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The artist's tool for drawing, painting, comics, and animation, loved by professionals. Take advantage of flexible plans for iPad, macOS, and Windows to draw as and when you need.
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The top drawing app for manga & comics is available on iPad.
With more than 7 million 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 brushstrokes 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 12
[ 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.
Taxes and additional charges vary depending on your country of residence.
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.
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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
Fixed the problem preventing materials from being downloaded from Clip Studio Assets.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
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.
Might be better than procreate
My main point I want to make is that clip studio does not get enough love and that people are missing a lot of what makes it great. I think the low ratings are in part because other apps such as procreate are so popular and super affordable, and for serious and novice artists they’re great, however more suited for casual illustration and concept art. I find that with clip studio I don’t have much need for my desktop these days and could see that happening more as the Apple Pencil becomes more advanced. Clip studio is so fast and powerful, not to mention way more diverse than other apps. You get 3D functionality, vectors along side natural paint brushes, more complex layer operations, access to community brushes and presets and more features that are akin to photoshop that are sorely missed in every other app. They even have a navigator window! If you want to make cute doodles, then no, don’t get this app for $10 a month. But for someone who spends 70 hours or more a month drawing and makes money off of illustrating then its a drop in the bucket.
However, I’d have to agree that they need to fix cloud saves, exporting images and files integration.
- 440.5 MB
Requires iOS 12.0 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
- PRO Monthly $4.49
- PRO Annual $24.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.