3. How to operate palettes



Palettes can be opened on command once they are registered to the palette bar.

Note: To customize palettes registered to the palette bar, check the following.


Using palettes

Tap a palette button to open it.

Changing palette size

Depending on device orientation, the height or width of a palette can be changed by swiping the bar displayed at either the top or side of the palette.

Once changed, the palette will stay at the last set height (width).


Palettes can be kept open while drawing on the canvas by tapping the [Pin palette] icon at the top right of the palette.

Even if another palette is opened, the pinned palette stays fixed and displays in the same position.

Adjusting and operating the [Layer] palette

Moving layers

To move layers, drag & drop the three horizontal lines displayed on the right side of each layer.

Rulers and Layer masks on a layer can be moved by selecting the ruler or layer mask, dragging it horizontally, and moving it to a different layer.

Long pressing the layer name will show the commands available for that layer.

You can also access the commands from the [Show menu] icon (three horizontal lines) at the top left of the layer palette.

Customizing tool settings

A selected tool’s settings can be adjusted with the tool property palette in the palette bar.

In the [Tool Property] palette, tapping the wrench icon in the bottom right will show the sub tool details.

The sub tool details palette contains all of the settings of the current tool. For full customization, look into the settings here.

(1) Tap the pull-down menu and select a category name. The sliders and checkboxes in the palette will change according to the category.

(2) Change the sub tool settings in each category to adjust the sub tool’s settings.

(3) Tap [X] to close the [Sub Tool Detail]. The [Tool Property] palette will close as well.

Setting up the [Quick Access] palette

Frequently used tools, commands, auto actions, and other functions can be assigned to the quick access palette. Some options are already registered by default, such as [Flip horizontal] and [Reset display], but the palette sets can be customized.

(1) Tap the quick access palette icon to show the palette.

(2) Select [Quick Access Settings] at the bottom of the palette to open the [Quick Access Setting] screen.

(3) One the [Quick Access Settings] screen, tap [Main Menu] in the middle of the screen to open the category drop-down menu.

(4) The list under the drop-down menu will change according to the selected category.

From the list, select an option you would like to register and tap the add button located on top of the drop-down menu.

Note: Quick access palette tips

The edit bar can only show the sub tool selected.

By registering sub tools you frequently use in the quick access palette, you can switch between specific tools without needing to search for them each time you need them.

You can also change the [Display Method] from [List] to [Tile], to make the buttons easier to press.

Using the edge keyboard

Tap the half-circle button at the edge of the display to show the edge keyboard. Tap the same button again to hide it.

Using the edge keyboard, you can use modifier keys such as command, space, and shift.

In addition, shortcuts can be assigned to the custom keys starting from T1.

The number of keys displayed will change depending on the iPhone display orientation and resolution.

Note: Shortcuts can be edited from [Menu] > [App Settings] > [Shortcut Settings].

Note: For detailed information on Clip Studio Paint’s settings and functions, please refer to the Clip Studio Paint Instruction Manual.



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