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Farrel by bestspangya
Triple Z by 7amze
one day auction - Violet - CLOSED by Fukari
Request: Rima Yukimura by bestspangya
Hauncito by NicoLoadedHeart
[CLOSED] Neon vampire - AUCTION by NicoLoadedHeart
[OPEN] Quick Auction Adopts by NicoLoadedHeart
Happy Birthday Eli by Pearlpencil
WIPS, sketches, etc.
GU by misodengaku
GU by misodengaku
TwillyQ WIP by TwillyQ
2-10 sketch by a-simple-dreamer


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What is CLIP Paint Lab?
:bulletred:CLIP Paint Lab, or CPL for short, is an upcoming Japanese art program by Celsys, known for making the programs Manga Studio and Illuststudio. This program combines the two, turning it into a solid painting/drawing program. It is compared to Paint Tool SAI in many ways, both excelling in digital painting. CPL is available for both Windows and Mac OS. It's currently available as a beta for all to test for free. It is set for an official release in Spring 2012 for about $150.

Great! Where can I get this awesome program?
:bulletred:Download links for version 0.8 are available exclusively on Celsys' site here:…
In order to gain access to the links, you must make a CLIPPY account. This gives you access to the latest news of Celsys products and various resources. Please keep up to date with the program! Each version shuts down at a certain date.
I have CPL now, how do I join this club?
:bulletred:Just click the "Join" button ans you're all set!
Are there certain rules to follow?
:bulletred:Yes, there are a few!
-Only artworks created with CLIP Paint Lab are allowed in the galleries. Artworks made with CPL+another program are acceptable as well!
-You must submit your artwork in the right folders! It can be very tiresome to have to spot out incorrectly placed pictures and put them where they belong!
-No stolen work is allowed! Pretty simple.
-Try to submit your best work if you can. We want to have a nice gallery to show the awesomeness that is CPL!
-Finally, be kind to your fellow members.
I'm stuck on how to do [something]! Can you help me out?
:bulletred:I will try the best I can to assist those in need of understanding the program. I am still learning to master all of it's features (and also understanding the Japanese,) so please bear with me. Other members can help each other to better understand the program, so advice from others would be much appreciated.…

Finally, a new beta for this fantastic program is out! I never thought of the possibility of having 0.8.2 before 0.9, but hey, it works!

Some new features of this version:
-Gradient tool
-Gradient layers (Gradient map)
-Flexible Warping/distorting option
-Adjustment layers, including Levels and Curves
-Better color selection tool

For a more detailed description, click the link! There's also a link to download the program from the official site.

It seems like they've mostly added features that were exclusive to Photoshop, making CPL a true rival to the other painting programs out there. Looking at it now, I'm seeing a lot of great changes they've made to the menus. Give it a go and let me know what you think!
Regarding the final version's release:
CELSYS has decided to offer two versions of CLIP Studio, the new name for CPL. Like MangaStudio, there will be a regular and EX version respectively. Like their other program, they will offer a rental version on their site and the full program in stores. So, you should see the program on when it's released. So, how do you get it? Well, much like the IllustStudio users here on dA, you'll have to order it from and use services such as DankeDanke, Tenso or GoodyJapan to ship it to your house. This is because can't ship it outside Japan, same with many other products they sell. I'll discuss this is further detail when the final product is revealed to release.
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MoonBeamDust Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hi. I wanted to ask on how you can get materials uploaded at the clip paint studio website?please…
PetraRaain Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Manga Studio 5 is the repackaged, rebranded, english translated, version of CLIP Paint Lab. If you look at both of their video promos, they use the same digital pictures and the same music. I highly suggest buying Manga Studio 5 now so you can get an upgraded discount when they release Manga Studio 5 Ex summer 2013.
snake-eyes-x Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Is Manga Studio 5 the same as this program, or are they different?
darkslyer7raven Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
is this software like Sai or what? does it have the same clipping options and pen tool? with binary brush?
jminniiworld Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student General Artist
it's the same thing as SAI :) but with photoshop brush applications also, this is especially for Mac users too!
darkslyer7raven Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
aha thanks! i heard that it is a japanese manga studio 5
YumeFukurou Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello. Does anyone use this program now? I went to their site and got confused with all the versions and info they have there. Could I ask for a help? Is it somehow possible to download a trial version? I don't mind to buy it in time, but I want to try it first. I don't speak Japanese, so I simply don't know where to look for it. Does anyone have a link? I mean a direct link to a page where someone non-Japanese could get by.
Hope for your help^^
With best regards.
Mangaka-Yoshiaru Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Guys you shouldnt be submitting here anymore. Go to clipstudio!!
That program shouldn't be even working anymore...
Mangaka-Yoshiaru Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mangaka-Yoshiaru Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Multiple comments was unintended, also, the name has changed so this group probably should remain just as inactive as it already is. I will probably make one myself.
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