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Clip Studio Paint by Example

By : Ludovico Serra
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Clip Studio Paint by Example

By: Ludovico Serra

Overview of this book

Clip Studio Paint is powerful art software that can help you create artistic work with its in-built material organizer, 3D integration, and group work features. It also provides other features that can speed up the workflow of illustrators, concept artists, and comic artists. With Clip Studio Paint by Example, you’ll learn how to use CSP effectively for a wide variety of artistic purposes. The book starts by helping you create the right workspace for concept art, illustration, and comics. You’ll create a brush, set up a canvas, and develop an auto-auction. Along with covering how to work with CS Modeler that comes bundled with CSP, this book shows you how to import and rig characters easily. You’ll then create reusable changeable scenes and a 3D human character in Blender before exploring concept art, illustrations, comics, and how to create your own portfolio. The book features a glossary with brief explanations of all the main CSP functions. The focus of the book is not on drawing or painting but on helping you enhance your artistic skills using Clip Studio Paint to create an impressive portfolio. By the end of this book, you’ll be able to use the impressive capabilities of CSP to create beautiful digital art in a productive way.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)

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...