Book Image

Clip Studio Paint by Example

By : Ludovico Serra
Book Image

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)

General CSP functions

In this section, we will learn how to have a clean interface and how to use Quick Access to have all the information you need. Plus, I will teach you how to use auto-actions to do away with the most tedious tasks, such as changing the color of your line. We will finish with learning how the Color, Grayscale, and Monochrome color modes in the layer properties can be used to your advantage and how to use the Material palette.

We haven't touched on one very important issue—creating a clean workspace.

A workspace refers to how windows are arranged, how you've set up your shortcuts, the unit of measurement used, and your command bar settings:


To change from dark mode to light mode, just go to File | Preferences | Interface.

Figure 1.21 – The command bar is practically a fixed quick access area that is at the top of the workspace

Before modifying anything, it's best to save the workspace:

Figure 1.22 – Menu bar