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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)

Introduction to Clip Studio Assets

Before going into detail into how to create a reusable scene, we need to spend some time discussing Clip Studio Assets, a free service that Celsys gives you. It is a place in which users can share the materials they have created, and it is also a good place to find single 3D objects to add to your scene for little narrative details. This is what a Clip Studio Assets screen looks like:

Figure 4.1 – Clip Studio Assets screen

To open the Clip Studio Assets service, you need to open Clip Studio with the following icon and click on Clip Studio Assets:

Figure 4.2 – Clip Studio logo

Here, you can find three types of materials, including reusable objects such as brush tips, 3D models, and image sets:

  • Free materials: The name is self-explanatory.
  • Clippy materials: Clippy is a non-purchasable currency inside the store. You can obtain it only through being gifted Clippy, selling an asset, or being a gold member.
  • Gold materials...