September, 2021

Tips of the Month

Thank you for your posts!

Out of the Tips posted between Sept 1–30, 2020, the writers of the following will be rewarded a cash prize or GOLD!

The themes this time were "WIP: Share your creative process!," "Using file objects like a pro!," and "Techniques involving photos." WIP tutorials showed how to create an artwork, make it into a tutorial, and then share it to social media. For file objects, artists showed how to use this feature in games, animations, and other projects that combine complex elements. For techniques involving photos, we saw photo editing, ways to match a photo to the mood of the illustration, photobashing, and many other techniques. We're still accepting submissions for our new themes and look forward to your participation!

Video Award

  1. If you're looking to try your hand at using File Objects, I definitely recommend you take a look at this video tutorial. The video explains clearly what File Objects do, and how handy they are to use. You'll be able to see how to use them as a versatile aid when creating a variety of things from backgrounds to animations.
  2. This tutorial provides detailed instructions on how to create video tutorials that effectively share your creative process and techniques. Not only does it cover every step of the process, from video composition to shooting and editing, but it's also artist-friendly! Try making some videos with these tips and get some more fans!

Gold Award

  1. This video tutorial shows how to use File Objects to create kaleidoscopic animations. It's amazing to see how a simple animation can become more and more complex by using file object layers in a nested structure. We were also impressed by the use of Perlin noise.
  2. This tutorial introduces techniques for making timelapse videos more engaging. It introduces how to add movement and sound to a timelapse, all without the need of having to leave Clip Studio Paint!

Silver Award

  1. Adjusting the color of the photo and adding a few touches is great, but turning the processed photo into a snow globe makes this Tip particularly interesting. The work process is explained in detail, including the layer structure and the filters and blending modes used, making this an easy-to-reference tutorial.
  2. This tutorial shows the process of creating a light novel game, from creating a standing image of a character with animation effects to loading and editing the character as a File Object on a background created from a photo. We recommend both the video and text as they are easy to understand.
  3. Are you looking to create beautiful backgrounds for a webcomic in a fraction of the time? Then check out this Tip! It presents three different ways to create color backgrounds from photos by making efficient use of features such as gradient maps, perspective rulers, and textures.
  4. Here is a tutorial showing how to process a photo into an anime background using the smartphone version of Clip Studio Paint. Only a handful of steps are required to process the background, so you can do it anytime and anywhere for later use.
  5. This Tip shows how to create backgrounds for black and white comic books from multiple photos. It shows how to match the varying eye levels of the photos into a cohesive image, all the color correction steps needed to extract line art, and extra techniques that turn realistic photos into manga-like illustrations.

Bronze Award

3,000 GOLD

Giving away US$10,000 every month!
Submit your "TIPS of the Month" and earn a reward!

Post your tutorial on our theme of the month and share your art knowledge with Clip Studio Paint users all over the world! Each month, we’ll select the best tutorials our users have to offer, giving away up to US$10,000 in prizes! Winning entries will be selected from tutorials covering the chosen themes on Clip Studio Tips, based on various factors such as novelty, range of use, usefulness, and views.