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Introduction to Clip Studio Paint: Absolute Basics for Absolute Beginners

Asia Noble, Pro Doodler

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6 Lessons (56m)
    • 1. Intro to the VERY Basics of CSP!

      2:42
    • 2. Setting Up Your Canvas

      8:31
    • 3. Layers: Vector vs Raster

      6:47
    • 4. Choosing Your Tools

      15:32
    • 5. Saving Your Workspace

      13:44
    • 6. Final Project

      8:33
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About This Class

*2020 January Update*

I will be updating this course  in stages to correspond with the updates to the Software (winter update) ! If you have the older versions, this is still applicable. The updates from the software changed the icons and design, but the functionality mostly remains the same.

*ORIGINAL POST BELOW*


This class is a brief introduction to the illustration program Clip Studio Paint (CSP). This class will deconstruct the user interface of CSP to focus on the essential tools needed to start drawing.

This class is aimed at beginners new to Clip Studio Paint, curious artists that want to make the move from PS to CSP, or whoever wants to explore a new program in a quick and easy way.

If you want to make manga, comics, doodles, lineart, paintings, this class will teach you how to set up your canvas and show you the essential parts of the program that will help you get to the hardest part of drawing: making that first brushstroke!

This is not a drawing class, but there will be a class created for that soon. You must have CSP installed. A free trial version is available on their website.

I will be making comparisons between PS and CSP, so if you have any questions, please ask them in the spaces below.

CSP is a cheaper alternative to Photoshop and Illustrator that often goes overlooked, yet it is just as powerful with a little bit of elbow grease!

Transcripts

1. Intro to the VERY Basics of CSP!: welcome to this class. My name is Asia, Um, one of the main challenges many artists faces getting over their fear of drawing programs intimidating and complex user interface. I'm here to help you overcome that by showing you that clip studio paint, or CSP is not as complicated to learn as it first might look and that by customizing your workspace, you can create a workflow that lets you focus more on drawing and less on figuring out what all these random buttons do. Throughout this quick essentials class, you will learn a navigate CS bees, tools and functions on your own. So I'm Asia. I'm a published comic book artist and illustrator. I also do portrait. It's I do this all along. Tips to do Paint and sketchbook. I've been a freelance artist since 2014 and I've been using clips studio pain for almost a long as I've been freelancing. This class is aimed at students with little to no knowledge of clips, studio pain, um, but basic knowledge of similar drawing programs is nice, but yeah, again, it's not required. This class is great for artists. Just explain digital art as well as those looking for an alternative to the bigger subscription based programs out there. Once you learn the essentials, it will be easier for you to navigate the program on your own and customize its workspace, your own personal tastes. So the main benefit of taking this class is you'll have me to deconstruct the interface of clips studio paint for you and show you what's important to learn right now and what can be learned later on. When you're more comfortable with basic features of the program, another take away from this classes, I'll be showing you which digital tools to use that can either compliment or replace your basic illustration, pencil case and sketchbook or canvas. You learn to use the digital equivalent of the most basic traditional tools, like pens, markers, rulers and brushes. You'll also learn how to do the digital equivalent of preparing a canvas or paper template . So it's like you have your own little sketchbook ready for you every time you get on your laptop. By the end of this class, you'll be able to speed up your workflow or even just create your own workload with the use of templates, shortcuts and custom tools that fit your style. 2. Setting Up Your Canvas: I would like to open a clip studio again and show you how to set up your canvas. This is pretty much like picking up your favorite notebook prime in your canvas for painting or even just like choosing the type of paper you want a drawn. So let's open a clip. Studio paint again. Since I already loaded it all this good, I'm just gonna open it from here. Then I'm going to click. If you remember, just quick pain. And it should prompt you to start a new document. So you're gonna get this. I still kept it at the default workspace for you. What you're gonna do is you could file. Then you click new. So again, if you're here and you don't know how to start a new document, click file and then click new. Once you're here, you have a my re out of choices. You have the use of work here, which is, if you hover over them illustration, comics, comic settings and animation. You can even choose to quick little drop down arrow. I'll show you all of this. Um, we can start with an illustration and then you can type in your file name. Let's say my skill share goodle right. And you have the option of saving this as a preset or loading a certain preset. So normally, if I'm not trying to print it and I'm just uploading it, I keep my files to 72 BP, I For those of you that have, um, laptops that do not have higher processors or powerful processors, I would suggest you work on a really be canvas. It's a like I do or 3000 like something. And just keep the dp I to 70 through if you do not plan on Pretty. However, if you are gonna print, I highly suggest you start big. It's easier to shrink your files than to enlarge them without losing quality. So here you have, um, a few templates. You have postcards, horizontal animated stickers, top s presets. Um, this is for the beer pumps that I do for Boss Barre, which you're seeing on the screen right now, and because I do a lot of these for them, I created a template so that I just click it and then it shows up. So, um, clear case. Let's say you want to make something like on a postcard, and you're gonna be making postcards from now until whenever So just click postcard. That's 250 BP I. And then if you actually want Teoh, customize the size of your postcard, you have the sizes here. A four. Let's say you wanted to a four, so it automatically becomes a cost on preset. You can even choose the size here. If you want to just make it into a square. You can just put 200 pen. If you want to keep it to 300 db I you could be pre 300. FBI. That's for Resolution. You can flip the values here, but say this is how you want to start it. But you made a mistake. Just click this and it will reverse the orientation of your page here. Um, I usually prefer working in squares, and then my resolution is usually set to 72. But for you, let's start at 73. I don't think you have to worry about this unless you're actually just working in black and white monocle. Whatever. I usually just leave it at color. Now this is where it gets interesting. You can actually choose to have Ah, default. Paper color are no paper color. So the paper is the background. Um, if you're sketching, I would suggest doing something in the middle mid tones. If you're just, you know, you wanna have, like, you used to a certain shade in your notebook. You haven't attended old Auntie he notebook. Do something like a town or something like, um, beige or something. Orangey Orpik. Um, I usually just start with a color like this press. OK, that's a cool. You want to start with a nice mid tone. You can do that. You can also choose to use it template here or create one yourself. This is what we're gonna be using later. So could cancel. For now, Do not click template. But just so you know that it's right there. Do not use that. Just use the paper color and this And then if you want to save this as a custom template that you want to use and just open up and start drawing, then just click. Save name your preset my age square that I use every day, you know, and then you can choose rich, um, items to be included in your briefs that, like resolution, your template, your paper color, your expression called it so everything and then click. OK, and then you created your first template. So once you click, Okay, you see this? Now, this is where it gets handy. Um, templates are useful for if you don't want to think about it and you kind of just want to start drawing, so you just go back to your splashing and choose your 10 blade. Um and then you have it right away on the side. You're going to see that The paper call your choses reflected here. But you can also change it again like that really quickly, which is great. This is why I always choose to have colored paper. Because if I'm doing something like with colors or I'm trying to figure out painting and values, I usually change the paper from grey brown black. Why, whatever you know can also do that and then automatically gives you a transparent the layer here where I recommend you start drawing. So if you have transparently you're here and you start drawing here. Let's say you have a doodle of Ah, hello. This is one of my favorite brushes because it emulates some emulates markers. Really? Well, So you have your little drawing here. If you wanna change the opacity of it, you have the opacity button here. If you want to double it, you have you can do is copy briefs. And then you have your little friend over here Anyway, back to, um, creating the canvas for your complete. Ah, once you have that down, I'd like for you to just explore what you can do with a canvas. Now that you have this time, blade, just save it. Um, you can save it here as it drawing. And let's kill her class. Let's see. Oh, people trying. So you wanna cramp the beauty of clips? Studio format is you can always export anything that you're working on into a single layer Image it Matt J. Peg, he and Rita, which you can open actually with sketchbook PSB, which I never really use, and photo shop if you already use it. Um what it what's also good with this is when you export it, um, you can also just the good news with this is when you save it, it automatically shows up in your work, so it's not gonna show up now, but it will show up later. And, um, you have a sinking thing here anyway, that's for later. 3. Layers: Vector vs Raster: So another thing I'd like to bring up is the difference between raster layers and vector layers. So the most basic way to show you is the raster layers are pretty much this. That's one life, right? And then these lions, these were made of pixels. So if you zoom this in, if you zoom in in right over there, you'll see that the edges are old, jagged. Okay. And the more you zoom, the more jagged the images become. All right. So when you try to change the resolution, let's say if you want to, might make it bigger example, you want to double the size, so that scale is twice, um, you will see that it's still dragon even have 100%. The quality is still visibly different. Now, if you want to do like smoother lines that are fixed, that's a We were using the same print like this. So it let me reduce the round if you have a record earlier. Now, if you have a vector layer, which I press here, this our area, make sure you're driving along, see slayer and I make the same line, maybe at another one, because of the nature of the brush, You're still going to see the jagged lines. But reference for this is if you want to make adjustments for your vector layers, you can just click, object, click this and well, you can add it right. You can even correct the with the line with. I'm gonna be teaching you the keyboard shortcuts for this but earlier, um, to select, I just press this which is the object toe press this long and click on the line of show the vector patterns and that if you want to change the with, um, you just press why and this is this one Over here, you have all of these options available to you can simplify this line from you know, this one. Straighten it in large that, and it gives you straight online. Or you can correct the land with either by thickening it, making it thinner, or even like choosing just the process one part of the line, as you can see, making this thing that looks like a shoe lace to make this bigger. And then if you're changing the, um, resolution of this, it's still pretty much the same quality that you had earlier. Now compare that to, um, going with a ah raster layer. You can't actually correct this. Oops. Sorry. You can't actually correct the week of eight raster layer because it's not, it's it's actually just correcting parts of it. So unlike the wrecked earlier, where you're correcting the line as a whole, if you try to do the same things on arrest earlier, you're just going to be correcting the pixels or the gods that are involved in creating each individual stroke. So Osama, um, raster images. When you create a brushstroke with raster layer, you're creating a stroke made up of tiny dots and tiny individual single points. But if you create something on a vector layer, you're creating a vector or, um, pretty much mathematical, like a mathematical set of points that can be edited and adjusted at will. Sorry, a mathematical set of points that can be edited or adjusted at wheel Diggins either. See, you don't have that option. If you go to the raster layer at all, you can actually move it around, but you can't edit it as much as you do with Victor there. Now for more traditional artists. Um, I don't know if you're gonna be using the vector layers as much. But personally, if I'm doing comics, for example, this one, um let me open up. This one I use a lot of, um this is all vector layers, because sometimes I need to adjust the within length of certain areas. Certain parts. I need to adjust the coloring. I need to do quick blocks. But if I want to be using, for example, um, more painterly stuff, something like something like this one, but something like this one. This is a mix of vectors and pain, so I use vectors for the lines of the hair and the lines of the face. And then I used textured brushes here, here, in here to make the gradations on a raster layer because I'm trying to do pixel, they pixel. Now I hope that helps you understand. Um, the difference between restaurant vector and I hope that helps you this side on the type of theirs you're gonna be using for your own templates. 4. Choosing Your Tools: So now that you have your first template, let's just quickly go through all of the tools. So this is the magnifying glass, which allows you to zoom in and out of stuff. You can do that with a plus sign or the minus sign. I'll be giving you a shortcut list later on for download. This is just so you can move around, um, the canvas. So this is the hand tool. You can also use it as the rotate tool You can actually customize, um, the angle that it rotates with. So you have the minimum step of rotation angle when you're using it, so that if you wanted to always rotate at 90 degrees, you can do that. I usually just keep it untracked. You have the operation toe, which allows you to select objects, layers like tables, or edit the timeline, which is what is for when you're doing animation. Then you have your move layer, which is pretty. Um, it's pretty self explanatory. It pretty much just moves the sheet or the layer that you're using. So if you have something drawn here and you use move layer removing the whole layer Now, if you have a vector layer, like so it does the same. It also moves that same layer, even if it's a vector layer. And the difference between this and the operation box is if you click the operation to again, you get to select the vector points that you can edit. Now. This is the last so tool which allows you the select objects. The lead brown praised room, move them around. It allows you to create more keys of certain lengths or heights ellipses here and it also as you to use it as a selection friend. So you just select just a certain part that you wanted, really it and it deletes only that court and brand you have this which erases selections. So once you do that, it creates a selection, and then you can just delete it like So, um, you also have the Magic 12 which I can go through later on. But this is pretty much, um, tool that allows you to select on area or areas that you may want to edit. I don't think it's that important for you to learn right now. I think it's better for you to learn this a little bit later. Um, you also the eyedropper tool, which copies? Colors. You're going to see the color come from here to here, Here to here, and then you can add it that color because it's already selected here and then edit whatever color you've chosen. Um, and then you have these the biggest three tools that are my absolute favorite and I think are the most important for starting in CSP, which will go through after the rest of these. So this is the airbrush pretty self explanatory allows you to do airbrush see things like this at highlights. Two cheeks. Maybe if you're making, like, makeup stuff, it just highlights existing strokes here. It's pretty much like the burn and dodge tool for, um Photoshopped, as you can see, and then you have other effects here, but that's for later. This is the, um, decoration rush, which is quite fun. If you're just here to make, like, cards and stuff, make like card, it's pretty cute, and these materials you can like, download all of these materials on the on the website. It's really great for when you're doing mango are like quick backgrounds. You can see and then you have the eraser tool toe kept rid of all of that mess. And, um, the rest is pretty, I think self explanatory if you've ever used em s pain or similar got Ah, and then the grain doing is something I really have a lot of fun with, Mostly because you have all of these options here that you can choose from. But if you do foreground to transparent and you like to paint, uh, you have options here, Like we change another color. You can do the critical or horizontal radiant, which is like this, or like this, or you can use it as, ah, radio ingredient, which gives you like a circular. Grady in over here gives you a little bit of control. And then you have elliptical Grady and as well allows. You know, like just you can explore. It gives you a pretty good um it gives you pretty good control over the things you're putting grade ends over many of the shape tool with straight lines curves here. If you need to make any geometric shapes, it's pretty easy to use. So you have the rectangle here, which is in the color that you choose. So let's do black and then you have that, Um, and it's a similar, uh, it's a similar process for the rest of the shapes. The only difference would be for the curves when you're drawing curves, Um, first you draw the beginning to the end, and then you're a lot, and then you have the option to change the curve, depending on what you select. So a little for curves. It's one drag lift and then move around and then click. And then he gives you that curve. This is the comic frame tool, so when you do a comic frame, does she have this? And then it gives you a whole folder that you can see here on. When you click on the folder, it masks everything else. And then when you start drawing your only drawing inside that frame that you just created, which is pretty awesome if you want to do like a quick and dirty comic, as you can see there, um, I use that a lot for the comics that I'm making. Um, the others are the ruler, which is also pretty self explanatory. The ruler is just the linear curve So you put a curb, ruler, um, on the layer, and then it just allows you to create curbs that you can follow later on. Enter and then you have your curves right there. Um, this is the text two. And then you can edit the text want here the size here and then the style here alignment is here direction. If it goes left to right up to, um, top to bottom and then you change the color. As you can see, the colors here match the colors. Here. This is for speech bubbles. And then this is for lying correction, which you saw when I was doing the the Vector versus raster video back to my three favorite tools. This this and this. So these are the tools that I use the most. And I think the best way to deal with this is to delete all of this, get back to our original template. No, the idea behind clip studio is to make it as easy as possible for creators like you and me to just forget about tools and just get to drawing. Um, when I'm trying to do an illustration, I usually start with a pencil, and I usually just use real pencil, which pretty much mimics a real pencil. As you can see now, I use this on a raster layer because I like the idea, uh, not being able to edit the with their stroke of a pencil when I'm working on paper. Just like like, if I were working on a real piece of paper and, um, with a real piece of pencil, obviously you can still work with that on a vector layer if you want to be editing and stuff. But for my creative process, I just like having the commitment of putting stroke on the piece of paper and then putting my ideas onto it without having to worry so much about perfection. So when you have, when you've chosen this pencil, you have all these different, um, choices, which I won't go through. You should go through this, but mainly all of them have pretty much similar properties here. You can change the brush size here, the density, which is the, um, how much color is in each stroke, as you can see here, and this is similar for the pen tool as well. And texture is how dense. You want the texture to show so more texture density, the more the texture will show. Stabilization is something that I use when I'm lining, which I use more with the pen rather than the pencil. And I usually keep it low because I like making short strokes short in perfect strokes. Now, my second favorite tool would be the pen, and my favorite pen tool would have to be either the texture ban or the turn depend. I really like the turned a pen because when I am lining things, I have all of this like freedom to create really thin lines or thick lions. And if I turn on stabilization away high, although it, um although the performance suffers a little bit if you're running on a low and machine, or if you have a really huge canvas, gives you like a really steady lying that you can manipulate slowly. If you have a shaky hand, I also like the textured pen because it also gives me this really nice brush like texture over here and again. These are all long vectors, so I usually use. Obviously, it can be different for you. I use the pencil on raster layers just because it feels like I'm sketching on a real piece of paper and then I switch over the vector layer just because when I'm inking, I want to be able to adjust the line with for example, this line doesn't match so much. So I'm gonna make it thicker, or I want to simplify this little crooked line that I just made. So I'm just gonna click that and it's gonna straighten that out as you can see Hopes So you can just play around with this and discover what it can do for you. Um, my next one would be the coloring. What would be the brush, too, Which is pretty versatile. Um, I downloaded a bunch of custom Russia's that I think you should be using as well. There are a lot of free brushes on the Clip Studio Resource center, which I'll show you a little bit later. These air found in default brush that here so you can see that you have, like pointillism, which is cute, gives you like really nice texture. You have some great wash, which is you know, and if you play around with it, you have like a really nice like paper he texture that you can paint over, you know, or you can use it as shading when you're shaving faces and stuff. Um, you also have watercolor options here. You have a lot of blenders, which I really I use a lot of blenders because you can see here. It kind of blurs between the lines. I'm not using colors here, but if you do well, then you use like, um, a little bit of, ah, blender. You're just going to see that it's kind of smudging between both colors, which is great when you're doing paintings and again for the brush tool. It's the settings are very, very, um very, very much dependent on which sub tool you choose, as you can see here. But they're quite easy to learn and quite easy to explore. And if you want to just go back to set the default, you can just click, um, this and then look what Look at this. The default settings. Either you remember the default settings or you just click this one which returns it to default. Oops. So if you cook this part, it's just gonna go go back to the subtitles initial settings and then reset all the settings you just changed if you made a mistake. And, um, I think it would be more important now to show you how I work with all of these tools together. So, um, this is on example of a template that I used to have. Usually I do rough thumbnails. These are very small. I worked very small. Um, this is it a 100%. I limit myself and try not to zoom in and try to just do really quick and rough thumbnails with the, um with a pencil brush and a soft brown rush, which you can see here. Once I finished that, I usually crop it or I copy, and then I paste it to another template that I use. And then I clean it. You can see everything is still rough here using the brushes that I mentioned and then a little bit of the smoother brushes and the lines moving. Once that's finished, I go through the thinking process, which is going through the pencils. And then if ever I want to change, for example, this one took me a lot of time, so I was changing the density of various parts of it. Um, a lot. So, like for the, for example, this one waas to fan out, thinking that thinking that just to make it look like it was in Boston, carved into stone or I would see that Oh, maybe her nose needs to be a little bit thicker or thinner, And that's why it's useful to have, like, the vector layer, like, always active for me. And then that's the final on earlier template that I used to use. 5. Saving Your Workspace: So before we get into this next part, I really hope you took the time to remember and learn how to reset, save and reload the settings, templates and tools you've just encountered. And if you haven't, I would suggest causing this video at this point right here and then going back and remembering how to reset your tools in case you change their configurations. How to reset your workspace in case you make a mistake and how to save. And Reese load the templates you've made at the beginning of this class. If you're done with that, then we can proceed. So the first thing I'd like us to do is to remember what tools we use the most to remember how we like to work and the best configuration for us. Now, I'm just going to show you how I personalize my own workspace. So I am right handed and I prefer toe have all of my tools and settings available to me on the left. So what I'm gonna do is before you start anything and before you start tinkering with the settings of CSP, I just want you to remember that you can click window workspace and always reset to default if you make a mistake. If, however, you decide to make one small change tested out and then save it before making another, you could do that too. For example, I prefer to have the navigation pane here. But I also want to have my reference image right below it. A reference this sub view is for reference images. So, for example, this is gonna be my reference image, which I drew. Um, but, for example, I'm using this as a reference to continue further cartoon work of the same two characters. I would put this as my reference image here and my navigation pane here so I can pan around the image myself. So if I'm sure that I want this to be here and I don't want to move anything else, I would say this as a workspace by going toe window workspace, registering this workspace as let's say you're testing it out. Test one brown try then decide to change another part of my work space. For example, I don't really know what Layer properties do, so I'm gonna click, OK, X, it's gone, and then it's disappeared and I realized, okay, I don't really need to search for layers I've got I don't really work with a lot of them, so I click X and that's gone, too. I don't enemy. And if you don't animate, I could X and that's gone too. So you're left with, um, your navigation pane, your reference layer and this. I usually keep history layers here and auto actions here. But if for you, if you don't want to get confused that you just want a clean work space, just remove it now. Since I am using this as a reference layer and I am drawing something here, for example, I go on the rest later and I end up drawing like something like this, then trying to, like, recreate. I'm just doing this really roughly right. Ah, 1/3 character in the same style. But then I realized from you know what I think I kind of need to see the layer properties of this, but it's not here. What I would do is I would just go back to window, go back to work space, load my test workspace again, or click reload test one. As you can see, it's going toe. Um, reload everything that I changed for myself. That isn't the default, and it's gonna show me this. It's going to show me the workspace that I saved up to the point before I started deleting other panels. So if you think that you're gonna be needing, let's say the layer Properties panel and you want to organize it like that. But you still don't really need the search layer or the animation cells. I do the same as I did the previous step. I would resize everything. So it's all nice and equal. This is up to your personal preference, by the way, and then I can just navigate through this again. And if that makes me happy, I would then click window workspace, register your workspace again, which would be here and do test one. So because it's the same file name, it'll overwrite what you just saved. If you want to override an existing workspace because you're improving it, all you have to do is click. Yes, if you want to experiment some more, but you're not sure if you want to go through the trouble of clicking and dragging windows , and all you have to do is rename it to another file name, for example, because I don't use all of these tools at all, or I only need the bare minimum of all these tools I would probably removed. Let's say this part. So I don't want to be bothered by the small details. I just want to change the sizes. I don't wanna be bothered with the U saturation and thin settings. I just want the swatches. So I'm going to remove all of these extra ones. I still want to keep my color history, cause that's easier to like. Remember what color I used for what part? Like, for example, this one. I use this here. Oops, sorry. If I use this one, it's gonna come up here as the latest color. That way it's easy to just color pick what I just use and keep my color palette the same. So it seems like this is my basic, um, set up that I need. Right. What I'm gonna do now is I'm going to register that again as a new workspace. It's a test to write because I'm pretty sure that base is how I want to work. But I also want to be sure that I'm not distracted by all these buttons. And I just want to clean your workspace. So just navigate over here quick access or click the window quick access. So drag out this window over here. Close this again. Go here. Close this, drag this window out, and then here you can actually get pretty like creative. So, um, this is the default quick access, um, ballot. What you do is you just you can actually switch between sets at one and said Do which is set one said to or show your buttons in different sizes. For example, very small if you know the icons, or let's say medium for you if you're a little bit in need of more visible or bigger tiles . So let's say you said it at small, and you want your quick access to be here because you just want to be using everything like right away. And you don't wanna have to navigate and have to look for each and every tool all the time . So I would close this or open this, um, choose a new brush. For example, here, the pen that I I use a lot. Let's say calligraphy pen, I put it, I just grab it, press hold and drag it, and it's going to stay here. You'll see that I've already dragged some instruments here. I suggest you just try it out with your own program. Click drag. And then if this is still too cluttered for you, I'll goto, like, set to and usually, um, this is empty. So I just filled it out with all of the pens that I usually need. And then you can also add settings that you need here. So when you click this part, it will show you, um, a menu where you can choose things that you need often like, for example, the undo button. So you add that and it's gonna show up here you can see or the redo button, and that's gonna show up there. Like for something basic. I would just have probably those two buttons and then you're safe button. Obviously, it's gonna be there. So you just add that and it's gonna be here. You can always rearrange the buttons as much as you like, and then you have your own little personal tool kit. Ready? Now, if you want to get more, um, you know, experimental. And once you're more used to moving tools around and setting them, I would suggest doing that. Um, so now that I have this, I don't really need this cause I don't really need to use the other tools that I need. Obviously, you can delete them. But if you're someone like me that changes their mind every week but still wants a tool kit that you can just access really quickly, I would just hide this or even just remove it, put my own quick access up here. And then there you have it completely different from what I had earlier. And then I all I have to do is register the workspace as the 2nd 1 test to and from a completely like Lockard interface. Now, I just have something clean. If you want to simplify that even further, you can hide this toolbox here, and then you can't even hide this. So all you're left with are your tools, the sizes to manipulate your tools, the colors that you need and just your workspace. You can always access them again by expanding these expanding this or even just going to the window um, menu and then clicking the panel that you need. So once you have that to save your workspace is your own little workspace, you know, so you can actually just register it as, um, a material or you can reloaded Teoh the settings that you had before you made your changes . I would register the workspace first as test, too. And then, as you can see, it already exists or just overdid. And then the magic here is You can also register this as a material. So what is the material material name? So this is a test to work space for skill share materials are something you can share through the clip studio servers. So when you're saving it, you can actually just put it here, choose whichever, and then I usually just put it in the downloads or whatever click materials. I save it as a material that way. Um, that way, if I have to reload my work or if I have to, um, change my laptop or if I just have to, like, send the actual workspace filed to somebody, I can just go over to the first screen, the splash screen, like, right here and you will see clips, studio assets. And this is where all the other materials are uploaded and downloaded, so your materials will all appear here. So you have your created material here, your downloaded material here. And, um, yeah, As you make workspaces, brushes, even paper textures and use paper, text truce, you can all manage it from the main, the home page. So with that, I hope that this has helped somehow. And I hope that this helps you, um, work faster. And I hope this helps you become more comfortable in exploring the program and seeing what it can do for you. 6. Final Project: So we're at the homestretch, and it's time to tie it all together for your project. Now I am going to show you a few of the the work spaces that I briefly displayed earlier and you'll see that I made a workspace for comics. I made a workspace for sketches, and I made a workspace for painting. Now, I hope after the last few videos, you've made your own workspace. So let's try and remember what we learned from the last video and open up your workspace that you've you've saved from before. So I'm just going to open up my customized illustration workspace, which I just reloaded. So if it doesn't work the first time, just go back, Teoh reload and then the workspace that you're trying to allude. So we've got my customized workspace here. Like I mentioned when I'm illustrating, I like to have my tools here. I like to have my reference image here, but I also navigate between panning through the images over here. And then I have my quick access just right here, and it only mostly has everything that I regularly used when I'm drawing, um, I have my settings over here And I have all my subtitles over here with the markers over here. Because that's all I use Now, um, well, we're gonna do is we're gonna create your first template using the preset that you just made so clicking you quick, you presets. So I'm gonna load up on instagram preset, you know? Got to keep it cool with the kids. Uh, load up your instagram reset. OK, so it should load whatever preset you just made. Now would be the time to decide on what goes into your template. Now, for my purposes, I would like a template that I can use repeatedly for instagram, for example. So if I'm gonna be making instagram comics regularly, which I will be soon, then I would need, um Then I would need a template that I can just open up and start drawing on now to do this , click a new vector layer so that I can edit this later on quick the first brain for the first panel. Go here. You can, either dragon, so that it copies or you can do control. See, control re. So it's gonna be, um since it's duplicated, it's just gonna be in the same spot. If you want to move it, all you have to do is cook your move tool, which is this one or the K. And then just drag it now because I wanted to be equal. And this isn't equal. I have to merge or combine both layers together so that I can transform it. So I choose combined to layer below control T or the transform tool, which is also here. As you can see, we transform, mesh, transform, scale, upscale down. Okay. And then I move it to the left to make it equal. And then I click OK or enter. And then I do the same process again. Duplicate the layer, move the layer ground until it's in the position that I want. And then I murdered Baloo, and that is my frame layer so I can rename it s cream. Clear. Now, this is a cramblett, but I'm gonna be using for Instagram, which means it has to be personalized for me. I'm going to be putting my instagram handled in. So that's t for the text tool or tea on your keyboard. And then I'm going to start typing up my instagram handle which would be Asia Mobile are great. Then I can change the point here. I usually just use this one on, increase it a little bit and then put it into position. Once I have this position it down here, I make sure is the spacing, right, Because this is a template, So you don't want to be making adjustments every time. So what I'm gonna do is I'm just gonna adjust it a little bit more, so it fits. Erin looks a little bit more even. And then we'll, uh I have an instagram template that I can use and open up later on. So because you also don't want to be confusing yourself as to which layer your drawing on, which is a constant problem for artists, I would create a new layer folder. Drug it up here. Nuclear is here, see? And then I click my layers, move it into the folder, click my layers, move it into the folder, make sure that the indentation is here to indicate that it's within this colder and not outside. So once I have this, I can actually rename that folder and put like the frame and breaks right and then this could be my drawing layer girl here. That way I don't mess up my template, and I know that I can always delete and redo it. Now it's time to save it as a template. Remember that we saved our workspace as a material. Well, we're going to do the same, but for this time, we're going to click added, and it register material which is under edit all the way over here Shoes template. And then a similar dialogue pops up. So if you register it as your material name like later template, name it as, uh, Instagram two by two. You can choose the location. I would say if you're putting it as a frame, you can even create a new folder. Maybe, um, or just save it as here creaming template. And then you just click. Okay? No, because I already have that here. I'm gonna click on this one, and then here, come in here. And then I'm just gonna do add it register material template instagram two by two, all materials screaming and then you click. OK, I'm gonna make this downloadable for you so you can download it later anyway. Now that you have. This was a template. Whenever you're trying to, um, open something up or start a new project and you already know the purpose, you just have to go back to new Quit your preset instagram preset, and it's already there or, you know it's changes. So instagram preset template. It should be here. If you can't find it, just click. Show all materials in the folder or click one of the tags here. This is why it's important to see Teoh check the tags or where you save it. Um, when you're doing your registering your material, I just click this and that's OK, Okay. And then Boom. And then I can just start getting to the meat of the matter, which is drawing in my panels. So I hope you create your own materials. I hope you created your own complaint and your presets. I'd like to see, um, the workspace you've created. What I want you to do is just click print screen on the workspace and the template you just created, and upload that to the Project gallery. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below