Mastering Clip Studio
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Mastering Clip Studio

A deep dive to help you master the art of animation using Clip Studio
3.5 (2 ratings)
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Created by Packt Publishing
Last updated 1/2017
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
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What Will I Learn?
  • Explore how to make custom materials and special effects coloring
  • Find out how to use Quick tones
  • Get hands-on with mesh transformations to apply realistic fabric patterns
  • Create and color various effects
  • Import intermediate and approximate color palette from Photoshop
  • Add colors using reference layers
  • Make cel-shaded art with Layer modes and Masks
  • Create and add animation frames and playback
  • Export the file as GIF or video file
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  • You should have an understanding of layers and how to use the basic tools of the program (Pencil, Pen, Brush, Eraser, etc).
  • An Intermediate course with hands-on implementation of various tools to help you create 3D models in Clip Studio.

Clip Studio Paint is a family of tools for both Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows to create 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, 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, which form 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 see how 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. She has also authored the video course titled Clip Studio Paint EX Fundamentals. In addition to these titles, she has also self-published three comic collections and a novel.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for intermediate users of Clip Studio Paint who want to learn more about the features of this powerful digital art software. You should have basic familiarity with graphics software and should know how to install and register your software.
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Curriculum For This Course
23 Lectures
Making Custom Materials
5 Lectures 28:57

This video gives an overview of the entire course.

Preview 04:02

This video shows how to use the screen tone and pattern materials of the Materials Library.

Applying Existing Materials to a Canvas

This videos show to quickly apply tones to a drawing. 

Using Quick Tones

This video shows how to make and save a custom material. 

Drawing and Saving a Custom Material

This video shows how to use fabric patterns without the pattern looking pasted on. 

Using Mesh Transformation to Apply Realistic Fabric Patterns
Creating Special Effects
5 Lectures 24:16

This video shows how to create color holds (colored line art). 

Preview 05:04

This video shows how to create a glowing, swirling magical effect. 

Coloring Sparkly Magic Effect

This video shows how to color light from a fire, moonlight, neon sign, and so on. 

Creating a Colored Light Effect

This video shows how to make a stylized gem. 

Making Gems and Crystals

This video shows how to create the look of a shiny material. 

Coloring Shiny Leather
Color Palettes
5 Lectures 12:08

This video shows how to transfer color sets from Photoshop to CSP. 

Preview 02:59

This video shows how to create harmonious color schemes using the Intermediate Color Palette. 

Using the Intermediate Color Palette

This video shows how to use the Approximate Color Palette. 

Using the Approximate Color Palette

This video shows how to use the color history palette. 

Using the Color History Palette

This video shows how to use the Sub View tool. 

Selecting Colors Using the Sub View
Flatting and Shading Artwork
3 Lectures 16:36

This video shows how to quickly flat a drawing. 

Preview 05:52

This video shows how to quickly create a cel-shaded artwork. 

Creating Cel Shaded Artwork Using Layer Modes and Masks

This video shows how to get a softer shading look than cel shading. 

Creating a Soft Shaded Look with Gradient and Selections
5 Lectures 11:27

This video shows how to prepare a file for animation. 

Preview 04:06

This video shows how to add animation to an existing file. 

Adding Animation Timeline to Existing File

This video shows how to add animation frames to the timeline. 

Adding Keyframes and Playing Back Animation

This video shows how to export an animation as a gif file. 

Exporting Animation as a .GIF

This video shows how to export animation as video. 

Exporting Animation as a Video File
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