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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)

Making your concept art portfolio

Making a concept art portfolio shows that you can be an idea furnace and that you can give all the information needed to the modeler or later on in the pipeline. So, creating a refined portfolio with the right font or the right distance between the images is a bonus, and not your main focus. It would be a good idea to have a business card showing that you can create a good paginated portfolio, but that's not your main concern.

Now, the first thing to do is to create a little template to apply to all your portfolio pages. In this template, you need to put your name, the year of the portfolio, and your contact information. This is mine:

Figure 10.17 – My portfolio template

Now, to record it as a template, which is really easy to do, we go—as always—to Edit | Register Material, but we now need to click on Template rather than Image.

This will prompt the same register material as always, but this time you can only choose...