Clip Studio Paint EX

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Clip Studio Paint EX Overview

Clip Studio Paint is a program that was created specifically for drawing manga. Using the tools included in its composition, professional artists can create truly outstanding work. The working environment interface is designed in such a way that all the necessary functions and controls are at hand. The graphical shell provides quick access to the palette, brush selector, and library with patterns for certain effects and scenes. Like any other advanced graphics editor, Clip Studio Paint Pro offers users support for layers and the ability to switch between channels. Each new drawing can be opened in a separate tab, and for quickly moving around the comic page and making edits, a convenient navigator is provided that helps you zoom in on individual “boxes” and enlarge the elements of the drawing to a huge scale. Scaling and navigation are especially convenient for touch screens, which are often used by professional artists. There is also support for “physical” brushes.
The developers of Clip Studio Paint claim that their program allows you to draw on a computer as comfortably as on paper. In addition, the editor allows you to “digitize” drawings created in the traditional way. To do this, the program has the ability to import images from a connected scanner.

Clip Studio Paint EX Features

  • Cel animation support (frame-by-frame animation)
  • Animation timeline
  • Light table function
  • Onion skin display
  • Multiple export options
  • Pens, Pencils, Brushes & Tools
  • Advanced Brush Effects
  • Vector Tools
  • Importing & Exporting
  • 3D Options
  • Perfect for Comic Illustration
  • Multiple-Page Story Layout


Question: Is it worth downloading? There are viruses and Trojans in this distribution! Or wait for the normal version without them?
Answer: Not worth it. Wait, maybe someday it will appear!
Question: What if without malice?
Answer: There were no account hijackings, mining or money being written off from cards.
Question: Is there a Russifier or Russian language?
Answer: There is no Russian language in the program, but I’ve never heard of a Russifier!
Question: Is there a difference between the licensed version and this version?
Answer: During all the time I’ve been using it, I haven’t encountered it. Everything works as it does with the license!
Question: Is it possible to work with the Internet turned on without losing registration?
Answer: The Internet must be turned off before installation and during activation. But after activating the program, you even need to turn on the Internet for the program to download standard materials (if you have chosen them).
Question: Can I log into my account? Will the activation be reset?
Answer: You can safely log in and get your 10 GB cloud storage. And also download brushes and other materials. This will not result in a ban and activation will not be reset.
Question: Where is the actual activation?! Can’t open the activation archive? What to do if there is nothing in the crack folder?
Answer: Disable antiviruses and firewalls (also Defender) before downloading and installing. In Defender settings, make sure to exclude the places where you download and install! Settings –> update and security –> windows security –> virus and threat protection –> virus and threat protection settings (click on the bottom line “manage settings”) –> disable everything. And then, after downloading the files again, the activation will be in place and will not disappear anywhere.
Question: Does it still require an activation key?
Answer: Most likely you ran the program before activation. Completely clean the registry. Reinstall the program, AFTER INSTALLATION YOU DO NOT NEED TO RUN, first you need to activate it.
Question: I can’t save the drawing?
Answer: This most likely happens if you installed it on top of an existing program (updating). Try just reinstalling.
Question: The archives are broken!
Answer: Update the archiver/install another one.
Question: Is it possible to install this version on top of the previous one?
Answer: Yes. During installation it will say updating. Brushes and other materials will remain.
Question: How can I make a backup of my settings and materials to transfer to another PC?
Answer: Easy. We follow the points from the article.
Question: Why do you need brushes/materials/assets at all?
Answer: For convenience. They expand the functionality of the program (as well as brushes in Photoshop).
Question: How can I download other brushes/materials/assets?
Answer: Register on the site. For the first time, you enter this login and password into the CLIP STUDIO download utility (not to be confused with the CLIP Studio Paint drawing program itself), all downloads from Clip Studio Assets go through that utility. I prefer to search for materials in a regular browser, but by clicking Download, CLIP STUDIO will intercept the download (the first time the browser may ask if you want to use CLIP STUDIO to download from this site, you need to confirm).
Question: Am I taking too long to start the program for the first time?
Answer: So you chose “Download materials” at the start. It may last several minutes. The utility will check the materials and download standard materials, regardless of whether you are registered on the site or not. You will need to register later if you want to use other add-ons. materials or post your own. There really is a lot of materials there, as ordinary users share them. True, recently some people have started asking for money for their brushes, not a lot of them, but still.
Question: Every time I open the program, there is a constant loading of materials and constant preparation for the first time use, is this how it should be? How to fix it?
Answer: No, it shouldn’t be like that. You just need to do material reorganization and material folder reorganization through the gear button menu.
Wait for the first launch to complete.
1. Restart your PC
2. Move the following folders to a different location (desktop, etc.)
C:\Users\(Your user name)\Documents\CELSYS\CLIPStudioCommon\Material\Install
C:\Users\(Your user name )\Documents\CELSYS\CLIPStudioCommon\MaterialDB\CatalogMaterial.cmdb
4. Click the gear mark → Maintenance menu → Reset installed materials and wait until the process finishes
5. Click the gear mark → Reset materials installed from Cloud
6 Click the gear mark → Sync all materials installed from Cloud
7. Close CLIP STUDIO and restart PC
8. See if it starts properly
You can delete the moved folders afterwards.
Question: Strange problems with pen pressure, brushes behave inappropriately. Very sudden movements, etc., how to fix it?
Answer: We update the drivers for the tablet. Windows Ink, disable in “Tablet Properties”.
Question: There are noticeable stutters/freezes when working with Clip Studio Paint. Is it possible to fix it somehow?
Answer: Solution No. 1) Try changing “Prefer speed” to “Prefer quality” in CLP in the “File>Preference>Tablet” tab. Works exactly on previous versions.
Solution #2) If you have multiple monitors, use the program on only one of them. The video card is used only when using 3D models in the scene. Or go to File>Preferences>Tablet and select Tablet PC and below click on the long line “Use more accurate detection”.
Question: Can I add my own 3D assets?
Answer: Yes, via File–>Import–>3D Data. .fbx and .obj supported
Question: Does it work on Windows 7?
Answer: The developers have officially stated that they cannot guarantee that Clip Studio Paint will work correctly on this system.
Question: After closing and restarting the program, all interface settings are lost?
Answer: Solution No. 1. Try saving the workspace: Window->Workspace->Register Workspace. And you also need to REMOVE READ ONLY in the Config.sqlite file properties. Path to file “C:\Users\{username}\Documents\CELSYS\CLIPStudioPaintVer1_5_0\Preference\”. The folder should be created upon first launch; all your settings will be saved in it.
Solution #2. After launching Clip Studio (launcher), hold down SHIFT and launch Clip Paint Studio. In this mode, all settings will be reset. Select those items whose settings we want to reset (for example Selected Color, etc.), click OK. You can also find a folder with settings (its location may change from version to version), but the last folder in the path is CLIPStudioPaintVer1_5_0. In subdirectories we cut out those files whose settings are not saved. Let’s launch the software. The files must be recreated again.Youtube.
Question: The ability to use some assets (even standard ones) of brushes and 3D has disappeared. They are downloaded and installed, but cannot be dragged onto the canvas.
Answer: Look in the %appdata%\CELSYSUserData\CELSYS directory for all files named and remove the “Read Only” checkbox from them.
Question: How to install additional materials offline?
Answer: Extract the contents of the Clip Studio Paint Materials.rar archive to the folder …\Documents\CELSYS\CLIPStudioCommon\Material\Install2\
Turn off the Internet, launch the program, in the settings (gear) select the item Organize Maintainance Menu–>Organize materilas. We wait a couple of minutes, then turn on the Internet again.
Question: Is there any forum, I didn’t find the necessary information here?
Answer:Yes, of course.
Question: Will it work on my hardware?


1. Install “CSP_230w_setup.exe”
2. Overwrite the patch file “CLIPStudioPaint.exe” with the same name file in the software installation directory, generally “C:\Program Files\CELSYS\CLIP STUDIO 1.5\CLIP STUDIO PAINT\”
3 . Run “CLIPStudioPaint.exe” or use “CLIP STUDIO” to start normally

File Information:

Year/Date of Release : 2023
Version : 2.3.0 Build 202311291858
Developer : CELSYS
Developer website : с
Bit depth : 64bit
Interface language : English
Tablet : present

System Requirements:

As of September 30, 2020, Windows 7 SP1 (32/64-bit) or higher, Windows 8 (32/64-bit), Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit), and Windows 10 ( 32-bit version) are no longer under warranty and we cannot guarantee that Clip Studio Paint will function properly. If you have no choice but to use one of the operating systems above, download a previous version of Clip Studio Paint.
• Intel and AMD CPU with SSE2 support. GPU supporting OpenGL 2.1. 2 GB or more memory required, 8 GB or more recommended.
• At least 3 GB of free disk space.
• Wintab-compatible LCD tablet or tablet and pressure-sensitive stylus that support Windows Ink Platform. Wacom products are recommended.
• Some software features and software license verification require an Internet connection.

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