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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)

Creating a sculpting base

In this section, we will see how to create a base mesh for our character.

In regards to characters, Modeler works in a similar way to LEGO; you have different pieces with different textures, and CSP turns those objects/textures on and off.

What does this mean for us? It means that we will need to create those parts of the character as different objects. So, we will be creating the following:

  • Body
  • Head
  • Hair
  • Clothes
  • Details (if necessary)

Another thing I need to clarify is that you can create and import the characters in CSP and pose them even with just a PRO license, but remember that if you want to use Convert to lines and tones on the layer or the old Convert to lines feature, or if you want to extract the lines from a 3D model, you need the EX version.

Different methods

OK… make a cup of tea and take a deep breath because we will need to take a lot of steps. These are going to be simple steps, but there are a lot of them...