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Open Source Clip Studio Paint Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Clip Studio Paint is Krita. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Clip Studio Paint and 16 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Clip Studio Paint are GIMP, Inkscape, LibreOffice - Draw and MyPaint.

Clip Studio Paint alternatives are mainly Digital Painting Tools but may also be Image Editors or Vector Graphic Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Clip Studio Paint.
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  1. Krita is a professional Free and open source (FOSS) painting program. It is made by artists that want to see affordable art tools for everyone withith concept art, texture and matte painters, illustrations and comics.

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    Almost everyone thinks Krita is a great alternative to Clip Studio Paint.

    a great software for poor artist but very powerfull to drew . i'm like it

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    It has a full list of features, and it's free!

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    I have been using Krita for 4 years and just jumped to Photoshop . The features are very similar to Photoshop so It really made me feel right at home after I jumped from it. Best alternative to Photoshop.

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    Completely free and very powerful

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    I really like the fact that it includes animation, even though it's so much cheaper than clip studio paint!

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    Krita's developers are also working on the animation function of Krita. It's good for animating without audio, since the audio function may not always work for your device. Jesse J. Jones made a nice tutorial on Youtube for Krita.

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    GIMP

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Android
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    • Snapcraft
    • FLATHUB
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    • AmigaOS
    • Android Tablet

    GIMP is a free program for such photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. Essentially it's the closest thing to Photoshop you can get for free.

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  3. Inkscape is an Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.

    License is CC-By-SA 3.0, as it's using Rizky Djati Munggaran's image (https://inkscape.org/~ridjam/%E2%98%85freedom-machine)
    Inkscape vs Clip Studio Paint opinions
    This alternative is disputed. Inkscape is still a legitimate alternative to Clip Studio Paint, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    inkscape is nothing like manga studio at all

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    Inkscape does vector. Clip Studio does bitmap.

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    Inkscape is an Open Source Vector Graphics Editor as the description implies. However, Clip Studio Paint main focus is bitmap. Inkscape is similar to Illustrator, Corel Draw and other vector graphics editors and is a good software on it's category, but it doesn't possess the same features for bitmap drawing as Clip Studio Paint, Paint Tool Sai or even Photoshop

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    Inkscape is primarily a a Vector Graphics Editor, not predominantly bitmap like Clip Studio Paint. While CSP does have "Vector Brushes" and uses a selection of vector objects to create speech and thought balloons, these are really ways of applying brush tips and shapes in a rescaleable way, and a full set of vector manipulation is not available.

    Inkscape is more an Alternative to Corel Draw and Adobe Illustrator, NOT Clip Studio Paint.

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    it is a good alternative because it possesses almost all the same functions that clip studio paint and for free

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  4. Draw lets you produce anything from a quick sketch to a complex plan, and gives you the means to communicate with graphics and diagrams. With a maximum page size of 300cm by 300cm, Draw is a an excellent package for producing technical drawings, general posters, and much else.

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  5. MyPaint is a fast painting program with an emphasis on full-screen use. It lets you focus on the art instead of the program. You work on your canvas with minimum distractions, bringing up the interface only when you need it.

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    MyPaint vs Clip Studio Paint opinions
    Most users think MyPaint is a great alternative to Clip Studio Paint.

    not made for drawing manga

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    Storyboarder

    • FreeOpen Source
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    Storyboarder makes it easy to visualize a story as fast you can draw stick figures. Quickly draw to test if a story idea works. Create and show animatics to others. Express your story idea without making a movie.

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    Gimp Paint Studio

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
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    • GIMP

    GPS (aka Gimp Paint Studio) is a collection of brushes, patterns, color gradients, accompanying tool presets and dynamics. Tool presets are a simply saved tool options, highly useful feature of the GIMP.

    Discontinued

    The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 2.0, released in August 2013, can be still downloaded from GitHub.

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    Gimp Paint Studio vs Clip Studio Paint opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Gimp Paint Studio is a great alternative to Clip Studio Paint.

    It's NOT discontinued. They just release 2.10 earlier this year.

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    Seashore

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    Seashore is an open source image editor for Mac OS. It features gradients, textures and anti-aliasing for both text and brush strokes. It supports multiple layers and alpha channel editing. It is based around the GIMPs technology and uses the same native file format.

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  9. Milton is an open source application that features an infinite canvas. It feels raster-based but internally it works with vectors. It lets you export your work at any resolution.

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  10. JSPaint is a free web-based remake of Microsoft Paint , a basic but popular image editor for the Windows operating system.

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