Let's Make Illustrations without Drawing Skill in CSP!

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Welcome to this Tutorial! Without a drawing tablet, You can create good Illustrations with the Tools of Direct Draw.
You only need Clip Studio Paint and a bit of patience!
Let's go!

https://youtu.be/ZpMAEYZvn5Y

Direct Draw Tools

The Direct Draw Tools are essential for drawing lineart and colors
You must use the Vector Layer for the lineart.
You will be faster with just a few Keyboard Shortcuts!



Straight line

You can draw easly a simple straight line.

-Left Click of Mouse and Hold
-Choose the direction
-Release the Left Click

-Hold the Shift Key before releasing the Left Click to lock the direction (Multiples of 45°)

For join two lines perfectly use the Tool Property--->Vector Magnet

You can edit quickly the Line completed

-Hold the Ctrl Key and Left Click above the Line
-Move the Control Point
-Release the Left Click and Ctrl Key

In Tool Property---> Starting and Ending use these Settings to make a dynamic line

Curve

You can draw easly a curve and the amplitude

-Left Click of Mouse and Hold
-Choose the direction
-Release the Left Click
-Choose the amplitude
-Press the Left Click

-Hold the Shift Key before releasing the Left Click to lock the direction (Multiples of 45°)

You can edit quickly the Curve completed

-Hold the Ctrl Key and Left Click above the Curve
-Move the Control Point and the Amplitude
-Release the Left Click and Ctrl key

Like the Straight line, for join two curves perfectly use the Tool Property--->Vector Magnet

Like the Straight line, with Tool Property---> Starting and Ending , You can make a dynamic curve

Polyline

With this Tool, You can draw continuous segments

-Left Click of Mouse to Start
-Choose the direction
-Left Click to finish the first line
-Right Click of Mouse to undo the last Left Click
-Repeat as long as you want
-Double Left Click of the Mouse to stop/ -Join at the start of first line


The Polyline is useful to fill using the Raster Layer
Tool Property--->Line/Fill--->Fill

Continuous curve

This tool is, personally, the most useful for those who want to create an Illustration without drawing tablet

You can use 3 types of Curve

Spline, Quadratic Bezier, Cubic Bezier

For the Spline and Quadratic Bezier

-Left Click of Mouse to Start
-Choose the direction
-Left Click to make the first Point
-Right Click of Mouse to undo the last Left Click
-Repeat as long as you want
-Double Left Click of the Mouse to stop/ -Join at the start of curve to close

However, You can edit quickly the Curve completed

-Hold the Ctrl Key and Left Click above the Curve
-Move the Control Point and the Amplitude
-Release the Left Click and Ctrl key

For Cubic Beizer

-Left Click of Mouse to Start
-Choose the first point
-Left Click and Hold to make curve
-Release the Left Click
-Right Click of Mouse to undo the last Left Click
-Repeat as long as you want
-Double Left Click of the Mouse to stop/ -Join at the start of curve to close

The Control Point of Curve Cubic Beizer are a bit different

-Hold the Ctrl Key and Left Click above the Curve
-Move the Control Point and the Amplitude
-Release the Left Click and Ctrl key

The Curve Tools is useful to fill using the Raster Layer
Tool Property--->Line/Fill--->Fill

Lasso fill

This tool can be used only in Raster Layer
I wouldn't recommend the Lasso fill If you don't have a drawing tablet!

-Left Click and Hold
-Choose the area to fill
-Release the Left Click

Rectangle

Create a perfect rectangle with this tool

-Left Click of Mouse and Hold
-Make the rectangle
-Hold the Shift Key before releasing the Left Click to create a square
-Release the Left Click

You can edit quickly the figure

-Hold the Ctrl Key and Left Click above the rectangle
-Move the Control Point
-Release the Left Click and Ctrl key

Use the Roundness of corner to create a Rounded Rectangle

Ellipse

This tool is like the Rectangle

-Left Click of Mouse and Hold
-Make the ellipse
-Hold the Shift Key before releasing the Left Click to create a circle
-Release the Left Click

You can edit quickly the figure

-Hold the Ctrl Key and Left Click above the ellipse
-Move the Control Point
-Release the Left Click and Ctrl key

With this feature
Tool Property--->Adjust angle after fixed

After releasing the Left Click You can choose the direction of axis

Polygon

This feature helps you to create a polygon
You can also choose the sides

-Left Click of Mouse and Hold
-Make the polygon
-Hold the Shift Key before releasing the Left Click to create a polygon
-Release the Left Click

Customize Your Tools

You can customize all tools like this based on Rectangle Tools

For example, in the Sub Tool Detail---> Brush Tip You can choose the Tip Shape

Draw Your Illustration of School Girl!

Now You are ready to draw your Illustration!

-Create New File
-Drag and Drop the School Girl Model
-Edit the pose

Now let's start drawing!

-Set the School Girl Layer Opacity
-Create New Vector Layer
-Use the Direct Draw tools for create Line Art

Now draw the details of Line Art

-Use the Curve with Tool Property
Starting and Ending--->Brush Size

It's time to color!

-Create New Raster Layer
-Hide the details Level
-Choose the color and fill all parts of drawing

-Show the details Level
-Fill the details of face

Let's make Shadows

-New Raster Layer---> Blending Mode Multiply
-Use Selection Area---> Select Color Gamut for choose the area in the Colors Level
-Use Continuous Curve (Create Fill) and create a closed shape

Let's make Lights

-New Raster Layer---> Blending Mode Add Glow
-Use Selection Area---> Select Color Gamut for choose the area in the Colors Level
-Use Airbrush---> Soft for Light Effects

-New Raster Layer---> Blending Mode Add Glow
Put This Layer in the bottom

This is for special light effects of Eyes using white color

-Use Continuous Curve to make Light Effects in the hair
-Add background from Material [Color Pattern]

Congrats, you completed this Tutorial!
I hope you had fun!

Start the endless fun of creating Illustration with Clip Studio Paint!

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