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Clip Studio Paint Ver. 3.0 available now! New tools for 3D models, animation, and project management

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Celsys today releases Clip Studio Paint Ver. 3.0, the newest version of the illustration, comic, webtoon, and animation app, for all major platforms. This update brings many improvements for 3D models, new filters, animation improvements, and layer comps for project management.

See here for details on Clip Studio Paint Ver. 3.0


◆ Main New Features in Ver. 3.0

Ver. 3.0 has all the features that have been added since Ver. 2.0 in 2023, plus many additional new features. 

● Enhanced 3D features
Improved 3D drawing figures

・Easily make poses symmetrical 
・Adjust the upper and lower arms, as well as upper and lower legs individually
・Additional body shape customization options like waist height and shoulder thickness

Import VRM files
・You can now import 3D files that are used for 3D avatars and VTuber models

● Improved work management features
Layer comps

・Create and switch between layer comps with set layer visibility
・Export work based on created layer comps
・Easily create and manage differences

● Improved finishing/processing features
Improved mesh transformation

・Select and move multiple grid points at once
・More divisions available for more detailed editing

Enhanced tonal correction
・Color Adjust to intuitively change colors by using images or gradients as reference color palettes

New filters
・New chromatic aberration filter, noise filter, and retro film filter - perfect for finishing off illustrations to post online
・Filters such as “Pencil style” giving you the freedom to make any work look like a pencil drawing

● Improved text features
Even more freedom with layouts

・Added alignment and justify
・Adjust lettering with kerning
・Arrange text in a circle

New comic font “Clip Studio Comic”
・A comic-style font ideal for comics, manga, and webtoons developed jointly with Iwata Corporation incorporating artist feedback


● Improved animation features
More intuitive operation

・Intuitively add or delete layers within animation folders 

Audio scrubbing
・Playback audio tracks on your timeline to match animation movement and sound

● Improved interface
Simple Mode

・Create on a wider screen with simple UI on tablets and smartphones

● Clip Studio Tabmate 2
Streamline your workflow with the dedicated handheld shortcut device, now compatible with iPadOS and iOS.

See here for details on Clip Studio Tabmate 2

Other new features include improved export tools such as watermark settings. 

See details about the features here: 

◆ How to get Ver. 3.0
Users can access Ver. 3.0 in several ways depending on their current license. 

▼ For New Users
New users can sign up for a monthly/annual plan or purchase a perpetual license to get Ver. 3.0.

▼For Current Users
Users with a monthly/annual plan or the Update Pass automatically have access to the latest versions including Ver. 3.0 and beyond. Users with a perpetual Ver. 1 or Ver. 2.0 license can sign up for the Update Pass or purchase the discounted upgrade to get Ver. 3.0. 

See here for details on how to get Ver. 3.0:

◆ Ver. 3.0 pricing
Our lineup of products with the release of Ver. 3.0 are as follows: 

● Clip Studio Paint PRO
・Windows/macOS Ver. 3.0 perpetual version (one-time purchase)    

Price: US$54.00

・Windows/macOS Ver. 2.0 > Ver. 3.0 discounted upgrade (perpetual version, one-time purchase)
Price: US$22.99

● Clip Studio Paint EX
・Windows/macOS Ver. 3.0 perpetual version (one-time purchase)    
Price: US$237.00

・Windows/macOS Ver. 2.0 > Ver. 3.0 discounted upgrade (from EX, perpetual version, one-time purchase)
Price: US$65.99

・Windows/macOS Ver. 2.0 > Ver. 3.0 discounted upgrade (from PRO, perpetual version, one-time purchase)
Price: US$205.99

▼Download Clip Studio Paint
Galaxy Store (first 6 months free):
App Store (first 3 months free):
Google Play (first 3 months free):

Clip Studio Paint is used by over 35 million people* for the creation of illustrations, comics, webtoons, and animations. The app is available on iPad, Android, Windows, macOS, iPhone, and Chromebook, so creators can use it on whatever device they own. Known for its natural drawing feel and plentiful features, Clip Studio Paint is supported by illustrators, comic artists, and animators, and used by beginners and industry professionals alike.

Clip Studio Paint

Clip Studio Paint is continuously updated to support creators to reach their full creative potential.

* Includes free trial users and downloads of the iPad, iPhone, Galaxy, Android, and Chromebook versions.

About CELSYS, Inc.
Celsys, with a mission of “Creating a more passionate world,” provides solutions for creative activities through online Clip Studio services and Clip Studio Paint drawing app for illustration, manga, webtoon, and animation production. Celsys supports people all over the world to enjoy creating more and all the experiences that come with it.


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