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How to Create a Comic in Clip Studio Paint

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4 Lessons (11m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. Creating Panels

    • 3. Speech Bubbles

    • 4. Conclusion

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Welcome to a brief overview on how to start a comic in clip studio paint. In this class you will learn how to make a comic page, make panel borders, and how to create speech bubbles and text.

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1. Intro: Hello and welcome to this short class on the basics of comic creation includes studio paint. In this class we will briefly talk about how to create a comic page, how to set panel borders and the width between panels, and how to make speech rebels and texts appear nicely under common. Hop along. Join me for this quick, short and sweet introduction to comic making, eclipse studio band. 2. Creating Panels: Okay, when you are first trying to make a comic page Eclipse, you obtain the person you wanna do is go to File New. And it should pull up this tab where you will select out of the four options. I'm a comic obviously. And you can hear affect and change the different width and height of the conc page, as well as choose from pre-selected sizes to bleed with the resolution that dpi. So if you want a standard comics lookup in your area or whatever industry you want to go and look up with standard sizes. This should have it here and if not, you can manually input it. This is a size I like to work at A4, and the DPI resolution is basically how big the page is going to be, how detailed you can get with it. I like the work. And the higher DPI Hugo, the more detail we can put in, the higher resolution, it will be 600 DPI is something I found work well. And now here I would choose color. The Now I'm sure other people could say that you want grayer, monochrome. Penny, what comic you want. But with color, you can do Grey or monochrome as well. He just is more options. It's less of a hassle. I found two color so that you can click OK. And then boom, they should show up as your comic page. And if you don't already know, these lines here are delineating the page border, as well as the bleed between the actual panels and the page. So the innermost rectangle is where all your panels will lie. In. The second one is where the whitespace on the pages behind it. And these aren't rules. You can make your panels outside of this, which we'll get into. But let's just start talking about how make panels. On the left. You're gonna wanna go to frame, border, create frame. So something important to know when you're trying to create a frame on a page is at the top. You're going to want to have these selected snap special ruler, I think is the one. Check all three, we say. This will allow you snap frame borders exactly to the preset sizes they have on the comic page. So you, when you go to create frame and you have this selected, you'll choose the frame that you want. You can adjust the size here, how wide the frame is, as well as the shape of the frame. If you wanted something special, I think it can be customized as well. For now we're just go something's standard. Then if you hold Shift Nesbitt to frame border, actually not only should it makes it a square, you want squares like any rectangle you want. And let go. And then there you go. The frame border of the comic. Now, something special and really helpful that the studio paint does automatically. Is it whenever you create a new panel, it puts into this folder on the right. And what this does, this folder does is that when you select a layer inside the folder and you draw into the panel, it makes it so you can't draw outside of the panel where you wouldn't want life to be. Now if you do want lines has had the panel, you could just create a regular frame, a regular layer. But if you want it to be like a comic, you just can't go outside the lines is very handy. Now, this is just the frame of the whole page. Obviously, you're gonna want to break it up into panels most of the time. For that, you're going to want to go to cut frame border. And something very useful that I've found is if you go to your preferences tab in file, you pulls up this page. And here you can set the standard for how you want it. Because if you are a layer and frame, you can choose the height and width of the separation and you'll see what these numbers mean in a second. What's actually RAM? But if you don't wanna have to manually set it every time that it here. I like 130 vertical when 95 horizontal. For this resolution and size I'm working out final works for you. That's checked. You go to Capri and border to frame border. Check it. So it's the same as the preferences, like we just said. And you just draw on the frame and it cuts it. And you can have it be any shape you want. If you hold Shift, it'll snap to 90 and 45-degree shapes or borders. And this will help you cut everything. So all these handles, since I chose divide, frame, border, they're all on the same. They're all on the same layer. These are all the things that could be what you want depending what you're going for. But most of the time, what you might want to check is divide brain folder. Now this Do it works the same way. You just divide. You divide these whoever you want them. But they're very special thing that's very helpful. Eclipse, you'll paint does when you choose divide frame folder is that now each different panel is in its own layer folder. And you can edit these what you want and it works that way. So you can go as high lines per individual ones depending on which one you select. And all these things are manually. You can edit them however you want to add as many different images and layers inside each of these folders. Besides this, it works like a normal studio paint layer folder. So there's the basics of how to create the frame borders, and clips you paint. In the next lesson, we'll talk a little bit about speech bubbles. 3. Speech Bubbles: So now that you have your basic panels laid out, now you want to start drawing a comic. So I'm not going to deny drying demonstrations. I'm just gonna draw a little guy down here. And so after you, Julia John, you're gonna want actual text, balloon, balloon, speech bubbles, right? So for that includes your paint. It's just perfect recreating these. It has all these. If you go on the left to balloon, shortcut is tea protects. You, create different balloons here. And you can affect the color of it, the brush shape. And here let me outside being black, inside being, why? Choose the different brush ices and everything. After you select it, you just draw it out however you want it. Boom, just like that. And then they want another one to, maybe he's paying a lot of words here. And actually with these, I'm going to want the brush a bit thicker, not that thick, something like that area. So he's saying all these, maybe there's even a little one over here. And to connect these, they also have these very nice in things. You go to blue tail or balloon pen, depending on what you're going for and you can just connect these automatically, separates it, make it look like how you'd want it. And obviously with using ineffective with the tail and how to bend it. And with the balloon pen. You can make your own shapes. Between these. If you want to get specific with it. The atomic, the balloons themselves. Then if you go and you actually want to write stuff, he's going to tax you select your text eyes depending what you want it to be centered frame. Obviously all this would depend on heavy comic going for. But then you can just start typing whatever you are. Hello, my name is Connor guy. And you can go to that one. Just like that. I'm here to help you make comics. And then all these are editable, doing this manually changed size, the width, the height. Download different fonts using their, their preset ones. They have lot of preset ones. These are ones I downloaded online, like the or lambda as well as just some great insights. But after that, that's just really the basics. And after this is just your creativity and imagination can take you anywhere. Gives TO paint is an amazing software for creating comics used to be called manga studio. It was made specifically for making MongoDB and Mongoose pretty similar to comics and its creation. So has all these tools available. There are so many more going up. There's 3D tools to help you pile themes in this perspective rulers. Let me know if you want more classes on those specifically. But for now, the unit conclusion. 4. Conclusion: So thank you for watching this class. I hope that was helpful. Let me know down below with it helped you. And if you have any further questions for your comic project, I want you to try to make a comic page similar to this, set out your preferences between your width for panels and make panel borders. You'll work to view and post an image down below if you want to. So thanks again, leave a review and have a great day.