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Clip Studio Paint

Powerful drawing and illustration tool.

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Avg rating of 4 (13)| 14 comments
Blank Canvas
Tool editing dialog
Wide variety of built-in tools, brushes, and effects
Thousands of templates and textures of manga and comic production
Touch friendly UI specifically for tablet PCs
Posable 3D models with customizable proportions, clothes, hair, and expressions
Flexible workspace arrangement
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Clip Studio Paint Features

  1.  Pressure SensitivityClip Studio Paint can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
  2.  Support for LayersClip Studio Paint supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
  3.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Clip Studio Paint, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
  4.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
  5.  Drawing Tablet SupportClip Studio Paint supports the use of external drawing tablets as input devices.

Clip Studio Paint information

  • Developed byCELSYS, Inc.
  • LicensingProprietary and Commercial product.
  • PricingOne time purchase (perpetual license) ranging between $50 and $219.
  • RatingAverage rating of 4 (13 ratings)
  • Alternatives101 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • Chinese

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Our users have written 14 comments and reviews about Clip Studio Paint, and it has gotten 109 likes

Clip Studio Paint was added to AlternativeTo by Wyvrn on and this page was last updated . Clip Studio Paint is sometimes referred to as Manga Studio, ComicStudio, MSEX, Manga Studio Debut, Manga Studio EX, Clip Studio Paint EX, Clip Studio Paint PRO.

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WynterTheCat
  
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Clip Studio Paint has been the best software for doing illustrations and comic production that I've been able to find. I've used Photoshop, Illustrator, Affinity Photo, FireAlpaca, Krita and Procreate, and they've all had a bunch of problems that made it very frustrating to use them. Clip Studio isn't perfect, but I don't find myself fighting with the software constantly. It's very powerful, and the dedicated comic tools and the 3D model integration are VERY useful. The fact that they offer perpetual licenses alongside subscriptions is a major bonus for people like me who prefer to own software and pay again only when we need an upgrade.

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RinRin
  
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I've used Photoshop and Gimp before I used Manga Studio/Clip Studio Paint Pro. ...I find CSPP far superior to them both.

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navihawkarts
  
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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 multiple dual-boot systems are in a heap of trouble with the licensing scheme due to the limits on deactivations.

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lian00

As the sofware is pretty cheap (15 US $ promotion price), I don’t think it deserves one star for this point.

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Taurolyon
  
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Clip Studio is an amazing software. However, they chose to take it from one-time purchase to a subscription basis. I hate it when software studios do this. I'd rather pay for a new version every couple years and enjoy continued, uninterrupted use. I would then buy a new version when I WANT to.

Rather, the company FORCES you to pay for software that I might not entirely need or want; but if I don't, I can't use it.

Seriously, ClipStudio - don't force your customers around. No one likes bullies.

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Anipe
  
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Its amazing! Really cheap and easy to get due to hardware bundles, lots of features for the average artist and advanced artist even in it's base editor and tons of features for animators in other distributions!

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Guest
  
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CSP always has a big sale during the summer (and I think every season? Not sure if I'm correct) which makes it very affordable during its sale.

The asset store is THE BEST, lots of user-created brushes up for grabs for free! Some are paid but I haven't found the need to buy anything. There's brushes, 3d assets, texture images, background images, fx images.

Built-in timelapse function makes it easy to export with various settings!

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Langsley
  
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It's missing liquify/warp from Photoshop, but is a superior painting program to Photoshop.

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  • Image Editor
  • Comic
  • manga-creation
  • Vector Graphic
  • Comic Maker
  • illustration

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