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04. Do Your Draft Sketch by Hand

Trying to draw on a small smartphone screen is very difficult for beginners. As such, we suggest that you use an analog drawing (i.e. something that you have drawn on paper) as the starting point for your adventure into digital art.

If you have a sketchbook, draw something in there. Printer or notebook paper is also fine. Draw as you normally do and then take a photo of it with your smartphone.

Tap the ① Layer window in the Main Toolbar to open the Layer window.

Next, tap the ① "Import from Photo Library" and import the photograph of your drawing.

Selecting the photo activates positioning mode. Use one finger to drag and two fingers (pinch) to zoom in and out. Tap theicon to toggle rotation ON and rotate the image with a two-fingered drag. When you have finished, tap the Done button.

  • ① Drag with one finger to move.
  • ② Use two fingers (pinch) to zoom in and out (to change size).
  • ③ Turn rotation ON and rotate with a two-fingered drag.
  • Tap the Done button when you are finished.

Now we have three layers. The layer with the pink background is called the ① Selection Layer. It is a special layer where you can use the brush or eraser to create selection areas. We recommend that beginners do not use this layer.

Chapter

  1. Introduction
  2. Start Creating an Artwork
  3. Toolbar and Tool Selection
  4. Do Your Draft Sketch by Hand
  5. About Layers
  6. Let's Trace
  7. Undo and Eraser
  8. Fine Tuning Using the Lasso tool
  9. Check by Reflecting Horizontally
  10. Select Colors in the Color window
  11. Use Color Fill for the Undercoat
  12. Turn Clipping On
  13. Making a Gradation (Shading)
  14. Quick Eyedropper Function
  15. Create Highlights and Shadows
  16. Paste a Texture
  17. Let's Merge Layers
  18. Sign Your Artwork
  19. View Your Artwork
  20. Post Your Artwork
  21. Share Your Artwork
  22. Prime Membership / Remove Ads Add-on
  23. Add Color to the Analog Image using Multiply
  24. Keep drawing on the computer (Edit in Clip Studio Paint)
  25. Stabilizer
  26. Layer: Clipping is convenient
  27. Layer: Changing the color with Alpha Lock
  28. Layer: Let's try using Screen Tone
  29. Layer: Selection Layer
  30. Layer: Save Layer as Transparent PNG command
  31. Layer: Save Canvas as Transparent PNG command
  32. Layer: Naming your layers to manage them
  33. Layer: Rasterize
  34. Layer: Add Layer from Canvas
  35. Making a Selection with the Magic Wand
  36. Putting texture to the floor with Perspective Form
  37. Skirt with Mesh Form
  38. Entering text with Text tool
  39. Creating manga with Frame Divider tool
  40. Enlarging the canvas with Canvas Size
  41. Cutting off the canvas with Trim
  42. Canvas creation with resolution (dpi) specification
  43. Changing image resolution with Resize
  44. Texture with Material tool
  45. Cut, Copy, Paste
  46. Ruler: Straight Ruler
  47. Ruler: Circular Ruler
  48. Ruler: Elliptical Ruler
  49. Ruler: Radial Ruler
  50. Ruler: Mirror Ruler
  51. Ruler: Kaleidoscope Ruler
  52. Ruler: Array Ruler
  53. Ruler: Array Ruler for Perspective
  54. Ruler: Perspective Array Ruler
  55. Drawing Tool: Straight Line
  56. Drawing Tool: Rectangle
  57. Filter: Brightness & Contrast
  58. Filter: Tone Curve
  59. Filter: Hue Saturation Lightness
  60. Filter: Color Balance
  61. Filter: Extract Drawing
  62. Filter: Change Drawing Color
  63. Filter: Mono Color
  64. Filter: Gray Scale
  65. Filter: Black & White
  66. Filter: Posterize
  67. Filter: Gradation Map
  68. Filter: Gaussian Blur
  69. Filter: Zooming Blur
  70. Filter: Moving Blur
  71. Filter: Mosaic
  72. Filter: Stroke (Both)
  73. Filter: Stained Glass
  74. Filter: Wet Edge
  75. Filter: Glow (Inner)
  76. Filter: Stroke (Outer)
  77. Filter: Glow (Outer)
  78. Filter: Drop Shadow
  79. Filter: Parallel Gradation
  80. Filter: Concentric Gradation
  81. Filter: Radial Line Gradation
  82. Filter: Radial Line
  83. Filter: Speed Line
  84. Filter: Clouds
  85. Filter: Auto Paint
  86. Filter: Anime Background
  87. Filter: Manga Background
  88. Filter: Channel Shift (Color Shift, RGB Shift)
  89. Filter: Expansion
  90. Filter: Sphere Lens
  91. Filter: Table
  92. Filter: Blur Frame
  93. Switching devices / transferring data (with Dropbox)
  94. Switching devices / transferring data (with SD card on Android)
  95. Switching devices / transferring data (with PC on iOS)
  96. Settings window details
  97. Bucket tool details
  98. Blend mode details
  99. How to upload transparent PNG onto Twitter
  100. Notes About Tracing