LearnCSP.com launches to fill in the gaps for Clip Studio Paint Users
Digital comic book artists have questions that LearnCSP aims to answer.
7/5/2016 – Augie De Blieck Jr. today announces the launch of his latest web project, LearnCSP.com. It’s a website packed with the kind of information he wishes he had when he started to use the computer application, Clip Studio Paint (formerly Manga Studio), to create his cartoony art.
Existing documentation for Clip Studio Paint’s 1.5 million users comes from the creators and distributors of the application, CelSys and SmithMicro. The nearly 900 page PDF that comes with the application is not exactly a beginner’s tutorial. The videos that SmithMicro produces with Doug Hills are a great help, but focus tool by tool. When you have a question on how to use the application to do a specific thing, things get a little murkier.
That’s the ground LearnCSP.com covers.
“Google turned out to be the website I used most to learn Clip Studio Paint,” said Augie De Blieck Jr., the website’s founder and writer. “There’s a lot of help out there for new users, but it’s scattered across YouTube and DeviantArt and Pinterest, amongst other websites. And lots of it is based on older versions of CSP. LearnCSP.com answers the questions I found myself having as I learned the program: Quick, focused, up to date, and all in one place.”
LearnCSP.com updates two to three times a week. With helpful videos, animated GIFs, and examples of De Blieck’s own art to illustrate the lessons, LearnCSP.com provides a friendly and informative vehicle to solving an artist’s problems. Early tutorials include how to pick the right skin tone for a character, how to choose the right canvas size when you’re just starting, and how to mimic the look and feel of popular Copic markers digitally.
The website caters to beginning artists and new adopters of the Clip Studio Paint application, and promises to cover introductory topics as well as some drawing tutorials and editorials on how to best learn and use CSP.
LearnCSP.com is an independent site, not affiliated with the makers or distributors of Clip Studio Paint.
Augie De Blieck Jr. is best know as the writer of the column, Pipeline Commentary and Review, which is soon to publish its 1000th edition at the popular comics web magazine, ComicBookResources.com. His fan art has been printed in such comics as “Shutter” and “Codename: Baboushka” at Image Comics, and his letters have been printed in more than 400 comics, mostly in the 1990s and early 2000s.
He is available for interviews, of course, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org .