Clip Studio Paint, previously Manga Studio or ComicStudio in Japan, is a family of software applications for Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows used for the digital creation of comics and manga.

It delivers powerful cutting edge drawing and coloring tools, making it essential for professional comic and manga artists.

Although it has features in common with general-purpose graphics software such as Adobe Photoshop, Clip Studio Paint's tool set is focused and optimized for use in creating comics and manga. It has tools for creating panel layouts, perspective rulers, sketching, inking, applying tones and textures, coloring, and creating word balloons and captions. It supports creation of bitmap and vector art, and importing 3D models. It supports input by a mouse or a graphics tablet.



Pricing Information

One time purchase (perpetual license)

Supported Platforms

Mac Windows

Clip Studio Paint is listed in

Software I use and 3D and Animation

Links to official Clip Studio Paint sites

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Built-in 3D model viewer Cloud sync Keyframe animation Support for Layers Natural media painting Open PSD files Smooth lines Tablet Pressure Sensitivity Tablet support Texture painting User story mapping Vector strokes Support for Wacom Tablets Add a feature


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Has a pretty garbage licensing scheme, limiting you to 2 installs per license. It's fine for people who only have a single machine they dual boot on or have two separate devices, but anyone who runs...

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