Clip Studio Paint Pro/Ex (Manga Studio 5)
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Clip Studio Paint Pro/Ex (Manga Studio 5)

Clip Studio Paint Pro/Ex (Manga Studio 5): Digital graphic arts, drawing, painting, 2D cell animation and comic books
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Created by Brian Jackson
Last updated 8/2020
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This course includes
  • 17 hours on-demand video
  • 30 articles
  • 6 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • To use Clip Studio Paint essentials to produce complex art from simple techniques
  • Drawing fundamentals focusing on digital drawing using both tablet and mouse
  • Digital illustration workflow
  • Recording your thoughts through simple crude sketches capturing the essence of an illustration
  • Drawing from 3D pose-able reference models
  • How to pull direct draw vector lines to produce smooth lines of varying thickness
  • Color flatting, coloring, shading, highlighting and shadows
  • Creating simple backgrounds from gradients
  • Using 3D perspective rulers to draw background architecture
  • Finished illustration production and distribution
  • Comic book creation and sale on Amazon
  • Buy and configure pens and brushes
  • Create 2D cell based animation
  • Use layer masks
Requirements
  • Possess a relatively modern Mac or PC
  • Acquire a Clip Studio Paint Pro 30-day free trial license (if not on sale for $29)
  • An inexpensive drawing tablet can be useful during the sketching phase
Description

In this course you will learn drawing and painting using Clip Studio Paint Pro or Ex (formerly Manga Studio 5), the most powerful illustration, manga and comic book software available today.  Using my simplified techniques, you will learn to draw and paint like you never thought possible.  All the way from sketching a basic concept through production and distribution of your finished work, this course will teach you everything you need to know to realize your full artistic potential.

Master Clip Studio Paint, drawing and painting techniques and the digital illustration workflow simply and easily and all in a single course:

o Learn how to purchase and configure pens and brushes
o Learn to draw quick and sloppy sketches using a tablet and stylus
o Use 3D pose-able reference models to draw scenes containing human figures
o Ink your drawing flawlessly using modifiable direct draw vector lines
o Color flat your illustration with the simple click of a mouse
o Add color to increase the realism of your illustration
o Shade and Highlight your artwork to add form and dimension while staying with the lines
o Create simple gradient backgrounds
o Learn to use layer masks to create 3 common effects
o Draw complex 3D architecture using perspective rulers
o Letter, bubble and tail your work with ease
o Produce and distribute your work for free or for sale on Amazon
o Learn how to format and publish comic books
o Learn to perform 2D cell-based animation

Gain experience with Clip Studio Paint's most useful features while learning the fundamental drawing and painting techniques most critical for beginner success.

This course manages to remain all inclusive while focusing on the software features and drawing techniques you need to know to become a superior digital artist.  It is intended to teach those new to digital art everything they need to know to produce stunning results within hours.

At the same time, this course is easy to digest and provides a structured learning experience to insure speedy results.  Section workshops and projects are provided to demonstrate each technique taught and offer you an opportunity to perform each technique yourself to demonstrate your proficiency with the subject.

I designed this digital art course to be easily understood by absolute beginners.  That said, after completing the course you will be fully proficient with Clip Studio Paint and digital art and fully conversant in digital art tools and techniques.

All this sounds expensive, doesn't it?  But it's not.  Clip Studio Paint can be had for a free 30-day trial ($29 on sale) and an inexpensive drawing tablet is optional.  This course supplies the knowledge at a reasonable price.

In this course students will learn the fundamentals of digital art using Clip Studio Paint.  Short cuts and simplified techniques are used to streamline the illustration workflow while retaining the quality of your work.

After taking this course you will be a better artist.

So, enroll now to get started.  Remember that Udemy provides a 30-day no questions asked money back guarantee that makes your decision a no-brainer.

I hope to see you in the classroom soon,

---Brian

Who this course is for:
  • Any student wanting to learn to draw
  • Any student interested in digital art
  • Any student who's heard about and is curious about Clip Studio Paint
  • Anyone wanting to produce and distribute professional quality comic books
  • Anyone looking for easy shortcuts available through the use of drawing software
  • Anyone interested in creating 2D cell based animation
Course content
Expand all 216 lectures 17:15:44
+ Introduction
3 lectures 23:46

An brief overview of the course contents, layout and features.

Preview 07:00

A brief overview of the features of Clip Studio Paint that make it the ideal digital drawing and painting software.

Preview 10:47

An explanation of using the Udemy play speed and bookmark features to enhance your video lesson viewing efficiency and effectiveness.

How to Watch This Course
05:59
+ Tools
7 lectures 32:41

Section overview.

Introduction to Tools
01:47

The published Celsys computer requirements for running Clip Studio Paint.

Computer Requirements
02:53

An overview of various tablet options and my initial recommendation.  Note that the following lecture amends this one to include my latest findings on tablet selection.

Selecting the Perfect Graphics Tablet
13:07

Depending upon your drawing style, you may not even need a tablet.  Learn how owning a tablet can help you and watch a review of the three graphics tablets (Wacom Intuos Pro Medium, Surface Pro 4 and XP-Pen Artist 15.6) I've owned, which I prefer and the costs involved.

2019 Addendum: Tablet Requirements, Selection and Installation
05:28

A discussion of Clip Studio Paint software versions (Pro vs Ex) followed by a software installation demonstration.

Software Selection and Installation
07:56

To complete this, the first section project of this course, I'd like you to do the following:

Designate a suitable computer as your digital graphics workstation.

Select, acquire and install a version of Clip Studio Paint.

Pick up graphics tablet suitable to your tastes.

Submit the message "Tools complete" along with a list of the computer, tablet and software comprising your digital drawing environment to the Q&A section of this course.

Thanks for playing along and enjoy the remainder of the course.

---Brian

Tools Section Project: Gather Your Drawing Environment
00:19

Section summary.

Conclusion to Tools
01:11
+ Setup
8 lectures 22:29

Section overview.

Introduction to Setup
01:28

Configure Clip Studio Paint to darken the display and to position tool selection buttons and tool configuration panels where you want them.

Software Screen Setup
03:23

Apparently the default screen layout has changed.  So, to insure we're looking at the same screen, I'm providing my screen layout definition file (see lecture resources) with instructions on loading it.

My Screen Layout Definition File and How to Load It
00:18

Some people, especially Mac users, are unable to use my screen layout definition file, so here's how to manually recreate my Clip Studio Paint screen layout.

Manually Recreating My Screen Layout
07:04

Configuring your tablet to work with Clip Studio Paint along with setting tablet buttons, pen buttons and finger gestures (if available).

Tablet Setup with Clip Studio Paint Including Buttons and Finger Gestures
03:13

A list of modifications you made need to consider to remove any lag you might experience in your drawing environment

Software Performance Tuning
06:10

To complete this, the second section project of this course, I'd like you to do the following:

Configure your drawing environment to your tastes and needs.

Submit the message "Setup complete" to the Q&A section of this course to share your progress.

Enjoy the remainder of the course.

---Brian

Setup Section Project: Configure Your Work Environment
00:11

Section summary.

Conclusion to Setup
00:42
+ Clip Studio Paint Fundamentals
10 lectures 45:14

Section overview.

Introduction to Clip Studio Paint Fundamentals
01:45

A description of how to find Clip Studio Paint on your Windows 10 computer and pin it to the Task Bar for easy start and return.

Starting Clip Studio Paint
02:57

A brief description of the Clip Studio Paint screen layout including panels and screen layout configuration.

Screen Layout and Configuration
07:29

How to create a New drawing, Save and Open it, Close it and Export it in JPEG, PNG or PDF format for use in other programs.

New, Save, Open, Close, Export and Quit
11:23

How to simply draw using a pen.  This is all you need to know to use Clip Studio Paint as a drawing platform without taking advantage of it's drawing assistance features.

Simply Drawing Using a Digital Pen
08:26

How to use the eraser to remove and soften lines and paint, undo and redo your actions and clear the contents of the current layer.

Eraser, Undo and Clear Layer
02:52

In this lecture you learn to use the mouse wheel and Hand tool to zoom and pan your view.

Zooming and Panning Your View
03:43

Section demonstration.

Clip Studio Paint Fundamentals Section Workshop
05:04

To complete this, the third section project of this course, I'd like you to do the following:

Draw something.  Anything you'd like.  Even a squiggle.

Save your drawing, export it and upload it to the Q&A section.

Submit the message "CSP Fundamentals complete" to the Q&A section of this course to share your progress.

Thanks for playing along and enjoy the remainder of the course.

---Brian

Clip Studio Paint Fundamentals Section Project: Draw Something
00:15

Section summary.

Conclusion to Clip Studio Paint Fundamentals
01:20
+ Drawing and Painting Tools and Options
12 lectures 01:17:32

In this lecture, I introduce the topics covered in this section.  Skip this section if you're new and just want to draw.  You can always come back to the details later.  Still, you learn a lot about pen and paintbrush addition and configuration.

Introduction to Drawing and Painting Tools and Options
04:12

In this lecture, I demonstrate how to rearrange drawing tools and configure the basic drawing tool options.

Basic Tools and Options
17:40

In this lecture, I demonstrate how to configure and apply advanced tool configuration options.

Advanced Tool Options
07:07

In this lecture, I demonstrate two methods for purchasing and installing additional pens and brushes.

Purchasing and Importing Pens and Brushes
13:17

In this lecture, I show you how to export pens for sharing with friends.

Exporting Pens and Brushes
01:22

In this lecture, I demonstrate how to selectively vary a line's weight after it is drawn.

Modifying Line Weight
02:49

In this lecture, I demonstrate the added line correction features available when you ink using a vector layer instead of a raster layer.

Drawing and Modifying Vector Lines
11:36

In this lecture, I go over the eraser tool briefly and then demonstrate using the eraser to draw in negative space.

Eraser Tools and Options
05:00

In this lecture, I demonstrate the use of the various blend tools and configuration options.

Blend Tools and Options
04:51

In this lecture, I provide an overview of the steps you should perform to complete the section project that follows.

Drawing and Painting Tools and Options Workshop
08:03

To complete this section project of the course, I'd like you to do the following:

  • Build your favorite general-purpose pencil configuration.  Save it and use it.

  • Build your favorite general-purpose pen configuration.  Save it and use it.

  • Try installing a pen from the Assets tab in Clip Studio.

  • Submit the message "CSP pen and pencil configuration done" to the Q&A section of this course to share your progress.

Thanks for playing along and enjoy the remainder of the course.

---Brian

Drawing and Painting Tools and Options Project
00:18

The conclusion to the section on tool addition and configuration.

Conclusion to Drawing and Painting Tools and Options
01:17
+ Drawing Fundamentals
11 lectures 34:33

Section overview.

Introduction to Drawing Fundamentals
01:24

Advice on how to draw smooth straight lines.

Drawing Lines
08:43

Advice on how to draw smooth curves.

Drawing Curves
04:31

Advice on how to draw perfect circles and ovals.

Drawing Circles and Ovals
03:45

Advice on how to draw a crucial building block of form.

Drawing 3D Cylinders
01:44

In this lecture you'll learn how to draw lines connecting your basic shapes to produce complex compound shapes.

Connecting Your Basic Shapes
02:00

How to draw contour lines to demonstrate the curve of a shape.

Drawing Contour Lines
01:43

How to draw 3D rectangles and cubes to represent man made non-organic forms.

Drawing 3D Cubes and Rectangles
01:41

Section demonstration.

Drawing Fundamentals Section Workshop
07:43

To complete this, the fourth section project of this course, I'd like you to do the following:

Draw all the basic shapes several times.  Try joining them to produce complex shapes.

Save your best work, export it and upload it to the Q&A section.

Submit the message "Drawing fundamentals complete" to the Q&A section of this course to share your progress.

Thanks for playing along and enjoy the remainder of the course.

---Brian

Drawing Fundamentals Section Project: Draw the Basic Shapes
00:17

Section summary.

Conclusion to Drawing Fundamentals
01:02
+ Digital Watercolor Painting
11 lectures 01:36:37

In this lecture, I introduce the four pieces we'll be digitally watercolor painting in this section.

Introduction to Digital Watercolor Painting
00:47

In this lecture, I'll show you the traditional method for painting a deciduous tree.  Though I'll be drawing digitally, I'll be using very few digital tricks to draw the tree.

Traditional Watercolor Painting Technique
15:20

In this lecture, I use digital layers to draw an entire truck and cover it in leaves, front and back.

Watercolor Painting Technique Using Layers
13:39

In this lecture, I demonstrate how to zoom and pan your images so that you can paint fine details.

Watercolor Detail Painting with Digital Zoom and Pan
05:35

In this lecture, I demonstrate how to add a simple background to our illustration.

Adding a Background to Your Painting
07:37

In this lecture, I demonstrate how to use selection, duplication, resize and flip horizontally to fix my ground cover and create a small forest of trees.

Creating a Forest with Digital Copy and Duplicate
19:12

In this lecture, I use the traditional method to paint a pine tree.  I use flip horizontally to always draw branches from the upper right to the lower left.

Painting an Evergreen Tree
08:09

In this lecture, I use duplicate and flip horizontally to create a forest.  I then use the Fill tool to create pine tree silhouettes in the background.

Painting an Evergreen Forest
10:30
Digital Watercolor Painting Workshop: Painting Techniques and Styles
14:49

Hi,

In this project, I encourage you to draw one or more trees and share your work.  See what you can do with a digital stylus in hand ;-).

---Brian

Digital Watercolor Painting Project
00:12

One more review of the trees painted in this section.

Conclusion to Digital Watercolor Painting
00:47
+ Drawing and Painting Workflow
1 lecture 03:57

An overview of the drawing and painting workflow from sketching and inking through color flatting, shading and highlighting all the way to production and sharing.  This lecture provides an outline for the remainder of the course.

Preview 03:57
+ Sketching
10 lectures 33:27

Section overview.

Introduction to Sketching
02:36

How to create projects and pages to work on and how to add panels to your pages.

Creating a Project, Page and Panel
05:45

All drawing in Clip Studio Paint is done on layers.  This lecture provides and introduction to layers, organization suggestions and a discussion of various useful layer operations.

Creating and Organizing Layers
08:27

The uses and features of each drawing tool.

Pencils, Pens and Paint Brushes
03:23

Techniques for using the eraser to correct errors and reduce the darkness of your sketch lines.

Erasing
01:29

A quick way to select portions of your drawing and move, rotate and resize them to refine your sketches.

Lasso Selection, Moving, Rotating and Deleting
03:47

Learn how to change the color of your sketch layer and reduce it's opacity to deemphasize it to make it easier to ink over.

Deemphasizing the Sketch Layer
01:16

Section demonstration.

Sketching Section Workshop
05:31

To complete this, the fifth section project of this course, I'd like you to do the following:

Sketch a simple scene you'd like to work on in this course. 

Save your work, export it and upload it to the Q&A section.

Submit the message "Sketching complete" to the Q&A section of this course to share your progress.

I'll see you in the classroom,

---Brian

Sketching Section Project: Sketch a Scene
00:15

Section summary.

Conclusion to Sketching
00:58
+ 3D Reference Models
2 lectures 14:59

How to use Clip Studio Paint 3D reference models to help you sketch both people and hand poses.

Preview 14:44

To complete this, the five.oneth section project of this course, I'd like you to do the following:

Create a simple or complex scene using 3D materials.  Export your scene as a JPG file. 

Upload the JPG file to the Q&A section.

Submit the message "Reference models complete" to the Q&A section of this course to share your progress.

I'll see you in the classroom,

---Brian

3D Reference Models Section Project: Make a Scene
00:15