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Free Brushes for Manga Studio 5/ Clip Studio Paint by iridescentdelirium Free Brushes for Manga Studio 5/ Clip Studio Paint by iridescentdelirium
This is the current set of brushes I use. They're all either modified standard brushes or created from brush tips I've made myself.

You MAY freely use and modify these brushes and use them for personal and professional work alike.
You MAY share brushes you've made using my brushes as a base, as long as you share them for free and direct people back to this original post.
You MAY NOT sell these brushes or any derivatives of them.


Edit 28/11/2018
Added another folder called dw csp brushes 2018. If you prefer, you can get just the new set here. Also added '2017' to the name of the previous set to avoid confusion. Haven't specifically tested these newest ones in Manga Studio, though I don't anticipate any difficulties there. If you do run into any trouble I can only apologise.

Should you find yourself overcome with gratitude, I do now have a ko-fi page, which you can find here.
Please don't buy me coffee if doing so will impact you in any negative way. I don't want you to be worse off because of me.


Edit 01/07/2017
Added another folder called 'dw csp brushes'. These are the current brushes I use, the exact same set that's found in my more recent submission here. There's quite a bit of overlap between them and some of the brushes already in this set, but I felt it's clearer to keep the folders as they are.

Though I've moved on to Clip Studio Paint, I've tested my newer brushes in Manga Studio 5 so they shouldn't give you trouble either way.


When you download and unzip the files, you'll be left with a folder containing four sub-folders. Here's a few words on their contents:

Basic Set:
These are my basic, all-purpose brushes. Most of them I use as-is, changing the size as I go, but not much else.

Cel is based on one of my favourite Sai brushes. It's a hard, basic round brush which is very responsive to pressure sensitivity and slides smoothly from a very thin line to a nice, thick one. Good for a nice, variable line while inking, or for sketching, or for getting a thin, crisp line.

Sketch Pen works well for sketching out lineart.

Digi Brush 4 handles wonderfully for creating painterly colours. Play around with it, blend colours with it. It's without a doubt one of my favourites.

Simple Round is a great tool for filling in large areas or blocking out your basic colours. Since it uses the basic round brush tip it resist lag even at large sizes.

All the brushes labelled as 'block and blend' are ones where I actively change the 'Mix ground color' setting off and on as I go. I tend to have it on to begin with, but since the Ink settings mix heavily, I sometimes switch it off for a few strokes to add new colour on top of existing colour, then back on again for blending.

These are my most recent brushes, all based on real, scanned ink strokes.

All the 'Stroke' ones are ribbon brushes, so they handle well even at larger sizes.

The rest repeat their brush tip at various angles with some size variation to create interesting, organic patterns. I avoided the scatter setting (Spraying effect) with these ones, again to keep them smooth and efficient.
As a side note, when using spraying effects I recommend keeping the 'Particle size' option visible in your 'Tool property' window.

Simple leaf-like patterns, a bark-like pattern, and a couple of sponge-like brushes. Pretty self-explanatory.

The title says 'Unoptimised' for a reason. These are some of my earliest attempts at brushmaking. I keep them around because some of them have a good idea for a brush and I keep meaning to remake them. They have interesting effects to them even in their current state.
Mostly they have the issue of the brusheads not having been created in grayscale and thus repeating the colour black instead of your palette colour unless one enables the mixing options. Some of them also lag, or don't repeat well outside a particular resolution, so be warned.
I've included them mainly for those interested in making their own brushes. If you're just planning to use my brushes as they are, I recommend skipping this folder.

Importing multiple brushes in MS5/CSP:…
The video's a bit slow but it is thorough, so good for beginners.
The instructions do work in Windows.
I haven't bought his brush set but it looked good so feel free to give it a try.

If you want to make your own brushes, please note that if you want your brush to repeat the colour you're painting with and not the colour the brush tip was made with then the Brush Tip needs to be created on a Grayscale/Monochrome Layer!

If you are new to MS5/CSP I highly recommend watching this short video before you begin experimenting with brushmaking:…
I really wish I hadn't had to learn these basics the hard way. Just watch it.

The same user also has a longer video on brush settings in MS5:…

If you're making brush tips out of scanned images and want to get rid of the white background, you can change the 'Expression color' of the layer to 'Grayscale' (or Monochrome) and click the black box next to the drop-down menu to ensure only the black is visible.
You can find your 'Expression color' drop-down box in your 'Layer Properties' window or by right-clicking your layer and selecting 'Convert Layer'.

I also find the 'Select Color Gamut' (Under 'Selection') and 'Tone Curve' (Edit>Tonal Correction>Tone Curve) options particularly useful for this process.

Remember that under 'File>Command Bar Settings' you can arrange the icons on your command bar for easy access to frequently used functions.

You can move nearly all UI elements around just by dragging and dropping, so make sure to organize them in a manner that suits your workflow. (I for one have a habit of constantly moving my 'Color Wheel' and 'Color History' around as I work.)
Note that changes to UI and brushes are saved when you close the application, so if you've made extensive changes to your UI or imported/modified brushes, it may be a good idea to make sure you close the program so the changes you've made are saved and not lost in case of power failure/software malfunction.

And yes, Manga Studio and Clip Studio Paint are indeed the same application.
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trillytea Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student General Artist
I am SO so sorry, this might seem like a strange question, but what font did you use for the text describing the brush settings?  Also, thank you so much, I will definitely be using these! <3
FabrizioP01 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bertrood Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2019
Thank you for sharing these :)
RHEAARTS Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2019  New Deviant
thanks so much for these
MaruMariJack Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2019  Student General Artist
OMG this is the best set of brushes ever :D I'm having so much fun testing every one of these brushes :D I wanna thank u a million times cause you are amazing!
sharkylover0972 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
where are the brushes? i can't find a link to them
MariannaNight Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you have to download them, it's the button under "favourite"
IamRoaM Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for sharing.
sojourney Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is AMAZING, thank you so much for sharing!
DylanebennetDA Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018
Thanks for sharing^^
HaloPrime Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm absolutely in love with Lovely Broken Line and every Ink brush! Got a lot of other useful brushes that can help with normal subtle effects too! Thanks a ton!!!
86Nemesi Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! You did a great jobGood game 
Zendrops Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2018
Cyato-kun Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Help the foliage brushes are just circles instead of leaves..
PhantomSkies Featured By Owner May 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are great and work completely fine in my CSP. You must have taken a long time to do these and they really paid off well. :)

Funny enough, I was looking for a good sketch and ink/cel pen for my drawings because I couldn't stand the default settings for the G-pen and Real G-pen. Again, thank you so much!
LunaMonchi Featured By Owner May 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
The download link seems to be expired? I'd really love to try these ...
xneoki Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2018  Student General Artist
these look sooo great, you did a great job <3
ItsMeXarlie Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!!
three-planes Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
Ebayson Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  Professional Filmographer
Thank you very much.
AFD42 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the brush ^^
its really helpful
Chillyfluff Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't seem to find the foliage brushes- is there something I'm just not seeing? 
Thanks in advance! :)
Neala-Ernswa Featured By Owner Edited Jan 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Brush Test:…

How do i tip you?! FOR SAVING MY LIFE?!
llOkamikazell Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018  Student General Artist
Thank you so much! I will be sure to use these! You're a life saver!
BrenoKSP Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
I have to tell that you make my life a lot more brighter!! Thank you!! :D
MoonJH Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! I love you.
HolyEyE Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2017  Student General Artist
thank you, love the ink ones
Sexual-Yeti Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Just wanted to say thank you for providing these brushes! ^^ They will REALLY help me out. I will send a shout out to you when I make my next piece.
MissPuppeteer0916 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2017
these have improved my art so much and give me such wonderful versatility, thank you so much <3 
sianic Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2017
beautiful brushes..thanks
Jenanimeart Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2017  Student Artist
Beautiful thank you for everything
LunaCat412 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It won't let me import them because the file is a zip file, do you know how I can make it work?
Soulfiredragon666 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017
ooh these look amazing I cant wait to try them out :3
SimonBaku Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017
AryannaDraws Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I just tested these and they're amazing!! <3
iridescentdelirium Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2017
I'm glad you like 'em! I just added some new brushes to the set, so feel free to give those a go too, if you're so inclined =]
mateusboga Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017   Digital Artist
Painting with these brushes is like sex
TheFirstNameless Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2017  Student General Artist
Why can't I download them??? D:
iridescentdelirium Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2017
I'm sorry but I don't know! Maybe the DA servers were in a bad mood?
TheFirstNameless Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2017  Student General Artist
haha yes, I think so. I clicked so many times 'till it finally responded xD Thanks for sharing!
OKami-hu Featured By Owner Edited Jun 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Gods, I needed the inking and filler brushes. Gonna try these.

Edit: tried them. I'm weeping over the Cel, it's fantastic.
I love Cel. There's nothing like a good, crisp line =D

Another one of my favourites is the 'variable rectangle' brush. It has similar size variation to Cel, but with the additions of opacity and blending. If you want to give it a try it's in the new folder I just added to this set ('dw csp brushes'). That folder is also available separately here: My Current Clip Studio Paint Brushes
RaineKugami Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG thank you so much! I've gotten so used to making brushes in Medibang that MS5/CSP feels so foreign, these will help me out greatly :)
SmishySmush Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THANK. GOD. jesus christ these brushes are amazing!
waterfall-works Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, I installed them but it says that my file format is not supported. 
iridescentdelirium Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2017
Did you unzip the folder before trying to add the brushes?
waterfall-works Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought I did, but I finally figured it out! Thank you very much they're really useful!
OmegaOverdrive Featured By Owner May 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The link is broken! ;v;
AdvanceRun Featured By Owner Edited Jun 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 Download button ; it works. just try again and again. restart the browser. 
GeniouslyHackedBebop Featured By Owner May 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This has saved my life! Thank you so much!
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