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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)

Setting up your workspace

In general, you are expected to do the following things when creating a comic:

  • Change brushes on the fly, moving between decoration brushes, inking brushes, and coloring brushes
  • Change layers on the fly
  • Change layer properties easily
  • Select colors from a color palette

You can also expect to do the following things that are unique to CSP:

  • Use the Sub View palette to have the references you need, and for picking colors for your characters.
  • Use your material folders in case you need to add textures, 3D models, layer structures, and in the event that you create materials and use them. Every decoration you see of my work is 50% material and 50% a decoration brush:

    a. Trees = materials

    b. Textures = materials

    c. Buildings? Guess what: Also materials, and you know how to make them thanks to Chapter 3, Creating 3D Backgrounds in CSP, and Chapter 4, Using Your 3D Props to Create a Scene.

    d. Main characters? Well, just go to Chapter 5, Implementing...