Clip Studio Paint
Clip Studio Paint
1.9.5

4.8

Clip Studio Paint free download for Mac

Clip Studio Paint

1.9.5
05 December 2019

All-in-one solution for ready-to-publish comics and manga.

Overview

Clip Studio Paint is the world's leading comic and manga creation software. It delivers powerful cutting edge drawing and coloring tools, making it essential for professional comic and manga artists.

  • Choose from over 3,000 screen tones or create your own.
  • Resize with no loss in quality by converting your bitmap drawings to resolution-independent vector images.
  • Export to a wide variety of formats such as BMP, JPEG, PNG, PSD, TGA, EPS (monochrome only), TIFF, PDF, and PICT (Mac only).
  • Draw naturally with a pen tablet and recreate the sensation of drawing on paper offering an incredibly natural drawing experience.
  • Simplify your layout and design process with easy to use features such as a variety of built-in rulers that save you time.
  • Color artwork using the integrated tool set enabling you to mix and blend for custom color work.
  • Convert 2D images to line and tone data by using the 2DLT Rendering function.
  • Import 3D objects and easily transform them into tone and line drawings by using the 3DLT rendering function.
  • Add speed line and focus line effects in seconds to express motion or moods.
  • Work with precision using unlimited layers.
  • Select from a suite of advanced filters to quickly apply distortions and special effects to your artwork.

Note: price on the listing reflects that of the "Pro" version. The "EX" version can be purchased for $219 here.

What's new in Clip Studio Paint

Version 1.9.5:
Redesigned User Interface (EX/PRO/DEBUT):
  • The interface has been redesigned to improve visibility of text and icons. As well as improved balance between the background color and text color, the new interface also features new icons for better visibility and ease of use. You can change the color of the interface in Preferences.
  • When the dark interface is used, the thumbnails in the Material palette are easier to see. The background color of the material thumbnails will change depending on the interface color.
(iPad) Directly Import from & Save to the Files App1 (EX/PRO):
  • You can now set your Clip Studio Paint app to manage files through the Files app for iOS and iPadOS. You will now be able to share files across devices through the Files app.
  • Files saved in Clip Studio Paint will be stored in a “Clip Studio” folder in the “On My iPad” section.
  • You can now open files from and save to other cloud services through the Files app.
  • Note: We are aware of an issue with DropBox where files may get duplicated when repeatedly overwritten.
  • You need the latest iPadOS to open multi-page files stored in other cloud services. Multi-page files can currently only be opened from iCloud Drive.
  • Please copy files over when using a cloud service other than iCloud Drive. Click here for more details.
  • On iOS 12 and later, you can now view Clip Studio format images (.clip) and Clip Studio Paint files (.lip) as image thumbnails in the Files app as well as preview them with QuickLook.
(Windows/mac) New License Registration Process (EX/PRO/DEBUT):
  • When users open Clip Studio Paint for the first time to register a license, they will be prompted to login to a Clip Studio account to continue. Users who have already registered their license can continue to launch the program as usual.
Other Improvements and Changes:
  • We have also made some other function improvements, specification changes, and bug fixes based on feedback from Clip Studio Paint users.
  • (iPad) The Quick Share command will be added to the File menu. You can share the current canvas and export and share videos when the timeline is active.
  • (iPad) The command Create new from photo library will be added to the File menu. You can select images from the Photos app to create a new canvas.
  • Default presets for new illustration files will be changed or added. (EX/PRO/DEBUT)
  • (Windows/mac) Stabilization settings are now applied to swipe gestures. (EX/PRO/DEBUT)
  • The following options will be added to the Sub Tool Detail palette when a 3D drawing figure or 3D character is selected with the Object tool: Lock/release joint, Release all joints, Register right hand pose as material, Register left hand pose as material (EX/PRO)
  • The Physics simulation option will be added to the Sub Tool Detail palette when a 3D character is selected with the Object tool (EX/PRO)
  • The new update will also include more than 40 other improvements and bug fixes.
Improvements:
  • All Grades
  • The user interface has been completely redesigned with new icons and color schemes.
  • When the dark interface is used, the thumbnails in the Material palette are easier to see. The background color of the material thumbnails will change depending on the interface color.
  • The transformation handles that appear when using the Object tool are now easier to adjust with fingers.
  • Text in dialogs and pop-up messages no longer have line breaks in the middle of words.
  • Default presets for new illustration files have been changed or added.
  • The following settings have been added to the Tool Property palette when selecting a 3D object with the Object tool: Material, Layout, Movable parts, Initial pose. These settings configure how to display the 3D object.
  • Reset buttons for scale and rotation have been added to the Sub Tool Detail palette when selecting a 3D drawing figure or 3D character with the Object tool.
  • The Tapered Pen, Tapered Pencil, and Tapered Watercolor sub tools have been added to the Pen, Pencil, and Realistic Watercolor tools, respectively.
  • These tools have starting/ending effects such as tapering to mimic drawing with a brush even when using your finger or a mouse.
  • (Windows/iPad) Stabilization settings are now applied to swipe gestures.
  • (Windows/mac) The license registration wizard has been updated. Users will need to log in with a Clip Studio account when registering the software.
  • (iPad) Quick Share has been added to the File menu. This allows you to share the current canvas. When the timeline is enabled, you can convert the file to a video and share it.
  • (iPad) You can now directly open files stored in the Files app and save to the Files app.
  • (iPad) On iOS 12 and later, you can now view Clip Studio format images (.clip) and Clip Studio Paint files (.lip) as image thumbnails in the Files app as well as preview them with QuickLook.
  • (iPad) When searching for a file in Manage Works in the Clip Studio dialog box, the option Show all files with this label will appear in the file list. Tap this to reset the search.
  • (iPad) Settings for viewing the edge keyboard have been added to Preferences > Interface. In addition to the previous view settings, we have added options for toggling the keyboard with a button or disabling the edge keyboard.
EX/PRO:
  • The following options have been added to the Sub Tool Detail palette when a 3D drawing figure or 3D character is selected with the Object tool: Lock/release joint, Release all joints, Register right hand pose as material, Register left hand pose as material.
  • The Physics simulation option has been added to the Sub Tool Detail palette when a 3D character is selected with the Object tool.
  • The Register Material option has been added to the Sub Tool Detail palette when a 3D figure is selected with the Object tool. This option saves the current body shape as a material.
  • A Color option has been added to the Sub Tool Detail palette for the Text tool and the Object tool when selecting and editing text. You can use this setting to change the color of the text.
Feature Changes:
All Grades:
  • In the Material property palette, the options for Specify overlay have been changed to radio buttons.
  • In the Tool Property palette, options for layers to exclude from reference are now shown as a drop-down list with checkboxes.
  • When the dark interface is used, the brush previews in the Brush Size palette and Sub Tool palette are shown in white. Similarly, the brush tip and brush shape previews will be shown in white in the Tool Property palette. However, the stroke preview will be shown in the drawing color as in previous versions.
  • The order of buttons in the command bar for editing folders in the Material palette has been changed to Create a material folder,Delete the selected material folder and Change the name of the selected material folder.
  • We have changed the text that appears in the search box for importing materials in the Material palette.
  • We have changed the layout of the Tool Property palette when selecting a 3D layer with the Object sub tool.
  • In the Layer palette, the position of Change palette color has been changed.
  • (Windows/iPad) When Preferences > Touch gesture > Single Swipe is set to Use the same tool with fingers and pen, you can now create guides by swiping the ruler at the edge of the canvas.
  • (Windows/iPad) The option Don’t use tools with fingers has been removed from Preferences > Touch gesture > Single Swipe. In Touch gesture, the setting Use tools with finger has been added. You can use the checkboxes to use the same settings as Don’t use tools with fingers.
  • (Windows/mac) The command Graphics Performance Check has been removed from the Help menu.
  • (iPad) A “Clip Studio” folder now appears under On My iPad in the Files app. Files saved in the Clip Studio Paint app will be stored here.
  • (iPad) The command File operation/Share has been deleted from the File menu.
  • (iPad) You can now switch tools with a long press even when Use the same tool with fingers and pen is turned on in Preferences > Touch gesture > Single Swipe.
  • (iPad) The option Single Swipe/Long press under Preferences > Touch gesture has been changed to Single Swipe.
  • (iPad) The design of the Material palette in Clip Studio Paint and the Manage materials screen in Clip Studio has been made consistent.
  • (iPad) The command Create new from photo library will be added to the File menu. You can select images from the Photos app to create a new canvas.
  • (iPad) The command Save file from photo library will be deleted from the File menu.
  • (iPad) In the Manage works screen in Clip Studio, the command Share has been changed to Share file in the menu that appears with each work.
  • (iPad) In the Manage works and Manage materials screens, the name of the This device tab has been renamed to In this app.
EX/PRO:
  • (Windows/mac) In the following dialog boxes, the Browse button has been changed from text to an icon.
  • Migrate tool preference from IllustStudio dialog box
  • Migrate tool preference from ComicStudio 4.0 dialog box
  • In Edit > Advanced Fill, exclude from reference options are now shown as a drop-down with checkboxes.
  • The Sub Tool Detail palette can now be shrunk smaller.
  • When the dark interface is used, the brush tip and brush shape previews will be shown in white in the Sub Tool Detail palette. However, the stroke preview will be shown in the drawing color as in previous versions.
  • We have changed how colors are chosen in the following settings: Edge color, Layer color, Sub color, and Area Color. Clicking the color indicator opens the Color settings dialog box where you can set the color. Clicking Fill will change the color to the current drawing color.
EX:
  • In the following dialog boxes, the Browse button has been changed from text to an icon.
  • New dialog box (excluding when Illustration is set as the Use of work)
  • Batch export dialog box
  • Image sequence export settings dialog box
  • Export animation cels dialog box
  • Install path settings for OpenToonz dialog box
  • OpenToonz scene file export settings dialog box
  • Create story folder dialog box
  • Prepare group work data dialog box
  • Obtain group work data dialog box

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2 Clip Studio Paint Reviews

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Kihoalu
05 January 2014

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Where is the entry for MangaStudio 5? At rev 5, this gets to be a serious application that can be Where is the entry for MangaStudio 5? At rev 5, this gets to be a serious application that can be recommended. I’m not going to rate 5 in the 4x entry. I came into 4 with high hopes, but cynicism. I couldn’t recommend version 4, though I bought it. Unless you score it at a hefty discount, it just isn’t cutting edge in 2013: At the right discount price point, its still worth a buy. However, version 5 is a PLAYER. What you get at the entry level is very good. 5 EX I have not tried, but the increased feature set there sounds like its a true professional tool. You can do much of this in Photoshop, but MangaStudio is now becoming a benchmark application at a better price. In 5, they changed muddled menu names - into a better translated function names, revamped the structure a little & in 5.03 the vector conversions make this quite nice. I have to correct my comment about not being qualified for updates. At current writing, MS 5 is at 5.03 & the upgrades from 5.0 have been free. I couldn’t recommend version 4, though I bought it. Unless you score it at a hefty discount, it just isn’t cutting edge in 2013: At the right discount price point, its OK & still worth a buy. However, version 5 is a PLAYER. What you get at the entry level is very good. 5 EX I have not tried, but the increased feature set there sounds like its a true professional tool. In 5, they changed muddled menu names - into a better translated function names, revamped the structure a little & in 5.03 the vector conversions make this quite nice. I have to correct my comment about not being qualified for updates. At current writing, MS 5 is at 5.03 & the upgrades from 5.0 have been free.
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Version 4.2.2
Kihoalu
05 January 2014
Where is the entry for MangaStudio 5? At rev 5, this gets to be a serious application that can be Where is the entry for MangaStudio 5? At rev 5, this gets to be a serious application that can be recommended. I’m not going to rate 5 in the 4x entry. I came into 4 with high hopes, but cynicism. I couldn’t recommend version 4, though I bought it. Unless you score it at a hefty discount, it just isn’t cutting edge in 2013: At the right discount price point, its still worth a buy. However, version 5 is a PLAYER. What you get at the entry level is very good. 5 EX I have not tried, but the increased feature set there sounds like its a true professional tool. You can do much of this in Photoshop, but MangaStudio is now becoming a benchmark application at a better price. In 5, they changed muddled menu names - into a better translated function names, revamped the structure a little & in 5.03 the vector conversions make this quite nice. I have to correct my comment about not being qualified for updates. At current writing, MS 5 is at 5.03 & the upgrades from 5.0 have been free. I couldn’t recommend version 4, though I bought it. Unless you score it at a hefty discount, it just isn’t cutting edge in 2013: At the right discount price point, its OK & still worth a buy. However, version 5 is a PLAYER. What you get at the entry level is very good. 5 EX I have not tried, but the increased feature set there sounds like its a true professional tool. In 5, they changed muddled menu names - into a better translated function names, revamped the structure a little & in 5.03 the vector conversions make this quite nice. I have to correct my comment about not being qualified for updates. At current writing, MS 5 is at 5.03 & the upgrades from 5.0 have been free.
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Version 4.2.2
Daniel-Belchi
29 April 2010
Manga Studio is by far the best application for digital inking, far superior to Photoshop or Corel Painter. It is most suitable for drawing with a Wacom and the closest thing to draw on a sheet of paper. It's almost perfect. Worth its price.
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Version 4.2
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Cgntoonartist
Cgntoonartist
25 May 2011
That is soooo true!!!
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Kihoalu
Kihoalu
25 December 2011
The price listed is uninteresting to me. I bought it on discount (which had a few hidden costs) & still haven't warmed up to it. Therefore my opinion is premature. The concept behind this is good. The idea of process screens & perspective grids is a good one, but in a large way, this feels to me, to be a slightly customized Photoshop-type of application. I can do most of this in other draw applications. What it gives me is a directed way to work, with a sketch mode that auotmatically works in blueline on a background layer, over which I trace. For my part, I've always liked Painter despite a different interface, but failed to keep up with upgrades. Nothing is quite as gratifying as working on real paper for the sketching part & no one has really made in-roads enough to persuade me that there is a digital app for actual drawing that has truly arrived, yet. Digital inking may be its value & strength, but I can't decide yet.
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Kihoalu
Kihoalu
03 November 2013
Have to comment one more time: For you - perhaps it is worth the price. Its a nice app when you get to version 5. Which seems not to be offered here! (Well, what used yo be “Studio” is actually pretty close to the 4 EX version feature set with some interface enhancements). Much cleaner that 4, it moves closer to the other standards comic & illustration apps in the palettes. I still wish it matched the usual suspects in how you get to adjustments, etc which are second nature these days. It is better than Photoshop for this type of work, in a lot of ways better than Illustrator, however, unless you spend a very lot of time in MS, the interface still sort of gets in your way by being nonstandard. If you buy it on discount - don’t expect to qualify for even the most minor updates.
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