Clip Studio Paint new filters ver. 3.0

The new version of Clip Studio includes new filters that will facilitate various processes and give your drawings a better look!


Today we will use the following:

  • RetroFilm

  • ChromaticAberration

  • Noise

We'll use the following illustration:

Here we have the illustration we’ll use, we can see a band at a concert in the sky!

Retro Film

To use this effect you have to go to filter>effect>Retro Film

As you can see, we can choose between various options:

  • Preset

  • Effect

  • Intensity:

  • NoiseStrength:


As you can see, we have 3 presets to choose from if we don't want to bother moving the options manually

The default option is " none ", meaning there is no preset and we will have to move everything ourselves

The following shows the effects of each preset on the illustration

Vintage:Createsan Effect: SepiaLightleak(all) (I'llexplainthisbelow)

Modern: Creates an Effect: Light Leak (slant)

Warm:Creates an Effect: SepiaLightleak(slant)

Each preset does 3 things:

① Change Effect

② Change Intensity

③ Change the Noise Strength



① Effect

We have 5 effects to choose from:

  • Sepia

  • LightLeak(slant)

  • Lightleak(all)

  • SepiaLightleak(slant)

  • SepiaLightleak(all)

The following shows the result of each Effect in the Illustration (Intensity and Noise at 0)

② Intensity

Intensity is Retro Film's Chromatic Aberration

This characteristic is shown below at its highest level (100)

③ Noise Strength

As the name says, it increases or decreases the amount of noise in the image

this feature is shown below at its maximum level (400)

We can use a preset that moves everything automatically, or customize all these features manually to our preferences

This is the result after using Retro Film with my preferences

  • Preset:None

  • Effect:LightLeak(slant)

  • Intensity:0

  • NoiseStrength:0

(I decided not to use any chromatic aberration or noise as we will use them below).

Chromatic Aberration

To use this effect you have to go to filter>effect>Chromatic Aberration

Aquí también tenemos varias características:

  • Mode

  • Intensity

  • Angle


we have 2 modes to choose from:

  • Radial

  • Lateral

Radial (use center point)

Radial mode uses the center point to create the effect around itself, you can move it to modify the origin point of the chromatic aberration


In this mode, it is useless to move the Angle bar

Here I show this mode at maximum intensity (100)

Lateral (use Angle)

As the name indicates, the Angle bar is used for this mode (there is no point in using the center point).

Just move the bar to change the direction of the effect depending on the angle.

Here the effect is shown with the maximum intensity at an angle of -180°


We can quickly explain these features:

Intensity: The more the bar is moved high, the more chromatic aberration will be displayed

Angle (only for Lateral mode): Moving the bar will change the direction of the effect in a range of 360 degrees

Here is the result after using the effect with my preferences

  • Mode:Lateral

  • Intensity:37

  • Angle:-127

(I duplicated the layer, applied the effect, and then erased what I didn't want to be seen with chromatic aberration, I just wanted the singer to have it).


Previously we needed to use the Perlin noise feature, play with the scale and other parameters, and modify the layer blending mode to obtain a noise effect.



But now it's much easier!

By going to Filter>Effect>Noise

we will be able to access this new function that allows us to create this effect more quickly

( • ᴗ - ) ✧



We find this menu with two sections:

  • Colormode

  • Noisestrength

We can use the noise strength to get more or less amount and density of noise in the illustration, in the mode section we have 2:

  • Color

  • Monochrome

Here you can see the difference between both modes, it may seem that there is not a lot of difference, but if we get closer we can see it clearly, both are at the maximum point of noise strength (400)

It's up to you which one to use ( ° ᵕ ᵔ )

Here is the result of applying the effect with my preferences

  • Colormode:Color

  • Noisestrength:42


And that's it! we have added these effects to this illustration, giving them a more complete and cool look, I hope you have found it useful, take advantage of the effects to make your drawings look great (-ᴗ<˶)✧₊ ⊹


See you later!





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