4. Interface customization




Compatible with Clip Studio Paint Ver. 2.0.5


The user interface of Clip Studio Paint, including the button positions and the contents of each bar, can be customized.


Layout Settings

The arrangement of bars and buttons can be set from the [Interface layout settings] screen.


(1) Tap the menu (three horizontal lines) and select [App settings] > [layout settings].


The [layout settings] dialog box will show a preview of the customized Clip Studio Paint interface.


Frames are displayed on the top, bottom, left, and right of the preview. Individual bars can be assigned to each frame.

Buttons can be assigned to the square frames at the four corners.


(2) Tap a frame, and select the bar from the menu you want to display at the tapped position.



Different layout settings can be set for vertical and horizontal modes.

To change a layout setting, rotate the device vertically or horizontally and edit.


Edit bar settings

The current tool and its settings can be changed in the edit bar.

You can customize the edit bar with the following steps.


Tap [Menu] > [App Settings] > [Edit Bar] to show the [Edit Bar Settings] screen.


The following items can be customized:


  • Number of sub tools: Up to 10 sub tools can be displayed at once (3 are displayed by default).
  • Show tool switch button
  • Show sliders
  • Color Icon Display Method: Sets the display method of main/sub/transparent colors.

Tap [Pop-up Button] for a pop-up that allows you to select transparent or the current main/sub color.


  • Reverse the order of the icons on the edit bar


Tap [OK] to finish customizing the edit bar.


Palette Bar Settings

Palettes can be registered to the palette bar for easy access.

You can customize the palette bar with the following steps.


Tap [Menu] > [App Settings] > [Palette Bar] to show the [Palette Bar Settings] screen.


Select or remove the checkbox to the left of each item on the list to add it to or remove it from the palette bar.


  • Pair tools: Tap [Pair tools] to the right of each item to set a palette that will open along with the selected palette.

Pair tools open both the tool property palette and the sub tool palette that it’s paired with.


  • Restore default layout: Resets the palette bar settings.


Tap [OK] to finish customizing the edit bar.



Depending on your screen size, icons on the bar may be hidden. You can show them by swiping the bar.


Command Bar Settings

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

Add and delete commands or change their positions with the following steps.


Tap [Menu] > [App Settings] > [Command Bar] to display the [Command Bar Settings] screen.


(1) Add: Select the command you want to add to the command bar and tap [Add].

(2) Icon setting: You can set the icon of a registered command. Tap and select a command from the preview, then tap [Icon Settings].

(3) Delete: Removes a registered command. Tap a command from the preview to select it, and then tap [Delete].

(4) Restore default layout: Resets the command bar settings.


Tap [OK] to finish customizing the command bar.




Note: Command bar preview

You can tap the icons in the command bar preview at the top of the setting dialog box to check the name of the registered command.

If you add a new item after selecting a command in the preview, it will be added to the right of the selected command.

The order of registered commands can be changed via drag and drop.



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