There is a great range of software for digital artwork and two popular choices are Adobe Photoshop and Clip Studio Paint. In this short guide, we look at the features of both programs and see how they compare.
– Fully customizable brushes
– Advanced color selection palettes and tools
– AI tools for automatic color grading
– Vector graphics tools
– View drawings from multiple 3D angles
Clip Studio is a comprehensive program that allows you to create drawings, animations, and 3D artwork. For basic drawing, it has an amazing selection of brushes. These can be fully customized to fine detail for extra control.
It also has vector graphics capabilities and a range of AI-enhanced tools to speed up the design process. For 3D drawing, you can also rotate your view and approach the drawing from different angles. This allows you to create fully-realized 3D drawings with excellent detail.
Clip Studio also has great tools for creating comic artwork and Manga and you can combine vector and raster tools together for brilliant control.
– A solid brush system with customization
– Basic post-processing tools for photos
– Multiple layers and layer management
– Basic drawing and shape tools
– Clone stamp and healing tools
Photoshop has drawing tools, but they are not quite as advanced as Clip Studio. It has an extensive brush management system. This includes a large variety of pre-set brushes, and the ability to import custom brushes. Also, you easily change the size, flow, and opacity of brushes.
Also, Photoshop has a host of other tools so you can create shapes and complex web graphics. For example, there are shape, line, and fill tools. It also has a strong color selector and color palette options. Photoshop allows you to work in layers, and it has a great range of selection tools too, so you can easily move and rearrange parts of your design.
Who are The Apps Suitable For?
The uses of these two programs are quite clear. Clip Studio is geared towards professional usage, particularly for artists who create freehand drawings like comic artwork, concept art, and animations. Alternatively, Photoshop is geared towards web graphics such as logos, website headers, and banners – it does not quite offer the same level of drawing capabilities.