The best resource to start learning about Clip Studio Paint (formerly Manga Studio) comes from Smith Micro, the program’s distributor here in North America. They have a series of videos created by Doug Hills that goes over each and every corner of the program in detail. It’s how I first started to learn the ins and outs of the program after I got serious about it. It’s a great primer.
- There is no one right way to do it. Different people have different techniques for doing everything, from coloring to lettering to doing perspective shots.
- Some of those tutorials are old. Check what version they’re talking about. Manga Studio 5 was a big upgrade from Manga Studio 4 — which today, again, is Clip Studio Paint. Lots of things have changed, and those older tutorials could be out of date.
But I understand. I learn about things from two different angles. Whether it’s an application or a programming language or a spoken language, I’ve always found it useful to learn from two different sources. One often fills in the gaps on the other for me, giving me a more rounded education.
I hope LearnCSP.com helps in that way, too.
LearnCSP is here to answer your questions about specific corners of the program. The goal is to give you one helpful and reliable place to answer your CSP questions that come up as you use the program. I’ll have lots of original content, but will also share what others have come up with, where appropriate and useful.
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