Clip Studio Paint is more than just an illustration tool! It's newly updated timeline functionality opens the door for beautifully created 2D animation workflows using familiar drawing and painting methods. In this tutorial, I go over the basics of the CSP animation workflow, setting up production-proven shortcuts, how to cel shade productively, how to export frames for composing in third party software, and a few other best practices to get you up and running immediately.
I'm also including a custom designed set of icons to attach to the most useful command bar shortcuts that relate to the animation process. They'll speed up your workflow and keep you from getting bogged down in the menu system.
The tutorial is in two parts. You can watch Part 1 (20 min.) for free on my YouTube channel at http://youtube.com/reubenlara . Part 02 (60 min.) expands on the basics for those serious about understanding the best way to cel shade, approach your line work, use the light table feature, and more fully understand the powerful export options.
Traditional 2D animation is a lot work, but it's incredibly gratifying. Clip Studio has managed to harness the core of old fashioned frame-to-frame animation in a way that makes it accessible and affordable to anyone with a passion to learn and a drive to create. If you've been dying to animate, you won't regret giving Clip Studio Paint a try!
Two Clip Studio Paint files created in the tutorials are also included!
Check out the finished project that I use in this tutorial at: https://vimeo.com/226170143
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