Updated Resources

I updated the resources page a little. If you have a website or resource you want to feature, please contact me so you can be featured. Also, please check out Flyland Designs new brush pack. I haven’t been able to go through the entire pack yet, hence the lack...

Photoshop CC to Clip Studio Paint Guide

Most digital painters start with Photoshop. This page is dedicated to making the transition between both programs easier. The Photoshop side will be simple while the Clip Studio side will be more verbose. Please note that while Clip Studio appears to be more...

New Years Resolution? DrawABox.com

If you decided you’re going to learn how to draw this year and you have no clue where to start, DrawABox.com gets my first recommendation of 2017. It’s a free curriculum and an excellent one. While CtrlPaint is still a tremendously useful resource,...

Clip Studio Paint 1.6.2 is Out!

Finally! Version 1.6.2 is the first major Manga Studio 5/Clip Studio Paint patch to come out since last year and it’s a big one! You can read the full patchnotes and features here. The most prominent change is the introduction of Clip Studio Assets and the Clip...

Tablet Tips

Having trouble with your Surface or other pen-enabled tablet with Manga Studio 5? I have too for some time, but over the months of fiddling around, I’ve found some interesting tricks with the interface that transform the program from something that you have to...

Email Fixed!

Apologies if anybody has been trying to get in contact with me via email. My mail server was keeping copies of everything and eventually smacked into its quota, so it stopped forwarding stuff. It’s fixed now!...

The Best Brushes on a Budget – Flyland Designs

Brian Allen of Flyland Designs contacted me last week and provided me with a brush set with the humble request to review his site. I can say without a doubt that I would recommend his brush set first. A low price of $2.99, a hundred brushes and, most of all,...

Twitch.tv is a Surprisingly Good Manga Studio 5 Resource.

If you’re a gamer, Twitch.tv is probably your secondary source of entertainment and your primary source of content. Recently, the Creative category has been reaching the top page with relative frequency. It turns out that plenty of people stream Manga Studio 5...

Troubleshooting the new Contour Line Paint Tool

Today marks the release of a new Manga Studio 5/Clip Studio Paint version for English users. With it, a brand new tool! It’s a little unwieldy at first, but once you get used to it, the tool’s quite amazing. Just make sure to use brushes that don’t...