The iPad version of CLIP STUDIO PAINT can be used with almost all the same functions available with CLIP STUDIO PAINT EX for PC. However, there are some features and settings which are unique to tablet devices.
Here you will find an explanation of the basic usage for the iPad version and the items you would want to check when using the software for the first time.
■ For details on how to use CLIP STUDIO PAINT pens and brushes, please see “[iPad] Finding and adjusting brushes for easy drawing”.
■ For detailed information on setting up and using Clip Studio Paint functions, please refer to the Clip Studio Paint Instruction Manual.
Launch and Screen Explanation
Tap the CLIP STUDIO PAINT icon to start the software.
Pen pressure wizard
A pen pressure wizard will start when using CLIP STUDIO PAINT for the first time.
An [Adjust pen pressure] dialog box will appear, allowing you to fine-tune the pen settings.
(Select [Adjust later) to skip)
Selecting [Adjust] will prompt you to draw on the canvas and make adjustments.
Note: When using a Wacom stylus, click [When using a Wacom stylus] and follow the on-screen instructions.
After making adjustments, click [Check adjusted results].
The [Check Adjustment] dialog will appear. Draw on the canvas to check the adjusted results.
If there are no problems, click [Complete] to exit the wizard.
<Initial screen of CLIP STUDIO PAINT · Palette names etc.>
After the launch a white canvas is automatically created. The white area in the middle of the screen is, what would be considered the canvas to draw on when thinking about traditional media.
① The [Tool] Palette
With this you can choose the tools you would like to use for drawing illustrations or manga.
② The [Quick Access] Palette
When tapping this the [Quick Access] palette will be displayed. You can register frequently used tools, commands and auto actions, along with various functions in it. Registered functions can be easily executed from the [Quick Access] palette.
③ [Sub Tool] Palette
When tapping this the [Sub Tool] palette will be displayed. You can change the settings of each tool.
④ The [Tool Property] Palette
When tapping this the [Tool Property] palette will be displayed. Here you can adjust the size of the brushes currently in use.
⑤ The [Brush Size] Palette
When tapping this the [Brush Size] palette will be displayed. Here you can adjust the size of the brushes currently in use.
⑥ The [Color Wheel] Palette
When tapping this the [Color Wheel] palette will be displayed. Tap or drag within the [Color Wheel] to select a drawing color.
⑦ The [Color Set] Palette
When tapping this the [Color Set] palette will be displayed. In addition to being able to select a color from a list of standard colors, you can register and manage frequently used colors as “color sets”.
⑧ The [Color History] Palette
When tapping this the [Color History] palette will be displayed. This displays a history of used drawing colors. Tapping a color tile will select the corresponding drawing color.
⑨ The [Layer Property] Palette
When tapping this the [Layer Property] palette will be displayed. This allows you to adjust various settings for layers. You can also display and switch between tools and sub tools that can be used on the currently selected layer.
⑩ The [Layer] Palette
This palette allows you to operate the “layer” functions necessary for drawing digital illustrations and manga.
⑪ The [Material] Palette
When tapping this the [Material] palette will be displayed. This palette is used to manage various materials that can be utilized for the creation of illustrations and manga. Some materials can simply be used by dragging and dropping them on the canvas.
⑫ The [Command Bar]
Use this to quickly create new canvases and save them.