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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)

Setting up the workspace

Now, the most important windows, for concept art, are these ones:

  • Material
  • Layer
  • Layer Property
  • Sub Tool
  • Tool

The color wheel is something you can use with shortcuts because you will not change colors very much.

In the Quick Access window, I recommend adding the following:

  • HSL correction layer, which you can find under Layer | New Correction Layer | Hue/Saturation/Luminosity
  • HSL tonal correction, which you can find under Edit | Tonal Correction | Hue/Saturation/Luminosity
  • Tool property
  • Gradient map
  • Gradient tool

This will give you all the tools you need to work with.

You can see an overview of the workspace here:

Figure 9.2 – Workspace for concept art

Before going any further, I need to help you understand how useful the Material palette is for concept art.

Material folder – your greatest ally

In a way, concept art is 99% preparation, and pay to win. Why do I say pay to win? Online, especially...