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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)

Chapter 8: Creating Your Own Comic

Now, when I said in Chapter 7, Making Your Own Illustration, that "Software doesn't matter," there is a tiny caveat in there, and that is this:

"Every software has its unique perks."

For example, if I wanted to edit a photo using CSP, it is a little bit of a pain … it can't even open RAW files, which are the native files of the camera. So, what I do? I use Photoshop or Affinity Photo, which both have more features for photo editing.

Why am I saying this? Because one of the main features of CSP is a comic page management system, but this is only for the EX version of the software. Wanting to use CSP as comic software and not use the EX version is, well, a nonsensical choice. CSP's EX version has a page management system, with batch export, and batch text edit, but the pro version of CSP doesn't have these things. Plus, with the December 10, 2020 update, you even have options for webtoons.

If you...