Clip Studio Paint 4+

Best for Drawing & Painting


    • 3.3 • 2.2K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Get up to 3 months free!¹
Used by over 15 million artists worldwide². The illustration, manga, and animation app loved by professionals, Clip Studio Paint.
Use it whenever you want, on whatever device you own (iPad, iPhone, macOS and other major platforms).

● Create uniquely natural-feeling, expressive brush strokes with support for Apple Pencil
● Over 40,000 free and premium brushes made by creators worldwide available through the official material store and an active community to help guide your art.
● Draw, animate, add sound, create comics, and more! Explore a world of creativity and enjoy sharing your artwork with friends and family.
¹With your first plan ²Research: Celsys

● Draw more than ever before with Clip Studio Paint
・Create lines like a pro with Line Stabilization, even if you're new to digital art
・Use your fingers to adjust the thickness and shape of drawn lines afterward
・Place and pose 3D models on your canvas to help you draw people, animals, and objects at tricky angles
・Take out the work of laying down flats with the smart fill tool
・Get coloring inspiration with an automatic AI colorizer
・Import 3D data to create backgrounds quickly

● Further yourself with Clip Studio Paint
・Spur yourself and the community on with free courses on the official Clip Studio Paint website and Youtube channel - new tutorials are posted weekly
・Download over 100,000 materials by community members for free from the official material sharing service to bring your creations to life
・Share your work easily on social media - upload a timelapse of your creative process, animate your drawings or try your hand at comics for even greater social media notoriety!
・Thinking of pursuing an artistic career? Why not choose an app that is truly cross-platform? No matter your device, Clip Studio Paint has all the same features, so you can learn the ropes on mobile and continue on your computer.

● Used by professionals
・High functionality to meet the stringent demands of creative professionals
・Customize the expressiveness of your brushes and pens to your heart’s content
・Import and export PSD and vector files to easily work between other desktop apps
・Work on files with up to 10,000 layers, 100x that of similar apps

● What professionals say
""Clip Studio Paint is a wonderfully robust program that I personally love for its textured painting brushes."" - Elentori
""Clip Studio is by far my favorite software. It was a breeze to use from the very first moment I tried it. The strokes are much more pleasant and the commands are tremendously intuitive.
"" - Miki Montllo

● The ultimate app for creating comics, manga, and webtoons
・Packed with features and materials, bring your comic to life with nothing but Clip Studio Paint
・Create speech bubbles, frames, and action lines with a single tap
・Use as many screentones as you like
・Explore a range of comic fonts
・Manage multiple pages all in one app and work on projects with your team
・Choose from multiple webtoon templates and preview your project before you publish

● Used by professional freehand 2D animators
・Animate with Clip Studio's fully featured animation suite
・Take your first steps by adding movement to your drawings
・Then, add sound, camera movements, and more!
・Create short clips for social media or even full-length TV-quality animations!

[ Target devices ]
Requires 2GB of free space. 4GB recommended.
10.5” display or larger recommended

Please see the following for supported devices.

[ Pen supporting pen pressure ]
-Apple Pencil
-Wacom Bamboo Sketch (for iPad)
-Wacom Bamboo Fineline 3 (for iPad)

[ About in-app purchases]
In-app billing is required to save a canvas and export a file to various formats.
You will be charged to the Apple ID used for subscription.

Clip Studio Paint End User License Agreement

What’s New

Version 1.12.3

・"Threshold for semi-transparency" has been added to Preferences > 3D. You can set the threshold value for the opacity of semi-transparent textures.
・When using Webtoon preview in Companion Mode, if "View" is set to "Webtoon", the page spread will be split into separate pages and displayed vertically.
・Fixed a problem in which shadows were not rendered correctly on certain 3D materials when a 3D layer is selected and "Shadows follow light source" is turned on in the Sub Tool Detail palette > Rendering settings dialog.
・Other issues have also been fixed.

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
2.2K Ratings

2.2K Ratings

Sennel ,

Love this!! But one major thing

Edit2: oct 15,2018 - I have csp ex on my Mac and had some animations I wanted to carry over to work on the iPad. The iPad version cannot handle all the features that the desktop has? So I couldn’t touch my file on the iPad... what a downer.. 3/5

Edit: so I found how to do it! Lol, wow, so I’ll share it in case you’re like me. You can go to file>import>from photo library. For some reason I overlooked that. So I changed my rating to 5/5

I use this program on my Mac as well, so I’m used to it. This is my main program to animate (I’m an animation student) so I’m so happy that I could animate just as well as on the desktop version!! There’s one major downfall to this and it is that I cannot open any files from the iPad’s “photos”! I want to be able to open up psd files that wasn’t initially created in csp. I’ve been playing around with it for awhile but I can’t seem to find a way to do that (if there is a way). I tried importing too but no luck. This is super important to me and if this feature were there, I would give this a 6 star if I could (so a 5 would suffice). I just love this so much! I don’t think $9 a month is unreasonable, but I also wish there was a year subscription like how some apps have! Thanks csp! I really hope this will be a feature in the near near future!! 4/5

palitos15 ,

Clip studio is great, BUuuut there's one problem thats stopping this to be a 5 star review

I've been a clip studio user for about 6 months now and I really like it a lot, I have created so much artworks in the span of those months and I use it a lot when my iPad storage is nearly full because it takes the iCloud storage instead which is really handy. Overtime I have encountered a few problems here and there but they were never really big for me to say screw clip studio, u n t i l t h i s o n e. Everytime when I draw something that I really like it doesn't freakin save. I know it's on me because I forget to save the file sometimes but autosave is a thing and it's not working. I had so many layers worth of work that I really liked and a I thought that clip studio saved it automatically so I went to bed, and when I woke up this morning I found out that it did not save 7 layers worth of stuff. SEVEN!!! That took me like at least two hours so how come it didn't save automatically??? This is like the 10th time and I thought that the bug was fixed. B uT, other than that, it's a pretty decent program and I do recommend it if you can afford it, just please everyone, remember to save Everytime you exit the app or you'll end up grieving over something stupid like i just did.
Thank you and goodnight ✌️

Shimejiis ,

Long time CSP fan here

I don't mind the subscription based service considering all the free options there are for brushes etc.. HOWEVER I will gladly pay full price for it on iPad since I already have the Desktop version. I got the iPad one because I can't afford to replace my tablet pen and the convenience of drawing anywhere I want. Now onto my REAL problem with this. Why can't we import and export directly to and from the camera roll? It's extremely frustrating having to keep my phone out for references when I know on the PC version I can put them directly into Sub View. Why does the iPad version only work from iCloud folders??? It doesn't make any sense??? I just want to import to Sub View from my camera roll? And why can't I export to camera roll with different file types? Only PNG with quick share?? It's so silly? Twitter compresses PNGs and now my art is getting crunched on there. It's frustrating and disappointing. I've been using CSP since 2017 and procreate is difficult for me to understand (and does not offer the same brushes I need). All I'm asking is for the camera roll feature to be added! Then it'll be a perfect 5* app for me! Please!

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