Clip Studio Paint Pro/Ex (Manga Studio 5) Digital Art, Drawing & Painting

Brian Jackson, Author/Publisher/Educator

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98 Lessons (7h 43m)
    • 1. Course Overview of the 2019 Edition

      7:00
    • 2. Why Use Clip Studio Paint

      10:47
    • 3. Introduction to Tools

      1:47
    • 4. Computer Requirements

      2:53
    • 5. Selecting the Perfect Graphics Tablet

      13:07
    • 6. 2019 Addendum: Tablet Requirements, Selection and Installation

      5:28
    • 7. Software Selection and Installation

      7:56
    • 8. Conclusion to Tools

      1:11
    • 9. Introduction to Setup

      1:28
    • 10. Software Screen Setup

      3:23
    • 11. Manually Recreating My Screen Layout

      7:04
    • 12. Tablet Setup with Clip Studio Paint Including Buttons and Finger Gestures

      3:13
    • 13. Software Performance Tuning

      6:10
    • 14. Conclusion to Setup

      0:42
    • 15. Introduction to Clip Studio Paint Fundamentals

      1:45
    • 16. Starting Clip Studio Paint

      2:57
    • 17. Screen Layout and Configuration

      7:29
    • 18. New, Save, Open, Close, Export and Quit

      11:23
    • 19. Simply Drawing Using a Digital Pen

      8:26
    • 20. Eraser, Undo and Clear Layer

      2:52
    • 21. Zooming and Panning Your View

      3:43
    • 22. Clip Studio Paint Fundamentals Section Workshop

      5:04
    • 23. Conclusion to Clip Studio Paint Fundamentals

      1:20
    • 24. Introduction to Drawing Fundamentals

      1:24
    • 25. Drawing Lines

      8:43
    • 26. Drawing Curves

      4:31
    • 27. Drawing Circles and Ovals

      3:45
    • 28. Drawing 3D Cylinders

      1:44
    • 29. Connecting Your Basic Shapes

      2:00
    • 30. Drawing Contour Lines

      1:43
    • 31. Drawing 3D Cubes and Rectangles

      1:41
    • 32. Drawing Fundamentals Section Workshop

      7:43
    • 33. Conclusion to Drawing Fundamentals

      1:02
    • 34. Painting Techniques and Styles

      14:49
    • 35. Introduction to Sketching

      2:36
    • 36. Creating a Project, Page and Panels

      5:45
    • 37. Creating and Organizing Layers

      8:27
    • 38. Pencils, Pens and Paint Brushes

      3:23
    • 39. Erasing

      1:29
    • 40. Lasso Selection, Moving, Rotating and Deleting

      3:47
    • 41. Deemphasizing the Sketch Layer

      1:16
    • 42. Sketching Section Workshop

      5:31
    • 43. Conclusion to Sketching Fundamentals

      0:58
    • 44. Using 3D Reference Models

      14:44
    • 45. Introduction to Inking

      2:13
    • 46. Raster vs Vector Inking Layers

      7:11
    • 47. Direct Draw Tools

      7:35
    • 48. Simplifying and Smoothing Vector Lines

      2:24
    • 49. Modifying Vector Lines

      2:15
    • 50. Varying Line Thickness

      2:05
    • 51. Erasing Vector Layer Draw Throughs

      2:15
    • 52. Inking Section Workshop

      13:01
    • 53. Conclusion to Inking

      0:50
    • 54. Introduction to Color Flatting

      1:21
    • 55. Creating Color Layers

      1:44
    • 56. Autoselecting Regions

      10:41
    • 57. Using the Bucket Fill Tool

      7:20
    • 58. Color Flatting Section Workshop

      1:53
    • 59. Conclusion to Color Flatting

      0:52
    • 60. Introduction to Painting, Shading and Highlighting

      1:08
    • 61. Reference Layers

      3:33
    • 62. Spraying On Shading, Highlighting and Shadows

      5:28
    • 63. Addendum: One More Try

      7:25
    • 64. Painting, Shading and Highlighting Section Workshop

      15:19
    • 65. New Clip Studio Paint 1.6.4 Auto-coloring Option

      3:50
    • 66. Introduction to Backgrounds

      0:55
    • 67. Options for Creating Backgrounds

      2:26
    • 68. Flash, Decoration and Saturation Tools

      3:01
    • 69. Gradients

      6:41
    • 70. Backgrounds Section Workshop

      4:35
    • 71. Conclusion to Backgrounds

      0:31
    • 72. Introduction to Perspective Rulers

      0:44
    • 73. Perspective Ruler Workshop

      5:29
    • 74. Drawing with Perspective

      4:38
    • 75. Drawing with 1 Point Perspective

      13:52
    • 76. Drawing with 2 Point Perspective

      9:57
    • 77. Conclusion to Perspective Rulers

      0:36
    • 78. Introduction to Lettering

      1:15
    • 79. Adding and Manipulating Text

      3:41
    • 80. Adding Fonts From the Internet

      3:42
    • 81. Ballons

      3:25
    • 82. Tails

      2:37
    • 83. Lettering Section Workshop

      3:09
    • 84. Conclusion to Lettering

      0:33
    • 85. Saving and Exporting

      3:52
    • 86. Introduction to Comics

      2:37
    • 87. Creating a Comic Page with Panels

      11:13
    • 88. Working with Multiple Pages in Clip Studio Paint Ex

      5:31
    • 89. Comic Production and Distribution

      7:24
    • 90. Comics Section Workshop

      6:17
    • 91. Conclusion to Comics

      0:42
    • 92. Symmetry and Special Rulers

      6:27
    • 93. Layer Lock Transparent Pixels

      3:20
    • 94. Body Proportions (Part 1)

      14:36
    • 95. Body Proportions (Part 2)

      9:25
    • 96. Melanie Jackson's First Tablet Drawing Experience (sketch only)

      2:41
    • 97. Course in Review

      1:24
    • 98. What's Next

      1:21

About This Class

In this course you will learn to draw and paint using Clip Studio Paint Pro or Ex (formerly Manga Studio 5), the most powerful illustration, manga and comic book software available today.  Using my simplified techniques, you will begin to draw and paint like you never thought possible.  All the way from sketching a basic concept through production and distribution of your finished work, this course will teach you everything you need to know to realize your full artistic potential.

Master Clip Studio Paint, drawing and painting techniques and the digital illustration workflow simply and easily and all in a single course:

o Learn to draw quick and sloppy sketches using a tablet and stylus
o Use 3D pose-able reference models to draw scenes containing human figures
o Ink your drawing flawlessly using modifiable direct draw vector lines
o Color flat your illustration with the simple click of a mouse
o Add color to increase the realism of your illustration
o Shade and Highlight your artwork to add form and dimension while staying with the lines
o Create simple gradient backgrounds
o Draw complex 3D architecture using perspective rulers
o Letter, bubble and tail your work with ease
o Produce and distribute your work for free or for sale on Amazon
o Learn how to format and publish comic books

Gain experience with Clip Studio Paint's most useful features while learning the fundamental drawing and painting techniques most critical for beginner success.

This course manages to remain all inclusive while focusing on the software features and drawing techniques you need to know to become a superior digital artist.  It is intended to teach those new to digital art everything they need to know to produce stunning results within hours.

At the same time, this course is easy to digest and provides a structured learning experience to insure speedy results.  Section workshops and projects are provided to demonstrate each technique taught and offer you an opportunity to perform each technique yourself to demonstrate your proficiency with the subject.

I designed this digital art course to be easily understood by absolute beginners.  That said, after completing the course you will be fully proficient with Clip Studio Paint and digital art and fully conversant in digital art tools and techniques.

All this sounds expensive, doesn't it?  But it's not.  Clip Studio Paint can be had for a free 30-day trial ($29 on sale) and an inexpensive drawing tablet is optional.  This course supplies the knowledge at a reasonable price.

In this course students will learn the fundamentals of digital art using Clip Studio Paint.  Short cuts and simplified techniques are used to streamline the illustration workflow while retaining the quality of your work.

After taking this course you will be a better artist.

So, enroll now to get started.

I hope to see you in the classroom soon,

---Brian