CLIP STUDIO PAINT useful features : Drawing with vectors

CLIP STUDIO PAINT useful features : Drawing with vectors


CLIP STUDIO PAINT has a very useful layer called the “vector layer”, which differes greatly from raster layers. This time, I will show you how to use it. First, I’m opening the [Layer] menu, click [New Layer] and then [Vector layer…] to create this type of layer. In the Layer palette, you can distinguish the layer types by their icons. Just like on an ordinary raster layer, you can still draw on it…. …by selecting a drawing tool, like the [Pencil] and putting down a line. However, editing and processing lines on a vector layer is done by using dedicated vector editing tools and the [Object] tool. For example, you can easily select and move lines you don’t need with it. By using the “Operations” in the [Tool Property] palette and checking “Select multiple by drag”, you can select multiple lines at once. You can then scale them up or down and rotate them without deteriorating their quality. Now, let’s try inking something on the vector layer. A vector layer can also be created by clicking on the vector layer icon in the [Layer] palette. I will choose a pen and then draw the outlines of the character. Even if there are many protruding lines like in this case, these can be easily erased on a vector layer. After choosing [Vector] from the [Eraser] tools and activating [Erase up to intersection] in the [Tool property] palette… …simply draw over the lines that protrude to erase unnecessary parts. As before, you can edit parts of the drawn lines with the [Object] tool, or use the control points individually to make corrections. It’s also possible to modify the line width. Activate “Thin width” of the [Correct line width] sub tool under the [Correct line] tool. With this you can thin the lines just by tracing over specific parts of them. Likewise, if you want a line thicker, activate “thicken width” to make lines thicker by a specified amount. If you want to change the entire line, you can do that with the [Object] tool, and after selecting the line to edit, simply change the “Brush size” slider in the [Tool Property] palette. Also, by clicking the “Brush shape” drop down menu just below that, you can select a different type of brush shape registered with CLIP STUDIO PAINT to add texture to the line. You can also register a line with varying strength yourself, so if you have a favorite pen, try registering it. Select your favorite pen and open the [Sub Tool Details] palette and [Brush shape]. The registration is complete when the [Register all settings to initial settings] button is clicked, while the brush shape is selected. The registered brush shape can now be used. Some tools such as the [Fill] tool can not be used on a vector layer. Should you try to use the [Fill] tool, the “restriction” mark is displayed when hovering over the canvas. For this case, you have to use a raster layer to use the fill tool.


100 thoughts on “CLIP STUDIO PAINT useful features : Drawing with vectors

  1. In this video it was not demonstrated to color the vector with the "ink bucket". That is, the "paint bucket" tool did not color the drawing made by vectors. The video is clipped when trying to perform coloring by that tool.

    I would also like to know why I can not color the shapes worked on the vector layers.

  2. En este vídeo no quedó demostrado colorear el vector con el "cubo de tinta". Es decir, la herramienta "cubo de tinta" no coloreó el diseño hecho por vectores. El vídeo se corta cuando se está tratando de ejecutar el colorido por la herramienta.

    Me gustaría saber, por qué no estoy consiguiendo colorear las formas trabajadas en las capas de vector.

  3. after many years of not concerning myself with vectors, this video is like a huge facepalm due to my laziness. thank you for making this video

  4. Thank you for this feature.
    The hand-drawing of vectors is something I always wished I had on my last vector program, Adobe Illustrator.
    This looks much easier to use. 👍🏽

  5. I just started digital art and im still a beginner ive been medibang for a while and im starting to change my program to clip studio art

  6. [Momentary seizured]

    Why did I not use this damn earlier!? I've been really struggling with normal pens until I gave up on it and decided to try vectors…. I thought vector would be just like other programs like Illustrator but no! This is a life changer!

  7. Me throughout this vid: What?! What?! I've been doing it the long way!!! By the gods, this is amazing!

  8. The features that you showcased were really good. I love how you explained the various ways/methods to ink. It looks so much better than Photoshop

  9. I don't know what this video is about but, I am 100% sure it will help me with my line art lol

  10. What if I want to convert a raster drawing into a vector drawing without actually 'drawing' onto of the pencil art?

  11. BLESS THIS VIDEO, MY LIFE IS A LIE. I BOUGHT CSP AND IT'S GIVING ME MORE THAN WHAT I PAID FOR. THIS SOFTWARE IS A GODSEND.

  12. A little disappointed… I'm still stuck trying to finish materials download. There is this thing called FTP RESUME ON ABORT that's been around since… the 90s. You might try fixing your file transport to comply with features that have been a thing since dialup modems were. Pretty lame.
    I'd love to be able to comment on the software itself but after several hours of trying to download materials and having to REDOWNLOAD EVERYTHING rather than just the files that didn't download correctly, I'm still stuck trying to set it up.

  13. I've never ever used a vector layer … Then i watched this video and i told to myself: "you love wasting time don't you?"

    But frankly … It was a good exercise (but such a pain with my drawings 😥)

  14. Thank you so much again for sharing these super useful clips – they're really well made! 😀
    I'm also grateful for you sharing tips about how to use vectors in CSP – this is so useful since I really love using vectors and had no idea this clever programme was even capable of doing this kind of thing!
    Thanks so much for sharing these really helpful tips and please keep up the great work 🙂

  15. As a CS user it pains me to admit I've never used vector layers even though I was always aware of its power. Seriously this is very satisfying for lineart artists. Very mistake friendly.

  16. I have a problem and I don't know how to fix this but this is it: if I do the scketch on a layer and the line art in another layer, I should be able to erase the line art on it's layer without affecting the scketch in the other layer right? wrong, I erase both and I don't know what to do please help

  17. I got the EX version back when it was only $60. Now, even on sale these days, it's like $150. Thank God I got such an amazing program so cheap

  18. me: ah, I've finally finished the lineart after 1 solid hour
    CLIP STUDIO: so vector layers are a thing
    me: and I oop-

  19. Is anybody else having trouble with blending colors on this layer? To me it just draws in my selected color instead of blending:/

  20. As a long time Medibang user…
    Vector lines are the type of thing I always wanted. Seriously Being able to erase intersecting lines without having to have them all be an individual layer. This, however, is above and beyond what I've always wanted.
    Where has this program been my entire life and why don't I already own it?

  21. Now give me a Pen Tool like Adobe illustrator's (With the same process of making it work) and i'll jump to CSP…The actual one in CSP is just a RULER that DOESN'T FILLS THE PATH IN THE PROCESS and the Continous Curve tool moves all the lines at each path spot as you work on it, making it impossible to stay still

  22. After seeing so many people get mindblown in the comments by not knowing about this, it makes me extremely glad I decided to seek help before even starting my first drawing in CSP. I'd probably never find about these Vector Layers.

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