[6-month free trial available after subscription*]
PRO: US$4.49/month US$24.99/year (US$2.08 per month)
EX: US$8.99/month US$71.99/year (US$5.99 per month)
*Available if you choose EX when you first sign up
The top drawing app for manga & comics is available on iPad.
With more than 5,000,000 users worldwide**, CLIP STUDIO PAINT is the most popular drawing & painting app on the graphics app market***, and is the go-to drawing & painting app for world-class social networking site**** users.
With natural brush strokes that take full advantage of the Apple Pencil’s functions, boost the quality and quantity of your comics & manga
Drawing & Painting
-Various pens/brushes to comfortably draw comics & manga, illustrations and sketches
-Natural, realistic pen strokes to draw with
-Vector formats to draw comics that can be scaled without losing quality
-Fully posable [3D drawing figures] to study composition and sketching
-A vast array of rulers for accurate drawing and sketching
-Neat, smooth color filling tools for comfortable painting and drawing
-Create and store your own colors
-Versatile adjustment features to brush up your manga & comics and sketches
Manga & Comic
-Automatically create manga & comic effect lines
-Unlimited screen tones for manga & comics
-Full text balloon and handwritten text support
-Smoothly draw complicated frame borders
-All the management features you need to make manga & comics
-One-touch auto actions to optimize your manga & comic workflow
-Advanced exporting functions
-Pre-installed materials and fonts for comics
The perfect app for illustrations
-Dedicated functions for illustrations and sketches
-Draw moving illustrations
-Various brushes (pencils, watercolors, oil paint, etc.) to enjoy sketching with
-Enjoy drawing and sketching anywhere with just an app and iPad
Professional grade animation drawing functions
-Refer to a picture while drawing with the light table function
-Refer to previous images when drawing with the onion skin function
-Set the display order and speed in the timeline
-Export as a movie
-Export as an animated GIF
** Survey by CELSYS
*** BCN Award and ranking calculated by number of sales through Amazon and nationwide retailers in the graphics software category
**** Calculated by CELSYS from figures announced on pixiv (2015/12-)
[ Target devices ]
High resolution illustrations, sketches, manga & comics, etc.
-2018 Version of the iPad Pro 12.9inch or 11inch
-2017 Version of the iPad Pro 12.9inch or 10.5inch
-2015 Version of the iPad Pro 12.9inch
Standard sized illustrations, sketches, web manga & comics, etc.
-2014 or later Version of the 9.7inch size iPad or iPad Pro
-iPad Pro 9.7inch
-iPad (5th or 6th generation)
-iPad Air 2
Web illustrations, sketches etc.
-iPad running iOS 11
[ Pen supporting pen pressure ]
-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.
You subscription will automatically renew 24 hours before the subscription deadline and you will continue to be charged.
If you do not want your subscription to renew automatically, cancel the subscription at least 24 hours before the deadline.
If you do not cancel via the registration management, the subscription will be automatically renewed 24 hours before the subscription deadline and charging will continue.
Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase.
Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable.
Terms of Service
・A new Artistic effect has been added to Filter > Effects. This will give an painterly feel to a natural image, or convert it into line art.
・Adjust by speed in the Tool Properties of drawing tools has been improved. In addition to new features, you will now have the option to stabilize your lines when drawing slowly. While using this setting, lines drawn slower will have stronger stabilization applied.
・Improved quality of line tones with gradients.
・Manage works and Manage materials has been updated to restore their old settings when closing the application while the Clip Studio window is open.
・The option Search for fonts not in this list has been added to Tool Properties. You can now add fonts installed in your iPad from the system's font picker.
・The WacomStylusSDK has been updated to ver. 2.2.1.
・Multiple files can now be imported from the Story menu's Open dialog box. (EX users only)
・Page management files (.cmc files) can now be selected under Story > Import Page. A dialog box to determine the number of pages will appear when selecting multiple files. (EX users only)
・Pages can now be dragged and dropped between Page Manager windows to copy pages to other page management folders.
・Foil Layers have been added under Layer > New Layer > Clip Studio Share. Foil layers will appear as a foil-stamped effect when viewed via Clip Studio SHARE's 3D viewer feature (EX users only.)
・Fixed a bug where Clip Studio Paint's pop-up edit box closes when closing the software keyboard.
・Disabled the multitouch gesture for text editing in iPadOS 13 and later.
・Adjusted the fonts used in Clip Studio Paint's UI to compensate for the font change after iPadOS 13.
・Fixed a bug where a pop-up message confirming Bluetooth access would appear when launching the app for the first time in iPadOS 13 and later.
・Fixed a bug where the Files app fails to import Adobe Photoshop Big files (.psb files) in iPadOS 13 and later.
・Fixed a bug where the selection area for text overlap when selecting text.
・Fixed a bug where the application crashes when using the File menu's Save file from photo library feature.
・Fixed a bug where unexpected words appear when editing texts in iPadOS 13 and later.
Ratings and Reviews
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
I’ve given up on it
It’s very clear that Celsys has no interest in making Clip Studio work with the iOS file manager (the “Files” app). It doesn’t let me open from, or save directly to, iCloud Drive or any other cloud service, and I can’t even drag and drop my files in and out of the app. This is absurd and makes backing up a nightmare if I don’t want to use their cloud service, which I have no interest in doing because I like to keep all my work files in one place and I’m already paying for iCloud.
It also doesn’t want people to install custom brushes from any source other than their “assets” web site. It’s doable, but again, there’s no drag and drop functionality and I have to manually open each individual brush file and import into Clip Studio, which is a nightmare when you have a large collection of brushes.
This is just a port of the desktop app with some touch gestures thrown in. It was not really made with the iPad in mind, and it shows. So after a year of fighting with it to make it fit with my workflow, I’ve officially given up and canceled my subscription. I’m sticking with ProCreate.
This app has nearly all of the same features as the desktop version so if you’re familiar with it then you’ll know what to expect from the app in terms of features (a lot!) I haven’t had any compatibility issues with CSP files that I created in the desktop version. My suspicion is that the iPad’s limited memory will be an issue for some projects but I’ve been able to work with fairly large images (e.g. 3000x3000 px) with around 30 layers with no problems on my 3rd gen iPad Pro with 4GB of memory. The app is very responsive and stable. I haven’t had any crashes and the only feature that seems sluggish is mesh transform. To be fair, this is sluggish on the desktop version as well. I’m not a fan of the subscription model (who is?) but since I _own_ the desktop version I won’t lose access to my creations like other subscription-based software. There are a lot of old reviews that complain about lack of file management. This is no longer a problem in the latest version of the app. The app will work with the Files app via drag-and-drop to import/export all of the different file types that CSP supports.
- 466.6 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- © 2017 CELSYS,Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- EX Monthly $8.99
- EX Annual $71.99
- PRO Monthly $4.49
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.