Learn Clip Studio Paint - Third Edition: A beginner's guide to creating compelling comics and manga art (Paperback)

Learn Clip Studio Paint - Third Edition: A beginner's guide to creating compelling comics and manga art By Inko Ai Takita, Liz Staley Cover Image

Learn Clip Studio Paint - Third Edition: A beginner's guide to creating compelling comics and manga art (Paperback)


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Discover the tools to tell your own manga story with Clip Studio Paint and develop your digital drawing skills

Key Features
  • A helpful guide to gain a clear understanding of Clip Studio Paint and create your own manga stories with key images printed in color
  • Learn to put CSP into practice by implementing it in real-world drawing scenarios
  • Discover how to apply digital drawing techniques to your creation using CSP
Book Description

Clip Studio Paint is a versatile digital painting program for creating manga and illustrations, helping artists expand their digital portfolio. This software is packed with tools that make panel laying, speech adding, toning, and editing much easier. This easy-to-follow guide is clearly divided into chapters covering drawing tools, interface customization, and using various visual effects so you can focus on specific techniques in detail one at a time.

Learn Clip Studio Paint is a comprehensive introduction for those who are new to Clip Studio Paint that will have you up to speed in no time. You'll start by experiencing what it's like to create manga digitally and find new ways to shape your drawing. Next, using practical tips and rich visual references, the book shows you how to apply techniques to your creations, giving you the opportunity to expand your range of visual expression. As you advance, you'll explore how to create special effect brushes using an in-depth example, along with discovering how to color, blend, and edit your art digitally. Finally, you'll find out how to print, use the Clip Studio Paint Assets, and learn how to create unique and inspiring art that stands out from the rest.

By the end of this Clip Studio Paint book, you'll have gained a clear understanding of its tools and be able to start telling your own manga story using your improved digital drawing skills.

What you will learn
  • Explore Clip Studio Paint and create your own manga stories
  • Familiarize yourself with the CSP ecosystem
  • Use Clip Studio Paint Pro's inking tools and find ways to customize your art
  • Explore the flexibility of the brush engine in Clip Studio Paint Pro
  • Use palettes to generate colors between foreground and background colors
  • Find out alternative ways of coloring your manga art using black, white, and grey
  • Discover how to use layer blending to add textures to your images
Who this book is for

If you're just starting out as a digital artist or want to switch to Clip Studio Paint from a different graphics software package, then this book is for you. Those with no prior knowledge of digital art or intermediate-level users looking to explore the unique features of Clip Studio Paint will also find this book useful.

Table of Contents
  1. Image Gallery of Manga and Illustrations Created by Clip Studio Paint
  2. Installing Clip Studio Paint Pro and Interface Basics
  3. Pages and Panels to Shape Manga
  4. Introducing Clip Studio Paint Brushes
  5. Penciling: Layer and Layer Property Palettes
  6. Erasers, Selections, and the Sub View Palette
  7. Using Text and Balloon Tools
  8. Getting Started with Inking Tools
  9. Inking Special Effects
  10. Vector Layers and the Material Palette
  11. Creating Your Own Sound Effects
  12. Making Layer Masks and Screentones
  13. All About Rulers
  14. Using 3D Figures and Objects
  15. Color Palette
  16. Using Clip Studio Paint to Color Your Manga
  17. Auto Actions and Your Workflow
  18. Exploring the Clip Studio Assets and Animation
  19. Exporting, Printing and Uploading Your Manga
  20. Finding Your Own Manga Look
Product Details ISBN: 9781800564978
ISBN-10: 180056497X
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Publication Date: September 30th, 2021
Pages: 554
Language: English