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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)

How to create a 3D mesh

Because CSM is not a full-fledged 3D software, it means that we need to use another software to create our basic mesh. I will use Blender to do it, for a few simple reasons: it is free and is not so demanding regarding specs, plus there are a lot of free add-ons that you can use to speed up the process, and some of them are even pre-installed. When you open Blender for the first time, you will see the following screen:

Figure 3.3 – Blender 2.9. To remove the little start screen, just click somewhere in the software

We will create a die, because it will let you understand a lot of how 3D works, and a vase (because I've used it so many times as a reference… so why not?).

Remember this: we don't need to be the guys from the Flipped Normals or Blender Guru YouTube channels, but I recommend watching their videos. We just need a basic, simple mesh that we can unwrap easily and apply a texture over. CSP doesn't have a proper render...