10.Sound Effects Lettering



Compatible with Clip Studio Paint Ver. 1.9.14

Draw lines for sound effect lettering using tools such as the [Pen] tool.

1 Click [New Layer Folder] on the [Layer] palette to create a layer folder. Change the name of the created layer folder to "Sound effect".

Change the stacking order of the layers so that the "Sound effect" folder is immediately below the "Balloon layer" folder.


· Move any layers by dragging the grip on the right side of the layer when using the tablet or smartphone versions.

2 Once the "Sound effect" folder has been created on the [Layer] palette, click [New Raster Layer] to create a raster layer. Change the layer name of the created layer to "Whoosh".

Tidy up the [Layer] palette by clicking the [▼] marks next to the "Border" frame border folder and the "Finish" folder to close the folders.

3 Select the main color on the [Tool] palette.

Check that the main color is black. If a color other than black is selected, select black using a palette such as the [Color Set] palette.

4 Set a large brush size for the [Pen] tool and write "Whoosh" as a sound effect lettering.

5 Click [New Raster Layer] on the [Layer] palette again and change the layer name to "Bang".

6 Write "Bang" as a sound effect lettering.

After drawing the outlines of the text in black with the [Pen] tool, change the drawing color to white and fill the outlines using the [Refer only to editing layer] sub tool of the [Fill] tool.

Adding Edges to Sound Effects Lettering

Add edges around the sound effect lettering.

1 On the [Layer] palette, select the "Whoosh" layer.

2 Click [Border effect] on the [Layer Property] palette and click [Edges] in [Border effect]. Set the [Thickness of edges] to "13".

3 Tidy up the [Layer] palette by clicking the [▼] mark next to the "Sound effect" folder to close the folder.

Making Corrections

Make corrections such as adding white edges to areas where the line borders cannot be seen easily.

1 On the [Layer] palette, create a new raster layer above the "Fill 2" layer and set "White 2" as the layer name.

2 Select the sub color on the [Tool] palette.

If the sub color is not white, select white on a palette such as the [Color Set] palette.

3 Draw in white using tools such as the [Pen] tool. Draw in white around the character too.


To select the content drawn on a layer, hold down the [Ctrl] key and click the thumbnail of the layer to select the drawn area.

4 All of the frames are now complete.

Tips: About White Outlines

White outlines are used to add a white edge around items such as characters. Adding a white outline makes the character, etc. stand out so that it is easier to see.

White outlines can be added either by drawing with the [Pen] tool or by outlining a selection.

To create a white outline from a selection, create the area to be outlined in white using the [Selection] tool. Select the [Edit] menu → [Outline Selection] and then select [Draw outside] in the displayed [Outline Selection] dialog box to draw a white outline.



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