Mastering Clip Studio [Video]

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  • Explore how to make custom materials and special effects coloring
  • Find out how to use Quick tones
  • Get hands-on with mesh transformations to apply realistic fabric patterns
  • Create and color various effects
  • Import intermediate and approximate color palette from Photoshop
  • Add colors using reference layers
  • Make cel-shaded art with Layer modes and Masks
  • Create and add animation frames and playback
  • Export the file as GIF or video file

Clip Studio Paint is a family of tools for both Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows to create 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, 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, which form 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 see how 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

An Intermediate course with hands-on implementation of various tools to help you create 3D models in Clip Studio.

  • Understand and create special effects such as magic spells
  • Make custom fabric materials with special effects
  • A hands-on tutorial to create your own animation file as video with important key frames and playback in animation
Course Length 1 hours 33 minutes
ISBN 9781785880117
Date Of Publication 28 Dec 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.