The Clip Studio Paint Winter Update (Ver 1.11.8) is now available.

December 21, 2021

The Ver. 1.11.8 update of Clip Studio Paint EX/PRO/Debut (Windows / macOS / iPad / iPhone / Galaxy / Android / Chromebook) was released on December 21.

Note: except for the Windows and macOS versions, updates will be available to download from their respective app stores as soon as their review processes are complete.

Updates in Version 1.11.8

Details

We have fixed the following issue.

All Grades
  • Importing 3D Object materials with transparent parts with “Outline width” set in the Tool Property palette caused the transparent parts to be filled with the color of the outline.
EX
  • Transparent parts of PDF files that contain transparent elements do not appear white when imported.

Updates in Version 1.11.7 (released December 16, 2021)

Details

We have fixed the following issue.

All Grades
  • The app would not launch on macOS devices with certain fonts installed.

Updates in Version 1.11.6 (released December 14, 2021)

The background saving function that was planned for this release will no longer be part of the Ver. 1.11.6 update. We will ensure that this will be included in a future update. We apologize for the delay.

New Liquify Tool

The Liquify sub tool will be added to the Blend tool. You can change the shape of an image by drawing directly on a layer on the canvas like a brush.

Enhanced 3D Tools

  • New 3D primitives
    • Five types of 3D primitives, such as planes and cubes, will be added to the 3D section of the Material palette. You can combine multiple 3D primitives like blocks to create small items and backgrounds to use as guidelines for your projects.
    • You can freely change the dimensions of 3D primitives, as well as the color and texture.
    • Flat plane 3D primitives can be set to rotate with the orientation of the camera.
    • You can add textures to 3D primitives by dragging and dropping image materials onto the 3D primitive on the canvas. If you drag and drop an image material onto a 3D layer, it will become a flat plane 3D primitive with the texture applied.
  • New 360-degree panoramic skydome
    New panorama materials for use as 360-degree backgrounds will be added to the 3D section of the Material palette. You can also import photos taken with 360-degree cameras and equirectangular images exported from 3D software and set them as 3D layers or register them as materials.
  • You can select and edit multiple 3D materials at once, including the material size, lighting, and shadows.
  • The setting Snap to 3D models will be added to the movement manipulator. Turn this on to snap 3D materials to the position and size of other objects as you move, rotate, or scale them. When you snap, you'll see snap effects such as a bounding box.

Easily Import Font Files (PRO/EX)

The command Add font from files will be added to the Font list in the Tool Property palette when the Text tool is selected. You will be able to import font files to Clip Studio Paint to use them.

PDF Import Available on All Devices (EX)

You can now import PDF files from the File menu > Open.

Import Gradient Files from Photoshop (PRO/EX)

Photoshop gradient files (extension: .grd) can be imported from the Edit gradient and Gradient Map dialogs.

(iPhone/Galaxy Phone/Android Phone) Improved Save Process

  • You will be able to auto save at set intervals.
  • The Save icon in the command bar will be changed to Export to photo library. This directly saves your work to the photo library of your device.

We will continue to work on improving the UX of the smartphone version.

Other Improvements and Changes

We have also made some other improvements, specification changes, and bug fixes based on feedback from Clip Studio Paint users.

  • The color of the manipulator for 3D materials will be changed.
  • If you paste an image material onto a 3D layer, it will become a flat plane 3D primitive with the texture applied.
  • The option Flip will be added to the Tool Property and Sub Tool Detail palette for the Gradient tool. You can use this to flip the gradient colors.
  • (iPad/iPhone/Galaxy/Android/Chromebook) Import from Photo Library will be added to the Sub View palette. You can import photos from your device’s photo library.
  • (iPad/iPhone/Galaxy/Android/Chromebook) Export to photo library will be added to the File menu. This saves the image shown on the canvas to the photo library of your device.

Improvements

The following features have been improved.

All Grades
  • The Liquify sub tool has been added to the Blend tool. You can change the shape of an image by drawing directly on a layer on the canvas like a brush.
  • Primitives has been added to the 3D section of the Material palette. Five types of 3D primitives, such as planes and cubes, have been added to the 3D section of the Material palette. You can combine multiple 3D primitives like blocks to create small items and backgrounds to use as guidelines for your projects. You can freely change the dimensions of 3D primitives, as well as change the color.
  • 3D Primitive has been added to the Sub Tool Detail palette. Here you can adjust settings related to 3D primitives such as the number of sub-divisions, wireframe, and opacity.
  • You can change the color and texture of 3D primitives. You can drag and drop an image material from the Material palette onto a 3D primitive to apply the texture. You can add textures to 3D primitives by importing image files. A UV map of the 3D primitive can be exported to an image file, and you can also import edited maps.
  • For flat-plane 3D primitives, you can turn on the Rotate and follow camera in the Tool Property palette. This will make the 3D primitive rotate with the camera.
  • Panoramas has been added to the 3D section of the Material palette. New panorama materials have been added. You can use panorama materials as 360-degree backgrounds on 3D layers.
  • A Panorama option has been added to the Sub tool detail palette for 3D materials. You can import images files to use as panorama materials. Images suitable for panoramas are photos taken with 360-degree cameras or equirectangular images exported from 3D software.
  • You now can select and edit multiple 3D materials at once, including the material size, lighting, and shadows.
  • The setting Snap to 3D models has been added to the movement manipulator. Turn this on to snap 3D materials to the position and size of other objects as you move, rotate, or scale them. You can also rotate in the angle increments set in Rotation step.
  • An aligned copy feature for 3D materials has been added. To use this feature, copy and paste a material before moving it to the required position. When you paste the 3D material again, it will be pasted at the same distance between the original and first-pasted material.
  • The option Show save status as pop-up has been added to Preferences > File. When this is turned on, the save status will be shown at the top of the canvas when saving.
  • If there is a change to the grade or license, the new plan will now be applied immediately upon launching Clip Studio Paint.
  • The option Flip has been added to the Tool Property and Sub Tool Detail palette for the Gradient tool. You can use this to flip the gradient colors.
  • (iPad/iPhone/Galaxy/Android/Chromebook) Export to photo library has been added to the File menu. This saves the image shown on the canvas to the photo library of your device.
  • (iPad/iPhone/Galaxy/Android/Chromebook) Import from Photo Library has been added to the Sub View palette. You can import photos from your device’s photo library.
  • (iPhone/Galaxy/Android) On smartphones, an Add to Quick Access button has been added to each menu command. Items selected in the list can be added to the Quick Access palette.
  • (iPhone/Galaxy/Android) On smartphones, an Add current sub tool button has been added to the Quick Access palette. This adds the currently selected tool to the Quick Access palette.
  • (Galaxy/Android) When you tap a push notification, if the notification leads to a service that requires login, you will be prompted to log in to your Clip Studio account.
EX/PRO
  • Photoshop gradient files (extension: .grd) can now be imported from the Edit Gradient and Gradient Map dialogs.
  • You can register the following as materials: 3D primitives with edited shapes or textures; layers with multiple 3D primitives.
  • The command Add font from files has been added to the Font list in the Tool Property palette when the Text tool is selected. You will be able to import font files to Clip Studio Paint to use them.
EX
  • You can now import PDF files from the File menu > Open.
DEBUT
  • (iPad/iPhone/Galaxy/Android/Chromebook) The new DEBUT grade has been added.

Feature Changes

The following features have been improved.

All Grades
  • The color of the manipulator for 3D materials has been changed.
  • If you drag and drop an image material onto a 3D layer, it will be pasted as a flat plane 3D primitive with the texture applied.
  • On the Sub Tool Detail palette for 3D drawing figures, the category Body shape has been renamed to 3D drawing figure. The function behaves the same.
  • On the Sub Tool Detail palette for 3D materials, the Apply light source setting has been moved to the Shadows category.
  • On the Sub Tool Detail palette for 3D materials, the Shadow setting has been renamed to Cast shadows on ground. It has also been moved to the Shadows category.
  • On the Sub Tool Detail palette for 3D materials, you can now set Directional light color, Parallel light intensity, Ambient light color, and Ambient light intensity in the Light source category.
  • If you undo after using Edit > Colorize (Technology preview) > Use hint image and colorize or Use more advanced settings, the hint layer will be selected.
  • In Preferences > File, the Export category has been renamed to Save.
  • (iPhone/Galaxy/Android) On smartphones, files will now automatically save when you return to the Manage works screen.
  • (iPhone/Galaxy/Android) Works can now be saved at set intervals on smartphones.
  • (iPhone/Galaxy/Android) On smartphones, [Save] in the command bar has been changed to [Export to photo library].
  • (iPhone/Galaxy/Android) On smartphones, the design of the opacity slider in the Edit Bar has changed. As the value gets lower, the checkered pattern will become more visible.
  • (iPhone/Galaxy/Android) On smartphones, the 3D manipulator has been made smaller.
  • (iPhone/Galaxy/Android) On smartphones, the layout of the license registration that appears upon launch has changed.

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Other minor issues have been fixed.

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