Comparative anatomy – an introduction to CSP
In my experience, with Clip Studio Ask, you can encounter a lot of early frustration if you are coming from other software and try to apply your previous habits to CSP. One of the first frustrations is opening the software and expecting everything to be ready from the get-go. CSP is not like this, for good reason, but let's compare CSP with two other programs: Photoshop (2020) and Krita (4.2.9). I will compare it with a vanilla opening, so it means I will not modify anything after a clean installation.
The Photoshop interface
Photoshop doesn't really require that much of an introduction; it started as photo-manipulation software and, thanks to its versatility, you can now use it for drawing. There are a ton of tutorials on how to use it. Let's see the vanilla interface:
Figure 1.1 – Adobe Photoshop interface
Looking at the vanilla interface, we can see something rather intriguing, which is that the windows...