Used by 7 million creators
CLIP STUDIO PAINT, the leading comic and manga creation software worldwide developed by Celsys Inc., is your all-in-one solution for stunning, ready-to-publish illustrations, comics, manga and animations. Invigorate your artwork using realistic feeling sketching pencils and inking pens, fully customizable brushes and raster and vector colors. Easily express motion using speed lines, apply dimension with screen tones and add dialog through built-in word balloons. Animate your drawings and bring them to life. CLIP STUDIO PAINT helps you draw digital art from start to finish!
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Key Benefits for Comics & Manga
AUTOMATIC CREATION OF EFFECT LINES
Comic tools, exclusively designed for focus (saturated) lines and speed (stream) lines, will automatically create complicated effect lines. Use your pen tablet and the special ruler to creative delicate expressions.
UNLIMITED SCREEN TONES
Screen tones are an essential part of manga, and CLIP STUDIO PAINT has plenty of tone features for you. You can add or remove areas as necessary and even freely adjust the screen tones after applying them. You can change the tone pattern or distort tone along the curved lines of the body. Many materials are also included for you to use as pattern tones.
TEXT BALLOONS AND HANDWRITTEN TEXT
CLIP STUDIO PAINT makes it easy draw text balloons. You can also smoothly add dialogue and make adjustments such as adding text balloon tails. Handwritten text such as sound effects can also be drawn to suit the style of your work using pens and brushes.
SMOOTHLY CREATE COMPLICATED FRAME BORDERS
You can create frame borders easily using the frame border tool and frame border cutting tool. Frame borders can be created simply by dragging, and you can create bleed frames and frame borders in complicated shapes.
AUTOMATICALLY CONVERT PHOTOS TO MANGA/COMIC STYLE
Apply line and tone effects to pictures and images to give them a manga-style look that is made with outlines and tone posterization. (EX only)
ALL THE MANAGEMENT FEATURES YOU NEED FOR MANGA CREATION
You can manage manga or comic works composed of multiple pages. The story window allows you to add and rearrange pages as well as change the page format between spread and single page. (EX only)
ADVANCED EXPORTING OPTIONS
In addition to importing and exporting general purpose images, CLIP STUDIO PAINT is compatible with Photoshop PSD and PSB files. Data can be imported and exported in CMYK format which is suitable for printing in addition to the RGB format which is used for digital purposes. With the EX version, you can export to the EPUB and Kindle ebook format.
Layouts created for a particular style or purpose (such as for comics or for illustrations) can be saved along with shortcuts and command bar settings as a workspace so that you can use these drawing conditions at any time.
PERFORM AUTO ACTIONS WITH 1 CLICK
Operations that you perform frequently or repeatedly can be registered as auto actions and performed with one click. Plus, there are useful features such as shortcut customization that optimizes design work.
COMPARE CLIP STUDIO PRODUCTS
Clip Studio Paint Pro
Clip Studio Paint Ex
|Draw comics, manga and illustrations in full color|
|Comic book creation with multiple pages|
|Export of multiple pages|
|Natural drawing and brush engine|
|Frame-by-frame animation (cel animation) support||24 Frames||Unlimited Frames|
|Conversion of 3D objects into 2D line and tones|
|3D pose creation with Clip Studio Paint 3D models|
|Customizable full color brush creation|
|Review and edit saved back ups|
|Rulers - symmetry, perspective, focus, curves, parallel lines, ellipses, concentric circles and more|
|Comic book panel creation|
|Word balloon creation|
|Materials library with hundreds of content items (3D objects, tones, patterns, pre-built comic panels, word balloons & effects)|
|Wacom tablet support and pressure sensitivity|
|Buy Digital $49.99||Buy Digital $219|
|UPGRADE FROM PRO TO EX||Buy Digital $169|
"CLIP STUDIO is the absolute best product for anyone that is an artist or aspiring artist. It is by far the most intuitive application made with artists in mind… whether you're comic book artists, manga creator, illustrator, painter, doodler, concept artist, storyboard artist or even an animator, CLIP STUDIO is the tool for you!"Doug Hills Comic Artist/Storyboard Artist/Concept Artist/Educator/Author of Manga Studio for Dummies.