Clip Studio Paint Brush Tips

I use Clip Studio Paint EX for all of my comic work. I know how to do most things in this program, but not everything, since a lot of its functions aren’t necessary for my everyday use. I’ve always figured that if I needed to do a specific thing, I could just look it up and find someone that made a tutorial about it.

There came a day when I decided that I wanted to make a specific border type; specifically, a double-line border. I found plenty of brush tutorials, but none that I found mentioned how to get a shape into this menu:

That menu right there

And I really don’t want to have to open up the materials window every time I want a fancy frame. Since I couldn’t find a guide, I had to figure out how to do it myself, and figured I’d make a tutorial afterwards to hopefully save someone else the trouble.

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Regarding the Guild Office in Threads

I had quite a time designing the Guild Office in my story, Threads. It seemed like a simple enough task at first, since it’s just a single building that needed to fill a background. My backgrounds aren’t terribly complex anyway, so I figured I could get it done quickly enough and put it off until it was needed.

Well, I finally needed it, and regretted my decision to wait.

On one hand, I already had a basic idea for the guild office:

1-street-map-original

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Website update

I’ve spent the last few days working on a few things for this site. Most significantly, I switched from running it on static HTML pages to WordPress, so that I can have a dedicated blog that’s easy to manage. There was a lot of fiddling involved to get it looking like the original version but it all worked out. Since I’d already done the same for my sister’s website, it wasn’t hard to find the things that needed tweaking.

Additionally, my webcomics themselves are getting a back-end overhaul. They run off of a different system, and when I made the CSS themes for them it was based off of a very detailed theme that I didn’t know enough about editing to tweak properly. The end result was very messy to read, but it looked good if you never saw the code. ^^; I had a little time, so I’ve started the process of redoing all the code using a different, much simpler, theme as a starting point. They’ll be much easier to edit later on if I decide to change a color scheme or something. In fact, I’m already almost done cleaning up the Threads theme. Organization is fun!

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