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. Setting Up Your Canvas

    • 3. Layers: Vector vs Raster

    • 4. Choosing Your Tools

    • 5. Saving Your Workspace

    • 6. Final Project

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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.


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!