1. Basic Operation of the Smartphone Version

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Compatible with Clip Studio Paint Ver. 1.10.5


While the smartphone version (Galaxy/Android/iPhone) of Clip Studio Paint has access to almost all functions of the desktop and tablet (Galaxy/Android/Chromebook/iPad) versions, the layout and controls are different.


■ To use Clip Studio Paint for Galaxy, please install the app from the Galaxy Store.

https://apps.samsung.com/appquery/appDetail.as?appId=jp.co.celsys.clipstudiopaint.galaxystore


■ To use Clip Studio Paint for Android/Chromebook, please install the app from the Play Store.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.celsys.clipstudiopaint.googleplay


■ To use Clip Studio Paint for iPhone, please download the app from the App Store.

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/clip-studio-paint-for-iphone/id1483037022


■ Plan Options

https://ec.clip-studio.com/en-us/application/plans?


Clip Studio Paint Initial Screen

The default canvas will match the size of your device.

On the screen, there are three bars for tools and commands.


 Edit Bar


(2) Select Tool

You can select tools and sub tools for creating your works.

Tapping again on another tool allows you to change to it.

The smartphone version comes registered with 22 tools and 200 sub tools.

Types include drawing tools such as pens, brushes, and decorations, in addition to other kinds of tools such as text, rulers, frame borders, and balloons.

Start by tapping each tool to familiarize yourself with them.


(1) Tool Switch (switch to eraser): Switches between the current tool and the [Eraser] tool.

(2) Select Tool

(3) Brush size: Sets the brush size of a drawing tool.

(4) Opacity: Sets the opacity of tools that use color.

(5) Color icon: Select a main color, sub color or transparent color here. Double-tap the color icon to show the [Color settings] screen and change the color.

Double-tap the color icon to show the [Color settings] screen and change the color.

[Sub/transparent color]: This is the layered color icon on the bottom of the edit bar (bottom left corner of the screen). Tapping either one of the layered icons allows you to switch to another color or to transparent.


 Palette Bar

By default, the bar comes set with the [Quick Access], [Layer], [Layer Property], [Tool Property], [Color Wheel], [Color Set], [Color History], [Material] palettes. Tapping each button shows each palette in a pop-up menu. Tapping the same button again to closes it.


(1) [Quick Access] palette: Frequently used tools, commands, auto actions, and other functions can be assigned to the Quick Access Palette. Some frequently used functions and tools are already registered to it.


② [Layer] palette: You can create and edit layers. Blending modes, clipping, and layer masks can be set in the same way as in the Windows/mac versions of the software.


(3) [Layer Property] palette: You can apply effects such as outlines and watercolor edges to layers.

Color illustrations can be converted into screentones.


(4) [Tool Property] palette: You can adjust the settings of the selected sub tool.


(5) Color palettes: You can set drawing colors using the [Color Wheel], [Color Set], and [Color History] palettes.


(6) [Material] palette: Contains screentones, textures, and patterns for comics and illustration.


Tapping the [Material Folder] button allows you to browse folders by type.


Select a material, and tap the [Paste material on canvas] icon to paste it onto the current layer/canvas.

You can also drag & drop materials by long-pressing the bottom left grip icon next to each material and then dragging your finger over to the canvas.


Note:

For details on how to operate layers and register functions to the [Quick Access] palette, please refer to the following.

https://tips.clip-studio.com/en-us/articles/2427


 Command Bar

The Command Bar lets you edit the canvas by saving, copying, pasting, etc.


Note:

You can customize each button’s position on the bar as well as the bar’s settings.

For details on customization, please refer to the following.

https://tips.clip-studio.com/en-us/articles/2428#17236075


Switching to another work

Tapping the [Close] button will show a screen asking if you wish to save your progress before closing the file. If you select [Save], it will be saved in [Manage works] in [Clip Studio].


To open and continue drawing on a work, double-tap its thumbnail in [Manage works].

If you want to create a new file, tap [New] on the bottom left on the screen.


The screen appears, and you can then create a canvas based on your needs, such as for an illustration or a comic. See the following articles for more details.

https://tips.clip-studio.com/en-us/articles/1250
https://tips.clip-studio.com/en-us/articles/1377


Complete menu list

Tap the [Menu] button to show the Clip Studio Paint menu.

From [App Settings], you can set preferences, bar settings, and access commands from the dropdown menus of the Windows/mac versions.

Some functions can only be used from this menu: [Edit], which allows you to change the resolution and canvas size, [Story] (EX version only), which manages multiple pages, and [Filter], which allows you to apply blurs, and so on.


[Menu] > [Help] > [Instruction Manual] links to detailed explanations of functions from the Windows/mac versions. These functions are used in the same way on the iPhone version.

https://www.clip-studio.com/site/gd_en/csp/userguide/table_of_contents.htm


Tutorials / Materials / Files / Support

Various services are available in [Tutorials / Materials / Files / Support] (Clip Studio).


[Manage works] and [Manage materials] at the top of the screen show a management screen for artworks and materials stored in the app. For details, please refer to the following.

https://tips.clip-studio.com/en-us/articles/889


Tap the upper left X button to return to the Clip Studio Paint screen.


Publish your work in seconds! [Quick share]

You can share your work online effortlessly using [Quick Share].


Tap the [Quick Access] palette, and then tap [Quick Share].

You can select and directly post to any services on the list.


Note: You can also select [Menu] > [File] > [Quick Share].


Note: To share an image with a transparent background

If the [Paper] layer is hidden on the [Layer] palette, the background can be exported as transparent.


Download your favorite brush from over 50,000 materials!

You can also use materials from Clip Studio ASSETS, Celsys’ material sharing and download service, on the smartphone version.

More than 50,000 free materials are available.


(1) Tap the [Material] palette on the palette bar.

(2) Tap [Search for materials on ASSETS] to launch the browser and search for materials on Clip Studio ASSETS.


Materials downloaded from ASSETS are stored in [Material Folder] > [Download] in the [Material] palette.


See the following article detailed procedures.

https://tips.clip-studio.com/en-us/articles/1145


Share your work with other apps and devices

Once your work is completed, try saving and sharing it.


 [Galaxy/Android] Saving and opening your work

■ Saving in common formats


As the .clip format is exclusive to Clip Studio Paint, files will need to be exported as general-purpose image formats such as png, jpg, or psd. to be used with other apps and services.

Select [Menu] > [File] > [Flatten image and export to storage] to select the export destination of the images.

▲[Menu] > [File] > [Flatten image and export to storage]


Exporting multi-page works

To export works with multiple pages in the Galaxy/Android version, take the following steps.

① Select [Menu] > [File] > [Export multiple pages] > [Batch export] to export to [File operation/Share].

② If you select [Export] from the menu icon in the [File operation/Share] dialog, it will be exported to the outside of the application in a zipped format.

③ You can check the exported image file by decompressing the zip file into the device storage.



■ Share with other devices


Artwork saved in [Manage works] can be shared using the Clip Studio Paint cloud service.

Refer here for information on how to share your work using the Clip Studio Paint Cloud Service.

https://tips.clip-studio.com/en-us/articles/558



■ Share your work outside the app


In the Galaxy/Android version if you want to use an external file sharing service for file management, follow the procedure below.

① Select [Menu] > [File] > [File operation/Share].

② Select the work you want to share in the dialog box that appears to select it.

③ Select [Share] from the menu icon in the upper right of the dialog box.

④ Tap the service you want to share to share the duplicated file.

Note: Select [Export] to export the work to storage outside the app.



■ Open a work outside the app


In the Galaxy/Android version, works saved in locations other than [File operation/Share] in [Clip Studio Paint] will not be displayed in the [Manage works] screen.

To open a work outside the app, follow the steps below.

① Tap [Open] from [Manage works].


② Tap [Menu] on the upper right of the dialog box and select [Import].


(3) Select the work file you want to open saved in storage and tap [OK].

Work files duplicated from outside the application are added to [File operation/Share].


④ Select the file you want to open.


Importing and Exporting Works with Multiple pages in to and out of the app

By synchronizing with the Clip Cloud Service, you can share works with multiple pages between other devices.

See the following for more details.

https://tips.clip-studio.com/en-us/articles/558


In the Galaxy/Android version, to export a work file with multiple pages (cmc) via [Export] in the [File operation/share] dialog box, the file will be exported outside the app in a compressed zip file.

Also, when loading a work with multiple pages from an external source, you need to compress the management folder (containing the management file (cmc) and page file (clip)) into a zip file.

As with the clip file, open it by selecting the zip file from [Open] > [Load] from [Manage works] and import it into the app.


 [iPhone] Saving and opening your work

■ Saving in common formats


As the .clip format is exclusive to Clip Studio Paint, files will need to be exported as general-purpose image formats such as png, jpg, or psd. to be used with other apps and services.

▲ [Menu] > [File] > [Save as]



■ Share with other devices


Artwork saved in [Manage works] can be shared using the Clip Studio Paint cloud service.

Refer here for information on how to share your work using the Clip Studio Paint Cloud Service.

https://tips.clip-studio.com/en-us/articles/558


If you want to use an external file sharing service, you can link to a service of your choosing by specifying the save location of the work, such as iCloud or Dropbox, from [Menu] > [File] > [Save As].


Click here for instructions on how to share using Files app/iTunes.

https://tips.clip-studio.com/en-us/articles/594



■ Open a work from outside the app


Artwork stored outside of Clip Studio will not be displayed on the [Manage works] screen.

To open, tap [Open work from other location] from [Manage works] and select the file you want to open.

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