Clip Studio Paint EX Fundamentals
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Clip Studio Paint EX Fundamentals

Explore the unique tools in Clip Studio Paint on your journey to becoming the next big art creator
4.4 (9 ratings)
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74 students enrolled
Created by Packt Publishing
Last updated 12/2016
English
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Make custom brush tools in order to create many more brush tools such as gritty inking, broken glass, and leaf brushes
  • Import third-party brushes from the vast collection of brushes available for download for a unique look
  • Create and edit layer masks to make your artwork more dynamic and content-rich
  • Use and manipulate vector tools to outline precise and realistic figures in your art
  • Get familiar with the ruler tools such as basic, special, and symmetric rulers to draw accurate lines
  • Draw perfect backgrounds using the 1, 2, and 3 point perspective rulers
  • Pose and manipulate 3D models to give your characters an artistic and a realistic feel
  • Build and customize your own characters for your next adventure in a comic or manga
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Requirements
  • Some familiarity with graphics software is required before beginning this course. You should also know how to install and register your software, as well as have an understanding of layers, and how to use the basic tools of the program such as Pencil, Pen, Brush, and Eraser.
Description

Clip Studio Paint is a family of tools for both Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows for creating comics and manga digitally. It is the world’s number one comic software and is developed byCelsys, a Japanese software development company. Clip Studio Paint has powerful features and a tool set that is optimized to create amazing-looking comics and manga. The various tools can be used to create panel layouts, perspective rulers, sketching, coloring, and creating word balloons and captions among others. The latest version is named “Clip Studio Paint Pro” and the enhanced version is “Clip Studio Paint EX”.

This course will help you unlock your true creative potential by getting you familiar with some of the unique tools you can use to make great-looking artwork in Clip Studio Paint.

First, you will learn how to create custom brush tools that are the basis of creating many more brush tools for a variety of tasks. Then you will delve into vector tools and see how to use and manipulate them. Next, you will learn about the powerful ruler and 3D tools available in Clip Studio Paint. You will find out how to use the basic rulers in an illustration. Then you will get hands-on on drawing backgrounds using the 1, 2, and 3 point perspective rulers. You will also be able to pose and manipulate 3D models and discover how to save custom characters and poses to the materials palette for later use.

By the end of the course, you will be able to create and customize your own characters to create a unique and innovative comic or manga.

About The Author

Elizabeth Staley is a writer and artist currently living in western Pennsylvania, USA. When she isn't working on comics, she can be found watching crime shows and cartoons, reading comics and novels, or outdoors with her horse. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in media arts and animation in 2004. She has been working on her current web-published comic, Adrastus, since 2010.

She started using Clip Studio for her drawing in 2011 and hasn't looked back since. Elizabeth was involved in Smith Micro's beta test for Manga Studio 5 soon after she started using Manga Studio 4, and she has been talking about its benefits for artists ever since. Elizabeth has written several blog posts for Smith Micro and was the host of one of their streaming webinars in October 2015.

Mastering Manga Studio 5, Packt Publishing was Elizabeth Staley's first software book, released in 2013. After a warm reception from the Clip Studio artist community, she came back to write Manga Studio EX 5 Cookbook in 2015. In addition to these two titles, she has also self-published three comic collections and a novel.

Who is the target audience?
  • If you are an intermediate user of Clip Studio Paint who wants to learn more about the features of this powerful digital art software, then this book is best suited for you.
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Curriculum For This Course
25 Lectures
01:48:04
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Creating Brush Tools and Layer Masks
7 Lectures 35:03

This video gives an overview of the entire course

Preview 04:21

The video aims at showing how to create a brush for inking with a texture. 

Creating a Gritty Inking Brush
05:58

The video aims at showing how to make a brush to automate a repetitive task (that is, drawing broken glass). 

Making a Broken Glass Brush
07:13

The video aims at showing how to easily draw repetitive shapes, such as leaves. 

Creating a Leaf Brush
05:32

The video aims at showing how to import brushes purchased or downloaded from the Internet. 

Importing Third-Party Brushes
03:13

This video aims at showing how to make selections with the CSP specialty selection tools. 

Using the Selection Tools
04:04

The video aims at showing how to use layer masks to hide and recover information. 

Creating and Editing Layer Masks
04:42
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Using Vectors
5 Lectures 13:03

The video aims to show how to get started working with vectors. 

Preview 01:38

How to draw on vector layers 

Drawing on Vector Layers
01:31

The video will show you how to adjust the vector lines once they've been made 

Adjusting Vector Lines
03:32

This video will show you how to add or delete control points from a vector line 

Adding and Deleting Control Points
03:52

The video aims at showing how to adjust the position of vectors by either scaling or rotating. 

Scaling and Rotating Vector Lines
02:30
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Using Rulers
5 Lectures 25:29

How to use some of the basic ruler tools. 

Preview 08:12

How to use some of the special rulers in CSP. 

Special Rulers
04:47

How to make symmetrical designs in CSP. 

Using the Symmetrical Ruler
02:38

How to easily make action lines. 

Using the Stream Line Tools
06:02

How to easily make focus line effects. 

Saturated Line Tools
03:50
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Perspective Rulers
3 Lectures 14:30

The video aims at showing how to use the one-point perspective ruler to draw scenes in perspective. 

Preview 07:46

The video aims at showing how to draw a scene using a two-point perspective ruler. 

Two Point Perspective Ruler
02:45

The video aims at showing how to create a three-point perspective ruler and use it. 

Three Point Perspective Ruler
03:59
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3D Objects
5 Lectures 19:59

This video shows how to get started working with 3D Objects in CSP. 

Preview 03:42

This video shows how to move a 3D object that has been added to the canvas. 

Manipulating 3D Objects
05:59

This video shows to move the 3D camera (not just the 3D object). 

Manipulating the 3D Camera
02:39

This video shows how to use the Pose models in CSP and how to save the poses we've made. 

Using Preset Poses and Saving Custom Poses to the Materials Library
03:20

This video shows how to change the default characters and draw dolls to customize them. 

Customizing Characters
04:19
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