List of Functions (Detailed)

May 27, 2021 Update

Key: : Included () Included with some limitations : Not included
Items with a date indicate the planned date for the feature to be introduced (in an update).

[Tool] palette
[Sub tool] palette ()*3
[Tool property] palette
[Brush size] palette
[Sub tool detail] palette
[Color wheel] palette
[Color slider] palette
[Color set] palette
[Color history] palette
[Intermediate color] palette / [Approximate color] palette
[Layer] palette
[Layer search] palette
[Layer property] palette
[Navigator] palette
[Animation cel] palette
[Timeline] palette
[Item bank] palette
[Sub view] palette
[Material] palette ()*4
[History] palette
[Memory information] palette
[Auto action] palette
[All-side view] palette
[Quick Access] palette
[Zoom] tool
[Move] tool Hand / Rotate
[Operation] tool Object / Select layer / Light table / Edit timeline
[Move layer] tool
[Selection] tool Rectangle / Ellipse / Lasso / Polyline / Selection pen / Erase selection / Shrink selection
Selection Launcher
Selection Launcher customization
[Auto select] tool
[Eyedropper] tool
[Pen] tool *1
[Pencil] tool *1
[Brush] tool
[Decoration] tool
[Airbrush] tool *1
[Eraser] tool
[Blend] tool Blend / Blur / Finger tip / Running color on fiber / Soothing watercolor
Copy stamp
[Fill] tool Refer only to editing layer / Refer other layers / Close and fill / Paint unfilled area (Closed area fill)
[Gradient] tool
[Figure] tool Straight line / Curve / Polyline / Continuous curve / Lasso fill / Rectangle / Ellipse / Polygon / Bezier curve
[Saturated line] tool
[Stream line] tool
[Frame border] tool
[Cut border] tool
[Ruler] tool Straight line / Curve / Figure / Special ruler (Parallel line / Focus line / Concentric circle)
Ruler pen / Special ruler (Focus curve)
Special ruler (Parallel curve / Multiple curve)
Special ruler (Perspective)
Special ruler (Symmetrical ruler)
[Text] tool Text ()*5
Balloon / Balloon pen / Balloon tail
[Correct line] tool Control point / Pinch vector line / Simplify vector line / Correct line width / Remove dust
[Contour line paint] tool
Importing Photoshop brushes (extension: abr) *22 *22
Raster layer
Vector layer
3D layer
Image material layer
Gradient layer
Fill layer
Tonal correction layer Brightness/Contrast / Hue/Saturation/Luminosity / Posterization / Reverse Gradient / Level Correction / Tone Curve / Color balance / Binarization
Gradient map
Frame border layer
Selection layer
Balloon/text layer ()*6
File object layer
Foil layer
Window & Display Features
Rotate canvas to any angle / Flip canvas vertically or horizontally
Zoom In/Zoom Out / Smooth continuous zoom (0.8–3200%)
View at print size
Show rulers/guides
Show grid
Show crop marks
Display transparent area
Reset or switch workspace ()*7
Customizable toolbar
Hide title bar / Hide menu bar
Display in CMYK color
Color theme settings for windows
Color settings (Color picker) ()*11
Editing Features
Smart Smoothing
Remove tones (technology preview) *16
Colorize (technology preview) *16 *16 *16
Outline Selection
Blur selection area
Quick mask
Tonal correction Brightness/Contrast / Hue/Saturation/Luminosity / Level correction
Tone curve / Posterization / Reverse gradient / Color balance / Binarization
Gradient map
Transform Scale/Rotate, Scale, Rotate, Free transform, Distort, Skew, Perspective, Flip vertical, Flip horizontal
Mesh transformation
Save rotation of canvas
Change image resolution/canvas size
Register image as material
Obtain screen color *12 *12
Layer Features
Opacity settings
Sort layers in folders
Merge layers
Settings for edge thickness/color
Screen tones
Watercolor border
Layer color
Blending modes Normal / Darken / Multiply / Color burn / Linear burn / Subtract / Lighten / Screen / Color dodge / Glow dodge / Add / Add (Glow) / Overlay / Soft light / Hard light / Difference / Vivid light / Linear light / Pin light / Hard mix / Exclusion / Darker color / Lighter color / Divide / Hue / Saturation / Color / Brightness / Through
Texture effects
Layer masks
Link ruler to layer
Layer Settings Set as reference layer
Clip at layer below
Lock layer
Lock transparent area
Draft attribute settings
Selection from layer
Convert layer Convert raster layers to vector layers
Rasterize layer
Transfer image to lower layer
Vector Features
Brush tip shape / Brush size / Change line color
Edit line using control points
Move/add/delete control points / Switch corners
Correct line width/density
Vector magnet / Connect vector line
Redraw vector line width / Redraw vector line
Show vector paths
Copy vectors as SVG
Blur Blur / Blur (Strong) / Gaussian blur / Smoothing
Radial blur / Motion blur
Sharp Sharp / Sharp (strong)
Unsharp mask
Effect Mosaic / Artistic
Transform Pinch / Zigzag / Curved face projection / Convert polar coordinate / Wave / Wave shape / Whirlpool / Fish-eye lens
Draw Perlin noise (cloud pattern)
Correct line Correct line width
Remove dust
Text tool ()
Transform (Scale/Rotate, Scale, Rotate, Skew, Scale/Rotate/Skew)
Line space settings
Compatible with word spacing/italics/open face characters*4
Mixing font (Text style settings)
Character list (Select and insert external characters and symbols)
Add character reading
In-line input function
Story editor
Creation Support Features
3D drawing figures to support creators Change the head-to-body ratio/body shape of 3D drawing figures
Add natural poses within the range of human motion
Intuitive hand posing
Easily create manga-style perspectives
Select and change poses and angles from a list
Import pose materials (.pep)
Register body shape material
3D background models to support creators Select and change layout and angles from a list
Place people, furniture, and small objects in the 3D background
3D characters Import and pose 3D characters
Change facial expression, hair style, clothing, and accessories
Pose Scanner (image) (Technology preview) *16 *16 *16
Operate and pose 3D drawing models using QUMARION *12 *12
2D LT rendering function
3D LT rendering function
3D layout function
3D rendering settings
3D physical settings
Manage multi-page works
Page management window
View as two-page spread or single page / Line up with crop marks
Change binding point/start page
Settings for folio and page numbers
Manage work information
Sort page file names
Teamwork functions
Manage group work *12
Export multiple pages
Print multiple pages *12
Functions to support fanzine creation
Webtoon production functions Export webtoon
Basic work settings
()*20 ()*20
Export in Kindle format *15
Export in EPUB format
Export in PDF format ()*21
Make moving illustrations/animations *8
Camera movement
Create and edit keyframes
Animation curve
Light table
Create and edit timeline
Onion skin view
Create and edit timelines/track labels
Create templates for moving illustrations
Create or import templates for animations
Export image sequences, animated GIFs, animated stickers (APNG), and movies
Import and export audio
Export animation cels and time sheet
OpenToonz Scene File *12
Edit files made in ibisPaint
Read Image from Scanner *12 *12
Camera settings *13 *13
Print *12 *12
Connect with the Internet to upload or download Materials conveniently *14 *14
Auto Actions
Compatible with CLIP STUDIO TABMATE *18 *18
Compatible with Tab-Mate Controller *12 *12
Compatible with QUMARION *12 *12
Compatible with touch operation *10
Layer templates / Framing templates
Software settings backup/recovery *9 *12 *12
Adjust pen pressure settings
Compatible with Surface Dial *15
Compatible with Sidecar *17
Canvas recovery
Collaboration with Toei Animation Digital Exposure Sheet*19
Timelapse functions
  1. *1 The effect made by the [Dodge] and [Burn] tools that were available in Manga Studio can be achieved by setting [Blending mode] of the pen, pencil, airbrush, or gradient tools.
  2. *2 [Hide Title Bar] is not available in macOS.
  3. *3 The options [Create custom sub tool], [Import/Export sub tool], and [Register sub tool as material] are not available in DEBUT.
  4. *4 [Register Image as Material] is not available in DEBUT.
  5. *5 Some functions are not available in DEBUT. For more details, please see the “Text” section.
  6. *6 [Balloon layer] is not available in DEBUT.
  7. *7 [Switch workspace] is not available in DEBUT.
  8. *8 In PRO and DEBUT, you can make animations up to 24 frames (3 seconds long at 8 frames per second).
  9. *9 You need to register a CLIP STUDIO account to back up or recover software settings.
  10. *10 Requires a touch-enabled PC on Windows 8.1 or later, an iPad, an iPhone, a Galaxy, an Android device, or touch-enabled Chromebook.
  11. *11 Some functions are not available in DEBUT.
  12. *12 Not available on iPad/iPhone/Galaxy/Android/Chromebook versions.
  13. *13 Not available on Windows/macOS versions.
  14. *14 Some functions are not available on iPad/iPhone/Galaxy/Android/Chromebook versions.
  15. *15 Only available on the Windows version.
  16. *16 This function sends the image to a server with an AI module which then automatically processes the image. You will need an Internet connection to use this function.
  17. *17 Only available on the macOS version.
  18. *18 Not available on iPad/iPhone/Chromebook versions.
  19. *19 Only available on the Windows/iPad versions.
  20. *20 Some functions are not available in PRO/DEBUT.
  21. *21 Only export is available.
  22. *22 Results may differ from Photoshop when using imported Photoshop brushes.