Features to support your creation - Clip Studio Paint

Features to support your creation

Some features are only available in EX or PRO (i.e exclude DEBUT). These are indicated with the following icons: PRO EX

Designed for drawing and painting

Experience one of the most natural digital drawing experiences possible, almost recreating the sensation of traditional tools.

Customizable pen sensitivity for controlled strokes

Customizable pen sensitivity for controlled strokes

Built-in stabilizer for smoother lines

Built-in stabilizer for smoother lines

Add finishing flourishes with automatic starting and ending effects

Add finishing flourishes with automatic starting and ending effects

Edit line shapes, thickness and more with vector layers PROEX PC / iPad / iPhone

Endless brushes to match your style

With thousands of customizable brushes to choose from, you can create art exactly as you imagine, whether watercolor, oil painting, pencil, or pastel. Easily customize and create your own brushes, or download from thousands available on Clip Studio Assets.

Varied brush types for all art genres

Varied brush types for all art genres

Set your own brush shapes and textures for unique brushes

Set your own brush shapes and textures for unique brushes PROEX PC / iPad / iPhone

Realistic watercolor effects

Realistic watercolor effects PROEX PC / iPad / iPhone

Decoration brushes to create complex patterns in seconds

Airbrush tools for controlled painting gradients and blurring

Airbrush tools for controlled painting gradients and blurring

Create and save custom gradients

Create and save custom gradients PROEX PC / iPad / iPhone

Flawless gradient transitions with the Contour Line Paint tool.

Flawless gradient transitions with the Contour Line Paint tool.

Powerful performance

With 64‑bit OS and multi-core processor support, Clip Studio Paint makes the most of your device’s capability so you can comfortably work on high-resolution files with up to 10,000 layers!

Dedicated features for comics and manga PROEX PC / iPad / iPhone

Create your comic from start to finish in Clip Studio Paint, with features for storyboarding, pencils, panel layout, inking, screentones, backgrounds, effects, and lettering.

Dedicated tools to split and rearrange comic panels

Dedicated tools to split and rearrange comic panels PROEX PC / iPad / iPhone

Built-in rulers for drawing effect lines(motion, etc.)

Built-in rulers for drawing effect lines(motion, etc.) PROEX PC / iPad / iPhone

Instantly convert layers to halftone dots

Instantly convert layers to halftone dots PROEX PC / iPad / iPhone

Detailed editing and drawing settings for screentone and halftone patterns

Detailed editing and drawing settings for screentone and halftone patterns PROEX PC / iPad / iPhone

Add dialog to your stories with the speech balloon tool

Add dialog to your stories with the speech balloon tool PROEX PC / iPad / iPhone

Dedicated materials for comics and manga, including panel templates and screentones

Dedicated materials for comics and manga, including panel templates and screentones

Clip Studio Paint also comes with a range of effect line tools to instantly create complicated action lines. You can also customize these tools or use rulers to create unique effects by hand.

Draw and edit the shape of effect lines

Draw and edit the shape of effect lines PROEX PC / iPad / iPhone

Instantly convert photos and 3D materials to lines and tones with LT conversion! Perfect for backgrounds or details in black-and-white comics and manga.
Lines and tones are created on separate layers, so you can easily adjust and enhance the results for using in your finished artwork.

Convert 3D data into lines ready for use in black-and-white comics

Convert 3D data into lines ready for use in black-and-white comics EX PC / iPad / iPhone

Easily convert images to lines and screentones

Easily convert images to lines and screentones EX PC / iPad / iPhone

Batch export printing data as images with accompanying text files with specifications and messages for the printing vendor.
You can also preview your printed comic or manga complete with covers, and check the print data in the binding list.

View your comic or manga in 3D
View your comic or manga in 3D

View your comic or manga in 3D EX PC / iPad / iPhone

Scan and print directly from Clip Studio Paint

You can scan and import traditional artwork directly into Clip Studio Paint, with special features for cleaning up scanned art. It also offers detailed print settings so you can set up your finished work with ease.

Work in RGB for digital artwork, or CMYK for printing

Work in RGB for digital artwork, or CMYK for printing PROEX PC / iPad / iPhone

In-depth print settings including dual pages and two-page spreads

In-depth print settings including dual pages and two-page spreads (Not available on iPad version) EX PC

Compatible with other drawing software

Import and export your files in a variety of standard formats including PSD, BMP, JPEG, TGA, PNG, and TIFF, so you can shift between software for different stages of your workflow.
You can also import storyboard files created in “Manga Canvas,” a storyboard software bundled with the Wacom Cintiq Companion Hybrid.

Import and save PSD files with layers intact

Import and save PSD files with layers intactPROEX PC / iPad / iPhone
On the iPad version, you can also export your files in PDF format. (PDF import not available) EX iPad

Import storyboard files (.CSNF) from Manga Canvas to Clip Studio Paint

Import storyboard files (.CSNF) from Manga Canvas to Clip Studio Paint EX PC / iPad / iPhone

Publish your work to social media using Clip Studio Share

You can use Clip Studio Share to publish your comics, manga, and artbooks on social media and blogs in an easy-to-read viewer. With a realistic 3D viewer, you can preview the printed version of your story and then send high-resolution print data to publishers.

Publish your work to social media using Clip Studio Share
Publish your work to social media using Clip Studio Share

Export in Kindle format EX PC

You can export your comics, manga, and artbooks directly in Kindle format (Windows only). On macOS and iPad versions, just check the “Kindle Format” option when exporting EPUB data to export your file in Kindle format.

Export your files in Kindle format

Export your files in Kindle format

Check the finished work in the Kindle Previewer

Check the finished work in the Kindle Previewer

Export in EPUB format EX PC / iPad / iPhone

You can export files in EPUB format for e-book readers.

Export in EPUB format

Export your files in EPUB format

Smarter tools for coloring

Coloring your lineart has never been easier! Use advanced fill tools to fill lines with gaps, complex areas, and leftover gaps in an instant.

Color any lineart, even with gaps, and drag to fill neighboring areas

Color any lineart, even with gaps, and drag to fill neighboring areas

Use reference layers to fill on layers separate to the lineart

Use reference layers to fill on layers separate to the lineart

Use quick masks to create selection areas

Use quick masks to create selection areas PROEX PC / iPad / iPhone

A world of color at your fingertips

Always find the color you need with our advanced color palettes for similar shades, color history, and custom color sets.

Use the Intermediate Color palette to find harmonious colors and create your palette

Use the Intermediate Color palette to find harmonious colors and create your palette PROEX PC / iPad / iPhone

Use the Approximate Color palette to find similar colors by hue, saturation, or value

Use the Approximate Color palette to find similar colors by hue, saturation, or value PROEX PC / iPad / iPhone

Use the sub view palette to view references and eyedrop colors

Use the sub view palette to view references and eyedrop colors PROEX PC

Advanced rulers for precision

Use the various rulers to precicely draw any shape you can imagine.

Perspective ruler

Perspective ruler

Symmetry ruler

Symmetry ruler

Concentric circle ruler

Concentric circle ruler

Parallel line ruler

Parallel line ruler

Radial line ruler

Radial line ruler

Excerpt from “Infinity: Outrage”. Edited by Corvus Belli, written by Victor Santos, illustrated by kenny Ruiz

Excerpt from “Infinity: Outrage”. Edited by Corvus Belli, written by Victor Santos, illustrated by kenny Ruiz

Find the perfect ruler for the job. PROEX PC / iPad / iPhone

Handy transformation tools

Transform images and text with perfect freedom. PROEX PC / iPad / iPhone

You can freely transform the ratio of total height to length of the head or the body shape.
Contains many ready-made pose files. By importing these, you can add a pose.

Poseable 3D models

Pose pre-installed 3D models for reference. You can even customize the body shape and proportions of the model, or download free body shapes and poses from Clip Studio Assets.

Adjust the body shape and proportions

Adjust the body shape and proportions

Use preset poses, or make your own!

Use preset poses, or make your own!

View 3D materials from four directions at once

Look from four different directions and place 3d materials with ease using the All Sides View palette. You can also freely adjust the focal point and camera position!

View 3D materials from four directions at once

Thousands of free materials!

Visit Clip Studio Assets for all the brushes, textures, and background materials your art needs. You can also upload your own materials to share with artists around the world.

Thousands of free materials!
Thousands of free materials!

Create animations!

Create full-length animations or animated illustrations in Clip Studio Paint! When you're done, you can export your work as a movie, animated GIF, or a series of still images. You can create short animations or animated illustrations up to 24 frames in Clip Studio Paint PRO and DEBUT, or longer animations in Clip Studio Paint EX.

Export your animation as a movie, animated GIF, or series of images

Go from drawing to animating in the same program

Go from drawing to animating in the same program

Complete with a light table and other specialized functions

Complete with a light table and other specialized functions

Turn on onion skin to view multiple cels at once

Turn on onion skin to view multiple cels at once

Filters and adjustment layers for polish

Clip Studio Paint has customizable adjustment layers and blending modes to add the finishing touches to your artwork.

Add non-destructive correction layers to your artwork without changing the original layers

Add non-destructive correction layers to your artwork without changing the original layers PROEX PC / iPad / iPhone

Use distortion filters for blurring, noise, ripples, and more

Use distortion filters for blurring, noise, ripples, and more

With 29 blending modes available, you can add a range of effects to your work!

With 29 blending modes available, you can add a range of effects to your work!

Text input support

Add dialog and decoration text to your work, whether for comics or graphic design, and perfect it with the advanced settings for fonts, effects, and transformation.

Add text to your artwork

Add text to your artwork

Add borders to your text

Add borders to your text PROEX PC / iPad / iPhone

Edit and transform text layers without rasterizing

Edit and transform text layers without rasterizing

Find and replace tool for speedy text editing

Use the Story Editor to edit text in bulk

Use the Story Editor to edit text in bulk EX PC / iPad / iPhone

The iPad version includes with fonts designed for comics (Fonts not included in PC versions)
The iPad version includes with fonts designed for comics (Fonts not included in PC versions)

The iPad version includes with fonts designed for comics (Fonts not included in PC versions) EX iPad

Manage all of your pages with a single file.

With Clip Studio Paint EX, you can manage files of multiple pages as a single title.

Add and change the order of pages, and switch between individual pages or two-page spreads

Add and change the order of pages, and switch between individual pages or two-page spreads EX PC / iPad / iPhone

Manage story-wide settings such as the binding position, page numbers, story number, font, and more

Manage story-wide settings such as the binding position, page numbers, story number, font, and more EX PC / iPad / iPhone

Work as a group on a single file EX PC

You can easily manage work shared between several people. By combining with storage services such as Dropbox, you can manage who's editing which page and add settings to avoid overwriting conflicts. (Not available on iPad version)

Group work on a single file

Customizable interface

With a customizable interface that you can adjust to suit your workflow, you can focus on your artwork and make sure the tools you love are always a click away.

Seamlessly scale and rotate the canvas

Seamlessly scale and rotate the canvas

Switch the color of the main window based on your preference

Switch the color of the main window based on your preference

Save different workspaces for each stage so that you always have the tools you need, whether for painting, comics, or animation

Save different workspaces for each stage so that you always have the tools you need, whether for painting, comics, or animation PROEX PC / iPad / iPhone

Register and share your workspace, or search other user workspaces for the perfect drawing environment

Register and share your workspace, or search other user workspaces for the perfect drawing environment PROEX PC / iPad / iPhone

Optimal layout for smaller screens(iPad, etc.)

Optimal layout for smaller screens(iPad, etc.) EX iPad

Optimized for high-resolution retina displays and touch controls

Applications and canvases can be displayed in the resolution of the retina display in the Mac OS version. You can also switch to an interface optimized for touch operations in Windows 8, with an adjusted layout and icon size.

Share your settings and materials across devices

Use the Clip Studio cloud service to back up or transfer your app settings, artworks, and materials across different devices and operating systems, with 10GB of storage space. Subscribers to Clip Studio Paint EX for iPad receive up to 100GB of storage!

Complete harmony with the Apple Pencil PROEX iPad

Our powerful drawing engine makes the most of the Apple Pencil to provide the best drawing experience, wherever you go! Clip Studio Paint also works with the Wacom Bamboo Sketch and Wacom Bamboo Fineline 3 styluses for the iPad.

Complete harmony with the Apple Pencil

Support for Sidecar PROEX

Version 1.9.4 will support the new Sidecar feature for macOS 10.15 Catalina to be released by Apple in Oct. 2019. You will be able to connect your iPad to a Mac for drawing and painting in Clip Studio Paint. While using Sidecar, you’ll also be able to use the Clip Studio Tabmate.

Support for Sidecar

Compatible with the Microsoft Surface Dial PROEX PC

Use the Surface Dial to magnify and rotate your canvas, undo actions, adjust the brush size, navigate the animation timeline, rotate rulers, and more.

Compatible with the Microsoft Surface Dial

Transfer artwork from ibisPaint, the popular smartphone and tablet drawing app

You can import drawings from the popular smartphone drawing app “ibisPaint” into Clip Studio Paint. The layers will be intact, so you can finish up sketches that you make on the go.

You can export files in ePub format.

ibisPaint
Transfer your art made on your smartphone and finish it on the computer

Product Lineup

We offer Clip Studio Paint in three grades: Debut, PRO, and EX.

CLIP STUDIO PAINT PRO

CLIP STUDIO PAINT PRO

Best for concept artists, illustrators & designers. Also includes features for single page comics, animated illustrations, and gifs.

Windows/macOS version
Windows/macOS version Download version US$49.99 Shop Now
Package version US$59.99 Shop Now
iPad version

iPad version

The PRO grade does not have a trial period. If you are downloading Clip Studio Paint for the first time, we recommend downloading EX to get the six-month free trial.

Monthly plan US$4.49 Download on
the App Store
Annual plan US$53.88 → US$24.99
Save 53% with an annual plan!
Download on
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iPhone version

EX is free for 1 hour every day.

Monthly plan US$0.99 Download on
the App Store

* The PRO grade does not have a trial period. If you are downloading CLIP STUDIO for the first time, we recommend you download EX to get a six-month free trial.

CLIP STUDIO PAINT EX

CLIP STUDIO PAINT EX

Best for comic artists, manga artists & animators. Includes multiple page management tools and features for full-length professional 2D animation.

Windows/macOS version
Windows/macOS version Download version US$219.00 Shop Now
Package version US$239.00 Shop Now
iPad version

iPad version

First six months free!

Monthly plan US$8.99 Download on
the App Store
Annual plan US$107.88 → US$71.99
Get 33% OFF with an annual subscription!
Download on
the App Store

iPhone version

Monthly plan US$2.49 Download on
the App Store

* First six months free!

CLIP STUDIO PAINT DEBUT

CLIP STUDIO PAINT DEBUT

Bundle version equipped with basic features for creating illustrations, comics, manga, and animated illustrations/gifs.

Clip Studio Paint DEBUT is not sold separately as a software.

Special upgrade offer!

Thinking of upgrading your software? Check our our special offers for existing users!

Clip Studio Paint EX Volume License (Windows/macOS)

Volume licenses are available to companies and educational institutions, allowing the use of one serial number for multiple terminals.

Compare differences

Functions DEBUT PRO EX
Single page illustrations and comics

Color/black-and-white illustrations and comics

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Multi-page comics/manga & illustrations Manage multiple pages in a single file    
Vector layers Draw directly on vector layers to maintain the quality of your lines after scaling or transforming  
Natural and customizable pen and brush tools Customize every drawing tool.  
Animation tools

Create animated illustrations or full-length animations.
*In PRO and DEBUT, you can create animations up to 24 frames long (3 seconds at 8fps).

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Convert images and 3D models into lines and dot shading You can easily use images and 3D models for comics or design work by converting them into lines and screentones.    
Print and export multi-page documents

Print or export your multi-page files in a range of formats. (Not available on iPad version)

   
Number of materials

PRO and EX offer the same amount of materials. Some materials are not available in DEBUT.

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