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Clip Studio Paint

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Vector graphics software for creating comics & illustrations

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Clip Studio Paint Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Clip Studio Paint FAQs

Q. What type of pricing plans does Clip Studio Paint offer?

Clip Studio Paint has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $49.99
Pricing model: One Time License
Free Trial: Available


Q. Who are the typical users of Clip Studio Paint?

Clip Studio Paint has the following typical customers:
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business


Q. What languages does Clip Studio Paint support?

Clip Studio Paint supports the following languages:
German


Q. Does Clip Studio Paint support mobile devices?

Clip Studio Paint supports the following devices:
iPad, iPhone


Q. Does Clip Studio Paint offer an API?

No, Clip Studio Paint does not have an API available.


Q. What level of support does Clip Studio Paint offer?

Clip Studio Paint offers the following support options:
Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base

Clip Studio Paint product overview

Price starts from

49.99

One-time payment

Flat Rate

What is Clip Studio Paint?

Clip Studio Paint is a vector graphics software, which helps creative studios and artists draw and paint animations, illustrations, comics, manga, concept artworks, characters, and more using various tools including brushes, vector layers, color palettes, rulers, and 3D figures. The asset library allows artists to test concepts and create sketches using patterns, textures, and foliage brushes, among other materials.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Email/Help Desk
FAQs/Forum
Knowledge Base

Training options

Videos

Clip Studio Paint pricing information

Value for money

4.6

/5

60

Starting from

49.99

One-time payment

Flat Rate

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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Clip Studio Paint features

Functionality

4.7

/5

60

Total features

12

1 categories

Most valued features by users

Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop
2D Drawing
Animation
Design Management
Image Editing
Preview Functionality

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Clip Studio Paint users reviews

Overall Rating

4.7

/5

60

Positive reviews

97

%

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9.08/10
Rating distribution

5

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2

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12

2

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Pros
I have been able to draw a lot and draw much more quickly thanks to the available assets so my creative workflow has improved greatly with this software.
On top of the quality of the default brushes and tools in this application, there is also an entire community's worth of assets within the program itself that you can download and use.
This software is a great alternative to Procreate, it does have a large learning curve but once you set it up the way you like it has such a nice flow to it.
Cons
I just really hate that Ipad/Android version has no one-time purchase plan just like the PC. Also, when I tried to use it on a tablet, I find it very confusing and way more complex than on a PC.
Recently, Clip Studio had an update that distressed many of its users because it stated they would be changing their payment method to a subscription service.
Otherwise, I really don't have much to complain about.

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Eero L.

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Consumer Electronics, 1-10 employees

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Well-functioning software with not-so-professional marketing strategy

Reviewed 2 years ago

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Aleksandra S.

Graphic Design, self-employed

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great for small and big projects

Reviewed 3 years ago

Some of the features CSP offers seemed like a marketing catch, but in the end became part of my pipeline. From working exclusively on cartography and digital painting, I have expanded my horizons to dabbling with webtoons and vector illustration, both made extremely easy and user-friendly with this program.

Pros

Performance of the application is outstanding in comparison to other products of this type; this allowed me to increase the canvas size and open files that would usually slow down the other programs. The asset store is a nice touch, allowing everyone to get additional brushes, patterns, backgrounds and other images for free (or in-program currency), and they're by default allowed for commercial use. That takes a lot of licensing hassle for creators and allows them to focus on their art.

Cons

Some asset features are very CPU heavy and can lag on older machines. Translations can be a bit of a mouthful at a times. Asset store tends to be very slow when browsing. Lack of custom shapes.

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Graphic Design, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Fantastic Program

Reviewed 2 years ago

The program is very affordable, it runs fast, and it has pretty much all the features I look for in an art program. It has added features that previous programs I worked with didn't have as well.

Pros

Clip Studio has grown over the years and has become such an amazing program. Templates for printing, for interactive digital storytelling, animation, comic page layouts, 3D assets to help with the layout of an illustration, vector layers and masking, completely customizable brushes and textures. I cannot say enough good about this program. Custom brushes and assets are drag and drop install and the program comes with a search window to find other custom assets that users have uploaded. There's a newer feature that records a time-lapse of what is being drawn. CSP allows the user to export files in a number of different extensions, including PSD. There is a cloud feature, and the ability to also use the program on mobile. (the mobile version, however, is subscription.)

Cons

One of the biggest weaknesses is the lack of ability to edit text kerning and allow for that text to follow a path, but I'm hoping this will change in future updates, which this program is always receiving. Otherwise, I really don't have much to complain about.

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Mykel M.

Animation, self-employed

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Clip Studio

Reviewed 2 years ago

My experience has been good so far. It has not crashed since I purchased it.

Pros

I like the price of this software. it is inexpensive and has so many features. Also it does not use a lot of RAM, which is really impressive

Cons

On MacOs. the canvas is separated from the too bar. Creating two windows instead of one.

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Adam K.

Animation, self-employed

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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CSP Is A Much Better Choice For Beginners In Digital Art

Reviewed 3 months ago

So far so good. I have no issues. I got used to how I work with CSP. since its so good for my artworks, I continued using it.

Pros

You can Open CSP files in Adobe Photoshop and vice versa. So that made me very happy because my Adobe Photoshop kept crashing and Clip Studio paint saved my projects. I highly recommend CSP.

Cons

When I first started, I was a bit lost on how to import new brushes or materials.

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Gabrielle A.

Arts and Crafts, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The Artist's Friend

Reviewed a year ago

Clip Studio Paint makes my artistic process so much easier. I don't have to worry about my shaky hand making my lineart look unpolished because the pen stabilization helps keep my art neat. I have been able to draw a lot and draw much more quickly thanks to the available assets so my creative workflow has improved greatly with this software.

Pros

Clip Studio Paint is an intuitive program that is easy to learn. It has an abundance of user-made assets and tools available to the artist that can be customized within the software. It works well with 3d models, has easy data import and export, and it can save as a .PSD. The pen stabilization and symmetry tools make drawing neatly for those with shaky hands a breeze. Clip Studio Paint cuts my time spent sketching and finalizing my lineart in half so I can focus on perfecting the smaller details on my drawing.

Cons

The vector drawings don't save as "true" or "editable" vectors if you need to send the vector image to someone who works with Adobe Illustrator or another similar program. It is difficult to export a vector illustration into other software because many of the editing points will disappear. It is also difficult to maintain your layers when exporting your project for use in Adobe Photoshop.

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