Clip Studio Paint

Vector graphics software for creating comics & illustrations

About Clip Studio Paint

Clip Studio Paint is a vector graphics software, which helps creative studios and artists draw and paint animations, illustrations, comics, manga, concept artworks, characters, and more using various tools including brushes, vector layers, color palettes, rulers, and 3D figures. The asset library allows artists to test concepts and create sketches using patterns, textures, and foliage brushes, among other materials.

Clip Studio Paint enables illustrators to draw precise lines using preset brushes, organize game or movie concepts by building thumbnail grids, and apply color variations to images or artwork layers. Designers can identify custom color schemes for characters on a palette, add depth and perspective to art concepts using native rulers, and personalize the platform according to preferred workflows.

Creative professionals can use Clip Studio Paint to edit, import, or save their work in PSD or PSB format and utilize pre-installed 3D figures and imported OBJ files to create model sheets or turnarounds for characters and costumes. The software also helps artists draw repeating structures such as textile patterns, chains, accessories, and flowers in a single stroke.

Clip Studio Paint lets creative studios resample images, automate recurring tasks, preview 3D projects before printing, and use preset templates to create black and white comics or webtoons. Illustrators can also add, rotate, flip or tilt text horizontally or vertically and apply textures, watercolor border effects, and outlines to artwork layers.

Pricing starting from:

US$0,99/month

  • Free Trial
  • One Time License
  • Subscription

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

United States

Supported Languages

Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), English, German, Japanese, Korean, Spanish

Pricing starting from:

US$0,99/month

  • Free Trial
  • One Time License
  • Subscription

Images

Clip Paint Studio smart fill tool
Clip Paint Studio pencil tool
Clip Paint Studio create patterns
Clip Paint Studio pen tool
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Features

Total features of Clip Studio Paint: 12

  • Automatic Backup
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Design Management
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Image Editing
  • Preview Functionality
  • Recurring Tasks
  • Template Management
  • Text Editing
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,8 /5
(13)
Value for Money
4,9/5
Features
4,7/5
Ease of Use
4,3/5
Customer Support
4,2/5

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Aleksandra S.
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  • Industry: Graphic Design
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great for small and big projects

Reviewed on 2021/02/17

Some of the features CSP offers seemed like a marketing catch, but in the end became part of my...

Some of the features CSP offers seemed like a marketing catch, but in the end became part of my pipeline. From working exclusively on cartography and digital painting, I have expanded my horizons to dabbling with webtoons and vector illustration, both made extremely easy and user-friendly with this program.

Pros

Performance of the application is outstanding in comparison to other products of this type; this allowed me to increase the canvas size and open files that would usually slow down the other programs. The asset store is a nice touch, allowing everyone to get additional brushes, patterns, backgrounds and other images for free (or in-program currency), and they're by default allowed for commercial use. That takes a lot of licensing hassle for creators and allows them to focus on their art.

Cons

Some asset features are very CPU heavy and can lag on older machines. Translations can be a bit of a mouthful at a times. Asset store tends to be very slow when browsing. Lack of custom shapes.

Hayden F.
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  • Industry: Animation
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

My favorite Drawing software to get the job done.

Reviewed on 2020/12/17

I just love working with CSP, it's a great tool for illustration, from conceptualizing to exporting...

I just love working with CSP, it's a great tool for illustration, from conceptualizing to exporting the final piece. There are some features that I cannot live without anymore, and it's just a joy to use this software to create my art. The animation features are also great, but there might be more capable 2D software out there, but it will get the job done.
I still use other software depending on the job I need to perform (Corel Painter, Adobe Photoshop and Rebelle), but CSP is my number one tool when I sit in front of my Cintiq. Highly recommended if you want a reliable and fully featured art software.

Pros

Fully featured illustration, and 2D animation software.
Stable and can handle big files like a champ.
Great set of tools for coloring and paining.
Online storage of 10GB and assets that can be easily downloaded and used to make your life easier.
Updates bring more features and tools, so it's constantly improving.

Cons

Not sure if I have any, other than I wish I started using it earlier.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Make the same Cartoons you see on TV!!!

Reviewed on 2020/11/10

I use it for sketches coloring and even logos. its a great tool to trace your existing paper...

I use it for sketches coloring and even logos. its a great tool to trace your existing paper drawings also.

Pros

I always wondered how they made some of my favorites shows. With CS Paint you can make any sort of animation you want with optimal customization and quality. You will find yourself spending hours creating custom brushes and sketching scenes. If you want to draw real life animations then Clip studio is you go to program

Cons

There is a pretty stiff learning curve with this one. and it doesn't have some of the bells and whistles of other more popular software. Overall these aspects don't take away from the overall usability of the
software.

Simon L.
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The best drawing software, period.

Reviewed on 2021/02/10

CSP is just fantastic and has been a blast to work with! Wouldn't recommend anything else for...

CSP is just fantastic and has been a blast to work with! Wouldn't recommend anything else for illustrators.

Pros

+ Plenty of convenient features that speed up and simplify the illustration process
+ Constant, useful updates

Cons

- Badly implemented support for font glyphs and a total lack of support for fonts with alternate glyphs

Teya B.
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  • Industry: Arts & Crafts
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The most amazing drawing app EVER!

Reviewed on 2020/10/09

CSP is the software that I recommend daily to all artist around me. I am a professional illustrator...

CSP is the software that I recommend daily to all artist around me. I am a professional illustrator and after I started using Clip Studio Paint I forgot about all Adobe software.
Everything is easier, smoother, better in CSP !

Pros

I don't like this app. I LOVE IT! I am happy that someone finally made an app that is light and fast. It doesn't make your computer die. In the same time it has all the useful tool of other aps + some original, very creative tools that I've seen only in CSP.
I love that the software is so affordable too!

Cons

I never had any issues with the software. however a couple years ago I lost my serial key and had to contact the support team to recover it for me. I don't know if this is the way Japanese support usually behaves, but they didn't feel very friendly at all. Not that they were rude, but they weren't kind and friendly as many other apps support people are. That said, I need to mention that they DID solve my problem. It took long though.

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Clip Studio Paint offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$0,99/month
  • Pricing model: One Time License, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Clip Studio Paint is offered across two pricing plans, outlined below. A free trial is available. Clip Studio Paint Pro: (for macOS and Windows) $49.99 at a one-time purchase (for Windows, macOS, iPad, iPhone and Galaxy) monthly usage plan starts from $0.99 Clip Studio Paint EX: (for macOS and Windows) $219 at a one-time purchase (for Windows, macOS, iPad, iPhone and Galaxy) monthly usage plan starts from $2.49 Volume licenses are also available for businesses and educational institutions.

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Clip Studio Paint has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Clip Studio Paint supports the following languages:

Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), English, German, Japanese, Korean, Spanish

Clip Studio Paint supports the following devices:

iPhone

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