Clip Studio Paint EX Fundamentals [Video]

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  • Make custom brush tools in order to create many more brush tools such as gritty inking, broken glass, and leaf brushes
  • Import third-party brushes from the vast collection of brushes available for download for a unique look
  • Create and edit layer masks to make your artwork more dynamic and content-rich
  • Use and manipulate vector tools to outline precise and realistic figures in your art
  • Get familiar with the ruler tools such as basic, special, and symmetric rulers to draw accurate lines
  • Draw perfect backgrounds using the 1, 2, and 3 point perspective rulers
  • Pose and manipulate 3D models to give your characters an artistic and a realistic feel
  • Build and customize your own characters for your next adventure in a comic or manga

Clip Studio Paint is a family of tools for both Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows for creating comics and manga digitally. It is the world’s number one comic software and is developed byCelsys, a Japanese software development company. Clip Studio Paint has powerful features and a tool set that is optimized to create amazing-looking comics and manga. The various tools can be used to create panel layouts, perspective rulers, sketching, coloring, and creating word balloons and captions among others. The latest version is named “Clip Studio Paint Pro” and the enhanced version is “Clip Studio Paint EX”.

This course will help you unlock your true creative potential by getting you familiar with some of the unique tools you can use to make great-looking artwork in Clip Studio Paint.

First, you will learn how to create custom brush tools that are the basis of creating many more brush tools for a variety of tasks. Then you will delve into vector tools and see how to use and manipulate them. Next, you will learn about the powerful ruler and 3D tools available in Clip Studio Paint. You will find out how to use the basic rulers in an illustration. Then you will get hands-on on drawing backgrounds using the 1, 2, and 3 point perspective rulers. You will also be able to pose and manipulate 3D models and discover how to save custom characters and poses to the materials palette for later use.

By the end of the course, you will be able to create and customize your own characters to create a unique and innovative comic or manga.

Style and Approach

This is a practical and comprehensible course to get you up and running with some of the unique tools you can user making your art in Clip Studio Paint. A range of topics is covered with brief discussions followed by examples of their implementation.

  • Create custom brush tools and vectors to draw amazing and unique artwork
  • Learn about the powerful ruler and 3D tools available in Clip Studio Paint to outline perfect-looking backgrounds
  • A step-by-step, comprehensible course on creating and customizing your own characters for your next big comic or manga
Course Length 1 hours 48 minutes
ISBN 9781786465375
Date Of Publication 23 Nov 2016


Elizabeth Staley

Liz Staley is a writer and digital artist with nearly ten years experience creating independent comics. Learn Clip Studio Paint is her third book with Packt Publishing. She has also written Mastering Manga Studio 5 and The Manga Studio EX5 Cookbook. Teaching other artists about the benefits of Clip Studio Paint is one of her true passions.

Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Liz currently lives in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania with her husband and her horse.