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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)


With this chapter, you learned that concept art is not so much defined by the final rendering, but by the level of your ideas. It's practically a different kind of skill set from the one used by illustrators.

You learned, as is the norm in this manual, how to set up your workspace and how to use the material folder in the most effective way for the task at hand, which may be creating a background or creating a brush to help you with your concepts.

After this, you learned how to use CSP in a fast and reliable way to create prop concepts and background concepts, using the resources inside CSP and on the internet.

As a bonus, you learned how to make some decoration and texture brushes in detail, and how to make some happy little trees, and then use them inside a concept drawing.

As a finisher, you learned how to create a character quickly, by using a 3D model, vector layers, and fill layers.

In the next part, we will learn how to prepare a portfolio using CSP.