Learn Clip Studio Paint - Third Edition

By Inko Ai Takita , Liz Staley
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About this book

Clip Studio Paint is a versatile digital painting program for creating manga and illustrations, helping artists expand their digital portfolio. This software is packed with tools that make panel laying, speech adding, toning, and editing much easier. This easy-to-follow guide is clearly divided into chapters covering drawing tools, interface customization, and using various visual effects so you can focus on specific techniques in detail one at a time.

Learn Clip Studio Paint is a comprehensive introduction for those who are new to Clip Studio Paint that will have you up to speed in no time. You'll start by experiencing what it's like to create manga digitally and find new ways to shape your drawing. Next, using practical tips and rich visual references, the book shows you how to apply techniques to your creations, giving you the opportunity to expand your range of visual expression. As you advance, you'll explore how to create special effect brushes using an in-depth example, along with discovering how to color, blend, and edit your art digitally. Finally, you'll find out how to print, use the Clip Studio Paint Assets, and learn how to create unique and inspiring art that stands out from the rest.

By the end of this Clip Studio Paint book, you'll have gained a clear understanding of its tools and be able to start telling your own manga story using your improved digital drawing skills.

Publication date:
September 2021
Publisher
Packt
Pages
515
ISBN
9781800564978

About the Authors

  • Inko Ai Takita

    Inko Ai Takita is an award-winning UK-based Japanese manga artist. Her visual works were built from her studies at Kyoto Zokei University of Art and Design in Japan and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in the UK. She has delivered manga talks and workshops at Westminster Library, for the Guardian children's books online, and the V&A Museum. Through horror, folklore, and social issues stories, she continues to deliver high-quality manga. Portrait of Violence (New International) won an Independent Publisher Book Awards medal in 2018.

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  • Liz 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.

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