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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)

Creating a cartoon illustration

By "cartoon" illustration, I'm not just referring to comics such as Mickey Mouse, Erma, or One Piece, but more of a type of style in which the heavy lifting is done in the inking stage. In the cartoon style, things such as brushstrokes or color variations come second.

The steps for cartoon illustrations are simple:

  1. Inking
  2. Flatting
  3. Coloring

We will start with the inking part. As you will see, it will be pretty easy once you have created the tight pencil work. Inking purists may disagree with me.

For the cartoon illustration, I recommend using this setup:

Figure 7.38 – Workspace for cartoon illustration

Color Set is nested inside Color Wheel, and the Layer Property palette is nested inside the Layer palette. In this way, you can do most of the operations we will do within a really compact space.


Inking in CSP is a pleasure because you can set the pressure with curves, giving you the ability to customize...