Clip Studio Paint 4+

Draw as you like, how you like


    • 4.7 • 4.3K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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・Make an account to use all features for 30 days*
・Up to 3 months free with your first plan
・Subscribe for the time you want to use it. Get all the latest features, materials, and cloud storage (10 GB)!
*Please note that after your trial, you will need to make an in-app payment to save and export.

Clip Studio Paint makes drawing a piece of cake, in any style!
Whether you are a beginner or a pro, Clip Studio Paint will improve every aspect of your art experience, while helping you grow as an artist.

Unlimited amount of brushes at your fingertips to recreate any style
- Use brushes with the same textures as real art materials
- Adjust details such as brush shape and paper quality to your liking
- Make unique colors with realistic color mixing, like traditional paints
- Draw with transparency to erase, so no need to switch brushes

Tens of thousands of artist-made materials
- Level up your drawings with free materials, great for easy backgrounds
- Expand your brush collection with community-made brushes from creators all over the world
- Add details to your piece quickly with materials like frills and more

Coloring made easy
- Fill in artwork even with line gaps and quickly fill with the selection tool
- Lock transparency to paint over layers
- Set light source and shadow position with Shading Assist
- Change colors in an instant with Color Match, which references colors from an image
- Use filters like Chromatic Aberration, Retro FIlm, Pencil, and more

Learn alongside other creators
- Loads of official tutorials and creator tips available
- Watch tutorials on the Clip Studio Paint YouTube channel, for step-by-step advice
- Ask the community for tips in the Clip Studio Ask

Create the perfect reference with 3D models
- Use 3D drawing figures to help out your anatomy
- Customize character face and body models with beginner-friendly tools
- Attach 3D objects like hats and shoes to characters for more specific references
- Use 3D shapes to draw perspective and backgrounds

Adjust after you draw
- Liquify to make adjustments to the balance of your illustrations
- Mesh Transformation allows you to transform to different shapes
- Non-destructive color adjustment layers to get your art just right
- Gradient maps give color to your grayscale illustrations

Stress-free layer features
- Assign colors and make multiple columns of layers to browse them at a glance
- Enjoy the freedom of masking and clipping on multiple layers to edit and move your work
- Add various effects to apply to the layer in a non-destructive way

The ultimate comic creation app
- All the tools you need for comic creation, from storyboard to finishing touches
- Panel frames, speech balloons, text, effect lines, and screen tones in an instant
- Make data for prints, web comics, manga, or webtoons (We recommend having over 6 GB of memory)
- Manage multi-page projects

Professional animation, on any device
- Use all the same tools as animation studios
- Unique features allow you to draw your frames as you like
- Enjoy a pencil and paper look and feel, but digitally
- Expand your drawings to 4K resolution without losing quality by saving it as vector data

●Grade features
・PRO: All the tools you need to create stunning illustrations & short animations
・EX: All the above + multi-page functionality for comic/manga artists and unlimited animation frames

*Clip Studio account needed to buy a plan.

● Target Devices and Specifications
・Minimum free storage space: 3GB, 4GB recommended
・Recommended display size: 10.5"+

Please see the following for supported devices.

Supported pressure-sensitive pens
・Apple Pencil
・Wacom Bamboo Sketch (for iPad)
・Wacom Bamboo Fineline 3 (for iPad)

● In-app purchases
・Required to save the canvas and export it to various file formats on iPad.

You will be charged to the Apple ID used for subscription.

Terms of Service

What’s New

Version 3.0.2

・The design of the screen that appears when you tap on Clip Studio **Account** has been updated.
・Dark mode has been added in the Settings for Clip Studio, giving an option to switch between light and dark. Additionally, the Clip Studio Paint color setting you have selected will be automatically reflected in Clip Studio.
・The screen after starting up Clip Studio now displays properly on some environments.
・The top bar of Clip Studio will now display your cloud storage capacity.
・Some shortcut keys have been changed in Simple Mode.
・When multiple layer comps are selected in the Layer Comps palette, tapping on a layer comp now selects only the layer comp you picked and deselects the other layer comps.
・When using the Layer Comps palette to change the layer display, you can now overwrite settings after editing it. The Layer Comps setting of a file object layer is now also saved when overwriting and saving.
・Convert layer to lines and tones command is now more stable.
・In the New dialog, you now cannot register a preset with the same name as a preset registered under a different project category.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
4.3K Ratings

4.3K Ratings

ffgffdssdg ,

Professional Artist Review: Life Changing / 5 Stars


DETAILS: I am a professional illustrator, storyboard artist, animator and recently a tattoo artist also. I always used Photoshop with Wacom tablets or a Cintiq, but when M1 iPad Pro came out I finally had hope I could stop dealing with Wacom and desktop computer and only use the ipad. This product: Clip Studio paint, has allowed me to totally work on iPad, for ANY kind of illustration work (it also is great for animation). This software, on ipad, is so good it literally hanged me life. This is a fully functional desktop style software, but the coolest thing besides the huge amount of features and seamless workflow, is the CUSTOMIZABILITY of the interface - it’s insane: you can completely design the layout to easily include the tools you use, and hide everything else. AND it has excellent HOTKEY support: you can choose all your own hot keys, and save separate workspaces (I have a ‘comic’ workspace, a ‘storyboard’ workspace etc.). You can go ever deeper with the customization and design how the pop up windows work - like if you use the selection tool to grab a piece of an image, you can choose which options pop up beneath the selection (free transform, warp, etc). This is the best software ever created, 100% could not recommend any higher, maximum gratitude to this company.

Winbyy ,

Best Comic making app on the market.

Clip Studio is the definitive comic creation software for anyone interested in making high quality comics. I say this as someone who used photoshop for over a decade. I’m using the iPad Pro 12.9 3rd gen, so I have to subscribe to the $99 annual plan, but I also had a windows license. The interface can be a little daunting for the first time, especially on the iPad where most drawing apps go for a simpler interface, but if you have a bluetooth keyboard or want to use your phone, you can set up hotkeys for just about anything. Clip Studio does have a simple UI mode, but unfortunately I have to reimport my custom brushes and some of the layer effects aren’t available. What makes this app worth the subscription is the ability to create, preview, and export virtually any form of comic or illustration in a straightforward manner. Making a vertical webcomic? Clip Studio makes all of the slices for your comic and has a phone size overlay so you can see how much of your page will be seen by mobile viewers. My biggest complaint is when I’m without internet connection and I launch the app only for it to take 20-30 seconds trying to connect to the server. You can still use it offline, but clip studio will want you to connect at some point which is a tad weird.

LeiHatesSkyNow ,

The Best

I’ve struggled a lot with finding a program that would be comfortable for me to transition from pc to IPad. However, CSP really saved me from a lot of troublesome and lackluster apps available in the AppStore. The program is amazing and really similar to the pc version, and although I never used the pc version and was mostly a Paint Tool Sai user, Clip Studio cemented itself as my favorite art program for its many invaluable features that I can’t find anywhere else. I’ve fallen in love with the plethora of brushes, the assets library, and the overall UI that is easily adjustable. For a mobile app, it’s amazing and runs so smoothly, and I can stay on my IPad for hours on end just drawing. It’s become an important part of my workflow now and I look forward to future updates on the app. With much love, keep up the great work 👍

App Privacy

The developer, CELSYS,Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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