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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)

Menu options

The menu options are your main source of interaction with CSP, and the button for creating a new layer (Figure 11.2) is just a visual shortcut for the Layer | New Layer | New Raster Layer process:

Figure 11.2 – New layer icon location

So, having a good understanding of what those options do is essential to knowing what you can do in CSP.

I will not touch the animation part of the menu, as animation is not covered in this book.


The following options come under the File menu:

  • Create New from Clipboard: This will automatically create a canvas from a copied image.
  • Open: This will prompt a window in which you can browse your computer to open a file.
  • Recent: Hovering your mouse over this option will let you see your most recently used files.
  • Close: This will close the window you're working on.
  • Save: This will save your files automatically as a CSP file.
  • Save as: This will give you the option to modify the extension of the file...