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

Use Clip Studio Paint Pro/Ex (formerly Manga Studio 5) for digital art, drawing and painting (e.g. comic book creation)
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4.6 (126 ratings)
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Created by Brian Jackson
Last updated 3/2019
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This course includes
  • 9 hours on-demand video
  • 22 articles
  • 4 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
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 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 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

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
Course content
Expand all 130 lectures 08:56:01
+ 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.

Why Use Clip Studio Paint
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 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
+ Painting Fundamentals
1 lecture 14:49

In this lecture I provide a demonstration of my painting style and techniques.

Painting Techniques and Styles
14:49
+ 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
+ Inking
10 lectures 40:03

Section overview.

Introduction to Inking
02:13

Learn the what, why and how of selecting a raster or vector layer to ink on.

Raster vs Vector Inking Layers
07:11

A demonstration of using the Direct Draw shape drawing tools to ink your drawing instead of the freehand technique.

Direct Draw Tools
07:35

Instructions on how to reduce the number of nodes in a vector shape while retaining it's shape.  This is particular helpful if you plan to modify a freehand drawn line.

Simplifying and Smoothing Vector Lines
02:24

How to add, remove and move nodes in a vector line while retaining the responsive curves of the line.

Modifying Vector Lines
02:15

How to vary the thickness of both raster and vector uniformally or within areas to emphasis and deemphasis your inking lines.

Varying Line Thickness
02:05

How to use the Vector Eraser to remove draw-over lines with the lick of your wrist.

Erasing Vector Layer Draw Throughs
02:15

Section demonstration.

Preview 13:01

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

Ink your scene sketch using either or both the freehand and direct draw techniques.

Submit the message "Inking complete" along with a copy of your ink layer to the Q&A section of this course to share your progress.

I look forward to viewing your work,

---Brian

Inking Section Project: Ink Your Foreground Work
00:14

Section summary.

Conclusion to Inking
00:50