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Leading manga and comic creator app

Clip Studio Paint, also published as Clip Studio Paint - Drawing & Painting app in the Google Play Store, is a top-notch graphics and design application from CELSYS, Inc. By far, it already garners more than 10 million users worldwide proving its popularity in the industry. It is claimed to be the go-to drawing & painting app for world-class projects intended to be posted on various social networking sites. 

Is Clip Studio Paint good for beginners?

Clip Studio Paint is an impressive design app that is packed with extensive drawing, painting, comics, and animation tools. It offers a variety of pens and brushes such as pencils, watercolors, oil paint, etc. that can aid you in illustrating as well as sketching your artwork. If you wish to use more professional brushes, you can easily import tools from Adobe Photoshop.

Its strokes are designed to be as natural and realistic as possible. For the creation of your manga, comics, or webtoons, it is incorporated with pre-installed materials and fonts. It provides unlimited screen tones, full-text balloons, and handwritten text support, as well. It is capable to import and export SVG files, as well as a link to Adobe Illustrator.

However, to be frank, this app could be a bit overwhelming, especially if you are a beginner. It is extremely hard to navigate that even professional artists find it complicated to design their artwork here. It is indeed functional, but you will struggle to access certain tools. Although it contains a tutorial to guide you throughout, it can't really help you much.

Notable but, requires a learning curve

Undoubtedly, Clip Studio Paint contains one of the world's best design features and tools that can enhance the quality or realistically depict the story of your artwork. However, it will require some time for you to properly grasp everything that it can offer as it is quite hard to navigate and use. However, if you are willing to dedicate some of your time, this a great graphic and design companion for a professional-grade art project.


  • World's best design features and tools
  • Natural and realistic strokes
  • Variety of pens and brushes
  • Can import brushes from Adobe Photoshop


  • Complicated to use
  • Struggle to access certain tools
  • Quite unhelpful tutorial

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