texture and crease pattern will export in separate layers. If Color is set, it will be applied to the paper layer.
  • Added Fill outside the webtoon view area to View menu > On-screen area settings (webtoon). When turned on, the outside of the display frame for Webtoons is filled in and hidden.

Improvements

The following features have been improved.

All Grades
  • You can now preview in-progress webtoons on smartphones. This function can be used when a smartphone is connected in Companion mode.
  • Color Mixing area has been added. Intuitively create and select colors while experimenting with color mixing as if using a digital painting palette. It can be used either in companion mode color mixing or in the Color Mixing palette.
  • Shadows follow light source has been added to the Rendering settings dialog when selecting a 3D layer. Shadows cast on the surface of a 3D material will correspond to the direction of the light source. If you create a new 3D layer, you can place the 3D material with Shadows follow light source enabled.
  • Mode selector has been added to Companion mode. Assigning modifier keys available for the currently selected tool allows you to perform their operations easily and quickly.
  • Speed improvements to the Liquify tool have been made. The display may look coarse when using the tool, but will clear up after the effect is applied. Note that the Liquify effect may be slightly different to the equivalent in other apps.
  • When a Material is selected from Sub Tool Detail palette > Brush shape > Brush tip, tapping or hovering the cursor over the brush tip shape list will display the name of the material used for the brush tip shape.
  • Improvements to processing speed when saving a large canvas to the Clip Studio format (extension: .clip) have been made.
  • Added Confirm transformations with double-click or double-tap to Command in the Preferences dialog. When enabled, you can confirm transformations for actions under Edit menu > Transform with a double-click or double-tap.
  • Improvements to PNG export speed have been made. You can set the compression level for exporting PNG files from the File section of the Preferences dialog.
  • Added Fill outside the webtoon view area to View menu > On-screen area settings (webtoon). When enabled, the outside of the display frame for Webtoons is filled in and hidden.
  • ibisPaint work files with a background color will now import the background color as a paper layer in Clip Studio Paint. If the background is transparent, no paper layer will be added in Clip Studio Paint.
  • Memory used when exporting PNG format files has been reduced.
  • (macOS / iPad / iPhone / Android / Chromebook) Expanded support for Companion mode to all platforms, allowing you to use your smartphone as a handheld shortcut remote.
  • (Windows / macOS / Galaxy / Android / Chromebook) You can activate your license by submitting your activation code to Review/Change License .
  • (macOS/iPad) Support for dragging & dropping files between devices with Universal Control on Mac and iPad added.
  • (Windows) Now supports Windows 11 snap layout.
  • (Galaxy) Companion mode can be launched by scanning a QR code.
  • (Galaxy) The way that errors for unsupported QR codes are displayed has been changed. Back has also been added to the camera screen.
EX/PRO
  • Support for importing and exporting PNG format files with embedded ICC profiles added.
  • File menu > Export (Single Layer) now displays the name of the ICC profile to be embedded in the file in the Export settings dialog. The same applies when the Export settings dialog is accessed from the File menu > Export multiple pages > Batch export.
  • Embed ICC Profile can now be set from File menu > Export (Single Layer), even if Export settings dialog's Expression color is set to Auto detect appropriate color depth. The same applies when the Export settings dialog is accessed from the File menu > Export multiple pages > Batch export.

Feature Changes

The following features have been changed.

All Grades
  • The default location of the Liquify Sub tool has been changed from the Color Mixing tool’s sub tool palette to the Liquify tool in the Tool palette. If updating to Ver. 1.12.0 from Ver. 1.11.6 or later, the location of the Liquify Sub tool will not change.
  • The file format of the 3D primitive map exported from the Tool Property palette of 3D primitive will be saved in Clip Studio format (extension: .clip). The texture and crease pattern will export in separate layers. If Color is set, it will be applied to the paper layer.
  • The file format of the 3D primitive map exported from the Tool Property palette of 3D primitive will be saved as Clip Studio Format (extension: .clip).
  • When 3D primitive is selected, the effect of dragging and dropping an additional 3D primitive from the Material palette has been changed. Newly loaded 3D primitives are added to a 3D layer without replacing existing 3D primitives.
  • When selecting a 3D primitive on a 3D layer, manipulators that scale the XYZ axes are now selected over those that scale the entire primitive.
  • Tweaks to rendering when a 3D material and a translucent manipulator overlap on a 3D layer have been made.
  • 3D drawing figures and 3D character materials no longer move to the floor after pose materials are loaded onto them.
  • Companion mode connectivity is not possible with Clip Studio Paint versions 1.11.14 or earlier.
  • (Windows / macOS / Galaxy / Android / Chromebook) When Preview lines by pressing modifier key (Shift) is enabled in the Preferences dialog, a preview of a straight line is now shown when shift is pressed with the Liquify Sub tool selected.
  • (Windows / macOS / Galaxy / Android / Chromebook) The default layout of some of the palette tabs has been updated when activating Restore Basic Layout under Window menu > Workspace. (Excluding smartphone versions.)
  • (Windows/macOS/iPad/iPhone) When external 3D data is dragged and dropped onto a Clip Studio Paint canvas, just like when a 3D material is dragged and dropped from the Material palette, a 3D layer will be created on top of the currently selected layer.
  • (iPhone/Galaxy/Android) When File menu > Save is selected, the file is saved in the same Clip Studio format (extension: clip) as when the app auto-saves.
  • (Windows/Galaxy) A single swipe on the Gesture Pad in Companion mode can now be used to move the canvas, regardless of the touch gesture settings.
  • (Galaxy) The button layout when connecting to Companion Mode has been changed.
EX/PRO
  • The Use of work term in the New dialog box has been replaced with Project.
DEBUT
  • (iPhone/Galaxy/Android) After downgrading to DEBUT, the Selection Launcher and Command Bar are now initialized upon launch.

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