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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)

Tool options

I will start with a brief list of all the tools and sub tool groups in your arsenal. CSP has lots of tools that can help you with your illustrations and comics, but it can be a little bit daunting the first time you open the software to know which one you need. In this section, I will show you the main categories of this huge array of tools.

Tool list

There are 255 tools (give or take) in total in your arsenal in CSP as of the 20 December 2020 update. It's impossible to explain all the tools in CSP, but showing at least all the tools and sub tool groups is a little bit more feasible. I will show the tools using the following figure as a reference, and I will explain them from left to right:

Figure 11.8 – Tool window

Let's get started:

  • Zoom: Here you can find tools that let you zoom in and zoom out.
  • Move: Here you can find the hand tool and rotate tool.
  • Operation: Here you can find operation tools such as the object tool and select layer...