Smartphones with Clip Studio Paint for Galaxy installed can be used in Companion mode with Clip Studio Paint on Windows or Galaxy Tab devices. Companion mode is a feature that allows you to use your smartphone as a single-handed Clip Studio Paint input device. With it, you can control Windows and Galaxy Tab devices with Clip Studio Paint installed.
Note: Only compatible with Clip Studio Paint for Galaxy on Galaxy Tab devices.
First, make sure that Clip Studio Paint is installed on both your smartphone and Windows or Galaxy Tab device.
If already installed, please make sure that the app is up to date on both devices.
Once installation is complete, connect both devices to the Internet using the same router or access point.
Please note that this feature is not compatible with Wi-Fi Direct.
Launch Clip Studio Paint on your Windows or Galaxy Tab device. Tap Connect to smartphone in the Command Bar to display a QR code.
Note: A confirmation message from your device’s OS or security software may appear the first time you use “Connect to smartphone.” Please give permission for data transmission to use this feature.
Launch Clip Studio Paint on your smartphone. Then, once the Manage works screen appears, tap “Companion mode.”
When the confirmation message appears, click “Scan QR code”. Scan the QR code displayed on your Windows or Galaxy Tab device with your smartphone camera.
Tap the "Start Companion mode" link when it appears in the camera app.
As soon as you click the link, Clip Studio Paint on your smartphone will switch to Companion mode and connect to the Clip Studio Paint app on your Windows or Galaxy Tab device.
Note: You can use Companion mode for as long as you want, even if using the free, time-limited version of Clip Studio Paint on your smartphone. However, if you switch to Companion mode while the canvas is displayed, time spent in Companion mode will count as part of your free usage time.
Using Companion mode
The Quick Access palette will appear on your smartphone when you first switch to Companion mode. It features the same functionality as the Quick Access palette on your Windows or Galaxy Tab device. Tapping each of the buttons on your smartphone will perform the action on your connected Windows or Galaxy Tab device.
For example, tapping Pencil on your smartphone’s Quick Access palette will select the Pencil tool in Clip Studio Paint on your Windows or Galaxy Tab device.
Many other Sub Tools other than the Pencil tool can also be assigned to the Quick Access palette. You can set its function buttons on your Windows or Galaxy Tab device by clicking the Companion mode Quick Access Settings. For information on how to change these settings, please refer to the following guide.
There are many other functions that can be used other than the Quick Access palette in Companion mode. Use the mode button at the bottom of the screen to switch functions.
If your smartphone is in landscape mode, the mode button will be on the left side of the screen.
1) Quick Access
You can use all the functions registered to the Quick Access palette on your Windows or Galaxy Tab device. For details, see "Using Companion mode."
2) Color Circle
You can select colors in the same way as with the Color Wheel palette. Use the slider at the bottom to adjust the opacity and brush size of the currently selected tool.
3) Gesture Pad
You can control the canvas using the same gestures as the tablet and smartphone versions of Clip Studio Paint. Single swipe to move the canvas and Two-finger tap to undo the last action. Please refer to on-screen instructions for more details.
Use the button at the bottom of the screen to switch the canvas view.
Left to right: Reset Display, 100%, Reset rotation, Fit to Navigator, Fit To Screen, Flip Horizontal, Flip Vertical
4) Sub View palette
You can import another image, select colors from it, and use it as a reference.
Below the image are icons with colors picked up from the image, which you can use to select colors.
Tap "Import" to select an image to load from your photo library to the Sub View palette.
Or, tap "Camera" to open your camera app and take a photo to import.
Images loaded to the Sub View palette cannot be loaded to the Sub View palette on your Windows or Galaxy Tab device.
To switch between images, tap "To previous image" or "To next image." To delete a saved image, tap "Clear."
Tapping "Open image on canvas" will cause Companion mode to close. You can then edit the image that is displayed in the Sub View palette on the Smartphone version of Clip Studio Paint.
You can set how Quick Access Set List is displayed and arrange the buttons all while you are using Companion mode.
Closing Companion mode
To end Companion mode, tap Close, or select any of the following: Service Menu, Manage works, Manage materials or Communication Management.
After launching Clip Studio Paint on your Windows or Galaxy Tab device, open the Clip Studio Paint app on your smartphone. Tap “Companion mode” once the Manage works screen appears. Close the canvas to bring up the Manage works screen if you see the canvas you are currently editing on your smartphone.
If you cannot connect this way, tap “Connect to smartphone” in the Command Bar on your Windows or Galaxy Tab device to generate a QR code for your smartphone to scan.
Note: You can switch to Companion mode even when you have an active canvas, however, using Companion mode in this way will be counted as part of your free usage time. We recommend that you first close your active canvas before switching to companion mode.