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Clip Studio Paint Alternatives for Linux

Clip Studio Paint is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is GIMP, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Clip Studio Paint and 11 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Clip Studio Paint are Krita, Inkscape, MyPaint and Storyboarder.

Clip Studio Paint alternatives are mainly Digital Painting Tools but may also be Image Editors or Photo Editors. 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. GIMP icon

    GIMP

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    204 alternatives to GIMP 

    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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    1.  Support for LayersGIMP supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    2.  DRM FreeNo Digital rights management (DRM), i.e. no copy protection.
    3.  Ad-freeGIMP doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    4.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsGIMP can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    5.  PortableGIMP can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    6.  Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in GIMP.
    7.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in GIMP, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    8.  Support for scriptingGIMP supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    Lack of important options and optimization for drawing, and really poorly and ugly UI

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    Krita

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    137 alternatives to Krita 

    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 within concept art, texture and matte painters, illustrations and comics.

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    1.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Krita, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    2.  LightweightKrita consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  Support for LayersKrita supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    4.  Drawing Tablet SupportKrita supports the use of external drawing tablets as input devices.
    5.  Non Destructive EditingKrita allows you to make changes to a file without overwriting the original data, which remains available in case you want to revert to it.
    6.  Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in Krita.
    7.  Pressure SensitivityKrita can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
    8.  PortableKrita can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    9.  Color PickerKrita allows you to select and copy a color property from an image, object, or shape.
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    Krita vs Clip Studio Paint opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Krita is a great alternative to Clip Studio Paint.
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    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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    Inkscape

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    136 alternatives to Inkscape 

    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.

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    1.  Support for LayersInkscape supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    2.  Works OfflineInkscape can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    3.  Ad-freeInkscape doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    4.  Support for scriptingInkscape supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    License is CC-By-SA 3.0, as it's using Rizky Djati Munggaran's image (https://inkscape.org/~ridjam/%E2%98%85freedom-machine)
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    Stable version 1.0 has path effects, interface customization, among other incredible things!
    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.
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    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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    MyPaint

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    124 alternatives to MyPaint 

    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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    1.  Support for LayersMyPaint supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    2.  Drawing Tablet SupportMyPaint supports the use of external drawing tablets as input devices.
    3.  PortableMyPaint can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    4.  Distraction-freeMyPaint has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
    5.  Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in MyPaint.
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    MyPaint vs Clip Studio Paint opinions
    Most users think MyPaint is a great alternative to Clip Studio Paint.
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    not made for drawing manga

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    Storyboarder

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    28 alternatives to Storyboarder 

    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

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    78 alternatives to Gimp Paint Studio 

    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.

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsGimp Paint Studio can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    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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    Almost everyone thinks Gimp Paint Studio is a great alternative to Clip Studio Paint.
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    It's NOT discontinued. They just release 2.10 earlier this year.

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    QAquarelle

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    68 alternatives to QAquarelle 

    Qaquarelle is a very young opensource Qt4-based painting application that is supposed to provide a native way of painting with emulated traditional instruments, including watercolor simulation, full support for tablets and OpenGL-based processing in GPU.

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    Discontinued

    Latest vsersion: 0.0.4 from 2010-02-09. See https://sourceforge.net/projects/qaquarelle/files/

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    Paintstorm

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    41 alternatives to Paintstorm 

    Paintstorm Studio is created for professional digital painting. And a major role in this program play the brushes. We did our best so that you can easily and quickly adjust the brushes suitable for your painting style.

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    Gpaint

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    87 alternatives to Gpaint 

    gpaint (aka GNU Paint), a small-scale painting program for GNOME, the GNU Desktop Environment. gpaint does not attempt to compete with GIMP, it is just a simple drawing package based on xpaint, along the lines of Microsoft Paint.

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    imEditor

    84 alternatives to imEditor 

    ImEditor is a simple image editor, supporting PNG, JPEG, WEBP, BMP, and ICO file types. It offers several tools to easily modify an image.

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